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

 

Mark Simmonds: Experienced business and organisational development worker, entrepreneur, facilitator and trainer with a particular interest in co-operative and social enterprise. Specialising in co-operative and community enterprise start-up support, the resolution of governance issues and development of organisational models, particularly sociocratic co-operative models.

Presentation: An exploration of the constraints that UK legal structures impose on the implementation of sociocratic governance in co-operatives and how we might create governing documents that work within these constraints.

More on cooperatives and sociocracy on our coop page.

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