L’École Internationale des Chefs, the international school for leaders, training in sociocratic principles and methods. How to guide other individuals, groups, and organizations, and manage a communication and decision-making structure that promotes the development of individuals and the organization in respect of the environment. Leadership training and listening. Also provides ongoing professional training groups to help maintain a culture of practice in sociocracy.
Sociogest is one of the oldest sociocracy consulting firms, specializing in management training and organizational development. It was started by Gilles Charest, a consultant with 40 years of organizational development experience, who also melds his training in Gestalt psychology with sociocracy to teach leadership skills. The firm has an international network of consultants in French-speaking countries, the United States, and Holland.… Read more “Sociogest, Longueuil and Lac Simon, Québec, Canada”
The school has become famous in Holland because it offers a 50-week school year in order to meet parents needs for childcare as well as education for their children. The children, as young as six, work with the parents, the teacher, and an outside expert to evaluate the student’s progress … Read more “De School, Zandvoort, The Netherlands”
Changing the World by Changing the Way We Make Decisions
Sociocracy, participatory decision-making creates systems that allow people to express full potential, says consultant
Monday August 08, 2011 — Camille Jensen, AxiomNews
Co-founding Decision Lab one year ago, Whitestone says the U.K.-based organization aims to … Read more “Aptivate Adopts Sociocracy”
“Ethical IT for International Development”
Website and software developers providing technical support for international development initiatives by other non-profits, charities, NGOs, facilitators, and trainers. Aptivate provides hosting services and advice on strategy, policy, implementation and procurement and build robust, accessible and usable software, mobile and web services. Specializes in low-bandwidth solutions for the web .
… Read more “Aptivate, Cambridge, England, UK”
Aptivate believes in the power of knowledge and communication to alleviate poverty, suffering and conflict, and in the right
This is a wonderful little book by the CEO of Semco, a corporation in Brazil. His father started the company and in 1980s passed it along to his rather young son who built a new kind of corporation using “open management” and advocating a “natural” and “democratic” workplace for “industrial citizens.”
In 1984, Semco acquired a Brazilian subsidiary of Hobart and Semler describes how he began changing the structure of management. It began with lunch … Read more “Maverick by Riccardo Semler”
Terra Viva is an agribusiness centered in São Paulo, Brazil begin by the Schoenmaker family in 1959 to grow gladiolas. Though not mentioned on their website, Gerard Endenburg consulted with the owner in the 1970s to develop the company using sociocracy. They now have more than a thousand workers and focus on bulbs and plants for flowers and vegetables.
Their website includes a discussion of the company’s philosophy including an organizational chart, but does not … Read more “Terra Viva, São Paulo, Brazil”
The Sociocratisch Centrum was founded by Gerard Endenburg who developed the Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method.
In 2014, it reorganized and became The Sociocracy Group (TSG) to distinguish itself as an international consulting firm with affiliates in many countries. The Sociocracy Group serves as a professional association for certified facilitators, trainers, and consultants, and oversees the Certification of Sociocratic Experts worldwide.
The standards, norms, and certification process are posted on the site. Along with an international list … Read more “The Sociocracy Group”
The Asheville Movement Collective began transitioning to sociocracy in 2010 after working with John Buck. Their vision, mission, aim:
VISION: A world that moves in harmony where all are free to be their authentic selves within a loving community.
MISSION: Inspiring authenticity and healthy community through free-form dance
AIM: Hosting dance waves for personal and community transformation
Summary of sociocracy as they use it and diagrams of their organizational structure: