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Self-Organization – a leap into the unknown

Self-Organization – a leap into the unknown

Hager Homestead Case Study

Hager Homestead Case Study

Educating the Village – embedding sociocracy in a cohousing community

Educating the Village – embedding sociocracy in a cohousing community

Sociocracy in nonprofits (presentation)

Sociocracy in nonprofits (presentation)

How fast do you want to go?

How fast do you want to go?

Sociocracy and Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Kate Whittle, Marcelino Sepulveda)

Sociocracy and Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Kate Whittle, Marcelino Sepulveda)

National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy

National, regional and local chapters – expanding sociocracy

Self-organization – A leap into the unknown

Clarity and empowerment: What is a domain?

Clarity and empowerment: What is a domain?

Sociocracy meets Listening At Scale

Sociocracy meets Listening At Scale

Reiterating Sociocratic Models for Culturally-Competent Inclusion, Accessibility, Accountability, and Transparency (Sophie Xu)

Reiterating Sociocratic Models for Culturally-Competent Inclusion, Accessibility, Accountability, and Transparency (Sophie Xu)

The use of sociocracy in Unicorn Grocery

The use of sociocracy in Unicorn Grocery

Conflict as a tension to steer by

Conflict as a tension to steer by

Using Sociocracy to Create & Direct Economic Resources at the Community Level (Linda Black)

Using Sociocracy to Create & Direct Economic Resources at the Community Level (Linda Black)

Practicing co-regulation during Meetings

Practicing co-regulation during Meetings

Representation of those most impacted by decisions: Tools for when impact exceeds circle roles (Deborah Chang, Sofie Malm, Hanna Fischer)

Representation of those most impacted by decisions: Tools for when impact exceeds circle roles (Deborah Chang, Sofie Malm, Hanna Fischer)

The promise and the challenge: how does sociocracy contribute to diversity and inclusion? (Sheella Mierson and Ocie Irons)

The promise and the challenge: how does sociocracy contribute to diversity and inclusion? (Sheella Mierson and Ocie Irons)

So, you want to practice sociocracy with children? (Hope Wilder)

So, you want to practice sociocracy with children? (Hope Wilder)

Sociocracy in Big Data: A case study with Hertzler Systems

Sociocracy in Big Data: A case study with Hertzler Systems

5 Ways you’re already using restorative practices

5 Ways you’re already using restorative practices

Lazy Consent: Care and Power

Lazy Consent: Care and Power

Leadership without hierarchy – how to be a good leader

Leadership without hierarchy – how to be a good leader

Small Steps — Introducing Sociocracy in an Established Food Co-op by Andy Grant and Alexander Davidson Carroll

Small Steps — Introducing Sociocracy in an Established Food Co-op by Andy Grant and Alexander Davidson Carroll

The problem of numbers: How does sociocracy work for large cooperatives? Ted Rau

The problem of numbers: How does sociocracy work for large cooperatives? Ted Rau

Beyond Fair Shares: A Sociocratic UK Cooperative Society – Nathaniel Whitestone

Beyond Fair Shares: A Sociocratic UK Cooperative Society – Nathaniel Whitestone

Analyzing the power (harmful and/or generative) dynamics in your team – Rebecca Fisher-McGinty

Analyzing the power (harmful and/or generative) dynamics in your team – Rebecca Fisher-McGinty

Introducing en route sociocratic elements to a radical worker cooperative – Orestis Varkarolis

Introducing en route sociocratic elements to a radical worker cooperative – Orestis Varkarolis

Designing sociocratic co-op structures in the UK – Mark Simmonds

Designing sociocratic co-op structures in the UK – Mark Simmonds

Creating the climate where Sociocratic principles can thrive. 6 months in the life of “Building OUT” – Abi Handley

Creating the climate where Sociocratic principles can thrive. 6 months in the life of “Building OUT” – Abi Handley

Co-operative Sociocracy — making it work for your co-op – Abbie Kempson & Kate Whittle

Co-operative Sociocracy — making it work for your co-op – Abbie Kempson & Kate Whittle

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Leadership in sociocracy

Leadership in sociocracy

What is leadership when it’s not command-and-control? Why are there leaders in sociocratic circles, and what do they do? How can I be a good sociocratic leader? A presentation by Ted Rau.

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The ABCDE of culture change

The ABCDE of culture change

“I remember the first time I noticed meetings there were different. It was one of those moments when you say something and then notice it is true when I heard myself say: “I am leaving the meeting more refreshed than I came, more inspired and feeling more connected to everyone in this group.” That was the moment I realized this is much bigger than just a way to make decisions. Feeling more connected and getting things done, that was new to me.”

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How could Sociocracy help us reinvent our world in a context of complexity?

How could Sociocracy help us reinvent our world in a context of complexity?

Never had there been so much complexity in our world, even before Corona. Running organisations was proving increasingly difficult due to the complexity they were operating under. Partly this was because the methods we were using were never designed to run organisations in complexity. Leadership in complexity requires a completely different set of tools from conventional leadership. VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) also demands a completely different mindset.

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Case study: Prairie Hill Cohousing

Case study: Prairie Hill Cohousing

Prairie Hill is a cohousing community on an 8-acre site in Iowa City, Iowa.  It got its start in 2009, and they started construction in 2017.  At this time (spring, 2020) they have built their common house and about 30 of their 36 units.

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Case study: Grobund

Case study: Grobund

Three years ago, in a Town named Ebeltoft people started to gather, they began having conversations within the Community, they started organising themselves and gradually formed an organisation of around 30 people.

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Case study: Børns Vilkår

Case study: Børns Vilkår

Børns Vilkår: based in Copenhagen, Børns Vilkår is dedicated to stopping child neglect in all its forms. They were born with this purpose in 1971 and have continued to grow and expand the way in which they support children. Currently, they run a number of services including phone line and online support, as well as working with schools and government to address the root issues.

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Case study: 10pines

Case study: 10pines

10Pines is a 10-year-old software development company headquartered in Argentina with agile manifesto values and a peculiar way of working at its roots. With 85 employees, 10pines has more than $3M in sales and it serves both startups and large clients such as Starbucks, Burger King, Turner, Claro, Teespring in North and South America. Due to its culture and rituals, employees at 10pines are happy and turnover is less than 5%, compared to a 25-30% average value in the industry.

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