Introduction to Sociocracy (a.k.a. Dynamic Governance)

6/17/2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

Finding that despite great and noble intentions, lack of clear roles and process seems to gum the gears and slow progress toward your overall aim?  G.A.L.A. is excited to partner with Sociocracy For All in offering this rich introduction to Sociocracy, a governance system that supports healthy group process.  Sociocracy has a strong focus on equality and effectiveness and is used worldwide in a variety of organizations; for-profits and non-profits alike. A way to be inclusive and get things done well. 

The workshop leader is Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, co-founder of Sociocracy For All and co-author of the Sociocracy manual Many Voices, One Song

In this workshop, we will provide an overview of the basic concepts of sociocracy: how we make decisions, how we empower and connect teams and how we can improve continuously over time. We will do exercises and role plays so that everyone can experience the clarity, consideration and flow that sociocracy brings.

- Deciding together so that no-one is ignored (consent)
- A place for everything and everything in its place: organizational structure
- Linking: connecting teams for more flow of information
- Being intentional about who does what: open elections and roles
- Learning and feedback: how we can improve what we do and how we do it

Trainer Biography: Jerry Koch-Gonzalez
Jerry is a certified trainer in Sociocracy / Dynamic Governance and Compassionate Communication (NVC), focusing on governance, decision-making, communication skills, and restorative circles.  Jerry is a founding resident of Pioneer Valley Cohousing, a Cohousing community of 32 households in Massachusetts, that’s used Sociocracy / Dynamic Governance since 2012.  With Ted Rau he wrote Many Voices One Song - The Sociocracy Manual* published June 2018, and has taught Sociocracy workshops in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Italy. 

Participation Fees
We are very keen that finance should not be a barrier to participation. We have listed a Base Price, Hardship Discount, and Pay it Forward option.  Please choose the option that aligns with your financial capacity.  Lunch is included.  Please contact G.A.L.A. is you have any specific dietary allergies or preferences. 

Discounts: Organisations sending more than one person get the second and subsequent people at the next lower rate.. If you would like to attend and cannot afford it, please get in touch.

Registration for this event is closed.


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