Sociocracy Leadership Training (SoLT)

SoLT is a training program where you can experience what sociocracy feels like by doing it. It prepares you to be part of a sociocratic organization.

SoLT is more than a workshop. It is real. Participants have real meetings, real policy, real output, real relationships. We are looking forward to meeting you!

  • SoLT 12 starts Oct 16 2019.
  • SoLT 13 starts Feb 20 2020.
How does it work?

SoLT consists of 9 weekly two-hour meetings:

  • We form teams of 5-7 people, and those teams meet using the sociocratic process to work on a shared project, for example by interviewing and writing up case studies about a sociocratic organization. An experienced trainer is present at every meeting to support the process and give instant feedback.
  • Participants of all teams get to know each other and reflect on their learning.

This is an online sociocracy class, i.e. all the meetings and training happen online in video conferences . You can join from wherever you are. The participants are typically from all over the world.

How much is it?

The regular price is $440.

Sociocracy For All is committed to affordability that's why we offer SoLT on a sliding scale: $220-440. We ask organizations and individuals who can to pay on the higher end so we can give out scholarships. We understand that the same dollar amount can mean very different value depending on your country of residence, your income, class and your family situation. Even below the sliding scale, no one is turned away for lack of funds, and we determine the price for the training together with you in our online interview. Although we do have some flexibility, we expect everyone to stretch just enough to make this training viable for everyone.

What are the requirements?
  • This is an intermediate program so we assume that you have some knowledge about sociocracy.
    • Ideally, you have completed at least two of our level 2 classes (the class on organizational structure and on facilitation and decision-making). They are coordinated with the SoLT sessions so you can start with level 2 classes and then attend SoLT.
    • Another good preparation is SoFA's 6-session video-led curriculum (see Empowered Learning Circles).
  • You'll need to speak, read and write in English - comfortable enough to participate in a meeting.
  • A good enough internet connection and equipment to participate in a video conference call. We use Zoom. Zoom can work on tablets and smartphones, but for regular meetings, the larger laptop or computer screen (or even two screens) is better so you can see each other on Zoom and also see the agenda or other documents the circle is working on in a separate window during the call.
When are the meetings?

SoLT 12: nine Wednesdays in a row

Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Nov 4, Nov 11 2019
at 15:00 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, like GMT).

SoLT 13: nine Thursdays in a row

Feb 20 Feb 27, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, 2020
at 19:00 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time; like GMT)

Since many countries change their clocks on different weekends, all the times below are listed in UTC and in your current time zone at the bottom of this page.

Where can I see what this training is like?

https://youtu.be/ATLnzTAU1d0
https://youtu.be/_4ELOmKfUdY

How to apply
  1. Review the meeting dates of the SoLT programs (see below).
  2. Schedule a meeting with Jerry, the SoLT coordinator: click here.
  3. In that video call, you and Jerry will talk about your interests, experience, and availability so we can place you in one of the working circles. You and Jerry together will also determine your fee for your participation.
  4. You will then fill out a registration form. When we receive your deposit of $30, we reserve your spot in SoLT.
    We expect your full payment 2 weeks before SoLT begins.

SoLT 12: Meeting times in all time zones

Note that many countries change their clocks (winter/summer time) on different weekends.
Carefully review each session time for your calendar.

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SoLT 13: Meeting times in all time zones

Note that many countries change their clocks (winter/summer time) on different weekends.
Carefully review each session time for your calendar.

Events in google calendar

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