Events

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!

May
26
Fri
2017
Company Wide Agility @ Cologne, Germany
May 26 all-day

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.

 

 

May
30
Tue
2017
Three-day Introduction to Sociocracy @ Glasgow - Scotland
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day

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.

Register now!

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Aug
11
Fri
2017
Foundations of Sociocracy 2-day Workshop @ Narara - NSW - Australia
Aug 11 – Aug 12 all-day

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.

All Welcome!

Aug
12
Sat
2017
Let’s Make Decisions Together: The Nuts and Bolts of Sociocracy @ The Seed House, Wichita, KS
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 13 @ 3:30 pm

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!

This training will be led by TSCG founding member John Schinnerer, and is equivalent to TSCG’s Foundations of Sociocracy online or in-person course.

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 margi@theseedhouse.org.

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.

Oct
3
Tue
2017
Facilitating Sociocracy @ Six online sessions - 6:30-9:00 PM USA Pacific time - 12:30 PM Australia eastern time
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Register now! – registration deadline: September 26th.

NOTE:  20% rebate on course fees for Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian participants. Rebate will be issued after you complete registration and payment at standard USD rates.

Understanding facilitation and the facilitator role in sociocracy is vital to success. This course focuses on the essentials of excellence in facilitation, from advance preparation to dealing with challenging situations.

See all the details on our complete course description page.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Foundations of Sociocracy or equivalent training or experience. Contact us if you have questions about prerequisites.

A team of two instructors for each class insures high quality and low student-teacher ratio.

Online session dates and times:

  • Dates: October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and November  7th and 14th.
  • NOTE: no class on October 31st!
  • Class sessions are from 6:30-9:00 pm USA Pacific time; 12:30 pm Australia eastern time.

Register now! – registration deadline: September 26th.

Taught by TSCG members Sheella Mierson and John Schinnerer.

Questions? Contact us!