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4th Annual Sociocracy Conference

May 6 2021

Better systems for a changed world

Powerful organizations for a desirable future


Different Countries



Better systems for a changed world

The world has changed, and we all feel it.

When systems determine outcomes more than individuals, the choice of systems becomes vital. A system can help us show up, or it can reinforce our stereotypes and biases. It can ignore whole realms of information, or it can help us see the world more fully.

We need to talk about what we don’t want, but also define better what we do want. We need to talk about resilience, trust, respect, adaptiveness, voice, empowerment.

Are we ready?

May 6th, 2021


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“A Bad System Will Beat a Good Person Every Time” – W. Edwards Deming


English Track

Slot 1 (13-13.40 UTC)

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Team OD with Sociocracy & Kanban
in a Korean Company

Hyunhee Ju, South Korea

Description: Organizational development for team with sociocracy can change the team culture and work way. Especially combination with kanban of 'agile' was so effective. Team OD is the first step of the whole company change.

Bio: Hyunhee Ju is the CEO of Liink Consulting Co., Ltd. and Korea's first Sociocratic certified consultant. She supervised the Korean translation of "We the People" (written by John Buck and Sharon Villines). She is the first master facilitator in Korea and served as a member of board of directors of Korea Facilitators Association.

Sociocracy for co-creating effective short term events and gatherings

Rakesh "Rootsman Rak", UK

Description: Many of us have implemented or used sociocracy in well-established groups or projects where we have time to train people to get them up to speed. But what about for short-term projects, where we do not necessarily have so much time. Rakesh has used sociocracy in many such situations, from one-day conferences to residential training courses. Let's explore ideas of how to use sociocracy effectively to co-create events.

Bio: Rakesh is an experienced low-impact living designer and teacher from the UK, specialising in permaculture, collaborative working, sociocracy, food forests and other low-maintenance food growing systems, etc. He has supported several community projects in London and throughout Europe and has taught in many countries around the world. Made a livelihood as a computer consultant, homeopath, yoga teacher and reggae DJ.

I used to be lazy at work

Joyce Kettering, France

Description: When I worked in Fortune 500 companies with strict hierarchies, I felt entitled and would get annoyed every time I needed to work a second overtime. Now I enjoy what I do so much that a lot of my time off is spent learning about writing code and APIs so I can be every better at my job and create even cooler things.

Bio: Joyce Kettering is a growth marketer who records music beats for fun. Her resume doesn't make any sense until you realize she loves to learn new things. And her dog, she really loves her dog.

A sociocratic state

Frands Frydendal, Denmark

Description: The structures of belief, that support the majory ruled state - and a strategy to change them.

Bio: Danish male, born 1956, 3 sons. Ceramic Designer 1979; Physiotherapist 1988; now retired from both. For 12 years occupied with learning and teaching Sociocracy. I have explored the differences between the sociocracy variants SCM, Holacracy, Sociocracy 3.0, SoFA and others, to identify the substructures common to them AND majority rule, needed to design a strategy that will bring about sociocratic revolutions.

Peeling the onion on whole systems governance: Using sociocracy the way it’s intended

Erin Young & Gina Price, Australia

Description: Simple in principle and treacherous in application, is how founder Gerard Endenburg describes the Sociocratic Circle Method (SCM). How do we teach design thinking? How do we apply both/and thinking to flat & hierarchical organisations? How do we steer organisations with sensitivity rather than force?

Bio: Erin Young uses nature wisdom to activate leaders and organisations with balance, creativity and collaboration. She is a life & leadership coach, integrating social permaculture design principles. She equally helps organisations be adaptive, responsive and effective. An active consulting member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group.
Gina Price brings beauty, harmony and wisdom to her work with children, adults, communities and businesses. She weaves together life experiences as a polar scientist, homeschooling mother and organisation consultant. A founding member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group, Executive Director of Earth Funerals, and board member of Narara Ecovillage.

Implementation challenges - comparison of two organizations

Irena Kaszewska, Poland

Description: Two completely different organizations reached the limits of their current governance style. What specific drivers made them consider sociocracy as the way forward? Who were the leading actors initiating the change? How did the implementation team set their starting line? What roadblocks had the pioneers on their way? Did the rest of their organization join the party? Are their stories really so different?

Bio: Practitioner and promoter of selforganization at work. Irena is a business consultant with a mission to build bridges between traditional management and innovative, participative governance. With 20 years of experience in traditional business and consulting, her passion and commitment are in developing better collaboration in organizations. She is a certified trainer of sociocracy, a practitioner of Holacracy, and a coach.

Slot 2 (13.40-14.20 UTC)

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Sociocracy meets Rendanheyi. Experimenting with human centric and market-driven logics in Boundaryless

Emanuele Quintarelli, Italy

Description: Through their unique ability to empower multiple streams of value creation among million of actors, platform organizations such as Amazon, Airbnb, Haier are quickly emerging as leaders of the business world. Boundaryless will share early insights from mixing their market-based design with sociocracy as an attempt to foster unprecedented levels of entrepreneurship, motivation, inclusiveness and power distribution.

Bio: Emanuele believes in letting the full potential of humanity blossom through purposeful, adaptive and ecoistic organizations. For the last 20 years, he led global teams across sectors, cultures, and continents at the intersection of strategy, change, and technology, to help large complex organizations become not just more efficient but especially more humane. In Boundaryless, he is the 3EO Microenterprise Leader.

Conflict resolution in schools by consent and NVC consciousness

Magdalena Sendor, Poland

Description:If you say school you can say conflicts. It is life, it is normal. Since NVC and sociocracy have crossed my way, in this order, I am in the point of not being afraid of conflict even when the group is involved. With NVC which prioritizes connection and sociocracy who takes care about effectiveness for the group I find myself well equipped in front of tension and quarrels.

Bio: I have been learning and practising NVC since 2008. In 2014 I became certified trainer by I work with individuals, schools and organisation through workshops, coaching and mediation. I am an author of two books based on NVC principles for parents and teachers.I speak Polish, French and English. You can learn more at:

Connecting from the Start: Founding a Community on Sociocracy

Stefani Danes & Brenda Freeman

Bios: Stefani is a member of Rachel Carson EcoVillage, a cohousing community forming on Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus in Pittsburgh. As an architect, she designs urban affordable housing, cohousing, senior cohousing, and community facilities. She teaches courses on housing, intentional communities, and sustainable neighborhood revitalization in the School of Architecture at CMU. She is a graduate of SoFA’s Sociocracy Leadership Training. Over the past ten years, she has visited more than forty communities in the US and Denmark, prepared post-occupancy evaluations, and has completed a course in cohousing development. She has been a presenter at two national Cohousing Conferences.

Brenda is a Pioneer equity member of the Rachel Carson EcoVillage (RCE). She currently serves on the RCE Membership and Outreach as well as the Community Life and Governance Planning groups. She has also enjoyed leading groups through SoFA's video-led classes and helping to create the RCE Governance Agreement. She is looking forward to continuing to learn about this dynamic form of shared governance as the RCE community grows.
She enjoyed growing up in a close knit rural community in Northern Illinois and spending childhood summers on her grandparents ranch in Montana. She spends her free time now exploring the beautiful forested areas surrounding the Pittsburgh area and is looking forward to getting back to community living in nature with her new RCE neighbors.

How Sociocracy is used by the Peoples Party of Washington

Jim Lee, USA

Description: Sociocracy has been demonstrated to be a highly effective and efficient decision-making process, especially where a group, such as the Peoples Party of Washington State, is mostly committed to a shared goal or purpose. We will also present the process we use to select and prioritize the policy planks in our party platform using a highly democratic, near consensus model that engages all willing party members.

Bio: Jim Lee is a member of the Coordinators Circle of the Peoples Party of Washington State. He introduced the concept of Sociocracy to the organization, which has adopted it as their primary decision-making process. Jim is a lifelong 'amateur' political philosopher and has long been involved in public policy work and actions for democracy, economic justice and the environment, several of which he has organized or led.

Measurement Instrument + Research Results

Alfons Bauernfeind, Florian Bauernfeind, Austria

Description: Together with the Vienna Institute for Participative Social Research, and funded by a governmental foundation, the Sociocracy Center Austria developed this Measurement Instrument, measuring effectiveness of teamwork. We present results of 450 participants, half of them from average working population. Compared with sociocratic teams the dimension "efficiency" (out of 10 dimensions) is 38% higher with Sociocracy.

Bio: Florian Bauernfeind, co-founder and CEO of Sociocracy Center Austria, responsible for Research&Development, Finances, HR and CI, is always searching for more reputation and research-results to prove the impact of Sociocracy. Alfons Bauernfeind (no relative to Florian), founder of Institute for Participative Social-Research, which is focused on social impact measurements, social innovations

How I implemented Sociocracy in my organization: a theatre company

Yannis Camus, France

Yannis Camus

Description: I never studied management during my studies... When I created my first professional theatre company, I wanted it to be horizontal with no chief, no hierarchy. But somehow it didn't work as I was expecting it to work despite my very positive intentions. You can hear what happened next and how I implanted Sociocracy in my second theatre company.

Bio: Yannis Camus (Rennes- France) started his professional life by creating a theatre company in France where he lives. Because at one point everything went wrong and conflicts were all around, he looked for a solution and found Sociocracy on his way. It took him about 5 years to transform his company in a sociocratic way, trying to respect the theory as well as possible. He then decided to become a trainer and consultant

Slot 3 (14.20-15.00 UTC)

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2021-05-06 14:20 UTC

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Facilitating the transition to sociocracy with the TRIMA model: a competency-based approach of the human behaviour

Lucia Levato, France

Description: Self-management relies on the explicit understanding of the organisation's competencies and a shared set of values. The TRIMA toolset and questionnaires explore three dimensions of human behaviour (Social Styles, Competencies, Leadership Styles) and provide a shared language for values and competencies. We facilitate the transition to self-management with TRIMA-based modules supporting personal and team development

Bio: ICF Accredited Certified Coach, Dr. ès sciences, and President of LUSVAL, Lucia activates teams co-creation and collective intelligence. Her career spans over 30 years in multicultural environments in various sectors such as energy, entrepreneurship, higher education and research, she develops programs to facilitate organizational agility through the implementation of co-responsible leadership.

Guerrilla Sociocracy

Sandeep Shetty, India

Description: This session explores how we can get started with using Sociocracy without having to talk about it while accounting for its ethical implications based on insights from Complexity Science, specifically the theory of Complex Responsive Process (CRP).

Bio: Sandeep is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Experimental Consulting that specializes in helping companies deal with complex issues using a mixed-methods approach. He has over 20 years of experience, from building and leading teams across a diverse set of companies to running his own technology products company.

Sociocracy as an equalizer in building a community-driven food policy council

Andy Grant with members of the Hampshire County FPC Startup Circle, USA

Description: Reflecting a range of identities — food access professional, community organizer, resident, sociocracy trainer, and interpreter — this group from western Massachusetts (US) will demonstrate its practice of sociocracy. See a reaction round to the prompt, "As we build this food policy council together, how is sociocracy equalizing power?" Q&A will follow. With simultaneous English-Spanish interpretation.

Bio: Andy Grant is a student in the SoFA academy and serves as the membership guide for SoFA. For nearly a year, he has been engaged as a sociocracy trainer/coach with Healthy Hampshire and the Food Policy Council initiative. Other presenters include Healthy Hampshire team members Caitlin Marquis, Rossana Salazar, and Kristen Whitmore, as well as resident organizers Kia Aoki, Pat Keith, Roslyn Malkin, Lourdes Santiago, and Johanny Valerio.

Establishing a sociocratic center in the country where democracy was born

Sofia Kyprianidou & Verena Fink, Greece

Sofia Kyprianidou & Verena Fink

Description: In February 2021 The Hellenic Sociocratic Center was officially founded, 12 certified facilitators have been facilitating for a couple of years in Greece, 8 members are on their way to becoming Sociocratic experts, implementations are in different phases in Athens and Thessaloniki. Which benefits does the Greek society get from this method, and which difficulties are we facing in Greek organizations and groups.

Bios: Sofia Kyprianidou: trainer in Human Rights and theater director, specialized in social theater with children, young people and particularly vulnerable groups. Leader of the General Circle of the ElKeSo (
Verena Fink: Freelancer (cultural and political education) for mental health programs, intercultural and art projects. Trauma therapist. Leader of the External CommunicationCircle in the ElKeSo.

KEEP THE BALANCE The Consent-Game for more cohesion and community

Barbara Strauch, Anja Ritter, Austria

Description: As a project of Sociocracy Center Austria we developed, with supported from Indian Children's Parliaments, this board-game for easy learning of consent-decision and open election with fun and joy. In the German version, we produce and sell it latest at the end of 2021. The English will be printed half a year later. In the workshop, we present the game and play with you some tasks out of 8 different fields (in english).

Bios: Anja Ritter, CSE -Certified Sociocracy Expert, founder of the Sociocracy Center "Bodensee", one of the 4 regional Centers in the "Association of German-speaking Sociocracy Centers". She is mother of 5 kids and using Sociocracy in her family. There the idea of a board-game for consent-decision emerged. Barbara Strauch, co-founder of Sociocracy Center Austria, CSE since 2013, author of the German book "SOZIOKRATIE".

Egg or hen – Sociocracy: an organizational approach or a manifestation of a mindset?

Armin Sieber, Switzerland

Description: Encouraged by positive experiences with various new forms to organize a school, we finally decided on Sociocracy 3.0. The organic adaptability of S3.0 provided a framework to incorporate useful elements from other approaches and, at the same time, to meet the need for orientation and "simplexity" in our VUCA world. So for us, it was egg first, maybe? Insights and questions based on our multi-year trip.

Bio: Throughout his different roles as teacher, coach, OD consultant, ... facilitating individual as well as collective growth is his great passion. Together with a team of highly committed teachers at Integrale Tagesschule Winterthur, he embarked on the journey to explore what a future-oriented Sociocratic organisation might look like.

Slot 4 (15.00-15.40 UTC)

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2021-05-06 15:00 UTC

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2021-05-06 15:40 UTC

How I introduced sociocracy in my software company and worked myself out of a job

Evan Miller, USA

Description: In 2014 my business hit a wall and we needed to reinvent how we worked. I fell in love with Holacracy, but ran into a brick wall when I tried to get buy-in from my leadership team. I stepped back, picked a baby step, and tried a consent process. Something shifted. For the next four years, Sociocracy transformed our company, paving the way for my retirement in 2018. This presentation will explore how we did it.

Bio: Evan Miller is a coach, facilitator, and spiritual companion. You can read his complete bio at

The Now What?! Collective: a case study in using Sociocracy in a "pop-up" context

Ben Roberts, USA

Description: The Now What?! global gathering is a twice-yearly event first held in March 2019. The Apr-May 2021 edition is using Sociocracy. We will share learnings about how this works in a pop-up context, including our experience blending synchronous and asynchronous spaces in lieu of live Circle meetings with all members present as a way for people with many other demands on their time to engage in governance together.

Bio: Ben Roberts is a process artist who works in service to systemic transformation, inspired by large group conversation methodologies and the internet’s power to support new possibilities for dialogue, both virtually and in-person. He is the founder and lead convener of the Now What?! global gathering and gift economy.

Sociocracy and Anarchism

Eric Tolson, Mexico

Description: I first approached sociocracy because it seemed to me like one way to put anarchist self-governance principles in a concrete and actionable manner, without getting too tangled in the muddy waters of discourse and ideology. In this presentation, I hope to expose the ways in which I think sociocracy already offers a way of anarchist praxis, and also explore together some ways in which it could do so more robustly

Bio: Eric was born and raised in the Valley of Anahuac, Mexico City, where he currently lives. Eric committed to social transformation and revolution during highschool while forming a set of cooperatives with his peers. A friend of paradox and play, Eric identifies as a professional anarchist.

Co-creating regenerative settlements with sociocracy

Rachel Butler & Caroline Jeffery, UK

Description: Tiny House Community Bristol, UK, are a group of volunteers dedicated to tackling Bristol's housing, climate and ecological crises through creating community-led Tiny House settlements that regenerate nature and community. This talk will cover how we have found sociocracy to be a great fit for our organisational mission, the lessons learned implementing sociocracy and the current challenges we are facing.

Bios: Rachel Butler is the Founder of Tiny House Community Bristol and on the Board of Directors. She is passionate about joining the dots in a systems thinking way, to help create genuinely affordable regenerative places.
Caroline Jeffery is a THCB volunteer fascinated by sociocracy, and has based her MSc thesis on her work as leader of the Dreamocracy circle, aiming to support sociocracy within the organisation.

Sunflower Model for Circles in Sociocracy

Mehmet Kuzu, Turkey

Description: Sunflower is an interesting flower since it involves fibonacci serial ( 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 ...) and systematically this spiral imagination can be helpful for larger communities in getting circles for sociocracy. For example, each circle has got a role for dissemination of knowledge and in each circle duties should be shared. Communication process can be structured by using fibonacci serial like in a sunflower.

Bio: Mehmet Kuzu provides consultancy to different types of organizations in the field of sustainable local development as a Statistician with Political Science knowledge. He works as a Business Development and Entrepreneurship Specialist at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Since 2009, he has been working as a trainer in projects within the scope of European Union grant programs.

Sociocratic framework in the modern art gallery

Paulina Koperska, Poland

Description: All the activities of modern art galleries in the southwest of Poland concern the interface between contemporary visual practice and new social, political, and spiritual ideas. Sociocracy seemed to be the obvious choice for the new director. At the same time, BWA is deeply rooted in the bureaucratic world of the public institution.

Bio: Paulina Koperska - a leader with several years of experience at the different management levels of companies in the food industry. Individual and team coach. Discovering people talents and building effective and friendly workplaces is my passion which I realize as a partner of Poland

Slot 5 (15.40-16.20 UTC)

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Implementing a Sociocratic organization using Sociocracy

Gaëtan Belbeoc'h, France

Description: After experimenting sociocratic meetings within our team for two years we had to merge our team of roughly 60 people with another one of the same size. This was the opportunity for us to dive more into sociocracy and reorganize our department properly. It was not an easy task for us. So we decided to create a small group to work on the organization and a temporary general circle to challenge and validate it.

Bio: Head of digital experience at Adeo (N1 european DIY retailer). Leads 10 agile teams working on improving digital experience on the Websites, Mobile and InStore software. ~Agile enthusiast ~Geek. ~Passionate

So, you want to practice sociocracy with children?

Hope Wilder, USA

Description: Sociocracy is easily picked up by children with practice. This presentation will focus on steps to take to practice sociocracy with children in small groups, from finding a children's domain to practicing consent decision making together.

Bio: Hope Wilder is the founder of Pathfinder Community School, a self-directed learning community in Durham, NC, USA using sociocracy with children.

Living into Sociocracy, through Art of Hosting

Ben Wolfe, USA

Ben Wolfe



Implementing sociocracy in a "startup" political party in Switzerland

Roberto Bonino & Gianmarco Boone

Description: Present in 29 European countries Volt is a pan-European party with the same pro-Europe, pragmatic and progressive platform across the Union. Volt-CH, the Swiss chapter was established in October 2019. Since January 2021 Volt-CH is testing a sociocratic internal organization. We will present the motivations to test sociocracy, the main elements of the organization and feedback and impressions from the members.

Bio: An entrepreneur, a researcher and an educator, Roberto contributed to the creation of several startups in the technological, educational and social fields. Drawing from his experience with management and entrepreneurship, he is now active in innovative organizational approaches at LUSVAL ( He places individual and organizational consciousness at the core of the organizational strategy.

Sociocracy's potential in the process of collective (re)-awakening

Ellen Even, Switzerland

Description: If you are wondering how it could be possible for humanity to align its consciousness towards mutual understanding and fear-free development • If you are wondering why the combination of sociocracy's clear rules and its great potential for empowerment enables the emergence of these processes • If you are interested in some practical examples of how you can nurture this culture, feel welcome to join my discussion!

Bio: Ellen Even (36) is living with her husband and twins in Zurich, CH. She works at Integrale Tagesschule Winterthur (itw) where she started her inward journey after being introduced to NVC, Solution Focus Approach, Spiral Dynamics,... Her interest in Sociocracy was sparked after visiting some sociocratic schools in the Netherlands. Ever since she’s been looking for ways to cultivate sociocratic values & tools at itw.

Experience with implementing sociocracy at a housing coop in Zurich

Andreas Geiger, Switzerland

Description: Sharing experience with sociocracy gathered at a shared apartment with 11 adults at a housing coop in Zurich, Switzerland since 2017.

Bio: Andreas Geiger (1983), living and exploring the housing coop and community-supported agriculture movement in Zurich, Switzerland since 2007. Participated in SOLT14 and Module 1 in 2020.

Active break (16.20-17.20 UTC)

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2021-05-06 16:20 UTC

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Slot 6 (17.20-18.00 UTC)

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2021-05-06 17:20 UTC

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Undercover Sociocracy: Sharing Power Within Traditional Hierarchies

Danielle Stenger & Cameron Navarro, USA

Description: In this session, we will explore different ways to implement sociocratic practices within traditional hierarchical organizations that may not be ready to completely change their governance structure formally. We will offer tangible tools and real-world examples for how to model the world of shared power you would like to live in regardless of the current organizational structure or culture you are in.

Bios: Danielle is a facilitator whose goal is to use her experience, knowledge, and skills to help organizations create a more human-centered, equitable world. Cameron is a Licensed Master Social Worker who works to create meaningful change in our community by challenging and dismantling systems of oppression. Cameron and Danielle are co-founders of Pa'lante Consulting and co-hosts of the Life Is Work Podcast.

Sociocracy + Permaculture: Short stories on community empowerment

Rhonda Baird, USA

Description: Drawing on years of community organizing, permaculture education, nature connection, and sociocratic practice, Rhonda Baird will use short stories to illustrate how these tools reinforce each other to support our communities in shifting their systems and cultural tools. We will look at the problems each might help us to solve and where and how they can be used skillfully in the moment.

Bio: Rhonda Baird has been acquiring tools for cultural transformation and studying human history and systems for the past 25 years. She practices permaculture education and design, facilitation and community support through Sheltering Hills Design ( She lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her family and a tiny, but thriving garden.

Reiterating Sociocratic Models for Culturally-Competent Inclusion, Accessibility, Accountability, and Transparency

Sophie Xu, USA

Description: We will explore how to center historically and currently marginalized voices — especially those of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) — in existing and innovative sociocratic framework. To do so, we will grapple with and examine the births of sociocracy, its linkage to whiteness, and how to render its core, identifying, and groundbreaking norms (e.g. consent-based decision-making) culturally-competent.

Bio: Sophie Xu (she/her/hers) is a co-founder of the Youth Power Coalition (YPC). A self-proclaimed bibliophile, she loves publicly verbalizing (through written or spoken media) against injustices and weaving community on all scales. She values empathy and allying with marginalized-groups-centered movements to sustainably dismantle the kyriarchy: the aggregate ongoing oppressive/privileging social constructs and systems.

Implement In A Whole Town? Tales From Historic Greenbelt

Aileen Kroll and John Buck, USA

Description: Greenbelt arose in 1937 from Eleanor Roosevelt’s vision of a cooperative, pedestrian-based, affordable town where decisions affecting all would truly be made by all who resided there. John Buck & Aileen Kroll saw Greenbelt as a perfect laboratory for bringing DG (sociocracy) to a whole town. They founded a Center in 2014. Hear about their ongoing journey as they share stories and lessons learned.

Bio: Aileen Kroll, a lawyer inspired by cooperatives and community engagement, she co-founded Greenbelt-based Center for Dynamic Community Governance (CDCG) in 2015.
John Buck, certified sociocracy consultant, co-founded CDCG - an experiment in bringing DCG to a whole town. He co-authored two books: We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy and Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy.

Org Stories: Exploring Anti-patterns through Play

Tanya Stergiou, Brazil

Description: Org Stories, inspired by the game Black Stories, explores anti-patterns, practises that generate bad habits and deeper problems. The game was designed as a consulting tool with the intuit to stimulate groups reflection on their own work practises and organizational tragedies.

Bio: Tanya is passionate about bringing regeneration to organizations, groups and communities. She works in the co-creation and implantation of collaborative management models. She uses Sociocracy 3.0, Organic Organizations (O2) and Dragon Dreaming with the intent to create work environments that generate autonomy, responsibility and innovation. She is the cofounder of Sociocracia Brasil and partner at Target Teal.

Circular Hierarchy and Dual Accountability: Starting up Sociocracy in a religious nonprofit

Alex Rodríguez, USA

Description: This presentation tells the story of how a newly forming North American Tantric Buddhist sangha (community), Bhumisparsha, came to adopt Sociocracy as its governance structure. As a group committed to non-harm, with many having witnessed grievous misconduct in other North American Buddhist sanghas, the group turned to sociocracy as a way to address a structural tension inherent in the organization's purpose.

Bio: Alex W. Rodríguez (he/him) is a writer, organizer, and trombonist living on occupied Nipmuc and Pocomtuc land (aka Holyoke, Massachusetts). He currently serves as General Coordinator for the Bhumisparsha sangha and Board President of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Dr. Rodríguez holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from UCLA, where his research focused on jazz clubs around the world and the communities that sustain them.

Slot 7 (18.00-18.40 UTC)

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2021-05-06 18:00 UTC

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Human nature vs. Sociocracy

Miriam Jones & Adam Rumack, USA

Descripton: Living dynamic systems survive and thrive with change. A central tension in human systems is our resistance to necessary and unavoidable change. This tension cannot be solved by applying technical solutions, like sociocratic systems. We will look at a case-study of a failed sociocratic implementation, and what it showed us about power, ownership, and cultural shadow.

Bios: Miriam is known as a thought leader in the area of transformational education, cultural change, and leadership. Adam is an educator, facilitator and organizational consultant with a background in executive leadership.
We are Open Circle is people and organizational development for the 21st century.

Role Review and Badges: roles and skills development and beyond

Pierre Houben & Francesco Mondora, Italy

Description: Inter iNDependence, Agreement, and Commitment, and Objections is the process, that takes from sociocratic roles review and badges and evolve it, by which a person makes explicit and agrees on his or her personal evolution plan within :mondora, a software company in italy.

Bios: Francesco, impact investor and servant leader of mondora srl sb, envisions a world where people serve the common good while working. He is a disruptive thinker that loves collaborating to build self-organised companies. One of the first movers within the B Corp in Italy, he is often found speaking about these topics throughout Europe. Once retired he sees himself teaching at a primary school.

Pierre is a transition (now also sociocracy) trainer and facilitator that one day started asking if there was a better alternative to the majority and minority principle to decide. He got in touch with sociocracy, falling in love quite immediately. In his dreams, there is a network of Italian Sociocracy trainers and facilitators, connected with the wider international network, that use Sociocracy in synergy with other tools to support Autonomous · Equivalent · Interdependent · Individuals to build the most beautiful world they know is possible.

The Promise and the Challenge: How Does Sociocracy Contribute to Diversity and Inclusion?

Sheella Mierson & Ocie Irons, USA

Description: Sociocracy, with key values of equivalence and transparency, holds promise for improving diversity and inclusion. We will give some ideas of what specific sociocratic practices can contribute to this, and what the challenges might be. We will invite you to share the successes and challenges you and your organization experience in this arena, so that we can all get ideas and even inspiration from each other.

Bios: Sheella Mierson, Ph.D., a founding member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group (, helps organizations and individuals design structures, processes, and relationships for creative collaboration, so that everyone can flourish. Sheella has a long term interest in diversity and inclusion in the workplace and organizations.

Ocie Irons works with nonprofits on economic development projects in marginalized neighborhoods where he has provided training, coaching & advisory services to small business owners & entrepreneurs for over a decade. He also works with community-based nonprofits to create centers supporting small-to-medium-sized businesses. Ocie was introduced to sociocracy by Sheella Mierson while working for co-op developer, C2BE.

Using Sociocracy to Create & Direct Economic Resources at the Community Level

Linda Black, Bridget Sherman, Adrienne LaPierre

Description: Our presentation will be about using the principles and processes of sociocracy to provide platforms and tools that help to build economic resiliency at the community level. Communities can generate money and channel economic resources, keep money circulating locally, and decide together what community projects and efforts they want to support to better the lives of all.

Bios: Linda worked for 3 decades as a magazine editor & writer. Shifting to social advocacy, she returned to school to achieve a BA in legal studies. She graduated UMass summa cum laude in May of 2020 and achieved the Sustainability Research Award for her White Paper on climate mitigation, sustainable farming, and food security. She has been on Common Good's team since 2019, and serves as Director of Communications. In May of 2020, Bridget graduated from UMass Amherst, where she double majored in Communication and Sociology and received a certificate in Social Work and Social Welfare. She began volunteering for Common Good in November 2020 as a Media and Outreach Assistant, and she currently lives in Maplewood, NJ with her family. As a lifelong DIY enthusiast, Adrienne knows that the best way to learn is to fail repeatedly, with gusto, in the company of others. She brings this appreciation for the value and messiness of process to all aspects of her life, including her work as an organizer and advocate for economic democracy. Adrienne is a board member of Common Good and a core organizer of The Hive, a cooperative makerspace in development in Massachusetts.

Decision Making Operating System

Michal Kümmel, Germany

Description: Series of past decisions shape the future possibilities. Decisions manifest culture, values and shadows of organizations and people. What if we create a decision making operating system for tayloristic, agile and sociocratic organizations to help us make better decisions?
Content: Anatomy of decision making | Major challenges | Major opportunities | Proposal of Decision Making OS | Small practical steps

Bio: Michal is a travel guide offering trips to the future. He helps to see and experience future products and services early on before they get built. His magic sauce: 80:20 prototypes, playful creations and smile.

Playfulness and Collaboration

Ravi Resck, Brazil

Description: If you had a choice ... Would you work with someone who doesn't want to play with you? Let's explore the importance of having fun in our daily life / work environment and discover another type of meeting that goes beyond operations and governance.

Bio: Ravi Resck is a Facilitator, a culture hacker and a student of Jungian psychology. He researches social technologies with a focus on collaboration and organizational design. Active collaborator at Facilita. Social, and

Slot 8 (18.40-19.20 UTC)

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2021-05-06 18:40 UTC

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2021-05-06 19:20 UTC

Aligning the Sociocracy Model with the Enterprise Design and Strategy

Domingo Chabalgoity, Brazil

Description: Some practices and tips I've learned through the journey of implementing Sociocracy at a Deep Tech organization.

Bio: I have a strong background in the software industry, and in the last five years, I've been studying and applying Theory-U, Transforming Leadership, Facilitation, Sociocracy, and Enterprise Design. Currently, I'm an executive advisor and also the CED (Chief Enterprise Design) at 1STi, a deep tech company in Brazil. I love acquiring and sharing knowledge.

Changing Culture - Challenges & Breakthroughs

John Schinnerer, USA

Description: Living sociocracy requires major culture change. Existing behaviors will not generate different results, yet most of us resist changing our behavior. What specific challenges - and breakthroughs - have you experienced in experimenting with sociocracy? John will present several examples, and then invite participants to share their own. Bring your concise stories of changing default behavior to get different results.

Bio: John Schinnerer is a whole systems design consultant, teacher, facilitator, and practitioner. For 25 years he has studied, worked, taught, published, and played in realms of human relatings, governance and decision-making systems, appropriate technology, and ecological design. His interest in and experience with the Sociocratic Circle-organization Method dates back to the turn of the century.

Representation of those most impacted by decisions: Tools for when impact exceeds circle roles

Deborah Chang, Sofie Malm, Hanna Fischer (USA, Sweden)

Description: Are we making decisions that are affecting more people than are in the room? How can we be more careful about representation? In this session, we will give examples of situations where decisions are affecting a broader group of people. We will offer tools to support us being more inclusive in the decision-making process.

Bio: Deborah Chang (she/her) is founder of Youth Power Coalition, a non-profit that brings youth leaders and adult allies together to power youth-led collective impact. She is also a member of the Mission Circle and the Social Justice Helping Circle at Sociocracy for All. Outside of her day-to-day work, Deborah’s interests include rock climbing, education, entrepreneurship, and reconnecting with her Chinese heritage.
Hanna Fischer (she/her) is a social transformation activist based in the south of Sweden. She has experience from grassroots and non profit organising and her fields of interest are collective decision-making and leadership, social movements and societal transformation.
sofie malm (she/her) is interested in the work done in the intersection of sociocracy, nvc, transformative justice and trauma healing. She has experience from grassroots organizing, especially with group dynamics and collective leadership. She works with massage therapist and is interested in how the body can be used as the entry point to social change work.

Sociocracy and Transition: complementary pathways to resilient communities

Beatriz Arjona, Roberto Spano, Juliana Medina (Colombia)

Description: Enligthing the common points between the two paths and how sociocracy as a government system where power is shared and work is done from collective intelligence helps groups to move towards good living, resilience and care for Mother Earth. We will share concrete examples, successes and challenges of transition initiatives that have embraced the sociocracy.

Bio: Beatriz Arjona, Roberto Spano and Juliana Medina are respectively members of Transition Hubs Colombia, México and Chile. They are organizing a series of webinars “Sociocracy and the transition movement - A way to move with transparency towards healthy and resilient societies". All are activists, trainers, promoters of resilient and regenerative lifestyles, permaculture and eco-social regeneration.

Flourishing through sociocracy

Juliana "Pocante" Kucht Campos, Brazil

Description: Pocante was born with the purpose of building a more authentic and human, fairer and freer, lighter and funnier, more resilient and dynamic future. A year later, we are 23 members around Brazil and figured out that our largest direct impact is not on NGOs but on people's way of living - members, partners, social networks. We plant these values on their hearts through sociocracy structure and now its time to flourish

Bio: A brazilian social transformation agent, whether in the classroom, companies, mediation or taekwondo centers. For the last 12 years, Juliana has been balancing teaching and consultancing in private large (Deloitte) and small companies, public and more recently as well in Social Organizations (CoSpace and Pocante Network). The last aims to support NGOs on becoming more authentic, autonomous and resilient.

Prosocial Schools and Sociocracy

Peter Bullock (USA)

Description: Nobel Laureate Lin Ostrom uncovered a set of design principles for activating a uniquely elaborated human capacity to help, cooperate and share power with others. Prosocial is a global initiative to catalyze positive cultural change that feature's Ostrom's work. Prosocial Schools is a global networked improvement community in the k-12 education field that utilizes sociocracy for internal governance.

Bio: Peter draws on his experience as head of school, curriculum specialist, and science teacher at several independent schools in Vermont and New York. For 13 years he developed and taught school and summer youth programs at Shelburne Farms, a National Historic Landmark and leader in education for sustainability. Recently, Peter joined Prosocial World served as Organization Designer and Director of Prosocial Schools.

Slot 9 (19.20-20.00 UTC)

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2021-05-06 19:20 UTC

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2021-05-06 20:00 UTC

Organic organizations

Tanya Stergiou & Ravi Resck, Brazil

Description: Organic Organizations (O2) is a social technology based on Sociocracy 3.0 and Holacracy adapted to a Brazilian context, that helps organizations to become more adaptive, self-organized and purpose-centered. It is composed of a set of essential rules (its “Meta-Agreements”) plus a library of constantly evolving organizational patterns.

Bios: Tanya works in the implantation of collaborative management models, using S3, O2, Dragon Dreaming and Forum, striving to generate autonomy, responsibility and innovation within the workplace.
Ravi is interested in permaculture, music and computer science. He facilitates collaborative projects, is a project manager at FabLab Porto, SysAdmin for the international Dragon Dreaming platform and he composes music.

A Fast, Effective, and Fun Way to Learn (and Teach) Proposal-Forming in Sociocracy

Diana Leafe Christian, USA

Description: I'll demonstrate an effective, engaging way to show how Proposal-Forming works when teaching it to others. On a template everyone can see on a large screen, someone types Aspects of the issue into one column in the template while these are being brainstormed, and later does the same with specific Proposal Ideas. Doing it this way makes learning Proposal-Forming obvious, easy, and fun. We'll do it in the workshop.

Bio: Diana Leafe Christian teaches sociocracy to intentional communities and member-led groups. Author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities, she speaks at conferences, offers consultations, and leads workshops and online courses. She has taught Sociocracy internationally since 2012, in the US and Canada, the UK, France, Sweden, Russia, and Latin America.

Sociocracy and Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Kate Whittle and coop circle (UK)

Kate Whittle and coop circle (UK)

Description: coming!


Beyond Process - Importance of Personal Development in Dynamic Governance

Rebecca Fisher-McGinty & Daniel Little, USA

Description: In dynamic governance, we tend to focus on structures and processes to guide us in collaboration. There’s an essential missing ingredient to facilitating and participating in these spaces: personal development. Our participatory spaces benefit from prioritizing personal development that builds the collective and the individual. In this session, we will explore personal development and offer guiding practices.

Bio: Rebecca Fisher-McGinty, Round Sky Solutions worker owner, brings her expertise and gut knowing that group processes and the *how* hold a lot of power in our teams. Daniel Little, Round Sky Solutions’ leadership coach, holds expertise in facilitating participatory management processes and coaching individual clients based on their growth needs using somatic awareness and personal development practices.

EmPathIQ Opening and Closing Rounds in Zoom sessions. How to create an open and safe group feeling instantly

Ceacillea Emahmn, USA

Description: Since we got used to do meetings on Zoom, I see that people often straight away dive into their topic, without checking in with each other. I would like to bring honor to the Opening and Closing round for Zoom meetings, hearing from you how and if you use them. I will give you powerful EmPathIQ extras to make these moments heartwarming for the experience of the meeting as well as they empower you as the leader.

Bio: Ceacillea Emahmn was trained in Sociocracy 25 years ago at the Dutch Sociocratic Center. She co-founded the Guus Kieft School. She came to America and lead several projects in education. Her passion is Empathic Communication. Listening, expressing, conflict resolution, collaboration. With her company EmPathIQ Communication Services and Training she offers training and coaching online.

Lessons Learned: Transitioning from Consensus to Sociocracy

Norma Wassel, USA

Description: This workshop will cover how two groups, a cohousing community and a non-profit organization, moved from using consensus to adopting sociocracy. What worked and what could be done better next time? It will cover the developmental stages of both groups, challenges to implementation, and how sociocracy was integrated into their governance process. In addition, it will address how sociocracy can be utilized to respond to social and political conditions. The case example of a community bail fund impacted by the murder of George Floyd in 2020 in the U.S. will be used.
Bio: Norma Wassel has worked as a community organizer and developer of nonprofit community-based organizations focused on the public good. As a trained social worker, this also includes advocacy for people both on an individual and small group level. She has taught social policy and human rights both in the U.S. and internationally. Norma has found that the implementation of sociocracy where she is an active member of the group presents its unique challenges.

Portugese Track

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Para as janelas 1-4, há duas apresentações simultâneas; para as janelas 5-9, apenas uma apresentação por vez.


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2021-05-06 20:00 UTC

Como se formam culturas de autonomia: uma conversa sobre Teal, autogestão e Sociocracia

2021-05-06 13:00 UTC

Nara Nishitani & Henry Goldsmid

A intenção deste encontro é ser um papo em que Henry e Nara conversam sobre esses assuntos de interesse comum, Teal, autogestão e Sociocracia, com a pergunta geradora: como se formam culturas de autonomia? Fazendo perguntas um para o outro e respondendo perguntas dos participantes, eles pretendem compartilhar experiências, visões e desafios dessa busca por apoiar as organizações a se tornarem mais autônomas, responsáveis e responsivas.

Nara Nishitani. Atua como consultora e facilitadora de autogestão e cultura regenerativa pela Sociocracia Brasil e outros coletivos. Há 7 anos fez a transição do mundo corporativo para uma nova forma de trabalhar e de viver. Morou 2 anos na ecovila Findhorn, onde cursou o Design para a Sustentabilidade pela Gaia Education. Há pelo menos 10 anos, vem se desenvolvendo no caminho do autoconhecimento e estudando diversas tecnologias intra e interpessoais. Principais formações: Biopsicologia, Tantra yoga, Ayurveda, Coaching, Dragon Dreaming e Sociocracia. Outros estudos: Reinventando as organizações, Comunicação não-violenta, Teoria U, Design regenerativo e Trabalho que reconecta. Seu intuito é usar suas experiências e aprendizados para apoiar pessoas e organizações a expressarem seus propósitos individuais, coletivos e planetários.
Henry. É facilitador de processos de transformação organizacional e entende o futuro do trabalho a partir de um olhar essencialmente humano. Tem no cerne de suas paixões ajudar organizações em transição para uma cultura orientada ao propósito, com equipes altamente engajadas, autônomas e colaborativas.
Especializado em processos de Autogestão, Sociocracia 3.0, Inovação Social, Gestão de mudança e Cultura Organizacional.
Atende clientes como DHL, Unilever, Roche, Sicoob, Sicredi, Instituto Coca-Cola, Empiricus, Quinto Andar, Shizen, Tegus, Liuv e outros.

Sociocracia e Teoría U

2021-05-06 13:00 UTC

Fernando Lorenz

Os problemas atuais são complexos e de maior magnitude, mas continuamos tentando resolvê-los olhando ao passado. Desta forma, apenas encontramos respostas e não as soluções que esperamos. Para encontrar soluções temos que mudar o nosso olhar e é isso que propõe a Teoria U, que aliada à Sociocracia é a melhor proposta para inovar em grupo.

Membro de círculos SoPRA (SoFA es). Facilitador em processos do Balanço do Bem Comum (EBC). Treinamento em desenvolvimento de projetos de valor compartilhado - Michael Porter - Harvard. Capacitação e desenvolvimento de programas em gestão inovadora para Empresas, Startups e Negócios Sociais, pelo Instituto Brasileiro de Qualidade e Produtividade. Experiencia corporativa multinacional em empresas de diversos países.

Integrações à Sociocracia - que padrões temos adotado de outras metodologias como ágil e Holacracia que tem feito toda a diferença nas implementações

2021-05-06 13:40 UTC

Nara Nishitani

Implementar a Sociocracia não é como uma receita de bolo! É preciso realizar um diagnóstico da organização e entender quais são as tensões que levam à autogestão e criar uma boa estratégia para identificar por onde começar. Além disso, sentimos que muitas vezes, somente os padrões da Sociocracia Clássica e da Sociocracia 3.0 não são suficientes para muitas organizações. Assim, nos últimos anos temos testado incluir ferramentas e processos complementares e afins que apoiam a autogestão a trazer mais vida para as organizações. Nesta palestra, falaremos de alguns desses processos e como isso tem nos ajudado a realizar experimentos ainda mais equivalentes e eficazes.

Nara Nishitani
Atua como consultora e facilitadora de autogestão e cultura regenerativa pela Sociocracia Brasil e outros coletivos. Há 7 anos fez a transição do mundo corporativo para uma nova forma de trabalhar e de viver. Morou 2 anos na ecovila Findhorn, onde cursou o Design para a Sustentabilidade pela Gaia Education. Há pelo menos 10 anos, vem se desenvolvendo no caminho do autoconhecimento e estudando diversas tecnologias intra e interpessoais. Principais formações: Biopsicologia, Tantra yoga, Ayurveda, Coaching, Dragon Dreaming e Sociocracia. Outros estudos: Reinventando as organizações, Comunicação não-violenta, Teoria U, Design regenerativo e Trabalho que reconecta. Seu intuito é usar suas experiências e aprendizados para apoiar pessoas e organizações a expressarem seus propósitos individuais, coletivos e planetários.

Como as relações impactam no trabalho operacional?

2021-05-06 13:40 UTC

Anne Trummer e Karol Rempel

Quando observamos os organogramas, mapas e/ou desenhos organizacionais não conseguimos mensurar a enorme diversidade de relações que estão envolvidas, para além dos papeis, elos duplos e circulos há um campo a ser considerado.
Cada vez mais a prática nos mostra que muitas tensões podem nascer dos relacionamentos profissionais e pessoais, cuidar dessas relações pode ser fundamental para a saúde da organização e dos projetos.
Como identificar essas tensões e como podemos cuidar disso?

Anne Trummer é consultora em autogestão e projetos colaborativos desde 2010.
Vem trazer na experiência em Sociocracia a importância em aprendermos a trabalhar em grupo, para tomar decisões, distribuir autonomia, executar o trabalho operacional e formar propostas com a (auto) responsabilidade e maturidade como pontos chave pra manter a eficácia e equivalência no trabalho das organizações e projetos. Mãe do Francisco e bióloga é observadora das relações e interações humanas e da natureza.

Karoline Rempel é formada em Ciências Sociais e é pós-graduada em Meio Ambiente e Sociedade, onde se aprofundou em metodologias dialógicas e participação. Pesquisa e pratica a Comunicação Não-Violenta desde 2010. É professora de kundalini yoga há mais de 10 anos e vê em sua filosofia uma grande aliada para uma comunicação consciente. Oferece cursos e workshops abertos de Comunicação Não-Violenta e treinamentos em organizações e escolas. Adora meditar, viajar e se inspira no contato com a natureza e com a filha de 4 anos, que é também uma de suas maiores professoras de CNV.

Muito além da equivalência: quando o consentimento pode ser um sabotador do poder compartilhado

2021-05-06 14:20 UTC

Rafael Oliveira e Fabi Maia

Identificar qual é o conjunto mínimo de padrões que precisam ser aplicados por um coletivo que busca ativar a inteligência coletiva e ampliar o engajamento da equipe sem perder a eficácia. Refletir sobre a adoção da Tomada de Decisão por Consentimento dissociada de outros padrões sociocráticos e os riscos que seu uso isolado pode causar no equilíbrio entre eficácia e equivalência e na efetiva distribuição de poder.

Facilitador de processos colaborativos e circulares em organizações, coletivos e comunidades. Treinador de Sociocracia (Governança Dinâmica). Pesquisador do viver em comunidade. Seu interesse é contribuir com a ampliação da equivalência, da autenticidade, do ritmo e da coerência nos processos grupais.

Mestre em Administração, especialista em Estudos Culturais e graduado em Arte-educação. Possui experiência com facilitação de oficinas, produção de eventos, formulação de políticas, gestão de organizações e como professor universitário. Foi produtor de eventos culturais por 15 anos em Santa Catarina, professor universitário de gestão cultural e gestor de políticas culturais no Ministério da Cultura (MinC), em Brasília. É cofundador do Instituto Terra Luminous (Juquitiba-SP) e integrante do IBC (Instituto Biorregional do Cerrado, na Chapada dos Veadeiros): seus laboratórios de governança sociocrática. Presta consultorias pela DMT – Design de Movimentos Transformadores. Apoiou a implementação da Sociocracia em diversos coletivos, entre eles IBC, Terra Luminous e Casa do Povo.

A vida executiva: vantagens e desafios do modelo sociocrático

2021-05-06 14:20 UTC

Andrea Cruz

O objetivo deste trabalho é compartilhar os aprendizados do porque ainda há dúvidas e incertezas sobre a aplicação do modelo sociocrático. Ao abordar um executivo sobre o modelo a receptividade sempre é positiva, vem com um interesse genuíno em conhecer algo novo que traz a oportunidade para este líder deixar um legado de um modelo de gestão inovador e, aparentemente, democrático. Mas, a sociocracia não se trata de uma estrutura horizontal e sim de um modelo de autogestão, escuta ativa e auto responsabilidade dos envolvidos. Será que estamos preparados?
Conheci a sociocracia há pouco mais de 1 ano. Neste período tive a oportunidade de passar por uma formação sociocrática, participar como membros de círculo, com papéis diferentes, de duas instituições que usam o modelo sociocrático e como consultora oferecer o modelo sociocrático como soluções para empresas.

Andréa Cruz, Fundadora e CEO da Serh1 Consultoria, com foco em gestão de carreira e construção de equipes, há 8 anos. É palestrante, pesquisadora e transformadora de pessoas, carreiras e organizações, e conselheira do Capitalismo Consciente, Associação Monte Carmelo. Trabalhando há mais de 20 anos, passando por multinacionais como Unilever, DuPont e Avon, nesta última como head de RH para América Latina, com foco em RH e desenvolvimento organizacional, sempre movida pela paixão de ver o mundo melhor.

Vamos investigar como a qualidade da escuta pode ser essencial para que a colaboração seja mais eficiente, mas sem deixar ninguém para trás

2021-05-06 15:00 UTC

Thiago Saldanha

Vamos investigar o que a qualidade da escuta, com base em Comunicação Não-Violenta, tem para oferecer ao processo de tomada de decisão coletiva. Em meio a uma rodada de consentimento, muitas vezes somos pegados por uma chuva de opiniões e estratégias, que por vezes apontam caminhos contrários ou até conflitantes. Através de apresentação, simulações, práticas e reflexão, vamos nos concentrar em transformar opiniões conflitantes em critérios que todos apoiam e usar a dissidência como combustível para soluções mais criativas, resilientes e engajadoras.

em vasta experiência em facilitação de processos de co-criação, tomada de decisões colaborativa e conversas significativas. É mediador de conflitos certificado pelo SEEDS Community Resolution Center (Califórnia). Há 5 anos inspirado pela prática da Comunicação Não-Violenta, com grande experiência em treinamento e desenvolvimento de habilidades socioemocionais de comunicação. Atuou durante 7 anos desenvolvendo e coordenando planos estratégicos para investimento social voluntário na Fundação Vale e na BG Brasil. Implementou diversos projetos para comunidades impactadas em áreas de operação, integrando múltiplos profissionais e stakeholders de diferentes localidades do brasil de forma participativa e colaborativa. Formado pelo instituto fonte em intervenção em processos de desenvolvimento (Profides), pela Escola Schumacher Brasil em Ciências Holísticas e Economia para transição, é Designer em Sustentabilidade pelo Gaia Education, cursou basico e avançado em Sociocracia 3.0 e hospedou o treinamento em Sociocracy for All no Rio de Janeiro.

Integrando a Sociocracia em um Mandato Político

2021-05-06 15:00 UTC

Henny Freitas

O Mandato Coletivo Permacultural, de Alto Paraíso de Goiás, nasceu com transparência, equivalência e eficácia, além de uma estrutura dinâmica capaz de buscar a unidade dentro da diversidade. Como um movimento que busca manter viva a cultura das pessoas cuidando da Terra, cuidando uns dos outros e compartilhando conhecimentos e recursos (humanos, naturais e financeiros) de forma justa, não havia governança mais adequada a se adotar do que a Sociocracia.

Jornalista, ecoativista, permacultora e educadora ambiental. Co-fundadora do CASA Latina (Conselho de Assentamentos Sustentáveis da América Latina) e atual coordenadora do CASA Brasil. Embaixadora da Rede Global de Ecovilas no Brasil e membro da ecovila Aratikum (Instituto Biorregional do Cerrado, Alto Paraíso de Goiás). Co-vereadora através do Mandato Coletivo Permacultural (2021-2024) e conselheira do CONAPA (Conselho Consultivo da Área de Proteção Ambiental de Pouso Alto). Coordena o hub latino-americano da Aliança Global pelos Diretos da Natureza, representa o círculo de Permacultura do SoFA (Sociocracy for All) e é autora do e-book: “Sociocracia: novas formas de Democracia na América Latina”. TEDx Talk:


2021-05-06 15:40 UTC

Sociocracia & Complexidade

2021-05-06 16:20 UTC

Vicente Góes e Cacá Rhenius

Caracterizamos a complexidade como um contexto sistêmico não suscetível à atitude de comando e controle, mas sensível à experiência iterativa. Complexidade é a situação que pede que nossa percepção se acomode a novos termos emergentes. A sociocracia é uma forma de organizar um sistema de pessoas para que emerjam tensões que expressam a inteligência de sua complexidade. Outras propriedades da complexidade são a contradição, a não-linearidade, a incerteza, a relação parte-Todo. Pensar e agir de forma complexa, não se resume a pensar para agir, apenas a partir da razão prática. Em um mundo com tamanha diversidade e em situações de crise, é crucial aprendermos com nossa plasticidade, colocando-a em ressonância com a situação. Complexo não é apenas uma grande variedade de implicações em movimento, mas, por isso mesmo, se trata exatamente da vida como fenômeno experiencial. Ou seja, a complexidade em um contexto real, cotidiano, vivido de forma compartilhada, ela se traduz em relações humanas, em linguagens, em sentido. Ao estruturar de forma perenemente flexível uma resposta adaptativa às experiências relacionais e aos sentidos compartilhados, a sociocracia age como um facilitador da complexidade.

Vicente Góes é psicólogo (PUC-SP) e consultor organizacional, membro do Centro de Educação Transdisciplinar (CETRANS), doutorando em Prática Transdisciplinar pela University of Middlesex (Reiuno Unido). Atualmente se dedica à psicoterapia individual e a estruturar projetos de aprendizagem e mudança organizacional pautados na transdisciplinaridade, perspectiva de conhecimento que pesquisa há 12 anos, também dá aula no Mestrado Profissional de Sustentabilidade da FGV-SP. Tem experiência com educação infantil escolar e desescolar, comunidades de aprendizagem, ONGs, empresas e coletivos. "Ao invés de nos perguntarmos que conhecimentos precisamos ter, poderíamos nos perguntar que conhecimentos somos.

Olá, sou Cacá Rhenius, quero viver num mundo mais colaborativo e amoroso, por isso, dedico-me a criar uma cultura de regeneração por meio de processos de aprendizagem criativos para o desenvolvimento humano, organizacional e comunitário. Empreendedora em rede, criadora do Caórdico Aprendizagem e da Comunidade de aprendizagem autodirigida Caórdica, pesquisadora em tecnologias sociais, consultora em cultura de aprendizagem, mãe, facilitadora de aprendizagem, anfitriã de conversas, mentora e consteladora sistêmica. Plurimestra na Pluriversidade. Historiadora, tecnóloga em processos gerenciais, especialista em Gestão Estratégica de Pessoas. Mestre informal no MOL (Master of learning) em aprendizagem autodirigida. Experiência em grandes redes de franquias como Hering e Imaginarium nas áreas de negócios, como expansão, consultoria de campo e aprendizagem organizacional.

O brotar genuíno de uma nova era

2021-05-06 17:00 UTC


Quando a Rede Pocante nasceu, ela ganhou uma fada-madrinha chamada Sociocracia. Trazida por uma das fundadoras, desconhecida pelas demais nove mães e pais, se encaixou com o que queríamos para um futuro próximo da nossa filhota – mais autêntico e humano, mais justo e livre, mais leve e divertido, mais resiliente e dinâmico. Um ano se passou e a Pocante tem hoje 23 membrEs ativos (braços, pernas, etc) que realizam no presente o que antes intencionamos como um futuro desejável. Descobrimos que temos um propósito muito maior do que profissionalizar o terceiro setor. Nós existimos para plantar esses valores na vida de pessoas que abrem seus corações para serem tocados por nossa sementinha fortalecida e abençoada pela sociocracia.

Sou apaixonada por taekwondo, natureza e pessoas. Acredito em um mundo melhor e que ele parte através da transformação verdadeira das pessoas, a partir de seus sentimentos. Já me aventurei academicamente, como aluna e professora, no Brasil e Alemanha. Tive ótimos aprendizados em ambientes corporativos públicos e privados, e descobri que onde quer que eu esteja sou muito boa em promover a liberdade, leveza e união. Desde 2016, conecto pessoas sensacionais através do CoSpace Espaço Colaborativo e da Rede Pocante que existem para gerar transformação social através de práticas profissionalizadas e humanas, fazendo com que as organizações sociais se tornem mais autênticas, autônomas e resilientes, e a sociocracia é um de nossos principais guias nesse desafio.

Papel da liderança na condução da transformação do modelo de gestão em organizações tradicionais

2021-05-06 17:40 UTC

Gislaine Gandra

A liderança tem papel fundamental na implementação da sociocrática em organizações que já operam com práticas tradicionais de gestão. Da percepção da necessidade de transformação (da organização e da própria liderança), passando pela busca por modelos mais colaborativos, a liderança será especialmente desafiada quando for praticar a sociocracia. Nos modelos tradicionais, liderar está “restrito” as pessoas que tem cargos formais de gestão. Assim, elas precisarão abrir mão do poder atribuído ao cargo, deixando que seja distribuindo por toda a estrutura organizacional, chegando a cada pessoa que assume papeis e responsabilidades. Nesse processo, as resistências acontecem e convencer as lideranças através de argumentação é um caminho pouco frutífero. Uma das saídas possíveis é ajudar no desenvolvimento da liderança, facilitando uma caminhada rumo a experiências e conhecimentos que possibilitem acessar novos estados e níveis de consciência.

Gislaine Gandra é facilitadora de transformações e co-criações em Gestão e Cultura. Atua na implementação de modelos de gestão evolutivos, indo da agilidade às práticas autogerenciadas para gerar valor às pessoas, aos negócios e a sociedade,
Co-fundadora do RH Experience, desenvolve trabalhos como consultora independente e também como facilitadora apoiando na inovação e estruturação do design organizacional e das práticas de gestão sustentadas pelo fomento do clima e da cultura organizacional em empresas de segmentos diversos (startups, tecnologia, indústria, saúde, fundação).
Técnica em Administração e Empreendedorismo pelo Sebrae/MG, formada em Psicologia pela UFMG e pós-graduada em Gestão de Negócios pela Fundação Dom Cabral, tem se dedicado de forma intensa e apaixonada ao estudo das organizações evolutivas e seus processos de autogestão, integralidade e propósito evolutivo.

Tema polêmico, emoções à flor da pele: como facilitar a formação de acordos com tensões quentes

2021-05-06 18:20 UTC

Fabi Maia

Quando o elemento emocional está presente numa reunião, seja com a polarização de opiniões ou porque integrantes estão em conflitos diversos surge um desafio adicional a quem está no papel de facilitador. Vamos trazer algumas rotas possíveis para lidar com as tensões emocionais e criar um campo favorável para que acordos possam ser pactuados com equivalência e eficácia, gerando assim mais clareza, confiança e crescimento para a organização ou grupo.

Fabiana Maia é uma visionária com o propósito de promover a ampliação da consciência e a transformação pessoal, social e ambiental. Pesquisa há mais de 30 anos o desenvolvimento humano e a cultura regenerativa, apoiando pessoas e grupos em transição. Cofundou o Instituto Terra Luminous em Juquitiba, SP, uma comunidade intencional e organização sociocrática. Seu foco são as tecnologias sociais, em especial as que suportam a transformação dos conflitos. Compartilha a CNV (Comunicação Não-Violenta) e a Sociocracia em cursos e consultoria. Graduada em Psicologia pela PUC-SP, Fabi vem unindo a ciência das relações e da cocriação de uma nova cultura com o conhecimento tradicional dos povos originários É embaixadora no Brasil da GEN* onde se formou em Designer de Ecovilas.

Sociocracia, Diversidade e Inclusão

2021-05-06 19:00 UTC


Venha participar de uma conversa para desmistificar os conceitos de diversidade e inclusão, entender sua relevância no mercado de trabalho atual e no que gostamos de chamar futuro do trabalho e como os padrões e práticas sociocráticos podem ajudar uma entrega ainda mais completa para o seu coletivo ou organização.

Formou-se em Administração de empresas pela Univ Mackenzie de São Paulo. Tem experiência em estudos do comportamento de nichos de Mercado em consultorias para empresas do setor de telefonia e obra civil.
Durante esse percurso profissional percebeu que algo faltava no trato nas relações no espaços organizacionais, que as tornassem mais orgânicas. A sua curiosidade sobre o tema levou-a conhecer as tecnologias sociais. É uma apaixonada pelas ferramentas aprendizagem autodirigidas e pela Sociocracia. Hoje faz parte da Serh1 Consultoria e dos coletivos Sociocracia Brasil e Sociocracy All.


We all get up in the morning trying to make the world a better place. But we also know that our small actions alone, as important as they are, are not enough. Things are complex, and whatever we do is a choice. Systems matter.

The only way to change anything is to change things on a systemic level, which requires the cooperation of people, groups of people, and groups of groups of people!

What are the systems that are non-oppressive, non-bureaucratic, non-hierarchical, non-misogynistic, and anti-racist?


Conference Ticket 2021


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We are committed to affordability

Given the vast inequality on our planet, affordability is something we care about for our global event. If you would like to attend this conference but have a hard time affording the tickets, please contact to get a discount. 

To make it easier, we’re happy to tell you that Holaspirit is willing to pay the difference for 33 affordable tickets. SoFA would like those affordable tickets to in particular benefit people in the global south. That said, anyone can ask. Even more, we encourage you to ask for what you need! 

Members of Sociocracy For All receive free tickets.

We in Sociocracy For All see sociocracy as one of the systems that help us see more fully and compassionately in complex situations, and to find ways of working that work for more people, not only some. We’re well aware that sociocracy in itself is not a magic fix, but is embedded in a mosaic of systems that help us live in alignment with our values.

At this conference, we will compare notes!

  • What has been working for you?
  • What role do you think sociocracy could or will play in your organization?