Foundations of Sociocracy

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“I really enjoyed the way the sessions were balanced between experiential activities and structure, with enough flexibility for us to ask questions. The course was engaging, which can be difficult online.”
- Krishnan Unnikrishnan, Founder, Radiant IRIS, Los Angeles, CA

Our first level of comprehensive training gives you the essential tools for applying sociocracy in your existing or forming organization. 

A mix of interactive simulations, practice sessions, and exercises, presentation of essential information, and time for participant questions and feedback are part of every training. Class sessions include:

  • Introduction to sociocratic values, principles and practices
  • Consent decision making - implementing equivalence and effectiveness
  • Circle (policy) meetings, roles, and elections - organizing work
  • Organizational structure - how to scale equivalence, consent, feedback, and transparency.
  • Operational effectiveness strategies
  • Inclusive facilitation and leadership skills

This training is offered online and in person - see our events calendar for the next scheduled Foundations of Sociocracy trainings.

  • Online as a series of six 2 1/2 hour classes combined with between-class assignments. Online contact time is a minimum of 15 hours and instructor feedback between classes is included in the class fees.
  • In person as a two-day intensive training with a minimum of 15 hours contact time. (other formats available by special arrangement).

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Additional information for online courses:

  • There will be approximately one to one and a half hours of between-class homework assignments, with instructor feedback.
  • We will record all sessions so that you can listen if you miss a class.
  • Students who attend at least four classes and provide evidence that they have made up the other two classes will receive a certificate of participation.

In-House Foundations of Sociocracy Option
We offer our Foundations of Sociocracy training in-house by arrangement. The required workshop contact time and between-class assignments can be scheduled to meet your organization’s needs and objectives. In-house training is an excellent method for building organizational capacity and effective leadership within your organization.

Contact us to learn more about our in-house training option or to set up a program at your organization.