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Intro to Sociocracy — a Dynamic Governance Model for Communities [Workshop]

November 4, 2021


2:00 PM

4:00 PM


November 4th | 2:00-4:00pm Eastern

Intro to Sociocracy — a Dynamic Governance Model for Communities

Join us and Ted Rau, from Sociocracy For All (SoFa), for an interactive workshop on the basics of sociocracy, including how we make decisions, how we empower and connect teams, and how we can improve governance over time.

Sociocracy is a governance system that supports healthy group processes. It has a strong focus on equality and effectiveness, and it is used worldwide in a variety of organizations, particularly intentional communities.

In this workshop, we’ll engage in small-group exercises and demonstrations so everyone can experience the clarity, consideration, and flow that sociocracy brings. We’ll also explore examples from existing communities!

However, you don’t need to be currently living in a community in order to get a ton of useful information from this event. Sociocracy can have a dramatic impact upon just about any group, including families, businesses, and just about all teams large and small.

Key outcomes of this workshop:

  • How to clarify who decides what in a community so decisions are easy
  • Ways to make group decisions with everyone’s input
  • Create productive meetings that practice egalitarian culture with heart

Workshop Presenter

Ted Rau

Ted is part of Sociocracy For All (SoFa), an international organization he co-founded with his colleague Jerry Koch-Gonzalez in 2016. SoFa is now a growing, international movement service organization that provides resources, training and networking for sociocracy practitioners. Ted co-authored the sociocracy handbook, Many Voices One Song and has taught sociocracy workshops in several countries including the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Italy. Ted is transgender, and his experience of seeing gender dynamics from both sides has influenced his thinking and perception. Ted has 5 children and has been a resident of Pioneer Valley Cohousing in Massachusetts since 2012.


Workshop — Intro to Sociocracy

Starting From $10.00

Date: November 4th

Time: 2-4pm ET (see your local time)

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Loved by Community Builders

What a beautiful gift to our intentional community builders and leaders! FIC’s programs provide a way for thinking and concerned people to collaborate for solutions to our multitude of global crises. Thank you FIC!Terri Garcia

I am constantly impressed by the down-to-earth practicality of the FIC workshops combined with the philosophical questions that are so vital for us to explore. I’m grateful for the excellent planning and delivery of the workshops by skilled and inclusive presenters, who create a space that is both welcoming and invites participants to challenge existing ideas and world views. Well done and thank you FIC.Claire Ogden

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