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 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 I… Read More . . . “Jerry Koch-Gonzalez”
Diana 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 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 ecological… Read More . . . “John Schinnerer, Hawaii”
Martin 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.
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 planetary… Read More . . . “Martin Grimshaw, England, UK”
Gregory 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 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… Read More . . . “Storm Integrated Solutions, US”