Sociocracy UK

How-to, community & developing Collaborative Governance in the UK

Introduction to Sociocracy (a.k.a Dynamic governance) London, UK 21st & 22nd June 2014 ~ with recommended 3rd day of practice to embodying learning ~ 23rd June

Discover Sociocracy - the elegant and effective way to dynamically manage organisation

London, UK

21st & 22nd (23rd) June 2014

Recommended 3rd day of practice to embodying learning 23rd June

with James Priest, supported by Rakesh "Rootsman Rak"



The Sociocratic method offers a whole system governance solution to draw on the collective intelligence of any organisation or group. It facilitates collaborative innovation, fosters transparency and guarantees the potential for equivalence in decision making. 

This 2-day workshop, with an optional 3rd day for guided experiential practice, will give you an overview of the main elements of Sociocracy. You’ll understand why Sociocracy is so effective in helping organisations become more sustainable and dynamic, and you'll develop transferable skills you can apply within your groups, organisations and relationships!


About the facilitators:

James Priest combines 18 years experience of project management with over a decade supporting intentional communities, organisations and individuals to thrive. An advocate of transformational tools and methods facilitating self-fulfillment, more conscious relationships and collaborative organisation, his current synthesis of approach includes well known tools such as Sociocracy, Non Violent Communication, Way of Council, Inner Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves.

In addition to his services as a holistic organisational development consultant, James provides facilitation and training for community groups and organisations, sharing his passion for exploring and understanding the subtle energetic dimensions of relationship and organisational systems. Working as a skilled Voice Dialogue facilitator, he also has a private practice for individuals and couples.

Website: 
www.thriveincommunity.co.uk

Rakesh Rootsman Rak is an experienced low impact living designer and teacher from the UK, specialising in community resilience, permaculture, creating food forests and low maintenance food growing systems. He has worked as an advisor to several community projects in London and throughout Europe and has taught in many countries around the world. Rakesh has turned his dyslexia to his advantage by developing a talent for observation and hands on learning and teaching methods. At a young age he established a successful computer consultancy and, after achieving financial independence, acquired skills as a homeopath and yoga teacher which he put to use in Ananda Marga humanitarian relief projects in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Along with Permaculture Rakesh focuses on the human skills of communication and planning so necessary for successful communities.


Website: 
www.ecologicaldesigns.co.uk

Dates
Introduction Sat 21st and Sun 22nd June 2014, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Optional deepening the process day Mon 23rd June 2014

Venue
The 2 day introduction will take place at an alternative school in East London (5 mins walk from a tube station). Full details will be given on application.
The one day deepening session will take place in Ilford (we have a choice of venues depending on the number of attendees). All venues are within 5 to 10 mins walk from a British Rail station, which is 15 minutes from Liverpool street or Stratford station.

Cost
£150 advanced discount (if paid before 1st May)
£200 full cost
£300 if you are funded
£390 for a group discount of 3 people if paid before 1st May
£500 for a group discount of 4 people if paid before 1st May

Food
Tea and snacks will be provided for the breaks. To show the abundance of community action, we kindly request people to bring food and drinks to share for lunch. Please bring something vegetarian that is easy to split and share with the group. It could be your favourite home made dish or something store bought. If everyone brings enough to feed 2 people, we will show the power of community in action by sharing the load and creating abundance for all. Ideally the food you bring will tell a story, and become part of the learning experience.

Contact
Rakesh rakeshaji@gmail.com


Sign up
To register for this course please fill in this very short and very simple form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rsbGIctvVbd_woLTIxmfPnEysDS9RUIeRknyQK-zvuc/viewform


Some feedback from previous courses
"The practical nature of Sociocracy, as experienced in the workshop filled me with inspiration. I've often felt powerless and before the workshop I had the strong feeling “there has to be a better way”. After the workshop I felt, “yes, I am starting to get my groove back”. 
Eileen, Independent Translator and Copywriter

"This was not an easy workshop, with the steep learning curve of Sociocratic process and a two year old conflict waiting to be resolved, battling for supremacy… The facilitators art was such we learned the processes while in process! We never lost a member to boredom, (much) or from the room, (for long) in the two long days of the workshop." 
Roz - Co-housing resident - UK

Although I had read the book “We the people” twice and already had done some practical work with Sociocracy the course gave me a much deeper understanding of how Sociocracy integrates human wisdom, natural organizational design and how this is realised by the Sociocracy principles and practices. Understanding the purpose and intent behind the principles will make me able to adapt practices and handle challenging situations. Now I am really excited to facilitate and implement Sociocracy on a new level." 
Michael Gothe - Agile Coach, Stockholm

"I didn’t know anything about Sociocracy before-hand. The course presented a good overview and it was easy to grasp the effectiveness of the method. I’m active in Transition Gothenburg and I will support every initiative to introduce Sociokrati in our network." 
Susanne - Transition Gothenburg

"Thank you for a great weekend. You presented outstanding material in a personal, present and powerful way. I came back with many tools to get started implementing Sociocracy."
Matteas - RAW & Green Earth, Stockholm

"This workshop gave me a deeper appreciation for the Sociocratic principles and values. I felt fully engaged, had lot of fun, learned a lot, and received much value from the interactions with the instructor and the other participants. I particularly appreciated the focus on experiential learning. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone who wants to improve their understanding of Sociocracy!"
Jan - Global Process Improvement Manager, ABB, Sweden

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Dear Rakesh and all

Thank you for organising this inspiring event.  I would have been with you if a friend was not getting married on 21st and my first eARTh exhibition on 22nd and 23rd so I look forward to the next one.

In solidarity and fluidity :-)

Azul

Hi Azul

Next course is happening in September (see the following link)

http://sociocracyuk.ning.com/forum/topics/introduction-to-sociocrac...

Look forward to seeing you in London someday soon

Lots of love

Rakesh

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