Fair and Empowered Decision Making: An Introduction to Sociocracy

Have you ever struggled to get a group to make a decision? Or grown weary of the time consuming process of reaching consensus? Do some people dominate the discussion, while others rarely express themselves? Do your decisions really reflect the desires of all of the stakeholders/participants fairly and equitably?

Sociocracy, aka dynamic governance, is an improved decision-making process for egalitarian organizations and community groups.

This workshop is for management and Board members of both public and private organizations or any group leaders who seek to adopt a more efficient and democratic decision making methodology.

Led by John Schinnerer, an experienced sociocracy trainer, facilitator and consultant and member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group.

If there is enough interest, a two day Fundamentals of Sociocracy workshop will be scheduled in the north bay for later in the year.

This is not a free event. John makes his living as a sociocracy trainer. The event is sliding scale but the suggested cost is $20-35/person. NON MEETUP-MEMBERS CAN RSVP BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO sociocracyintro at ccalternatives.org or by calling[masked]-1143.

For more information on 'sociocracy' or 'dynamic governance' visit the following:

International sociocracy e-mail group - http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sociocracy/

Wikipedia entry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociocracy

The Sociocracy Consulting Group - http://sociocracyconsulting.com (in particular the 'Dynamic Governance' and 'Resources' menus)

Sociocracy dot Info - http://www.sociocracy.info/

The Sociocracy Group (Global Sociocratic Center, based in The Netherlands) - http://www.sociocratie.nl/global

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  • Raines C.

    If you missed him or want to hear more, catch John tomorrow and go more in depth at the Community Gone Viral unconference in San Francisco: http://www.meetup.com/The-North-Bay-Intentional-Communities-Meetup-Group/events/193009042/

    July 4

  • Terry

    Excellent introduction. This seems like something really worth exploring and putting into practice. I hope we can generate enough interest for the more in depth workshop - the practical excercises sound like a great way to get a feel for how the double-feedback loops change the dynamics of the group process.

    July 4

  • Christian

    Excellent introduction to sociocracy with good descriptions of its differences and advantages compared to consensus. The attendees were deeply interested and very attentive having thoughtful questions. John Schinnerer is a great workshop trainer and orchestrated just the right mix of interaction with the audience while covering a tremendous amount of material in a very limited time. I hope we bring him back to the north bay for a two day workshop in the not too distant future.

    July 4

  • Christine D.

    Sorry I can't make this meeting. I wanted to go because I am not here long and wanted to meet some of the founders and people involved, but now that I know the meeting is really for leaders in orbs I really feel there must be a better way for me to connect.

    July 1

  • Christian

    The event on Thursday costs.

    June 30

  • Christine D.

    I'm confused. Does the meeting on Thursday cost? or just this two day later event.

    June 30

  • Bon S.

    Well I cant pay dues for this. and so I will take myself off the list. As I recognize Meet up costs an annual fee and there may be other areas that hold costs I cant see it costing me $20 a month.

    June 12

    • Betsy M.

      Relax, we found a sponsor so we've made dues optional. Plus, they were just half that.

      June 13

    • Minkoff aka A.

      HI Bonnie, my understanding is the $20. fee is for this event on sociocracy. The monthly fee for the meetup group have been generously sponsored and are optional. I hope this is helpful.

      June 17

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