Sociocracy UK

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2 - 3 Sociocratic CoLearning Workshops: Lead-Do-Measure / Producing Organisation / 27 Block Charts / Money As Measurement

Martin Grimshaw & Nathaniel Whitestone (DecisionLab) wish to lead between 2 - 3 CoLearning workshops in support of our ongoing co-operative enquiry and practice into the deeper aspects of Collaborative Governance, development of training material, collective desire to support the community of interest, and collective progress toward Sociocratic certification.

 

  • Dates, locations, times and duration are subject to your feedback and interest.

  • £Cost will be on a sliding scale 'pay what you are able to' basis, with proceeds covering venue / costs, donations to lead trainers, and a percentage going to the development of SociocracyUK.

 

One or two have good reason to be held around Brighton, but we intend to hold at least one in London. However, we want to know where you are able / prepared to get to.  Please comment below to register any level of interest and preferences that you have. Where are you based? What might you be able to pay for your training (or let us know privately if you prefer)?

 

1) Producing organisation 1: 5 hrs
Practical workshop on Lead-Do-Measure cycle of ‘producing organisation’, including 9 + 27 block charts, and designing an organisation from its Aim (then Vision & Mission, then structure).


Content:

  • Overview / introduction to concepts
  • Practical example 1 > Live Case Study 1
  • Practical example 2 > Live Case Study 2
  • Review / group learning

Purpose: To build our collective capacity, deepen our understanding, with 'real life' examples. Practice wearing our 'Apprentice Sociocratic Consultant' hats.

1B or 2) Producing Organisation Part 2: 2 - 3 hrs

Redesign Live Case Study 3 using Sociocratic good practice ‘Producing Organisation’ starting from Aim, then Vision & Mission, then redesign organisation using 27 block chart.

2 or 3) Fair Shares - Rewarding Success the Sociocratic Way: 5 hrs

Practical workshop exploring the use of money as measurement, using a real example.
Overview of concepts and process.
Exercise using practical example - Case Study 4 - 5
Aim: to set targets etc for next financial year including Long Term Measurement & Short Term Measurement, weighting factors, reserve and investment share.


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I've just joined our rewards team and we're in the middle of getting votes on initial draft ideas. Last year was pretty stressful for everyone. We have open salaries and an elected rewards team, but there are difficulties handling feelings around competition, merit, rewards, etc. So I'm particularly interested in the Fair Shares bit, even if it comes too late for us this year. 

I'd certainly be up for a workshop at some point, probably would like it to be something with a number of organisations so we can talk about lots of different organisations' experiences / approaches.

RE payment, I only have a training budget of £500 each year - and I'd like to get a data analysis course out of that too... I don't think we budgeted for a company training thing around our culture/democracy this year but I'll check, as there will be others interested but probably not enough to use their personal training budgets!

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