Community is at the same time simple and really complicated. We want to enjoy a more connected life together, deep in relationships with each other and the earth. What could be more simple than that? It’s what people have done for thousands of years!
Yet, we all know that community comes with the need to organize, figure out sometimes tricky questions: making financial and design questions together, talking about pets, parenting, parking, meetings and community work.
Communities benefit from the special design of sociocracy of making decisions together while preparing the way for action, making sociocracy an often-used option for governance of communities all over the world. It’s used in North America, South America, Europe and the rest of the world.
Different speakers – all deeply immersed into community – will share their insights and practical tools. It’s a time to connect with others and see the big movement we’re all part of – a better world with healing relationships, resource sharing, and a self-chosen way of living.
Language: Español PortuguêsA presentation from the Sociocracy in Communities Conference 2021 Description Open Q & A Presenter bio Ted Rau is a sociocracy trainer and consulting. He has worked with […]
Language: Español PortuguêsJoin SoFA’s Organizational Membership Administrator, Shala Massey, for an overview of Sociocracy for All’s Organizational Membership program. Recording is not available. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Language: Español PortuguêsJoin Jerry Koch-Gonzalez and members of Advocates Community of Practice for an open Q&A session. The Advocates for Sociocracy in Community is a Sociocracy for All Community of […]
Language: Español PortuguêsJoin Keala Young (Global Ecovillage Network), Neil Planchon (Foundation for Intentional Community), and Alan O’Hashi (Cohousing Association of America) to learn more about how these organizations support, educate, […]
Language: Español Português Presenter Bio Kathleen Livingston, spent most of her career in middle management in the not-for-profit sector. Having certified as a Master Gardener, upon retirement she started […]
Language: Español PortuguêsDescrição: A roupagem jurídica das comunidades e suas consequências. Abertura de um espaço de conversa para relato de membros de comunidades sobre a questão da formalização e organização […]
Language: Español Português Presenter Bio Leon de Vreede is one of the founders of Treehouse Village Ecohousing. Together with his wife Cate and son Dylan, this “burning soul” undertook the […]
Language: Español Português Description What to do when objections to proposals arise from inside the Circle or from community members outside the Circle? We will explore a variety of […]
Language: Español Português Presenter Bios Gina Simm is a recently retired first grade teacher living in the Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is the leader of […]
After having experienced several coliving projects (as an employee and resident), I realize that dynamic governance is a key piece for the model to work.
So you’ve rolled out Sociocracy in your community. Whether it was years ago or just last month, you probably participated in some sort of training as a group and had opportunities to practice and develop your skills together. Now a new member household joins your community? What do you do for them?
Intentional communities value inclusivity, but sociocratic practices can be a barrier to those with less education, different first languages, and other backgrounds. This workshop will be an interactive discussion on ways sociocracy can be used with all types of people in the service of community.
Language: Español Português Presenter Bio Jerry Koch-Gonzalez is a co-founder of Sociocracy For All and a founding resident of the 27-year old Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community. Description In this […]
What does it mean to move together at the speed of trust? Can a team of settlers and indigenous consultants, along with their client communities use sociocracy to become a leading non-profit resources group with the capacity to co-create resilient housing, energy, training and planning solutions that address the climate and social justice challenges of our times? Join the Roots to Roofs Community Building Society team as they share the exciting internal, group and project work they are undertaking as they build a new kind of organization and work with indigenous and non-indigenous communities, labour organizations, educational institutions and government agencies.
The size of Treehouse Village Ecohousing’s Full Circle has tripled since it was formed. During its development, this cohousing community has transitioned from all members participating in most major decisions, to a Full Circle which is largely a forum for social community-building, learning and fun. Hear what we do when we meet as a whole community, how we keep all members informed, and what happens when a decision does need to happen at the Full Circle.
Language: Español Português Presenter Bio Ted Rau is a sociocracy trainer and consulting. He has worked with dozens of cohousing communities in all stages and he has lived in […]
patterns of how a proposal can flow between the small work circle and the plenary (or all-member meeting). The patterns are useful to let many voices flow into a proposal while still keeping circles focused on moving their work forward.
After two failed attempts, the de Vreede’s knew it was going to take a different approach to beat the odds and form the cohousing community of their dreams. In this presentation, Cate will share the piece of advice that made the difference in setting up their 3rd launch for success. She’ll also share why she feels Treehouse Village Ecohousing’s first ever collective decision (to govern using sociocracy) might just have been their best yet.
Cohabitat Québec bought land in 2010 and moved in in 2013. Since the beginning, we have been using the Sociocratic Circle-organization Method (SCM) with 6 functional circles, a general circle and a mission circle (legal board). With years of experience and a lengthy reflection, we decided to bring the board into the general circle. We will present our rationale for doing so and observations from the first year of implementation.
Transparency is a foundational value of the Sociocratic Circle-organization Method (SCM). Power is an unavoidable element of human relatings. Intentional community is consistently a crucible for issues of transparency and power. We will explore concepts and aspects of power in human interactions and how they relate with our experiences in community and elsewhere. We will also explore how transparency relates with implicit and explicit power in groups of people.
Language: Español Português Presenter 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 […]
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