Foundations of Sociocracy


“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.