From consensus to sociocracy
October 15 @ 20:00 - 21:30Free – $12
“We’re run by consensus. How can we switch to sociocracy (Dynamic Governance)?”
Sociocracy is used by dozens of communities (82 are listed on ic.org with “sociocracy” as their governance system) – for good reasons:
- Communities have egalitarian roots – everyone’s voice matters.
- They are built on trust and the ethos of working together to manage the community themselves.
The sweet spot between an egalitarian decision-making system that allows groups to be productive and clear in their decision-making systems is where sociocracy is strong.
In this webinar, we will show how sociocracy works in communities that are already established. Many built communities run by consensus – and many of those communities have members who are unhappy with the system and would like to switch to sociocracy. Maybe because General Meetings generate too much conflict and burn-out, or because people get tired of making proposals that then get taken apart.
What’s in the way?
- Understanding the differences: what are the key changes from consensus to a sociocratically run community?
- What to expect: what about the people who are against changing the current system? Who don’t like sociocracy?
- Logistics: where does one start to make such a transition? How have others done it? What do we need to learn?
Disclaimer: attending this webinar is by far not a guarantee for success. We don’t have the magic fix. We really really wished we did! All we have is a significant amount of experience with these dynamics – and we’ll tell you all we know!
This introduction will be taught by Jerry Koch-Gonzalez and Ted Rau, both staff in Sociocracy For All, and authors of the sociocracy handbook Many Voices One Song. They both live in a cohousing community that switched from consensus to sociocracy.
This event will include a short welcome/check-in, followed by a 45min presentation and time for questions from participants.
The event will be on Oct 15, 8pm Eastern Time (confusingly, this equates to Oct 16 0:00 UTC).
This corresponds to:
- Oct 15, 5-6.30 pm Pacific Time
- Oct 15, 7-8.30 pm Central Time
- Oct 15, 8-9.30 pm Eastern Time
- Oct 16, 8-9.30 am Perth, Australia
- Oct 16, 11-13.30 Sydney, Australia
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