Events

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Sociocracy for Intentional Communities @ Burlington, VT
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm

TSCG associate member Diana Leafe Christian leads this sociocracy workshop for cohousing communities and other kinds of intentional communities at East Village Cohousing in Burlington, VT. In this highly interactive workshop Diana uses simultaneous verbal and visual presentations, physical exercises, songs, short readers’ theater skits, and hands on practice.

This three-minute video provides insight on why cohousers at Pioneer Valley Cohousing in Amherst, MA love using Sociocracy, and how it has helped them.

Please visit Diana’s event page for registration and workshop details.

Apr
10
Mon
2017
With Sociocracy, Hierarchy Becomes Agile @ San Diego, CA - Global Scrum Gathering
Apr 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

TSCG founding member Sheella Mierson co-leads this introductory workshop at the Global Scrum Gathering in San Diego.

Agile teams can bump into top-down management of their organization. Learn about a new strategy to scale up Scrum to an entire company – including outside the software development area – so that management becomes top-down and bottom-up. Learn also a simple process you can use immediately to tighten up your sprint planning meetings and your retrospectives. Sociocracy (aka dynamic governance) is a method of governance, decision-making, and project management, developed in the Netherlands based on cybernetics and systems theory. A key innovation is its structural approach to improving communication and decision-making. Sociocracy supports the broad implementation of Agile values. This experiential session will introduce you to the principles of sociocracy, and give you hands-on practice with a new decision-making method.

For more information on events schedule click here.

Apr
28
Fri
2017
Sociocracy for Intentional Communities and Member-Led Groups @ Asheville, NC
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm

TSCG associate member Diana Leafe Christian leads this sociocracy workshop for cohousing communities and other kinds of intentional communities, at Lotus Lodge near Asheville, NC. In this highly interactive workshop Diana uses simultaneous verbal and visual presentations, physical exercises, songs, short readers’ theater skits, and hands on practice.

This three-minute video provides insight on why cohousers at Pioneer Valley Cohousing in Amherst, MA love using Sociocracy, and how it has helped them.

Please visit Diana’s event page for workshop details, or register directly at Catalyzing Community.

Sociocracy — Include Everyone’s Voice and Be Efficient​ @ San Francisco, CA - 2017 California Co-op Conference
Apr 28 @ 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

TSCG founding member Sheella Mierson leads this introductory workshop at the 2017 California Co-op Conference in San Francisco.

This session is an introduction to Sociocracy (also known as dynamic governance), a method of decision-making and governance where people at all organizational levels make policy decisions that govern their own work, and communication flows bottom-up as well as top-down. Cooperatives in several countries use sociocracy, which fits well with the Rochdale Principles. Come learn how this groundbreaking new way to run organizations and meetings can help you have more effective, enjoyable meetings; free up individual creativity and initiative; and streamline decision-making. This experiential session will introduce you to the principles of sociocracy, and give hands-on practice with consent decision-making.

For more information on registration and other details see the Conference web site.

May
13
Sat
2017
Foundations of Sociocracy in Spain @ Madrid - Spain
May 13 @ 10:00 am – May 15 @ 8:00 pm

TSCG founding member John Buck leads this Foundations of sociocracy workshop in Madrid. It is the first half of a six day sociocracy workshop. The focus will be on the foundational processes and structures, benefits, and organizational method of sociocracy.

This is a practical course, so concepts are taught alongside interactive exercises. Participants will learn in an integrated manner through mind, heart and hands.

Go to the event website for complete details and registration.

May
16
Tue
2017
Applied Sociocracy Workshop in Spain @ Madrid - Spain
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – May 18 @ 8:00 pm

TSCG founding member John Buck leads this Applied Sociocracy Workshop in Madrid. It is the second half of a six day Sociocracy workshop.

The focus will be on exploring the application of Sociocracy in specific ways within different contexts: institutions and businesses, non-governmental organizations, social movements, and families and communities.

Go to the event website for complete details and registration.

For those who wish to implement Sociocracy in their organization or community, personalized follow-up sessions are available.  These will be led by an experienced facilitator and consultant who will support the implementation process and help resolve any issues that might arise.

May
19
Fri
2017
Introduction to Sociocracy for Cohousing @ Nashville, TN - 2017 National Cohousing Conference
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

TSCG associate member Diana Leafe Christian and TSCG founding member Jerry Koch-Gonzalez co-lead an introductory overview workshop at the national conference of the Cohousing Association of the US.

Get details about the workshop, or register for the conference now!