Sociocracy UK

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

Get together with like minds

The next Sociocracy Social will be taking place on Thursday 4th November from 6.30pm onwards at the Transition Town Brixton Community Shop (upstairs), 6 Granville Arcade (Brixton Village), Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PR - 5 mins from Brixton tube, Victoria Line.

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In April this year, at the end of a 2 day workshop with John Buck, co-author of 'We The People - Consenting to a deeper democracy', during conversations about how we can support each other and meet again, Sue Bell proposed that we prepare a simple 'personal development plan' related to our learning in Sociocracy, so that we can best mutually support our growth. Grab a scrap of paper or the back of a beer mat and take a few minutes to answer these questions:
• What do I know about Sociocracy? (You might know nothing at all or be a black belt)
• What do I want to know about Sociocracy?
• How can I find out more about Sociocracy?
• What do I need to be able to use it where i live and work?
We intend the social to be relaxed and friendly, and fun as well as an opportunity for learning and networking. We intend to eat and get a drink together during the evening.
My personal answers to those questions:
1. My fantasy is that sociocracy is about equivalent power within a group or organsiation. It enables people to decide the important things that create the flavour of the group and enables indivduals to set in action OR implement the things that need to happen to move our intentions forward. It is a different way of thinking and acting about the way we work together.
2. I would like to test out the possibility that this form of governance could grow sustainable community organisations that flow with what needs to happen to develop our people, community and planet.
still thinking about the rest. Sue
I was speaking with Nate the other day and he showed me that sociocracy is about equivalent voice rather than eqivalent power.  I found that a very helpful distinction.  We are unique and have different levels of power expression - we cannot be equal and unique.  I have seen that to provide the space for equivalent voice within our busy lives is profoundly rewarding not only for the resultant decision but also for the feelings involved in how the contributions are received.
Following on from the recent Social, we discussed what format (and focus, location, host) would be useful. Keep it simple and stick with the beers? Dinner With Flipcharts? A facilitated get together focussed on developing the community, and addressing our needs? A co-learning workshop?

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