|Today, Mon, Jan 18, last day for Sociocracy Course Early Bird Discount; responding to Melanie's question||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Diana Leafe Christian (dianaic.org)|
|Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 22:00:20 -0800 (PST)|
> Hello everyone, Thank you to everyone who participated in our free Sociocracy Overview classes, and thank you Carol Brook, for your kind words about them. My first reason for writing is to let folks know the Early Bird Discount price of $225 for our 10-week Online Sociocracy Course for intentional communities starting Feb. 8 runs through today, Monday, Jan 18 and ends tonight. The Regular Price, starting Tues, Jan 19, is $245-$445 sliding scale. Here's more information about the course, what it covers, how it focuses on using sociocracy in intentional communities specifically, and the various learning modes we use in it. https://tinyurl.com/SociocracyFeb2021 <https://tinyurl.com/SociocracyFeb2021> Second, I want to respond to Melanie G's question "Did Diane actually use these words "Sociocracy makes governing easy and takes away blockers and controllers and bullies in the consensus process," or are you paraphrasing?" > I didn't say it that way, and I don't see it that way. Rather, in my > experience, when a community meets what I call "the four necessary > conditions" for using sociocracy effectively, they can experience (1) having > better meetings, including less conflict in meetings, (2) getting more done, > (3) being better organized, and (4) feeling more connected to other community > members. > When a community uses all of what I call "the seven parts" of > sociocracy, the parts tend to mutually reinforce each other and serve as > checks and balances against abuses of power in meetings, such as the > controllers and bullies Melanie mentions. But just in meetings and the > self-governance process; there's no specific sociocracy process to deal with > controlling or bullying behaviors outside of meetings. To this point, sociocracy doesn't have a conflict resolution method, although the seven parts working together tend to reduce community conflict in meetings, and having better meetings tends to increase good will in a group. And there can certainly be a committee specifically to learn and practice antidotes to conflict, such as Nonviolent Communication, and the Restorative Circles conflict resolution method. Further to Melanie's question, there aren't "blockers" in sociocracy because there is no process for blocking. There are what are called "objections" to proposals, but these are concerns, not blocks, and are meant to be resolved. In sociocracy the bias is to move forward by meeting community goals and consenting to proposals. Third, while Melanie couldn't attend last week's free Sociocracy Overview classes, we're offering them again this week: Thursday evening, Jan 21 (5-7:30 pm Pacific Time, etc.) and Saturday, Jan 23 (10-11:30 am Pacific Time, etc.). We got such a huge response to this offer that the first set of classes filled up, then we arranged a second set, and they filled up too. But we found a way to accommodate more people, so now they're open again. Melanie, if you are able attend these next two free Sociocracy Overview classes, please do, and any other interested people as well. Just email diana [at] ic.org to register and I'll send you the Zoom link and short videos and handouts about the two topics we'll cover, Selecting People for Roles (Jan 21) and Role-Improvement Feedback (Jan 23). All good wishes, Diana Leafe Christian
Today, Mon, Jan 18, last day for Sociocracy Course Early Bird Discount; responding to Melanie's question Diana Leafe Christian, January 17 2021
- Today, Mon, Jan 18, last day for Sociocracy Course Early Bird Discount; responding to Melanie's question Melanie G, January 19 2021
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