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1st Sociocratic Study Circle meeting and teleconference on 12 April 2012
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This conference is based in Brighton UK for face-2-face contact.  It will be facilitated by John Buck during his visit to the UK.  We will make arrangements for teleconference facilities.The…Continue

Tags: leadership, organisational democracy, organisational development, study circle, uk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Francois Knuchel Apr 6, 2012.

19th November Facilitation programme-Brixton

Workshop this Friday 19 November, London: Group Processes in Collaborative GovernanceApologies for the short notice. As part of the ongoing Facilitative Leadership Programme delivered by London…Continue

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Started Nov 18, 2010

Sociocracy Social
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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…Continue

Tags: 4th november, brixton village, socials, sociocracy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Bell Sep 6, 2011.

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"Hello Sue , hope im writing in the right place , not very good with technology ;  ) Forgive my late reply , i was really pleased to hear from you just been bit caught up... You asked how i would like to use sociocracy , my main interest at the…"
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Francois Knuchel replied to Sue Bell's discussion Sociocratic Study Circle Design teleconference 12th APRIL 2012 10-12noon
"PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LET  SUE KNOW IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE (BELOW) SO THAT SHE CAN SEND THE MEETING OR TELECONFERENCING DETAILS TO YOU."
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" send me your email details suebell@lifejourneys.co.uk and i will make sure you get them Sue"
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"Hello Les Great to welcome you to the site.  Have you seen the invites for the Conference and Study Club design session with teleconferencing after Easter? best wishes Sue Bell"
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Sociocratic Study Circle Design teleconference 12th APRIL 2012 10-12noon

This conference is based in Brighton UK for face-2-face contact.  It will be facilitated by John Buck during his visit to the UK.  We will make arrangements for teleconference facilities.The intention is to find out who would like to join a sociocratic study circle based from the UK. The design is intended to include people in organising the process and outputs that will be favourable for their learning and practice in sociocratic organisation and principles.Let me know if you want further…See More
Mar 28, 2012
Sue Bell replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Establishing a new Sociocratic Study Circle in the UK
"I will let you know how to connect with our teleconference and if that fits with the telecommun ications and your family OK if not we will let you know what is happening. Have a great holiday. Sue"
Mar 27, 2012
Sue Bell replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Establishing a new Sociocratic Study Circle in the UK
"Hi Liz  We intend to have a teleconference for the design of the UK sociocratic study circle between 10-12noon on Thursday 12th April.  It will be based in Brighton but let me know if you want the details to connect to the conference.…"
Mar 27, 2012
Sue Bell replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Establishing a new Sociocratic Study Circle in the UK
"Hi Ian   We intend to have a teleconference to set up the design with John Buck for our UK sociocratic study circle.  This will be between 10-12noon on Thursday 12th April.  It will be based in Brighton.  I will be sending out…"
Mar 27, 2012
Sue Bell replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Establishing a new Sociocratic Study Circle in the UK
"Hi Johnny   We intend to have a teleconference discussion on Thursday 12th April which will be based in Brighton.  Hope you can join us in person OR on the teleconference. looking forward to meeting you. Sue"
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"Hello Deb  A delight to have you join us. Thanks for your explanations about your present work with sociocracy.  We look forward to many conversations from both sides of the world. best wishes Sue"
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Sue Bell replied to Martin Grimshaw's discussion Establishing a new Sociocratic Study Circle in the UK
"That is a really good question Liz.  DecisionLab is one of the trading parts of SEED, the first sociocratic co-operative in England.  SociocracyUK is.... well what do you think?  We are in the process of finding out.  Would you…"
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the film about the growth of transition town brixton

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walking through brixton yesterday and met felix, who is going to make a film about the collaborative growth of TTB. he makes amazing films, we were really lucky to have him working with the Brixton Pound.

looking forward to what will happen. Thanks Felix

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At 6:43 on September 14, 2013, Sahajatara said…

Hello Sue , hope im writing in the right place , not very good with technology ;  )

Forgive my late reply , i was really pleased to hear from you just been bit caught up...

You asked how i would like to use sociocracy , my main interest at the moment is how it may be applied to a political party .I was recently at a G.M and there was a vote which pretty much divided the room.I was on 'the winning side' , but it did not feel good ! Having been in this other group run along sociocratic principles I found the whole 'democracy' thing really harsh and outdated , with one half of th e room left feeling bad and no sense of harmony.and I would love to be able to change the way we do things.

I mentioned it briefly to Martin G. and he said it would prob involve meetings breaking out into smaller groups , havent had chance to explore it with him more coz we real busy with the Transition initiative , but its something that occupies my thoughts alot.

Love Sahajatara

At 0:47 on March 21, 2012, Deb Hipperson said…

Hi Sue, I'm not sure if I responded to this message.  It looks like I might not have?

I am appreciating your welcome into the group and feel exited to see Scott Mieras pop up plus Ray Taylor (NVC connections).

I look forward to connecting with your further.

Warmly, Deb

At 16:49 on December 5, 2011, Ray Taylor said…

Hi Sue thanks for your welcome - please tell me more about the study circle

At 10:15 on October 25, 2011, Emma-Kate Rose said…
Hi Sue, thanks for your message.  We would love to welcome you to Brisbane when you are next in Australia.  We would be very interested in online training, both for our enterprise and for our local transition town group.  One of the misfortunes of living 'down under' is that resources are fairly limited in the area of sociocracy.  Please let me know how I can access the online courses.  Go well, Emma
At 13:08 on September 14, 2011, Murray Stentiford said…

Hi Sue. What a warm welcome ... thank you. Yes, John led a group of about 22 in the weekend of 27-28 August near Auckland, New Zealand. It was quite an experience. Intense, hugely satisfying yet just a beginning, and in beaut company. He's going to lead an online coaching session for part of the group on 19 September.

My hopes? Immediately, that a colleague and I can introduce some sociocratic processes to the Theosophical Society in NZ. We dipped our toes in the water a tiny bit last weekend, but I can see we have a way to go, in a process that will yet unfold. Thanks for your interest.

At 19:27 on September 4, 2011, Caroline Hughes said…
Hi Sue, I have recently been on a community holiday in kalikalos, Greece, and heard about Sociocracy while away, and really would like to get to know more about it. I work in the health service as a cognitive behaviour therapist. Thanks Caroline
At 6:38 on September 3, 2011, Sue Bell said…

Hello Marella.  We have introduced it with some training days into the meetings of the Directors and Working Group Convenors.  It seems to give us shorter, more lively meetings and very clear contributions from everyone about each agenda item.

I am learning how to use it in the Heart&Soul group.  The most valuable things I use at the moment are the 4 authentic powers, the proposal process towards consent and the election process.  It is simple and clear and seems to leave less grumbles from people about unsatifactory decisions.

At 15:39 on August 27, 2011, marella fyffe said…

How are you getting on using collaborative governance with your Transiton group?

 

At 18:04 on October 28, 2010, Martin Grimshaw said…
Hi Sue

Thanks, nice work. Wonder if we should add the Personal Development Q's on the social event? Or perhaps it would be useful as a discussion elsewhere on the site?

xx
At 11:41 on October 28, 2010, Francois Knuchel said…
Hi Sue, thanks for your thanks, but I'm not sure what you're thanking me for, what's "this"? Regardless, I'll be there on 4th November, looking forward to meeting you then.
 
 
 

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