SoMBu 2023 Week 33

Language: Español

Broadcast Thursday, August 17, 2023

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Hello Members,

I hope this message finds you well. Building upon Rhonda’s insights from our previous SoMBu, we’re embarking on a journey to amplify member engagement and forge stronger connections. But that’s not all – we want to create more spaces for light fun too.

Our aim for this second SoMBu of the month is clear: we have the desire to spark more interactions. We want to turn this space into a vibrant hub where your thoughts, ideas, and participation take center stage.

Do you have a spark of inspiration when it comes to community building? Perhaps you’ve got an activity, a thought-provoking question, or an exciting challenge that could unite our community even more. Your contributions are invaluable and could be the missing piece to our engagement puzzle.

Don’t hold back – share your brilliance with us! Reach me at [email protected] to give life to your ideas. Your input could be the catalyst for a wave of positive change within our community.

Looking forward to seeing your ideas shine,

Pame Carmona

SoFA Support Services Circle Leader

💡 Sociocratic Tips

“Check-in rounds in sociocracy are a time for everyone to take a moment and take turns sharing how they’re arriving at a meeting. Check-ins can be brief, but are sometimes moments of deep vulnerability, increasing trust. The strength of social interactions in a group is a key driver of psychological safety. It’s important not to skip check-ins because that is a vital time for social connection, building trust, and vulnerability.”

Learn how to build psychological safety with sociocracy

🤗 Community

I recently started watching “Atypical,” a TV show centered around 18-year-old Samuel Gardner, who is on the autism spectrum. 

What I really like about this show is that it highlights restorative practices through the support of Sam’s family and friends in his journey to find a girlfriend, attend college, and gain independence. One example of this is, when Sam’s girlfriends convince their high school to arrange a silent prom so Sam can participate. I don’t want to give away any more spoilers and I really recommend watching this show. 

Watching Atypical made me think that there should be more movies, tv shows, books where we can find examples of sociocracy, non-violent communication, restorative practices etc, even if they are not calling them like that.

 Do you know any? Share it in the forum!

💙 New members

  • Olha Simon (Ukraine) – International Seeding Circle
  • Alicia Frenkel (Argentina) – SoPra
  • Alejandro Cofré (Chile) – SoPra
  • Katherine Todd-Brown (US) – Continuing Education
  • Anne Sheridan (US) – Supporting member
  • Dave Volek (Canada) – Supporting member

😄 Fun

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