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Workshop: Sociocracy with Children

29/10/2022 @ 11:0013:00 EDT

Workshop: Sociocracy with Children

Workshop cancelled

Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in a workshop at another time.


This workshop is for anyone wanting to practice sociocracy with children, whether you are working in a school group, at home, in a club, or a co-op.

Sociocracy has many components, and yet children learn concepts such as consent and selections much more easily than adults. In this workshop, you’ll gain hands-on experience using sociocracy tailored specifically for younger children (ages 5-12.)

It is highly suggested that you purchase Let’s Decide Together to accompany the workshop. It is a workbook designed to take children step by step through sociocratic processes along with an adult.

The workshop is 4 hours over two 2-hour sessions, and the last hour of the workshop is tailored to meet participants’ needs.


Oct. 22- Session One Topics

  • Brief introduction to sociocracy
  • Tips for meetings with children ages 5-12
  • Consent decision-making
  • Hands-on practice: simple selections process using consent
  • Children’s domains and aims
  • Complex proposals and feedback
  • Q&A

Oct. 29- Session Two Topics

  • Change-Up meeting for problem-solving and simple proposals
  • Breakout groups: Change-Up meeting practice
  • Q&A
  • Possible additional topics may include:
    • Conflict resolution using restorative practices and sociocracy
    • Circle structures
    • Role selections and roles for children


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Session 1:


Session 2:



hopeportrait - sociocracy with children - Sociocracy For AllHope Wilder

Hope Wilder is the author of the book “Let’s Decide Together: Practicing sociocracy with children” and certified sociocracy facilitator. She founded the Pathfinder Community School using sociocracy with ages 5-14 (closed 2020.)
Hope is the Youth and Education Program Manager at SoFA and has written several articles on the SoFA webpage. Read them here. Her research paper, “Does Sociocracy Support Student Voice?” will be published in the upcoming November 2022 issue of the Holistic Education Review.



Regular pricing: $100 per person for 4 hours of training. 

  • Scholarships: If your financial situation is keeping you from taking this class, please send a short paragraph describing your need to [email protected]. 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 is a beginner-friendly class, no prior experience with sociocracy is necessary.




Please write to [email protected] if you have any questions about the workshop, or if you would like to schedule a private workshop at an alternate time.


11:00 – 13:00 EDT EDT
Event Category:


Mars – SoFA Zoom Room
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Sociocracy For All
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