‘Sociocracy’ workshop

Event Start Date:
5th February 2016
Event End Date:
7th February 2016
Event Venue:
J.P. Nagar, Bangalore

Connext Coaching and Facilitation invites you to ‘Sociocracy – design for collaborative governance’,  a non-residential workshop

Dates: 5 to 7 February 2016 (Friday – Sunday)
Venue: Nurture International Pre-School, J P Nagar, Bangalore

What does this workshop offer?

Around the world, people in communities, organizations, corporations, and political parties are looking for:

  • A spirit of co-creation, co-responsibility and collective ownership of decision-making
  • Efficient and meaningful ways to make collaborative decisions
  • Communication and integration between different parts of organizations and communities
  • Full transparency with safety and trust among team members.


Sociocracy is a design system that makes these goals achievable. Its dynamic governance principles involve everyone in the organization’s decision-making processes; their voices matter equally. It is inspired by the Quakers, Cybernetics and nature’s way of operating.

It was developed in The Netherlands, first at an alternate school where the children’s learning space was governed in the spirit of partnership, and later at an electrical engineering company set up as an intentional management science laboratory. Since then, for-profit corporations, NGOs, schools, religious groups, communities, and networks in Europe, North and South America, and a few places in Oceania, Africa and Asia, including India, are using it successfully.

The workshop will be facilitated by John Buck and Shammi Nanda
(Please scroll down to read more about the facilitators)

“Sociocracy is unique in the way it uses intelligent processes to bring
people together with an eye for effectiveness and equality
like no other model that I have ever seen so far in this world”

– Ashok Subramanian,
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) trainer,
Shinota Consulting, Bangalore.


This workshop is being offered on a sliding scale, ranging from Rs 6000 to Rs 12000. The contributions will help us meet our costs for the venue hire, air travel for two facilitators, food, handouts, local travel, to pay an honorarium to our facilitator John Buck, who has been generous in offering his time and energy to sharing Sociocracy in India. If you pay on the higher end it will allow us to offer additional honorarium to John and support those who find it challenging to pay the minimum amount.

We believe that as we learn and grow together we take care of all those who offer us their gifts while also fostering a spirit of care for all the people in our communities. 

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10_MKTEaepkcq2gEiruMB_gWLH7FamGippgJOuL10UFc/viewform

For any queries, please write to: connextcoaching@gmail.com

About the facilitators:

John Buck: A certified Sociocratic Organizational Consultant, John heads The Sociocracy Group operations in the United States. His career includes an extensive for-profit management experience. As a consultant he has led dozens of Sociocracy implementation projects for a variety of organizations, resulting in greater effectiveness and increased employee engagement. He believes that basic values such as equality, liberty, and transparency can make our work places dramatically more sustainable, elegant, and profitable.

He excels in customizing sociocratic principles to each organization’s particular concerns, work schedules, and professional focus. John has translated numerous documents from the original Dutch and is co-author (with Sharon Villines) of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy. He has also been instrumental in bringing Socioracy to the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and had collaborated with Marshall Rosenberg and various NVC trainers to successfully implement it in their organization. To know more about John and Sociocracy, visit www.sociocracyconsulting.com.

 Shammi Nanda: Shammi has been working on Nonviolent Communication(NVC) and sharing it all over India for the last five years. He has been searching for systems and processes which can allow genuine collaboration in our organisations and found Sociocracy as the most effective and inclusive system. For the last two years he has been learning and sharing Sociocracy in his communities and is passionate about bringing it to the people in South Asia.

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