Category: Learning More

Many are interested in learning more about sociocracy but it is impossible to maintain a current list of consultants, trainers, and workshops. I  have included centers and organizations around the world where you can study or connect to resources. Unless otherwise noted, the listings are for stable organizations that have been teaching and consulting for several years. And teach methods that are strongly based on sociocratic principles.

Jerry Koch-Gonzalez

Gerard Endenburg and Jerry Koch-Gonzales

Jerry Koch-Gonzalez is one of the most devoted and active teachers and trainers of sociocracy today. The breadth and degree of his enthusiasm and commitment are masked by his quiet and unassuming manner. At the cohousing conference in 2015, I was almost an hour late for my presentation because I had remembered the wrong time. When I arrived everyone was intently focused on the other end of the room. I couldn’t even get their attention when … Read more “Jerry Koch-Gonzalez”

Diana Leafe Christian, United States

Diana Leafe Christian

Diana Leafe ChristianDiana is the author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities and Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community (New Society Publishers, 2003, 2005). She teaches Sociocracy to intentional communities — including ecovillages and cohousing communities — in North America and internationally. She also leads workshops on starting  all varieties of intentional communities, how existing communities can succeed and thrive, and on governance and decision-making.

As … Read more “Diana Leafe Christian, United States”

John Schinnerer, Hawaii

John Schinnerer

John SchinnererJohn Schinnerer lives in Hawaii and works all over the Pacific and Western States, as well as online. He is a whole systems design consultant, teacher, and facilitator who develops cultural and ecological systems for a variety of public, private, and nonprofit clients. He is a partner at the Sociocracy Consulting Group.

Since 1996, he has studied, worked, taught, and published in the realms of human relatings, governance, and decision-making systems, appropriate technology and … Read more “John Schinnerer, Hawaii”

Martin Grimshaw, England, UK

Red Butterfly, Logo for There's a Better Way.

Martin GrimshawMartin Grimshaw is a facilitator, trainer and organizational consultant based in the south of England. He works with groups, teams and individuals to help them find better ways of working and living.

Red Butterfly, Logo for There's a Better Way.Martin is the founder of There’s Better Ways of Working: Tools for a Smarter Planet, where he works with clients in implementing healthier and happier collaboration.


He also co-founded SociocracyUK and DecisionLab, and provides tools for participation, and systems for organizational and Read more “Martin Grimshaw, England, UK”

Gregory Rouillard, US

Gregory Rouillard

Gregory RouillardGregory Rouillard, M.S., M.Div., is a Boulder native who grew up in a small town in western Colorado before attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Following graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served for twenty years as an AV-8B Harrier pilot and in numerous other roles. He earned a Master of Science in Operations Research at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 2003 and retired … Read more “Gregory Rouillard, US”

Storm Integrated Solutions, US

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Logo for Storm Integrated SolutionsStorm Integrated Solutions provides organizational governance solutions to communities, voluntary organizations, government agencies, non-profits, and small businesses. The principal is Gregory Rouillard who developed the Circle Sigma System. Based on Boulder, Colorado, they work with clients in other locations.

Our primary transformational framework is The Circle Sigma System, an integrated application of the Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method, Compassionate Communication, and Restorative Circles. We offer the following services:

  • Public workshops and training events
  • Telephonic and web-based trainings
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Sociocracy Consulting Group

The Sociocracy Consulting Group, LLC, is an international consulting firm formed in 2013 by several certified consultants including John Buck, the first sociocracy consultant in the United States. It is  a division of the Global Sociocracy Group, with head offices in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

We are a team of passionate believers in equivalence, effectiveness, and transparency. We combine a diversity of backgrounds with a common vision, mission, and aim.

Clients choose us time and

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Gina Price, Australia

Gina Price is a certified trainer in sociocracy and a partner in the international Sociocracy Consulting Group and does training online and in Australia. Gina has been interested in the way people organize themselves since spending a year on an Antarctic Base in 1985. She experience includes working with groups in wilderness adventures, scientific expeditions, a Quaker community in Alaska, and an ecovillage development project.

Gina has been learning about and working with the Sociocratic … Read more “Gina Price, Australia”

Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Massachusetts, US

Pioneer Valley Cohousing

Jerry Koch GonzalezJerry Koch-Gonzalez is a certified sociocracy consultant  and  partner in the Sociocracy Consulting Group. His focus is individual and organizational development in governance, decision-making, communication skills, and conflict resolution. His career has been in  organizing, educating, and consulting for social justice.

The approaches he uses are sociocracy/dynamic governance, Non-Violent Communication and Mediation, Restorative Circles, and Transformational Mediation. The organizations with which he has worked include Movement for a New Society, the National Coalition Building … Read more “Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Massachusetts, US”