March – August 2017
This workshop at the Agile India 2017 conference is co-led by TSCG founding member John Buck.
The workshop focuses on what being Agile really means, and how it can be implemented by combining principles from the Agile Manifesto, Sociocracy, Beyond Budgeting, and Open Space.
For additional details, see the Agile India 2017 workshop information page.
For general conference information visit the Agile India 2017 website.
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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
This workshop will examine what being Agile really means and how it can be implemented by combining principles from different systems such as the Agile Manifesto, Sociocracy, Beyond Budgeting, and Open Space.
See the SIGS DATACOM Conference event listing for full details.
TSCG founding member John Buck co-leads this seminar with Agile coach and expert Jutta Eckstein. This is the first presentation of this new work in Europe.
In this three-day Introduction to Sociocracy workshop in Glasgow, Scotland, you will learn practical skills for using sociocratic tools, principles and processes in organizations of all kinds. TSCG founding member John Buck will be leading this workshop.
Go to the Facebook event for additional details about this workshop.
Foundations Training fit into a Friday night and all day Saturday framework at Narara Ecovillage, NSW, Australia.
Friday 6:00 – 9:30 pm, and Saturday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.
Join TSCG founding member Gina Price and Ruth Newport along with ecovillage members and others at the rapidly developing site.
Narara Ecovillage members have been exploring and implementing Sociocracy since 2008.
The Seed House – La Casa de la Semilla – is committed to collaborative relationships and healthy work culture. Because of this commitment The Seed House is acquiring training in collaborative governance process and structure. Sociocracy is a practice that engages all facets of an organization, community group, or religious body in making creative and collective decisions as well as being efficient at the same time!
The Seed House is inviting other interested individuals and/or organizations – board, staff, and other stakeholders – to participate at a cost of only $40 per person. The Seed House thanks The Wichita Community Foundation, through its Magnify grant, for underwriting this capacity building opportunity.
There are 10 seats available to non-Seed House participants who are seriously interested in this model of governance or are curious and want to know more.
The training runs from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, with lunch and dinner breaks, and 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday, with a lunch break.
The Seed House will provide light breakfast and snack foods, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and supper on Saturday night.
If you are interested and want to attend, fill out the registration form.
If you have questions, contact Margi Ault-Duell at email@example.com.
John will also be available in Wichita Friday August 11th and Monday August 14th for in-person consulting – contact John directly to take advantage of this opportunity.