John Schinnerer, Sociocracy Consultant, works all over the Pacific and Western States and 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. John 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 design. He applies his… Read More . . . “John Schinnerer, Hawaii and Western United States”
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”
Jerry Koch-Gonzalez is a certified sociocracy consultant who lives in Amherst MA. He was one of the founding partners of the Sociocracy Consulting Group. Then with Ted J. Rau, he became a co- founder of Sociocracy for All (SOFA) and the Sociocracy Academy. His focus is individual and organizational development in governance, decision-making, communication skills, and conflict resolution. His whole career has been in organizing, educating, and consulting for social justice in one forum or… Read More . . . “Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Massachusetts, US”
A video has been posted on YouTube that talks about using sociocracy at Lost Valley Intentional Community. This is a nice video for residential communities — cohousing, cooperatives, condominium, and intentional — because it talks about the values and benefits of creating a sociocracy without the corporate/business vocabulary and concerns. It is also set on the community grounds rather than in an office.
About Lost Valley
The Lost Valley Intentional Community is associated with… Read More . . . “Lost Valley Intentional Community, Eugene, Oregon”
The School of Media, Culture, and Design, Woodbury University in Burbank, California, a few miles from Los Angeles, consists of five departments that are well-integrated with the large media industry in the area. After the accreditation auditors expressed concern over the governance and cooperation between the five departments of the School of Media in 2007, the dean suggested they adopt sociocracy/dynamic governance. Enrollment was declining, there were no cross-disciplinary degrees, and management styles varied significantly. … Read More . . . “School of Media, Culture, and Design, Woodbury University, US”
Sociocracy is a governance method based on collaboration, self-organization, and distributed authority. It is designed for transparency, inclusiveness, and accountability. Democracy values freedom and equality but doesn’t have a governance structure guaranteed to ensure them. A Sociocratic Democracy uses the methods of sociocracy to achieve the values of democracy creating a practical and effective way to organize. This site is about sociocracy and the ways in which it can help democracy achieve its highest goal: freedom and equality for all, finally.
What you will find here
This site is a resource on sociocracy and democracy and the ways they support each other. It examines the principles and practices and the ways in which together they could better achieve their objectives. How would things get done in a sociocratic democracy?
New Edition of We the People
Updated and expanded second edition is now available in paper and digital versions—and in Spanish and Portuguese translations.
The sociocracy email discussion list was started in 2002. The list language is English, but members speak many languages if you have translation questions. We discuss anything related to sociocracy, democracy, and collaborative governance.