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February 2nd, 2020 18:47

4th feb - Online Training - Sociocracy and Democracy - John Schinnerer

Lawrence Morgan
Lawrence Morgan Public Seen by 244

https://www.facebook.com/events/495214908046607/
scheduled Zoom training with John Schinnerer from Sociocracy Consulting.

https://zoom.us/j/192445287

4th February 19:00 PM GMT
Meeting ID: 192 445 287

John Schinnerer
http://sociocracyconsulting.com/

Title: Organizing ourselves to get things done! - An introduction to working sociocratically.

Organizations are looking for more inclusive, collaborative
ways to make decisions, organize and structure their work, and to
become self-managing self-leading entities. Citizen, advocacy and grassroots groups need increasing adaptability, effectiveness, and ability to work "smarter not harder"
with limited resources. These groups can be autonomous, independent, and egalitarian, networks perhaps aligned with XR in some ways, but not "part of" XR in terms of formal organization and governance.


The Sociocratic Circle-organization Method (SCM) offers clear and
elegant approaches to accomplishing these goals. Based on simple yet powerful values and principles, the SCM provides well-designed processes for collaborative decision making, and innovative structural design that increases effectiveness at all levels.


* Brief introductions
* Setting a foundation - concepts, values, and principles
* Making decisions together - processes, examples, Q&A
* Organizing work together - structure, examples, Q&A
* Open Q&A time
* Next steps, resources

Joe Milton

Joe Milton February 3rd, 2020 02:35

Organizing ourselves to get things done! - An introduction to working sociocratically.

https://zoom.us/j/192445287

4th February 19:00 PM

GMT

 

By John Schinnerer from Sociocracy Consulting.

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Content

  • Brief introductions

  • Setting a foundation - concepts, values, and principles

  • Making decisions together - processes, examples, Q&A

  • Organizing work together - structure, examples, Q&A

  • Open Q&A time

  • Next steps, resources

 

Organizations are looking for more inclusive, collaborative ways to make decisions, organize and structure their work, and to become self-managing self-leading entities.



 

Citizen, advocacy and grassroots groups need increasing adaptability, effectiveness, and ability to work "smarter not harder" with limited resources. These groups can be autonomous, independent, and egalitarian, networks perhaps aligned with XR in some ways, but not "part of" XR in terms of formal organization and governance.

The Sociocratic Circle-organization Method (SCM) offers clear and elegant approaches to accomplishing these goals. Based on simple yet powerful values and principles, the SCM provides well-designed processes for collaborative decision making and innovative structural design that increases effectiveness at all levels.

 

https://zoom.us/j/192445287

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/my-drive
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/my-drive
http://sociocracyconsulting.com/

Joe Milton

Joe Milton February 4th, 2020 17:52

Sociocracy and democracy training event tonight at 19:00 from FDH

Josie Holt

Josie Holt February 5th, 2020 08:52

was this recorded by any chance? I had hoped to attend but children can be utterly counter revolutionary sometimes!

Cora Roelofs

Cora Roelofs February 5th, 2020 13:54

It was recorded and also it was said that the slides would be available -- I'm interested in both as well. Symbiosis is also sponsoring a talk on horizontal decision making next week -- though time isn't good for UK https://www.facebook.com/events/2770962629659472/

Joe Milton

Joe Milton February 5th, 2020 14:00

Resources to come soon

Cora Roelofs

Cora Roelofs February 5th, 2020 14:03

Thanks so much -- I'm a little concerned because that link includes the chat with a bunch of email addresses in it. If I share the zoom, I share the chat. Is there a way to excise the chat?

Joe Milton

Joe Milton February 5th, 2020 16:55

Well spotted, I've deleted the link from the post, I simply agree with your concern. I will repost later. Thanks for letting me know.

Ben

Ben February 5th, 2020 19:11

Good to hear - I got the date wrong and thought it was tonight!

Joe Milton

Joe Milton February 5th, 2020 20:16

John has kindly provided resources. For the attachments, all are Creative Commons CC-BY-SA licensed, except for the SCM process summary sheet, which grants permission to copy for
personal use keeping copyright statement intact.

Attached are:

* Condensed version of the intro presentation slides in PDF format.
* SCM process summary sheet, with flowcharts of basic processes
(excerpts used in slides).
* A more detailed election process outline.
* A short how-to guide for creating agenda items and other aspects of
meetings.
* A meeting agenda template, with some explanations of the standard
elements of a meeting.
* "Sara's Story" - a narrative example of how someone might apply SCM
values, principles and processes "on the fly" to help a group work
through an issue.

Links to online resources:

Our assorted reading resources page:
http://sociocracyconsulting.com/books-articles-links/

Our main videos page:
http://sociocracyconsulting.com/video/

Our video FAQ page:
http://sociocracyconsulting.com/video-faq/

Info on our trainings & support offerings - these are offered online as
well as in person, for public or closed groups, and can be customized
for specific organizations' contexts:
http://sociocracyconsulting.com/foundations-of-sociocracy/
http://sociocracyconsulting.com/facilitating-sociocracy/
http://sociocracyconsulting.com/communities-of-practice/
http://sociocracyconsulting.com/advanced-sociocratic-practitioner/

Sharon Villines’ site - she is co-author of “We the People - consenting
to a deeper democracy," the primary comprehensive reference for the SCM
in English. Very insightful content on her blog and site:
https://www.sociocracy.info/

Sociocracy for All - an advocacy/education/outreach nonprofit co-founded
by Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, who was also one of the founding members of our
consulting group before stepping out to co-found SofA (you'll see him in
a bunch of the vidos on our site still):
https://www.sociocracyforall.org/

If you do online searches on ‘sociocracy’ you’ll find more, some of it
congruent, some of it divergent. There are all kinds of experiments and
derivations happening. Some give credit to the origins and lineage of
the SCM and some do not.

All participants please consider me a resource for further training &
support, and thanks again for your good work in the world!

thanks & regards,
John

Joe Milton

Joe Milton February 5th, 2020 20:52

Here's the recording, if anyone wants to cut out the first part of the recording and repost it so that we've just got the main session?

Joe Milton

Joe Milton February 5th, 2020 21:07

Forgot one link in the below, please add before sending or send after -
an online group for sociocracy in general, hosted on groups.io, here:
https://sociocracy.groups.io/g/main

Fran

Fran February 6th, 2020 14:11

Sounds great, but I can't see these attachments?

Fran

Fran February 6th, 2020 14:48

Thanks, but these seem to be links to your GMail account, they don't work unless we login to your account ;)

Joe Milton

Joe Milton February 6th, 2020 17:41

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xaluqvEtu52SQKYhxPjBjgeqSPs7kq4EXpwdCrH3CkQ/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pCeWp6EOLynnz430vnKzfZrmeF1WHlliCsw-KCAF0Og/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y14pGwKtYeZj2z-I-k1FmPZZHQzb8qA2jSqPXHps4Rk/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JPC-e5lo5b6s8fs5ZDUFoI3ebJVR5HLsPvKUyF0qv6g/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GEIELHGb423Xwq4vMA6dAHgAg270plhgBc5Tix7jmf8/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/112HB1qs2xSDI7Ap6aeqz9zcvEhuQ1tGs46Cvptdj1C8/edit?usp=sharing

Fran

Fran February 6th, 2020 17:59

Thanks, that gets 4 of them :)

These 2 are garbled:

virtual-SCM-intro-slides--XR-UK-v1.0

SCM Process Summary Sheet v3.4

Joe Milton

Joe Milton February 6th, 2020 18:12

M Lewisham

M Lewisham February 7th, 2020 01:55

Sorry.Opened too late
M.

Fran

Fran February 8th, 2020 08:02

Edited Version

Joe Milton

Joe Milton February 9th, 2020 12:20

Here's a different session on sociocracy https://youtu.be/5pNxmLILXGs