International Sociocracy Online Conference 2018

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Sociocracy in an agile world: Michael Geiß and Leif Hanack

Sociocracy In An Agile World – Leif Hanack and Michael Geiß
From leader to leadership. We formed a cross-functional unit out of 3 teams. Instead of autocracy or anarchy we use sociocracy to foster alignment and autonomy, while taking our long time agile software development practices into account. http://tech.europace.de/self-organization-dos-and-donts/
Lean, Agile, Teal.... how does sociocracy fit in? - François Knuchel

Lean, Agile, Teal…. how does sociocracy fit in? – François Knuchel
Increasingly people are aware a new world is emerging, but what it looks like is unclear. There are a myriad of new approaches and perspectives, such as lean, responsive, conscious business, holacracy, sharing economy etc to name just a few of them. Where does sociocracy fit in? How can sociocracy
Picture-forming with 6 hats: Erin Young

Picture-forming with 6 hats – Erin Young
The Six Thinking Hats of Edward de Bono present a series of lenses to consider a situation/issue (ranging from facts, emotions & feelings, cautions, the plus side, creative options, to big picture). Applying these lens’ to picture-forming rounds provides a creative, thorough and ‘whole-brain’ analysis, from which meaningful proposals can
Dreamocracy: Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy - Tanya Stergiou

Dreamocracy: Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy – Tanya Stergiou
In 2011, the Dragon Dreaming methodology for designing collaborative projects hit Brazil with a bang. People easily connected to its love in action philosophy, and the step by step dream, plan, do and celebrate phases of the methodology tapped into the very creative and hands on culture. Soon enough, Dragon
An effective, fun way to understand & use feedback loops - Diana Leafe Christian

An effective, fun way to understand & use feedback loops – Diana Leafe Christian
I describe what I’ve learned about the need for people new to Sociocracy to learn how feedback loops are built into proposals right at the beginning of their learning process. I demonstrate an easy way to understand and learn them, first through a graphic format that shows how feedback loops
Conceptos básicos de Sociocracia: Nora Plaza

Conceptos básicos de Sociocracia: Nora Plaza
En esta sesión veremos cómo cambia una organización cuando comienza a utilizar la sociocracia y revisaremos los principios básicos y las 4 reglas sociocráticas: la toma de decisión por consentimiento, la estructura de círculos interconectados, el doble enlace y la elección abierta.
Experiment and learn rapidly - Nenad Maljković

Experiment and learn rapidly – Nenad Maljković
Is it possible to learn about sociocracy and practise it without training or mentoring? With all the resources that are now freely available online? It depends, but… yes! 🙂 Start “experimenting and learning rapidly” by testing elements of sociocracy in teams and groups and develop useful skills for facilitation and
Sociocracy - Top 10 Fast FAQ: John Schinnerer

Sociocracy – Top 10 Fast FAQ: John Schinnerer
An FAQ-style tour of ten top questions or issues that arise in learning and implementing sociocracy, collected & condensed from over six years of online and in-person training & consulting experience.
Sociocracy and Bio-inspired Organizations - Ruth Andrade

Sociocracy and Bio-inspired Organizations – Ruth Andrade
What can we learn from the principles of healthy living systems that we can apply to our organisations and how does Sociocracy fit into that? What other patterns can we use for designing our organisations that can help create systemic health?
Sociocracy for a consultant - Simon Copsey

Sociocracy for a consultant – Simon Copsey
As a business change consultant I was fortunate to employ tools from Sociocracy in a few different settings, from tactical to strategic – sometimes successful, and sometimes not – but always offering valuable lessons.
Nabu: digital sociocracy - Didier Escalon

Nabu: digital sociocracy – Didier Escalon
Nabu is a prototype software designed to facilitate general sociocratic management for small, up to unlimited size organization. Nabu complements physical and online meetings, allowing any member to participate in the decision making process of its team from home at anytime. There is no way to make a decision in
Sociocracy and the cooperative movement - Jim Johnson

Sociocracy and the cooperative movement – Jim Johnson
Sociocracy and cooperativism stem from the premise that humans thrive as social animals. Quite possibly, cooperation acts as our most characteristic trait as living beings. We need each other. No human effort, made by a lone individual, succeeds. Since the dawn of our species, we have engaged in cooperation, and
Mindfulness and Sociocracy - Stephanie Luz Cordel

Mindfulness and Sociocracy – Stephanie Luz Cordel
This presentation offers information about how sociocracy has been implemented in a nonprofit organization focused on providing mindfulness-based training in schools. Sociocracy supports collaborative management in the nonprofit sector and is in line with many mindfulness values.
Sociocracy and Holacracy – a comparison. Christian Rühter

Sociocracy and Holacracy – a comparison. Christian Rüther
What are the main differences between sociocracy and Holacracy? Christian will present a table with main aspects and how Sociocracy and Holacracy deal with these aspects.
Storytelling of an action research - Pascale Gaillard-Mompoint

Storytelling of an action research – Pascale Gaillard-Mompoint
Sociocracy in an international online community of education professionals for a democratic culture. Action research has been a powerful tool to develop Kaizen, a reflective stance, presencing and dialogue working with teachers, teacher educators, school heads and policy makers to transition towards a sociocratic organization while improving our education practices.
Hierarchy Balance in Sociocracy - Francine Proulx-Kenzle

Hierarchy Balance in Sociocracy – Francine Proulx-Kenzle
Ever wonder how hierarchy plays out in sociocracy? What happens to the boss? Here’s a story about how a not-for-profit organization shifted its power from the traditional CEO (power of one) to shared power with 17 workers. Question: How can “healthy” power exist in an organisation?
What does S3 bring to Sociocracy? Bernhard Bockelbrinck

What does S3 bring to Sociocracy? Bernhard Bockelbrinck
This session is a gentle introduction to Sociocracy 3.0. In this presentation, one can discover the driver behind S3, the basic ideas and concepts, and in what way it is it different from SCM and Holacracy.
Trayendo la sociocracia a Latinoamérica - Beatriz Arjona

Trayendo la sociocracia a Latinoamérica – Beatriz Arjona
CASA Latina – (Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de América Latina) – la región latinoamericana de GEN (Red Global de Ecoaldeas) fue creada en el 2012 como una organización sociocrática, siguiendo la sugerencia de Diana Leafe. Desde entonces hemos asumido el compromiso con el aprendizaje, práctica y enseñanzas de la sociocracia
Simple formats, first sociocratic steps to objections - Pierre Houben

Simple formats, first sociocratic steps to objections – Pierre Houben
How can I teach consent starting with just enough theory, invite to practice and improve after with feedback? Answering this question, this is what I’m experimenting, and it’s fun too 🙂 If you want to experiment too, let me know how it work for you, share feedback!
Sociocracy and the Blueprint of We Collaboration Document - Sheella Mierson

Sociocracy and the Blueprint of We Collaboration Document – Sheella Mierson
The Blueprint of We Collaboration Document (http://www.blueprintofwecalifornia.com/) builds trust, creativity, effortlessness, and resilience into relationships. Two people, a group, or an entire organization can use it to mindfully custom-design their relationships over time. When used by a sociocratic circle, the Document holds the relationship part of what they do and
Sociocracy in Schools: The Harvest Bounty Restaurant Project: Gina Price and Jessie Barber

Sociocracy in Schools: The Harvest Bounty Restaurant Project: Gina Price and Jessie Barber
Jarrahdale Primary School in Western Australia used Sociocracy to produce a restaurant evening featuring food cooked by the students from produce grown in the school garden. All students, including kindergarten and pre-primary, participated in at least one of the nine circles which formed a 3 tier structure. Gina and Jessie
Artful participation and facilitation - Dror Zohar

Artful participation and facilitation – Dror Zohar
This talk offers a harvest of simple and effective patterns for improving the way we facilitate and participate in sociocratic circles. We will explore when and how to make your input, while supporting the group process and nurturing consent effectiveness and euquivalence. This knowledge comes as common sense with practice
Company-Wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, and Sociocracy - John Buck

Company-Wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, and Sociocracy – John Buck
Today companies are expected to be flexible and both rapidly responsive and resilient to change, which basically asks them to be Agile. Yet, doing Agile (the mechanics) is different from being Agile (the mindset). The mindset lets you apply flexible Agile patterns not only for software development teams but for
Feeling safe and brave: Sociocracy, neurospsychology and neuroscience - John Schinnerer

Feeling safe and brave: Sociocracy, neurospsychology and neuroscience – John Schinnerer
How can we feel safe while also being brave, bold, courageous? Recent research in neuroscience and neuropsychology has offered fascinating insights into how our brains, minds, and bodies interact with and respond to one another and our world at large. This session explores how a sociocratic approach supports greater success
Why certification for sociocratic experts? - Barbara Strauch

Why certification for sociocratic experts? – Barbara Strauch
The SCM “Sociocratic Circle Method” from Gerard Endenburg was developed in 30 years after Endenburg started Sociocracy in his electronic-company in Rotterdam. With the team in the first Sociocratic Center he developed a 4-Phases-Implementation-Process to bring Sociocracy well-suitable to every organization and companies that askes for it – and make
Differences & common ground. Sociocratic Circle Method - Sociocracy 3.0: James Priest

Differences & common ground. Sociocratic Circle Method – Sociocracy 3.0: James Priest
Having been a keen advocate of Sociocratic Circle Method (SCM) since 2001, in 2014 I got together with Bernhard Bockelbrink to create a body of free learning resources for people working in tech to pull in elements of Sociocratic Circle Method. It soon became apparent that by combining sociocratic thinking
The fulfillment of basic human needs in self-managed organizations - Denis Côté

The fulfillment of basic human needs in self-managed organizations – Denis Côté
In this presentation, Denis is building a bridge between self-management practices and Self-Determination Theory in psychology. The goal is to show how specific self-management practices are key in feeding people’s intrinsic motives and needs. This understanding will help us focus on the most important organizational factors to engage people and
Human emotions and their impact on decision-making - Linda Cote & Rea Gill

Human emotions and their impact on decision-making Linda Cote & Rea Gill
This talk highlights the importance of and the reasons for including intentional and explicit education and ongoing training in cultivating emotional balance and emotional intelligence within a group that is embracing sociocratic governance and consent decision-making. The talk also includes some examples of or sample processes that can help cultivate
"Neighbourhoodization" and Smallification - Edwin John

“Neighbourhoodization” and Smallification – Edwin John
The presentation puts forward a new dream for world governance.
Boosting efficiency of SCM - meetings with NVC: Stefan Voth

24:14 Boosting efficiency of SCM – meetings with NVC: Stefan Voth
This presentation shows how sociocratic circles can profit from Non-Violent Communication skills of the moderator within conflictive situations. It saves energy and time of the group and may contribute to better results for all participants.
Deepening Our Practice of “Both/And” Thinking - Laureen Golden

Deepening Our Practice of “Both/And” Thinking – Laureen Golden
In a world of increasing complexity, a “both/and” mindset provides significant competitive advantage. Those who value the ways Sociocracy supports “both/and” thinking will likely find Polarity Management™ to be a useful tool. Polarity Management™ helps groups discern if an issue is a “problem to be solved” or a “polarity to
s3canvas.sociocracy30.org/ - Bernhard Bockelbrinck

s3canvas.sociocracy30.org/ – Bernhard Bockelbrinck
The S3 delegation canvas is a simple format for understanding and defining domains, e.g. roles, positions, circles or teams. It that can be used in any kind of organization to clarify existing domains or describe new ones. The Delegation canvas facilitates shared understanding, supports development of people in roles or
Sociocracia y feminismo: Eric Tolson and Nora Plaza

Sociocracia y feminismo: Eric Tolson and Nora Plaza
Vivimos un momento histórico en el que las antiguas estructuras se tambalean y cada vez más grupos y personas buscan nuevas maneras más equilibradas, conscientes y armoniosas de relacionarse. Asistimos a un cambio de paradigma en el que el papel de la mujer y el feminismo está siendo fundamental. Después
Bringing Sociocracy to Latinamerica - Beatriz Arjona

Bringing Sociocracy to Latinamerica – Beatriz Arjona
CASA Latina – Council of Sustainable Settlement of Latinamerica- the GEN Latinamerica region was created in 2012 as a sociocratic organization, following Diana Leafe’s suggestion. Since that time, we have a commitment to learning, teaching and inspiring latinamerican people and organizations to use sociocracy. We aim to share our experience
What Is a Personal Top Circle and How Do You Run One? - Sheella Mierson

What Is a Personal Top Circle and How Do You Run One? – Sheella Mierson
In a personal top circle, one person or each person in turn gets help in making a decision about an issue in their personal or professional life, using sociocratic meeting formats. Sheella gives an overview of how to run one and tell of a couple of life-changing examples.
Using sociocracy mechanism to share financial rewards - Stephane Brodu

Using sociocracy mechanism to share financial rewards – Stephane Brodu
How to use NVC and sociocracy principles to live a process where your team will be able to share financial reward while building connection and group cohesion. Even when making a financial decision, the group’s needs and perceptions will evolve over time – that financial decision is not a one-time
Welcome by Ted and Jerry (SoFA, hosts)

Welcome by Ted and Jerry (Sociocracy For All)
Ted and Jerry’s welcome to SoFA’s first International Sociocracy conference in 2018 – at the same time, Sociocracy For All’s second birthday!