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GRL Permaculture Institute
GRLPI is dedicated to promoting permaculture professional education, practice, and mutual aid through the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois,
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How decision-making affects our behavior
We don’t tend to think of decision making methods as affecting our behavior. And yet, they do, maybe even a
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Albuqueque Cohousing
A forming community in New Mexico (USA). Note the outside consultants/stakeholders connection.
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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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The Art of community
A presentation and interview with Gregory Rouillard on his take on sociocracy.
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Permaculture, transition and sociocracy
An interview with Permacultura and Transizione, Italy. Hello Ted and Jerry, good to meet you and to have a little
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Meeting clip: writing a proposal
Picture forming and proposal shaping and - almost - towards a decision. Also shows how to formally postpone a decision.
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Scorcher Bakery in Oregon
A worker-owned bakery in Oregon that implemented sociocracy years ago.
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Non-violent communication in organizations
A webinar on NVC (non-violent communication) and its use in organization.
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IT tools for sociocracy: using Sharepoint for sociocracy
How one can use sharepoint for sociocratic organizations
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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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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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Mediagenix
MEDIAGENIX has chosen to implement their version of sociocracy (more precise S3) based principles and patterns.
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Sociocracy in informal groups
How can one use sociocracy in informal, less structured groups?
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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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Cohousing: Cohabitat Québec
An urban sociocratic cohousing community in Quebec, Canada, that values non-violent communication.
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Blue Scorcher worker-owned bakery
A worker-coop bakery in Oregon.
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Horseback riding association
A horseback riding association in Poland. 
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Hub: a single-linked connection of organizations
Organizations can be connected by a hub.
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Unico school diagram
Circle diagram of the Unico school in Switzerland
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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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BOSSAnova
Jutta Eckstein and John Buck presenting their BOSSAnova framework: a combination of agile, beyond budgeting, sociocracy, Open Space.
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For Profit: KittenTech
This case study features a proposal for a for-profit in the UK.
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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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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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On rounds
Using rounds helps giving everyone a voice without losing track of time. This article is a celebration of rounds!
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Intentional feedback in organizations
Making it a habit to ask for and give feedback will make every organization stronger on all levels.
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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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Drawing of progression of individual to group to circle
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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Healing Our World: Exploring How
Sociocracy & Montessori
What do Sociocracy and Montessori have in common?
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Meeting clip: consent to agenda
Consenting to the agenda of a meeting before launching into the meeting
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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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Case study of Treehouse Ecohousing
Treehouse Village Ecohousing is a project to build a cohousing community, the first in Atlantic Canada. It officially launched on
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Support system
The inherent support system in sociocracy circles. 
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Feeling safe and brave: Sociocracy, neurospsychology and neuroscience – John Schinnerer
How can we feel safe while also being brave, bold, courageous? Recent research in neuroscience and neuropsychology has offered fascinating
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Sociocracy: The Worker Co-op Operating System
Sociocracy: The Worker Co-op Operating System (By John McNamara. Originally posted on workersparadise.) Over the last couple of years, I
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Peerdom – a design company
Peerdom's aim is designing a future where technology is used as a tool for humanity, not as a weapon.
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Sociocratic tools
Incremental implementation often add depth to their sociocratic tools.
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IT department at DTU in Denmark
The Technical University in Denmark has an IT department that is running sociocratically.
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Morey Flextech school
A project-based learning school that just started adopting socoicracy
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Sociocracy for a consultant – Simon Copsey
As a business change consultant Simon Copsey was fortunate to employ tools from Sociocracy in a few different settings, 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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List of feelings and needs
List of feelings and needs
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Learn to change
A Europe-wide organization supporting democratic education in schools.
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Sociocracy in schools (webinar recording)
https://youtu.be/wWlixHg-NscVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Sociocracy in schools (https://youtu.be/wWlixHg-Nsc)
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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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Cohousing: Instituto Bioregional do Cerrado
IBC’s purpose is to raise awareness and increase sustainability in bioregional communities.
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Is sociocracy ‘teal’?
Many of us have been and continue to be inspired by Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux. While there is reference
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Graphic — functional roles
Process Roles
Leader, delegate, secretary and facilitators have roles that help the circle function.
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Codento
Codento is a change agent's right hand helping with software development, IT Architectures and Agile Methodologies. 
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Making of the agenda: past, present and future of the circle
Preparing the agenda with all aspects of the circle. Diagram from the handbook Many Voices One Song.
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Pop-up sociocracy
How can you use sociocracy for a small project? How can you use it for a group that is just
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Performance reviews: step by step
A schematic few of performance reviews
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Sociocracy. Governance as Equals
Ultrashort (50 seconds) overview of sociocracy and Sociocracy For All
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Cohousing: Eden community
Eden Community is a Christian cohousing community. 
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For purpose: Galgael
A social enterprise giving people more opportunity.
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Sociocracy and Bio-inspired Organizations – Ruth Andrade
https://youtu.be/WdJPEgthRTwVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Sociocracy and Bio-inspired Organizations – Ruth Andrade (https://youtu.be/WdJPEgthRTw) What can we learn
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Middesex cohousing
A community in Massachusetts preparing to build
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Circular hierarchy
Circular hierarchy: information flows freely through the organization.
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Sociocracy: The Movement
Curious about one of the roots of Holacracy? This overview of past and current also conveys the values and emotional
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Dreamocracy: Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy – Tanya Stergiou
https://youtu.be/ZUxPCA1RiWUVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Dreamocracy: Dragon Dreaming and Sociocracy – Tanya Stergiou (https://youtu.be/ZUxPCA1RiWU) Presenter: Tanya Stergiou
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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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What does S3 bring to Sociocracy? Bernhard Bockelbrinck
https://youtu.be/fPvlBW6lQc4Video can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: What does S3 bring to Sociocracy? Bernhard Bockelbrinck (https://youtu.be/fPvlBW6lQc4) This session is
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Children's Parliaments
Children’s parliaments
Presenter: Gnanasekar Dhanapal https://youtu.be/hxTUX3W7pEYVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: The Children’s Parliaments in India (Gnanasekar Dhanapal) (https://youtu.be/hxTUX3W7pEY)
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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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Europace
Our mission is to make financing understandable and accessible for everyone. We make products comparable and the process comprehensibly, so
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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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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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Double linking
Double linking between two circles.
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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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What is sociocracy? (19min animated video)
19 min video introduction: circle structure, rounds, decision making, selection process, feedback.
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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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A permaculture school in Sweden
Andreas Jonsson is showing us around in a sociocratically run permaculture school in Sweden.
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Basic circle structure
Basic circle structure with GC and one example role
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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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Social Enterprise Start-ups – 5 reasons to implement sociocracy early
If you are a social enterpreneur, integrity in your decision-making will be important to you, and you're not willing to
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Mindfulness first: a sense of calm for communities and classrooms
Mindfulness first
Mindfulness first is a nonprofit that promotes mindfulness in schools and beyond.
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Imago relationships
Imago Relationships Worldwide is a network of Imago Relationships professionals and supporters in 17 countries, with the founders and majority
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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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IT tools for sociocracy: holaspirit
Holaspirit helps self-managed organizations keep track their circles, roles, tensions and documents.
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Go to Stories of Remote Teams Doing Great Things
The Collaboration Superpowers – No One Is Ignored With Sociocracy
What's special about Jerry Koch-Gonzalez's meetings is that they are sociocratic. How often have you been part of a call
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