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.

Ted J. Rau

Ted Rau, co-founder of Sociocracy for All (Sofa) and author of Many Voices, One Song. Ted J. Rau is a linguist, videographer, and singer-songwriter. He learned about sociocracy when he moved into a sociocratically run cohousing community. Seeing how effective decision-making was there, and enjoying the flow in sociocratic meetings, he realized, “I am leaving the meeting even more refreshed and energized than I came.” Ted understood that sociocracy, particularly in combination with NVC, was big and potentially world-changing. Ted started paying attention to the suffering that ineffective meetings bring… Read More . . . “Ted J. Rau”

Erin Young, Sociocracy Consultant

Photo of Erin Young Erin Young helps change agents access wisdom and tools to collaborate and thrive for a better world – activating group intelligence to turn inspiration into impact. Collaborative decision-making and governance tools (Sociocracy) and holistic design for people systems (Social Permaculture) are her primary frameworks; all nature-inspired and informed. Erin is a consultant, trainer, mediator, and facilitator. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Hons) from Brisbane’s Griffith University (2004), and gained her first permaculture design… Read More . . . “Erin Young, Sociocracy Consultant”

Sheella Mierson, Sociocracy Consultant, Western States

Photo of Sheella Mierson Sheella Mierson, a member of the Sociocracy Consulting Group, helps individuals and organizations design structures, processes, and relationships for creative collaboration. She supports her clients aligning goals, policies, & operations throughout their organization; setting up collaborative structures & processes to make policy decisions; accessing their group’s collective intelligence; and designing their relationships for collaboration and productivity. She works on multiple levels, from organizational to interpersonal, empowering clients to address the challenges they face. Her passion… Read More . . . “Sheella Mierson, Sociocracy Consultant, Western States”

Linda Coté, Sociocracy Consultant, New England

Photo of Linda Coté Linda Coté’s passion is to enable businesses and organizations to collaborate better in order to work more efficiently and make more inclusive decisions, encouraging creativity through a more participatory working environment. She can assist clients through facilitation, training and consulting to modify their existing practices in order to allow better integration of staff ideas, increasing staff morale and ultimately improving their end product or service. Since graduating from college, Linda has worked in several fields:… Read More . . . “Linda Coté, Sociocracy Consultant, New England”

Resources on Sociocracy

The following books are the core of studies available in English. There are many more articles and books listed in WorldCat and works in other languages. Gerard Endenburg Works by Gerard Endenburg were originally published in Dutch during the 19980’s. Not all of his work has been translated. Most were reprinted in the late 20th century by Eburon, a university press in Delft. WorldCat is a good resource for finding copies in libraries. Sometimes there… Read More . . . “Resources on Sociocracy”

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 I… Read More . . . “Jerry Koch-Gonzalez”