Casa Latina is a council of sustainable settlements of Latin America. It runs itself sociocratically and offers sociocracy training to intentional communities on the continent.
Read the story of a sociocractic organization emerging as a network of active groups that promote, educate, investigate and disseminate sustainable lifestyles. CASA Latina demonstrates large-scale sociocratic implementation and leadership on the world stage.
This case study covers:
- Their process of implementation and their organizational structure.
- Their experience providing sociocracy training.
- Using Sociocracy as a tool for conflict prevention and resolution.
- Getting better at implementing sociocracy through feedback loops.
- Working at different scales.
- Advice to groups wanting to implement sociocracy.
Advice to groups wanting to implement sociocracy
“Learn, study, create a study group. Take the risk and start. Evaluate regularly what is going well and what could be going better. Interact with another organization to see what they’ve done and how they’ve improved. Use this to improve faster and more efficiently than other groups. Just move forward. And don’t be afraid to start and make mistakes. Tell yourself you have enough information: safe enough to try, and good enough for now.” From Yuluka Kankurua: “Trust the purpose, the team and the collective intelligence.”Advice from Beatriz Arjona member of CASA Latina
CASA Latina is the Council of Sustainable Settlements of Latin America, which coordinates and strengthens regional and national networks that promote, educate, investigate and disseminate sustainable lifestyles. CASA Latina is a member of the Global Eco-village Network (GEN).
This case study was written by Rhonda Baird for the Sociocracy Leadership Training