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Better Collaboration with Sociocracy. Port Townsend in-person workshop

March 15 @ 18:00 20:00 PDT

Duration: 2hr | In Person | Port Townsend Ecovillage @ 510 35th St, Port Townsend, Washington, United States

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Join us for an eye-opening workshop on sociocracy

Sociocracy is the groundbreaking decision-making method transforming how organizations collaborate and function. In this all-day event, we will delve into the principles and practices of sociocracy, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to revolutionize decision-making within your team.

Sociocracy is a transformative approach that empowers individuals and groups to make better decisions, enhance communication, and foster a sense of ownership and accountability. Attending this workshop will give you valuable insights into the core principles underpinning sociocracy and discover its potential to transform your community and group dynamics.

  • One of the fundamental aspects of sociocracy is consent decision-making. Unlike traditional methods that rely on majority votes or top-down authority, sociocracy ensures that every voice is heard and considered. Through a series of engaging activities and discussions, you will learn how to facilitate consent decision-making processes, enabling your team to achieve genuine agreement and alignment.
  • Another key principle of sociocracy is decentralized power. By distributing authority and responsibility throughout the organization, sociocracy fosters a sense of autonomy and ownership among team members. You will explore practical strategies for implementing decentralized power structures, enabling your team to operate with increased effectiveness, resilience, and creativity.
  • Sociocracy also offers techniques for improving meetings. Say goodbye to long, unproductive meetings that drain your team’s energy and time. Through interactive exercises, you will learn how to facilitate efficient and participatory meetings that foster collaboration and move things along faster while creating trust and connection.
  • By the end of this workshop, you will walk away with an understanding of how sociocracy can benefit organizations in living in a shared power frame.

For this 2h workshop, we will focus on structure and decision-making.

I learned a lot and have a great understanding of the Sociocracy process after the beginners’ class. It was engaging and enjoyable. I appreciate the opportunity to work with folks from many backgrounds through the class exercises.. I am looking forward to continuing my sociocracy education and implementing it in my groups!

Tami Gingrow, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Topics / Schedule

All topics will include Q&A as we go!

  • Welcome: get to know, and an overview of the evening
  • Structure: how can we organize committees so everyone can be included in decision-making? 
  • Decision-making: how can we make decisions together so every voice is included – while still moving forward? Consent process (demo + practice). Objections: What if someone is against a proposal? 
  • Closing and fare-wells 


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Ted Rau is an advocate, trainer and consultant for self-governance. His main focus is sociocracy. After his PhD in linguistics and work in Academia, he co-founded Sociocracy For All and spends his days consulting, teaching and leading the member organization as Executive Director. Ted identifies as a transgender man; he has 5 children between 9 and 18. A German citizen he, has lived in Massachusetts since 2010. He is co-author of two books on self-governance, Many Voices One Song (2018) and Who Decides Who Decides (2021); and Collective power (2023)

I highly recommend this course on consent, objection and facilitation. Ted explains clearly and calmly, the slides are an excellent addition to the book ” many voices, one song” and it’s great to see people from around the world using Sociocracy.

Jackie, Bull City Commons, Durham, NC

Who is this workshop for?

  • People from organizations with collaborative cultures (business, nonprofit)
  • Activist groups, associations, trusts, coops
  • anyone who makes decisions with others and wants to do that well!

This is an in person workshop!

Port Townsend Ecovillage

510 35th St
Port Townsend, Washington, 98368
United States


Sign up now and join us to find out about a more harmonious and successful way of working together.

$5.00 – $45.00

We care about affordability and ease of access – but we also need to watch for our own livelihood. Please pay what you can afford.


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In-person: Better Collaboration Communities Workshop Townsend 03-15
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$ 5.00
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$ 45.00

More info about sociocracy

Find out about sociocracy on our resource page.