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Sociocratic tools
Incremental implementation often add depth to their sociocratic tools.
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Learn to change
A Europe-wide organization supporting democratic education in schools.
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Sociocracy. Governance as Equals
Ultrashort (50 seconds) overview of sociocracy and Sociocracy For All
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Mindfulness and Sociocracy – Stephanie Luz Cordel
Sociocracy supports collaborative management in the nonprofit sector and is in line with many mindfulness values.
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Selection process
Sociocratic selections (aka elections) are a great way to be intentional about who does what in your organization. Bonus: they
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Sociocracy Starter kit
You want to implement sociocracy but you don't know how to go about it? This article walks you through the
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Sociocracy – Top 10 Fast FAQ: John Schinnerer
An FAQ-style tour of ten top questions or issues that arise in learning and implementing sociocracy, collected & condensed from
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A poster showing major sociocracy tools
The most important features on one poster - hang it up in a meeting room or bring it to presentations
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Graphic — circle of people generating ideas
The myth of natural flow
Why we can’t pretend “just talking” will not be oppressive. Let's talk about structures that truly liberate us.
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Support system
The inherent support system in sociocracy circles. 
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The 3 most typical struggles in sociocratic organizations
What makes sociocracy hard to do - and what to do about it.
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Blue Scorcher worker-owned bakery
A worker-coop bakery in Oregon.
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Delegates to the General Circle
Delegates represent the Department Circles in the General Circle.
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Meeting clip: meeting evaluation
Example of a meeting evaluation: worked well, what could be improved?
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Enkindle Village School
We are a new democratic school opened in Townsville in 2019. We use a sociocratic school circle model from the
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List of feelings and needs
List of feelings and needs
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Albuqueque Cohousing
A forming community in New Mexico (USA). Note the outside consultants/stakeholders connection.
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Sociocratic elections of a class representative
A booklet for teachers who want to try out sociocratic elections with children. By Lisa Praeg
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Everyday sociocracy
How can we use sociocracy in everyday life? How is it useful to interactions, for example, with your kids, your
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Drawing of three thought bubbles
Strategies for integrating objections
What are the strategies to understand and integrate objections? Read about the options in this article - the more options
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Organizations as sub-circles
Organizations itself can be subcircles of a larger organization
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The Art of community
A presentation and interview with Gregory Rouillard on his take on sociocracy.
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Storytelling of an action research – Pascale Gaillard-Mompoint
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Hub: a single-linked connection of organizations
Organizations can be connected by a hub.
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Consent decision making
Making decisions by consent - step by step! Everything is clear, everyone has a chance to get on board.
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Performance reviews: step by step
A schematic few of performance reviews
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Blue Scorcher Bakery
We seek out small producers and bring you their heirloom varieties of everything from apples to beans to tomatoes. Being
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Treehouse cohousing
A cohousing community in Nova Scotia (in formation)
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Sociocracy In An Agile World – Leif Hanack and Michael Geiß
From leader to leadership. We formed a cross-functional unit out of 3 teams. Instead of autocracy or anarchy, we use
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Organizational chart - Nothing (zoomed in)
Peer-to-Peer Governance in a for-profit organization
Design company. The new processes were introduced gradually.
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Decision Making through conflict
SoFA colleague Chen explaining not only feelings, needs and strategies but also the harder part - overcoming the adversarial story
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Sociocracy in schools (webinar recording)
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Lean, Agile, Teal…. how does sociocracy fit in? – François Knuchel
Will sociocracy ever become mainstream? François believes it could, or at least the principles of sociocracy could, because it celebrates
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Self-determination – only with co-determination
(By Simona Zäh, Switzerland. Translated from German original) In my last blog entry, I pleaded for more self-determination in schools
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Cohousing: Cohabitat Québec
An urban sociocratic cohousing community in Quebec, Canada, that values non-violent communication.
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Was ist Soziokratie?
Animiertes Video mit einem guten Überblick über die Soziokratie komplett auf Deutsch!
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ArboLife
Arbolife was founded by Morli and Marc Mathys because they wanted to take a road to better care about themselves
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IT tools for sociocracy: Sutra
Sutra is an IT tool that supports communication in small groups (circles) and makes it easy to nest teams in
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Could sociocracy be used to a self-govern a country?
Sociocracy is a way to govern organizations in a way so everyone’s voices are valued and heard, while still moving
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See a selection process during a training
Jerry Koch-Gonzalez leading a group through a selection process.
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Pathfinder
A school in North Carolina (USA)
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Scorcher Bakery in Oregon
A worker-owned bakery in Oregon that implemented sociocracy years ago.
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Our systems are not working. Let’s try something new.
Very short video on how everything is a system - which gives us a chance to improve things by using
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Holma Folk Highschool
This case study features a large permaculture school in Sweden.
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An effective, fun way to understand & use feedback loops – Diana Leafe Christian
I describe what I’ve learned about the need for people new to Sociocracy to learn how feedback loops are built
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I want to do my work!
Saying yes! to working and no! to stumbling blocks
What's an objection, and what do we do with it? The good news is that objections are a good thing!
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What is sociocracy? (19min animated video)
19 min video introduction: circle structure, rounds, decision making, selection process, feedback.
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The fulfillment of basic human needs in self-managed organizations – Denis Côté
In this presentation, Denis is building a bridge between self-management practices and Self-Determination Theory in psychology. The goal is to
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Feedback form
An example of a feedback form
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Differences & common ground. Sociocratic Circle Method – Sociocracy 3.0: James Priest
Having been a keen advocate of Sociocratic Circle Method (SCM) since 2001, in 2014 I got together with Bernhard Bockelbrink
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Operational meeting
Operational meeting, schematically.
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Sociocracy and the cooperative movement – Jim Johnson
Sociocracy and cooperativism stem from the premise that humans thrive as social animals. Quite possibly, cooperation acts as our most
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Idea montage —
The liberating effect of “good enough”
"Good enough" sounds like a low-level decision-making method. And yet, for some people, that's not how they experience it. "Only"
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An introduction to sociocracy (Abbie Kempson)
Recorded in March 2019 at Co-operatives UK, Abbie Kempson (Unicorn Grocery, Manchester) leads the introduction to sociocracy and is joined
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Pulse
The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) is a community of faculty leaders in the life sciences from higher
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Sociocracy tools and principles and natural systems
Tools from sociocracy, principles in sociocracy, human needs/values and characteristics of living systems
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Sociocracy in communities
Governance in intentional communities (cohousing and ecovillages) - what do they struggle with? How can sociocracy (aka Dynamic Governance) be
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Woodard Lane Cohousing
Woodard Lane CoHousing
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A Time bank in Massachusetts
Valley Time Trade is a volunteer organization that tracks hours of service offered by members to other members, referred to
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Overcoming hierarchy
Presentation and conversation with Gregg Kendrick, a consultant working with non-violent communication and sociocracy in workplaces.
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Community of eco villages: Casa Latina
Casa Latina is the Latin American part of the Global Ecovillage Network, an association of ecovillages
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10Pines
10Pines is an Argentine Software company founded with the Agile manifesto values in mind. It is an open, participative, self-organised
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The Ostrom principles and Sociocracy
Nobel prize winner Elinor Ostrom studied the successful governance of shared resources and found several principles that seem to make
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Meet Gerard Endenburg
A webinar with the founder of sociocracy, Gerard Endenburg. Also with Annewiek Reijmer.
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Cohousing: Instituto Bioregional do Cerrado
IBC’s purpose is to raise awareness and increase sustainability in bioregional communities.
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Common pitfalls for implementation of sociocracy
A change in governance or an organization can be compared to open-heart surgery. Just like heart surgery is invasive for
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What does self-governance have to do with class?
"When Dynamic Governance comes into an organization, it does bring some challenges to the existing power structure. Those who have
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Circle structure of Pioneer Valley cohousing
The circle structure of Pioneer Valley cohousing
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Integrale Tagesschule Winterthur
ITW is a non-profit private school and the main ingredients of the operating culture are Solution Focused Approach, Nonviolent Communication
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Cohabitat Quebec
Cohabitat Quebec (cohousing in Canada)
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How to design a new circle structure (for existing organizations)
This is a step-by-step guide to designing a circle structure for small and medium-sized self-governed organizations.
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Horseback riding association
A horseback riding association in Poland. 
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Insider view into decision making in a community
Amy and Jana from Pioneer Valley cohousing are talking about the implementation process and how things are going in comparison
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logo of Agile Coaching Network
Agile Coaching Network. Building an octopus organization and supporting sustainability
https://www.buzzsprout.com/657931/2305352-building-an-octopus-organization-and-supporting-sustainability
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Eden cohousing
A Christian cohousing community in Texas.
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Getting to consent
A presentation about what consent decision making is, how to get there and what to do if there is no
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Sociocracy and Permaculture
A comparison of the concepts of permaculture with the concepts of sociocracy. Erin Young and John Schinnerer.
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Meeting clip: updating the backlog
Example of how to give the backlog a quick update to capture new information before closing the meeting
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Holma – a permaculture folk high school
A permaculture folk high school in Sweden with a full mission circle.
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A facilitator’s guide to keeping meetings on track
Stop overthinking. Start doing. Improve from there.
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Denmark Technical University DTU
IT department of 45 people, embedded in a typical hierarchical IT organization of 190 employees, delivering IT-services and software development
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Sociocracy in Schools: The Harvest Bounty Restaurant Project: Gina Price and Jessie Barber
Jarrahdale Primary School in Western Australia used Sociocracy to produce a restaurant evening featuring food cooked by the students from
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Drawing — building blocks for generating policy
Participatory proposal writing
Picture forming, proposal shaping and synthesis - a 3-step process to turn everyone's ideas into a good proposal!
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BOSSAnova
Jutta Eckstein and John Buck presenting their BOSSAnova framework: a combination of agile, beyond budgeting, sociocracy, Open Space.
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IT tools for sociocracy: holaspirit
Holaspirit helps self-managed organizations keep track their circles, roles, tensions and documents.
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