Sociocracy Event
From: Nathan Brown (
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 12:22:50 -0700 (PDT)

I have included a Brochure below for the Sociocracy event
that Sharon mentioned a few days ago.

Please let me know if you would like to attend, if you
know others who might like to attend, or if you want to
be informed of future sociocracy events.



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Community Alive!

Helping Groups Govern Themselves

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*Saturday, June 26th, 2004       Washington, DC*


Afternoon Workshop

Benefits of attending the afternoon workshop.

Topics to be covered in the afternoon workshop.

__Evening Network
Circle Meeting

Benefits of attending the evening Network Circle Meeting.

Topics to be covered in the Network Circle Meeting.



Spend an afternoon and evening with Gerard Endenburg, a key founder of Sociocracy, here in the U.S. for a limited time.

*Afternoon*: A workshop on sociocracy by Gerard Endenburg (2:00pm - 5:00pm)

*Dinner*: Eat at local restaurants (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

*Evening*: Networking circle meeting; experience a circle in action (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Attend either session or both!

"How to Build a Better Society and the Role of Community." Familiarity with sociocracy is helpful for the workshop but not a prerequisite.

You will:

   * Talk directly with Gerard Endenburg (this is a great opportunity
     since Gerard's time is in great demand in Europe),

   * Acquire new ideas for accelerating the process of bringing the
     benefits of real community to more people, and

   * Gain new insights into the importance of decision-making and
     governance in developing healthy communities and supporting
     innovative organization building methods.

Gerard will talk about his deep insights into the nature of leadership and his vision for bettering our society. This will include:

   * How he is working to develop healthy communities in towns and
     cities and

   * The political vacuum he sees at the neighborhood level and the
     importance of filling that vacuum with thoughtful structures, such
     as socially responsible businesses, community mediation centers, etc.

Gerard Endenburg and John Buck, an American consultant, will facilitate a Network Circle Meeting.

You will:

   * Receive support and guidance for bringing sociocracy into your own
     communities and organizations,

   * Deepen your understanding of sociocracy by participating in a
     meeting that is governed sociocractically, and

   * Explore opportunities for on-going collaboration with others who
     are using sociocracy.

The circle meeting will include:

   * Discussion of your experiences with Sociocracy,

   * The current organization of networking circles in The Netherlands, and

   * Creating an on-going networking circle here in the
     Baltimore-Washington area.

Sociocracy is a unique and practical method for helping groups to govern themselves. The model includes everyone in policy-making decisions while also providing a clear structure that creates efficient and participatory decision-making.

Gerard Endenburg, a Dutch engineer and professor at the University of Maastrict School of Business, developed the sociocratic model in his electrical engineering company. He later expanded the model for use in many types of businesses organizations and community groups in a number of countries. For further background, see <>.

John Buck of Columbia Maryland will assist Gerard. John is certified as a sociocratic organizational consultant by the Sociocratisch Centrum Nederland.

Location, cost, contact to register__


Takoma Park area in Washington DC. For the street address contact Nathan Brown below.

      Afternoon session is $65.  Evening session is $35.

Attend both sessions: $85.

Deadline to register Tuesday, June 22.

*To register, please contact the event coordinator, Nathan Brown, nathan [at] <mailto:nathan [at]> or (202) 726-0144.*

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