Sociocracy Training

“How can we learn sociocracy?”

Sociocracy For All offers training on all levels. While we have a lot of experience doing in-person training, most of our work is online and we have created enjoyable online training options for sociocracy.

We offer sociocracy training for beginners, sociocracy facilitation classes, and a 1-year program. To support implementations, we offer coaching and consulting. Since responsible, effective and caring communication becomes a big need in decentralized organizations, we also offer Nonviolent-communication classes on a regular basis. 

Training philosophy

Skills matter!

Our training philosophy is that In Sociocracy For All, we’re aware that skills are the key to making sociocracy work. Knowing about sociocracy is one thing but being able to make real-life improvements to our decision-making, team structure and meetings is key to positive change. It involves knowledge, practice and some re-learning. All of our practical workshops include small group exercises. 

Group learning, and affordability

The only way to learn is with other people. We are aware that training one person in an organization is not enough to change the culture sustainably. For that reason, we offer group discounts for all of our training offerings. When people sign up together for the same class, each person receives a 30% discount. That way, you can have buddies to practice with – and we are excited when your skills will be used! 

We offer video-led courses for study groups of small groups. The reason for that is our theory of change: we want to make sociocracy training accessible in all sectors and places on this planet. The internet and video-led courses as well as live online training gives us the widest accessibility and makes high-quality training affordable. That way, many people can benefit.

If your budget prevents you from attending a class, especially if your region differs in cost of living, please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] for a stipend. Our policy is that no one is turned away for lack of funds. We’d love to support you!

 

“What training is right for me?”

Who is learning? 

Do you have a group exploring together, or is it you for now?

For individuals

Newbies

You bring: curiosity
You get: a basic overview of what sociocracy is

Attend a free introduction webinar

Intro webinars happen about every 6 weeks. Join the next one!

Intro video

Watch this 19min video introduction. 

Beginners

You bring: a basic understanding of what sociocracy is
You get: good overview and a little practice

Sociocracy primer

Intro class (6h)

6 hours of introduction intro sociocracy online, with small group exercises and lots of examples and time for questions. A perfect way to start with solid knowledge. 

Intermediate

You bring: good knowledge and some practical experience
You get: deeper practical experience in the area of facilitation or NVC

Facilitation classes

6 hours of facilitation learning and practice. Learn good formats and what to do in unexpected situations.

Nonviolent Communication class

6 hours to become a more effective and more compassionate communicator

Advanced

You bring: good knowledge and enough practical experience to use sociocracy
You get: lots of first-hand experience in sociocracy!

Org chart — SoLT structure

Put it all into practice!

An immersion program for everyone who feels ready to put sociocracy into practice. Learn and experiment in a safe environment with others like you – and try out what sociocracy sounds and feels like for real!

Facilitation playground

Practice sessions and reflections

Play with us on our sociocracy playground, and in our webinars and reflection sessions.
Offers change over time so check our event page to find upcoming events.

Academy level

You bring: practical knowledge of sociocracy and curiosity 
You get: we share everything we have! How to train, all insider knowledge and contacts, advanced training, and coaching.

Sociocracy Academy

A 12-month program of training, reflection and circle work to become an experienced sociocrat, trainer or add sociocracy to your consultant services.

New cohorts start in mid January. 

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Personalized coaching

SoFA members are happy to develop a coaching plan for you to reflect and improve your sociocracy skills.

Note: it’s recommended to combine coaching with participating in the Academy.

For groups

Beginners and intermediate

You bring: a basic understanding of what sociocracy is
You get: good overview and a little practice

Run a study group with our materials

Run 4 sessions of ca. 2 hours in groups of 4-7 people. If you have more people, you can run several at once – each on your own schedule. Makes scheduling flexible and easy! Coaching available. 

Host a workshop (online/in person)

Host a workshop just for your organization! We offer different workshops in different lengths, both online and in person.

Each workshop can be tailored to your needs. e.g. focus on facilitation or on implementation. Can be combined with Nonviolent Communication. 

Note: we have been teaching online before it was so common – we have a lot of experience and feel comfortable offering an engaging and worthwhile class virtually. 

Advanced

Host an advanced workshop

Host a workshop just for your organization (online or in-person). Advanced-levels tailored to your needs.

Each workshop can be tailored to your needs. We also organize kick-off events for implementations where we combine training with deepening of understanding of your circle structure as well as helping you form the original set of circles.

Note: we have been teaching online before it was so common – we have a lot of experience and feel comfortable offering an engaging and worthwhile class virtually. 

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Coaching and consulting

Let SoFA help you in your implementation and your ongoing learning.

Don’t struggle alone! We’ve done this before!

Note: also check out our page on implementation.

What’s the right level?

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Novice

  • Little knowledge about sociocracy
  • No practical experience
  • Seeking understanding of what sociocracy is.
N

Intermediate

    • Basic knowledge about sociocracy
    • Little practical experience
    • Seeking more solid knowledge and first practical experiences.
N

Advanced

  • Good knowledge about sociocracy
  • Some practical experience
  • Seeking skills and confidence to use sociocracy in your own context
N

Academy

    • Good knowledge about sociocracy
    • Some practical experience
    • Seeking skills and confidence to use sociocracy in your own context

All options in comparison

Trainingbeginnerintermed.advancedexpertindivi- dualsgrouphow oftenhourscost
Intro webinar8x/ year1free
Moose (animated with quizzesany time1free
ELCany time12$120
Host a workshopany timeany$400-5000
Facilitation class8x/ year6$100
Nonviolent Communication class8x/ year6$100
SoLT3x/ year24$220 -440
Practice sessions8x/ year1-2$15
Sociocracy Academy1x/ year100+$1000-5000
Coaching/ consultingany timeany80-100/h