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Empowered Learning Circles 

8 hours of training delivered to you in 4 sessions for your group.

You want to learn about sociocracy, and a structured study group sounds great to you? Welcome to our ELC Curriculum! 

This is our entry class in 4 sessions of about ~2 hours each. What you will learn is equivalent to a weekend workshop – but you can do it any time, with your favorite people, in your own living or meeting room – and it is affordable! 


The most convenient and affordable training we offer!

How it Works

4 sessions to learn Sociocracy in your group!

  • For groups of 4-8 people – learn together in the same room (real or virtual)
  • Each session combines watching videos and doing exercises together
  • Our curriculum contains:
    • 4 sessions of ~2 hours each, done as a group
    • A total of ~85 minutes worth of video content
    • More than 330 minutes worth of group exercises for your group
    • Pointers to 16+ articles and videos in preparation and enrichment
    • Access to 200+ answers to frequently asked questions about sociocracy (FAQ)
cartoon of two people — coaching

Coaching between sessions (optional)

Who is this Curriculum for?

  • Experience level: Beginners & intermediate
  • Getting a deep overview and some practical experience
  • This curriculum has been used by members of workplaces, cooperatives, intentional communities, consultants and activists.

See some happy groups in the pictures below!

“Your integrity and passion really came through in the videos and swept us along through this curiously satisfying learning process.  We all seemed to have a warm and positive experience by the end of it. We were mostly strangers before we started, but a wonderful sense of trust, affection and playfulness emerged over these past few weeks.” (Luke, UK)

How Much does it Cost?

Sign Up for ELC

Training sessions

The first Session is an overview of sociocracy and a chance to experience and practice the selection process that we use in sociocracy to fill roles.
  • Meeting preparation
  • Unit A: Introduction
  • Unit B: Meeting format
  • Unit C: Selecting a leader
  • Unit D: Selecting a facilitator
  • Unit E: Selecting a secretary
  • Unit F: Debrief the selection process
  • Unit G: Gather questions
  • Unit H: Meeting evaluation


How to write proposals together and how to move them forward to a decision.
  • Meeting preparation
  • Unit I: Opening and answer questions
  • Unit J: Generating a proposal
  • Unit K: Consent decision
  • Unit L: Gather questions
  • Unit M: Meeting evaluation
How we connect people and teams: an overview of circles, roles, and linking.
  • Meeting preparation
  • Unit N: Opening
  • Unit O: Answer questions
  • Unit P: Organizational structure and linking
  • Unit Q: Selection of a delegate
  • Unit R: Organizational structure
  • Unit S: Meeting evaluation
Feedback helps us improve over time – here are some simple ways to make it happen. Make sure to define next steps for your group!
  • Meeting preparation
  • Unit T: Opening
  • Unit U: Circle feedback
  • Unit V: Next steps!
  • Unit W: Gather (and answer) questions
  • Unit X: Meeting evaluation

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Are you the Group Leader or a Group Member?

All Group Members need a Group Leader and the Group Name their Group Leader shared with them in order to sign up.


Add Coaching for your Group

Do you want extra support on your journey?

Sociocracy For All coaches are experienced guides and personal support for your group.

Note: Coaches meet with 1-2 people from the group between your groups sessions, not during the group sessions. 

We can work together to find out how we can best support you on your Learning Circle journey!

Coaching is $220 per ELC Group.

Specifics around how the coaches time are applied are worked out between the coach and the group.

Sign up for Coaching:

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