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Full class: Decentralizing decision-making with circles and roles

30/03/2023 @ 12:0015:00 EDT

$75 – $150.00
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This class is for those who want to understand how circle structures and roles can be used to empower groups and individuals to make decisions and to clarify who does what in an organization.

We will refine and practice more with 4 extra topics and 3 small group exercises.

  • What are examples of real organizational structures? How do I design my own?
  • How do we define roles to get a lot done?
  • How do we decide who does what and who is on what circle?
  • What are additional ways to build community?

Small group exercises:

  • Define aims and domains
  • Let’s draw a circle structure together!
  • Selections



0:00-0:10 Overview
0:10-0:40 Presentation + questions Real examples of circle structures
0:40-1:10 Exercise (large group) Draw a circle structure
1:10-1:35 Presentation + questions Aims and domain, operat. roles
1:35-1:55 Exercise (small group) Define your aims/domains
1:55-2:20 Demo (large group) + questions Selection
2:20-2:40 Exercise (small group) Selections practice
2:40:2:50 Presentation + questions Build connections and community
2:30-2:50 Exercise (small group) How to improve meetings together over time
2:50-3:00 Closing and feedback


Local time zones

This event is one 3-hour session on March 30. 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.



Regular pricing: $75 per person. We ask that when an organization pays for your ticket, you opt for the professional pricing level of $150. 

  • Scholarships: If your financial situation is keeping you from taking this class, please send a short paragraph describing your need to [email protected]. You can request 30%, 60% or 100% off. Note that it’s rare that we give big scholarships to people in countries with high cost of living. Read our social justice statement
  • Group discounts. Bring a friend! If you’d like to take this class with someone else, you can receive a discount code to sign up for 30% discount each. (For three or more people.) Request a group discount code: [email protected].



This class requires basic familiarity with the sociocratic structures. You can sign up for our free info session on structure in sociocracy (there will also be a recording in case you miss the live event).



We offer modules in 4 other areas overall, each essential to smooth self-management.

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consent module free 2 - - Sociocracy For All consent module full - - Sociocracy For All

See our training page for advanced training offerings.


12:00 – 15:00 EDT EDT
$75 – $150.00
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