Tag: Non-Violent Communication (NVC)

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”

A Sociocratic Movement?

I sat in on a conference call with the SociocraticConsultingGroup-en last week on forming an organization for sociocracy. I found the discussion to be about the same issues we had several years ago, when Socionet tried to form. It’s the same problem that the NVC organization has had, and that the Austin Belly dance group discussed on the sociocracy@yahoogroups.com list many years ago. The problem of conflicting aims and energies between professionals and enthusiasts. The… Read More . . . “A Sociocratic Movement?”

Addressing Emotions: Laird Schaub on Sociocracy

Emoticons Laird Schaub’s blog is Community and Consensus. In his Monday 18 August 2014 post, “Critique of Sociocracy,” he presents his “reservations” which are deep and well-stated. Some are quite justified and others misunderstandings. Just like anything else, it’s easy to get the wrong information. This is the second of several posts addressing the points I think are valid and those that are at least partly in error. Emotional Input One of Laird Schaub’s criticisms of… Read More . . . “Addressing Emotions: Laird Schaub on Sociocracy”

Conflict Resolution: Strategies vs Trust

With connecting over needs and empathizing with feelings going on, people don’t get hung up on strategies. Why not table discussion of strategies until there is universal agreement that all parties fully and deeply understand and appreciate each other’s feelings and needs, then strategies need not be points of conflict— but of creativity to find solutions that work for all. The reason Gerard was unable to use Kees Boeke’s style of consensus decision-making is that… Read More . . . “Conflict Resolution: Strategies vs Trust”

Family HEART Camp

Family HEART Camp Family HEART Camp is a sociocratically governed summer camp for families with children of all ages. Camps are conducted in West Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, and Hawaii. The Executive Director is Circle Sigma System founder Gregory Rouillard. HEART stands for Harmony, Ease, Authenticity, Respect, and Trust, important family values that Compassionate Communication supports us in living, both at camp and in the wider world. More on HEART Camp’s vision and values.

Circle Sigma System

Sigma Circle Solution Logo The circle is a universal symbol for wholeness and inclusion, while the Greek letter sigma denotes the sum of all parts of a whole. The Circle Sigma System provides a framework for groups to work together in connection toward wholeness as expressed by their common aim or goal. The organization and its members work in the context of shared core values and are guided by common central tenets. The system was developed by Gregory Rouillard… Read More . . . “Circle Sigma System”