We live in a world of rising volatility and ambiguity. Organizations need to adapt to complexity and move away from the metaphor of organizations as machines towards the reality of organizations as living systems where the parts interact with the whole. To make this transition, we need boldness and creativity to implement self-management models that create a regenerative culture with distributed power. Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy are methodologies that help us make this transition.
Dragon Dreaming is a systemic design process, a philosophy and a methodological framework for the realization of collaborative and sustainable projects, organizations and platforms. Dragon Dreaming is built upon three principles: personal growth (a commitment to your own healing and empowerment), community building (strengthening the communities of which you are a part) and service to the Earth (enhancing the wellbeing and flourishing of all life). Sociocracy is an approach to effective, egalitarian self-governance based on consent decision making, the organizational structure of linked teams, and continuous evolution through feedback.
In this course, we cover the fundamentals of Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy. We practice the basic processes (Dream Circle, Objectives, Karabirrdt project map, and self-managed roles) to design self-managed organizations based on circles, roles, double links, and consent decision making. This course is organized in 2 modules. The first is an introduction to Dragon Dreaming. The second session integrates Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy to show how they can work together in the process of co-creating projects and organizations.