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Graphic: Sociocracy A la carte
Sociocracy a la carte?
Can one just pick and choose from sociocracy, or is it a package deal?
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Sociocracy and Permaculture
A comparison of the concepts of permaculture with the concepts of sociocracy. Erin Young and John Schinnerer.
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What does S3 bring to Sociocracy? Bernhard Bockelbrinck
https://youtu.be/fPvlBW6lQc4Video can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: What does S3 bring to Sociocracy? Bernhard Bockelbrinck (https://youtu.be/fPvlBW6lQc4) This session is
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Sociocracy and Holacracy – a comparison. Christian Rüther
What are the main differences between sociocracy and Holacracy?
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Selection process
Sociocratic selections (aka elections) are a great way to be intentional about who does what in your organization. Bonus: they
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Meet Gerard Endenburg
A webinar with the founder of sociocracy, Gerard Endenburg. Also with Annewiek Reijmer.
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Morey Flextech school
A project-based learning school that just started adopting socoicracy
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IT tools for sociocracy: Sutra
Sutra is an IT tool that supports communication in small groups (circles) and makes it easy to nest teams in
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All process roles of a circle
All process roles of a circle.
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Difference between mission circle and general circle
The mission circle keeps the organization true to its mission. The general circle keeps the organization true to its aim(s).
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Operational meeting
Operational meeting, schematically.
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Basic circle structure
Basic circle structure with GC and one example role
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Making of the agenda: past, present and future of the circle
Preparing the agenda with all aspects of the circle. Diagram from the handbook Many Voices One Song.
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Organizations as sub-circles
Organizations itself can be subcircles of a larger organization
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Graphic — functional roles
Process Roles
Leader, delegate, secretary and facilitators have roles that help the circle function.
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Unico school diagram
Circle diagram of the Unico school in Switzerland
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Unicorn Grocery coop
Unicorn is a successful worker co-op grocery in Manchester, England. Established in 1996 by a small group of people committed
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Cohousing: Pioneer Valley Coho
A sociocratic community in Massachusetts that switched over after almost 20 years of consensus.
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Go to Living Well Group
Residential Care Facility
This case study features a residential care facility in Vermont that has been using sociocracy for many years in combination
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Selection process diagram
Selection process, schematically.
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Performance reviews: step by step
A schematic few of performance reviews
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Horseback riding association
A horseback riding association in Poland. 
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Circular hierarchy
Circular hierarchy: information flows freely through the organization.
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Sociocracy. The operating system of the New Economy.
4 min video (introduction into sociocracy)
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What does self-governance have to do with class?
"When Dynamic Governance comes into an organization, it does bring some challenges to the existing power structure. Those who have
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IT tools for sociocracy: maptio
An IT tool to display circles and roles for self-managed organizations.
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Holma – a permaculture folk high school
A permaculture folk high school in Sweden with a full mission circle.
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For purpose: Galgael
A social enterprise giving people more opportunity.
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A permaculture school in Sweden
Andreas Jonsson is showing us around in a sociocratically run permaculture school in Sweden.
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Manifesto For Wholesome Cooperation. Sociocracy and cooperatives
Humans organize themselves in groups to reach common objectives Sociocracy and cooperativism stem from the premise that humans thrive as
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Mediagenix
MEDIAGENIX has chosen to implement their version of sociocracy (more precise S3) based principles and patterns.
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Albuqueque Cohousing
A forming community in New Mexico (USA). Note the outside consultants/stakeholders connection.
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Sociocracy and the brain
When, and why is learning fun? How can we create a meeting where everyone is addicted to learning together?
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On rounds
Using rounds helps giving everyone a voice without losing track of time. This article is a celebration of rounds!
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Storytelling of an action research – Pascale Gaillard-Mompoint
https://youtu.be/t59zHeOrYZwVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Storytelling of an action research – Pascale Gaillard-Mompoint (https://youtu.be/t59zHeOrYZw) Sociocracy in an
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Healing Our World: Exploring How
Sociocracy & Montessori
What do Sociocracy and Montessori have in common?
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Middesex cohousing
A community in Massachusetts preparing to build
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Idea montage —
The liberating effect of “good enough”
"Good enough" sounds like a low-level decision-making method. And yet, for some people, that's not how they experience it. "Only"
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Europace
Our mission is to make financing understandable and accessible for everyone. We make products comparable and the process comprehensibly, so
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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
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Feedback form
An example of a feedback form
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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
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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
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General Circle
Leaders and delegates from the department circles, plus the leader of the general circle (from the mission circle) form the
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Aldeafeliz
Aldeafeliz is an ecovillage, an association of people with the same vision. We have been using sociocracy since 2014 and
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Meeting poster: meeting format
A poster showing the sociocratic meeting format
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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
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BOSSAnova
Jutta Eckstein and John Buck presenting their BOSSAnova framework: a combination of agile, beyond budgeting, sociocracy, Open Space.
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Dragon Dreaming (Session 1 & 2)
We need boldness and creativity to implement self-management models that create a regenerative culture with distributed power. Dragon Dreaming and
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Comical sign pointing in three directions that show the right way
The Holy Grail of Self-management
Still looking for the perfect governance system? Stop overthinking. Start doing. Improve from there.
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Woodard Lane Cohousing
Woodard Lane Cohousing
Woodard Lane CoHousing
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Everyday sociocracy
How can we use sociocracy in everyday life? How is it useful to interactions, for example, with your kids, your
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Mindfulness first
Mindfulness first is a nonprofit that promotes mindfulness in schools and beyond.
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Another School is Possible Association
A movement striving for a child­centered, play­focused, non­profit primary education.
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Sociocracy and Bio-inspired Organizations – Ruth Andrade
https://youtu.be/WdJPEgthRTwVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Sociocracy and Bio-inspired Organizations – Ruth Andrade (https://youtu.be/WdJPEgthRTw) What can we learn
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Heaven on Earth
An interview with the founder of the Children's and Neighborhood parliaments in India.
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Support system
The inherent support system in sociocracy circles. 
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Peerdom – a design company
Peerdom's aim is designing a future where technology is used as a tool for humanity, not as a weapon.
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Photo of group at work
Rocky Corner cohousing
Rocky Corner is a cohousing community being built in Bethany, Connecticut in the USA.
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Delegates to the General Circle
Delegates represent the Department Circles in the General Circle.
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What do we do with “disruptive” behavior in meetings?
Do we have to endure "disruptive" team members if we want to be inclusive? What crosses the line, and what
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Logo — Pittsfield Listens!
Pittsfield Listens!
Pittsfield Listens  Pittsfield Listens is an organization in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, that works to build community, inform on civic issues,
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Lean, Agile, Teal…. how does sociocracy fit in? – François Knuchel
Will sociocracy ever become mainstream? François believes it could, or at least the principles of sociocracy could, because it celebrates
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Skills for a VUCA world
SoFA member Laureen Golden on skills that are needed in a VUCA world (VUCA: volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity).
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Sociocracy Leadership Training (the first round)
A documentary-style video with footage from our immersion training Sociocracy Leadership Training (SoLT).
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The story of TREE governance
TREE cohousing in Ithaca Ecovillage in NY in the USA tells about their governance system, how they implemented how they
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Sociocratic tools
Incremental implementation often add depth to their sociocratic tools.
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A theater company
A worker-owned theater company in New York state.
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Jefferson House
Jefferson house in Charlottesville, Virginia, it is a small boutique facility built around an historic home with a warm, family
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GRL Permaculture Institute
GRLPI is dedicated to promoting permaculture professional education, practice, and mutual aid through the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois,
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Saying yes! to working and no! to stumbling blocks
What's an objection, and what do we do with it? The good news is that objections are a good thing!
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Why Sociocracy? Exploring a deeper vision together
Why Sociocracy? Exploring a deeper vision together
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Dynamic Governance in intentional communities
Why use Dynamic Governance in intentional communities? First-hand reports about the advantages.
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How to make a proposal in sociocracy
Picture forming and proposal shaping in an example
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Sociocracy: The Movement
Curious about one of the roots of Holacracy? This overview of past and current also conveys the values and emotional
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Sociocracy tools and principles and natural systems
Tools from sociocracy, principles in sociocracy, human needs/values and characteristics of living systems
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Mindfulness and Sociocracy – Stephanie Luz Cordel
Sociocracy supports collaborative management in the nonprofit sector and is in line with many mindfulness values.
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Human emotions and their impact on decision-making Linda Cote & Rea Gill
https://youtu.be/xGmHrbFViV4Video can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Human emotions and their impact on decision-making – Linda Cote & Rea
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Is inclusive & saves times
A Venn diagram showing the balance of inclusivity and efficiency/effectiveness of sociocracy.
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Learn to change
A Europe-wide organization supporting democratic education in schools.
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What is sociocracy? (19min animated video)
19 min video introduction: circle structure, rounds, decision making, selection process, feedback.
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Pathfinder
A school in North Carolina (USA)
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Watercolor of blue hearts
Sociocratic elections of a class representative
A booklet for teachers who want to try out sociocratic elections with children. By Lisa Praeg
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Sociocracy. Governance as Equals
Ultrashort (50 seconds) overview of sociocracy and Sociocracy For All
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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
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How decision-making affects our behavior
We don’t tend to think of decision making methods as affecting our behavior. And yet, they do, maybe even a
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ArboLife
Arbolife was founded by Morli and Marc Mathys because they wanted to take a road to better care about themselves
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Hartsmill Cohousing
A cohousing community in North Carolina
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How to make a an agenda and a minutes sheet
Screencast on our agenda and meeting minutes format and how to use it.
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On interpersonal feedback
No feedback, no improvement! Without hearing from others how they perceive what we do or say, we will never hear
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Scorcher Bakery in Oregon
A worker-owned bakery in Oregon that implemented sociocracy years ago.
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The 3 most typical struggles in sociocratic organizations
What makes sociocracy hard to do - and what to do about it.
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Sociocracy in communities
Governance in intentional communities (cohousing and ecovillages) - what do they struggle with? How can sociocracy (aka Dynamic Governance) be
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A Time bank in Massachusetts
Valley Time Trade is a volunteer organization that tracks hours of service offered by members to other members, referred to
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Nothing AG
We are a digital design company (for-profit) based in Switzerland. Our overall purpose is simple: we want to create products
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LOS school
LOS is a sociocratic school located in the small village of Duerne in the south of the Netherlands.
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Dreamocracy: Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy – Tanya Stergiou
https://youtu.be/ZUxPCA1RiWUVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Dreamocracy: Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy – Tanya Stergiou (https://youtu.be/ZUxPCA1RiWU) Presenter: Tanya Stergiou
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Graphic of many people in a heart shape
Sociocracy and the New Economy
We have been calling sociocracy the “operating system of the New Economy”. We say that sociocracy could be at the
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Cartoon of listening in a group
Performance reviews
Performance reviews (or "Role Improvement") are a way to give feedback to one person or each other in a space
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3 tools from sociocracy to use right away, plus magic phrases
Many organizations are intrigued by the idea of self-governance using circle-based frameworks. However, it can be intimidating to implement those
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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
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Keeping meetings short
Long meetings are a pain. Let’s make them shorter. Here are the tools that sociocracy has to offer.
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Go to Stories of Remote Teams Doing Great Things
The Collaboration Superpowers – No One Is Ignored With Sociocracy
What's special about Jerry Koch-Gonzalez's meetings is that they are sociocratic. How often have you been part of a call
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Non-violent communication in organizations
A webinar on NVC (non-violent communication) and its use in organization.
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List of feelings and needs
List of feelings and needs
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The perfect complimentary edge (sociocracy and permaculture)
An interview with Rakesh on how sociocracy and permaculture and complement each other.
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Double linking
Double linking between two circles.
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Cohabitat Quebec
Cohabitat Quebec (cohousing in Canada)
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Drawing of three thought bubbles
Strategies for integrating objections
What are the strategies to understand and integrate objections? Read about the options in this article - the more options
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Blue Scorcher Bakery
We seek out small producers and bring you their heirloom varieties of everything from apples to beans to tomatoes. Being
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There is no hierarchy in sociocracy… right?
“Is there hierarchy in sociocracy?” is a fairly common question. And since people expect me to say no, I always
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Many Voices One Song
A video about the book Many Voices One Song.
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Was ist Soziokratie?
Animiertes Video mit einem guten Überblick über die Soziokratie komplett auf Deutsch!
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El Roser
We are a mix cooperative school (composed of working members and consumer members). We started working with sociocracy from the
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Cohousing: Instituto Bioregional do Cerrado
IBC’s purpose is to raise awareness and increase sustainability in bioregional communities.
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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
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Sociocracy in informal groups
How can one use sociocracy in informal, less structured groups?
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Pulse
The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) is a community of faculty leaders in the life sciences from higher
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Blue Scorcher worker-owned bakery
A worker-coop bakery in Oregon.
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IT tools for sociocracy: using Sharepoint for sociocracy
How one can use sharepoint for sociocratic organizations
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book cover — We The People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy
We the people. Consenting to a deeper democracy (not SoFA but great!)
A book by our colleagues John Buck and Sharon Villines
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Our systems are not working. Let’s try something new.
Very short video on how everything is a system - which gives us a chance to improve things by using
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Signs pointing left and right — un-intentional decisions/intentional decisions
To decide or not to decide?
3 decisions every young organization will make — with intention or without
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What does sociocracy offer towards ending classism?
Webinar with Anne from ClassAction on governance and classism.
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Codento
Codento is a change agent's right hand helping with software development, IT Architectures and Agile Methodologies. 
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Insider view into decision making in a community
Amy and Jana from Pioneer Valley cohousing are talking about the implementation process and how things are going in comparison
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IT tools for sociocracy: weaver
Weaver is an IT tool that was designed for sociocratic organizations.
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Consent decision making
Making decisions by consent - step by step! Everything is clear, everyone has a chance to get on board.
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You only need _________ to fix how organizations are run
What do new organizations need? Better structure, better mindset, better communication?
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Nametag with the word Boss
Want less authoritarian structures? Not without communication skills!
There are two kinds of people I interact with: those who are convinced that better organizations make better people. And
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Integrale Tagesschule Winterthur
ITW is a non-profit private school and the main ingredients of the operating culture are Solution Focused Approach, Nonviolent Communication
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Denmark Technical University DTU
IT department of 45 people, embedded in a typical hierarchical IT organization of 190 employees, delivering IT-services and software development
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10Pines
10Pines is an Argentine Software company founded with the Agile manifesto values in mind. It is an open, participative, self-organised
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Cohousing: Cohabitat Québec
An urban sociocratic cohousing community in Quebec, Canada, that values non-violent communication.
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Graphic — circle of people generating ideas
The myth of natural flow
Why we can’t pretend “just talking” will not be oppressive. Let's talk about structures that truly liberate us.
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Organizational chart - Nothing (zoomed in)
Peer-to-Peer Governance in a for-profit organization
Design company. The new processes were introduced gradually.
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Rounds – different kinds
Different kinds of rounds.
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Cohousing: Eden community
Eden Community is a Christian cohousing community. 
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Intentional feedback in organizations
Making it a habit to ask for and give feedback will make every organization stronger on all levels.
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The Art of community
A presentation and interview with Gregory Rouillard on his take on sociocracy.
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Non-profit: Learn To Change
Case study: Learn to change is a Non Governmental Organization that brings together a community of teachers and educators working
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Is sociocracy ‘teal’?
Many of us have been and continue to be inspired by Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux. While there is reference
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IT tools for sociocracy: peerdom
An IT tool to display roles and circles with their holders and attached descriptions.
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Permatopia
A community in Denmark
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Drawing of progression of individual to group to circle
Sociocracy Starter kit
You want to implement sociocracy but you don't know how to go about it? This article walks you through the
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Hub: a single-linked connection of organizations
Organizations can be connected by a hub.
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An introduction to sociocracy (Abbie Kempson)
Recorded in March 2019 at Co-operatives UK, Abbie Kempson (Unicorn Grocery, Manchester) leads the introduction to sociocracy and is joined
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IT department at DTU in Denmark
The Technical University in Denmark has an IT department that is running sociocratically.
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Narara Ecovillage
Narara Ecovillage is a sustainable community based near Sydney, Australia which is managed by the Narara Ecovillage cooperative.
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Team of harvesters on a farm (SoLaWi)
SoLaWi
Solawi Bodensee is a German association with around 90 members. Solawi is an acronym for “Solidarische Landwirtschaft” which is translated
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Sociocracy for a consultant – Simon Copsey
As a business change consultant Simon Copsey was fortunate to employ tools from Sociocracy in a few different settings, from
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Platform co-op governance: deep democracy on scale
An article about governance of (large) platform coops and the tweaks we'd have to make to use sociocracy successfully.
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Holma Folk Highschool
This case study features a large permaculture school in Sweden.
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Treehouse cohousing
A cohousing community in Nova Scotia (in formation)
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Sociocracy: The Worker Co-op Operating System
Sociocracy: The Worker Co-op Operating System (By John McNamara. Originally posted on workersparadise.) Over the last couple of years, I
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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
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Infographic — meeting format
The sociocratic meeting format
The sociocratic meeting format
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Social Enterprise Start-ups – 5 reasons to implement sociocracy early
If you are a social enterpreneur, integrity in your decision-making will be important to you, and you're not willing to
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A facilitator’s guide to keeping meetings on track
Stop overthinking. Start doing. Improve from there.
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Common pitfalls for implementation of sociocracy
A change in governance or an organization can be compared to open-heart surgery. Just like heart surgery is invasive for
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Consent decision-making in a family meeting
Consent decision-making in a family meeting
Family meetings are a wonderful and easy way of giving (your) children a voice. In family meetings (just like any other time
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Drawing — building blocks for generating policy
Participatory proposal writing
Picture forming, proposal shaping and synthesis - a 3-step process to turn everyone's ideas into a good proposal!
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Decision Making through conflict
SoFA colleague Chen explaining not only feelings, needs and strategies but also the harder part - overcoming the adversarial story
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Community of eco villages: Casa Latina
Casa Latina is the Latin American part of the Global Ecovillage Network, an association of ecovillages
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Imago relationships
Imago Relationships Worldwide is a network of Imago Relationships professionals and supporters in 17 countries, with the founders and majority
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IT tools for sociocracy: holaspirit
Holaspirit helps self-managed organizations keep track their circles, roles, tensions and documents.
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Circle structure of Pioneer Valley cohousing
The circle structure of Pioneer Valley cohousing
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Pop-up sociocracy
How can you use sociocracy for a small project? How can you use it for a group that is just
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Casa latina
An association of (associations of) ecovillages in Latinamerica.
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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
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Children's Parliaments
Children’s parliaments
Presenter: Gnanasekar Dhanapal https://youtu.be/hxTUX3W7pEYVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: The Children’s Parliaments in India (Gnanasekar Dhanapal) (https://youtu.be/hxTUX3W7pEY)
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Overcoming hierarchy
Presentation and conversation with Gregg Kendrick, a consultant working with non-violent communication and sociocracy in workplaces.
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Permaculture, transition and sociocracy
Permaculture, transition and sociocracy
An interview with Permacultura and Transizione, Italy. Hello Ted and Jerry, good to meet you and to have a little
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Enkindle Village School
We are a new democratic school opened in Townsville in 2019. We use a sociocratic school circle model from the
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A poster showing major sociocracy tools
The most important features on one poster - hang it up in a meeting room or bring it to presentations
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For Profit: KittenTech
This case study features a proposal for a for-profit in the UK.
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Sociocracy in schools (webinar recording)
https://youtu.be/wWlixHg-NscVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Sociocracy in schools (https://youtu.be/wWlixHg-Nsc)
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Idea montage —
Self-determination – only with co-determination
(By Simona Zäh, Switzerland. Translated from German original) In my last blog entry, I pleaded for more self-determination in schools
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Eden cohousing
A Christian cohousing community in Texas.
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Democratic education matters
Presenter: Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard https://youtu.be/8wP030A_AtQVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard: Democratic education matters (https://youtu.be/8wP030A_AtQ)
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