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Free class: Building horizontal organizations

31/10/2022 @ 13:0014:00 EDT

Free – $15
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How can everyone be a decision-maker? Learn how to distribute decisions so every voice can be heard.

There are 7 secrets to sharing power successfully, and this free class will cover the 3 most important ones plus one small group exercise:

  • Autonomy: how to be clear on who decides what
  • Alignment: how to make sure everyone is working towards the same goal
  • Communication: how to make sure information travels and everyone knows what’s happening – no silos!

We’ll also do an exercise together to experience the advantages and limitations of all common organization designs.

Also, we will do one group exercise where we identify an organizational tension and formulate a proposal.



0:00-0:05 Overview
0:05-0:15 Exercise (everyone) Design patterns for organizational structures.
0:15-0:35 Presentation + Qs Circles + roles, linking
0:35-0:45 Closing and next steps


Local time zones

This event is one ~45-min session on Oct 31 with a bit of extra time for Q&A.

The starting time in local time zones is:



Our classes are taught by SoFA team members and students. This class is taught by Shala Massey.

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Shala Massey

Shala has been a working member at Sociocracy for All since January 2021. She is active in Sociocracy for All’s Training, Continuing Education, and Conference circles and is a certified sociocracy practitioner and facilitator.



This info session is free to everyone.
Sociocracy For All is a nonprofit. Donations are welcome – you can buy a ticket with a donation. It’s appreciated!



This class does not require any previous experience.

If you want to prepare, please download the free ebook Sociocracy, a brief introduction on our content page.


After this class, you can take the corresponding next-level class, “Decentralizing decision-making with circles and roles”, a 3h-class building directly on the topics covered in the free introduction. Check out the dates and find an upcoming class for you!

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See our training page for advanced training offerings.


13:00 – 14:00 EDT EDT
Free – $15
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