Building Enthusiastic Teams with Sociocracy, Greece, 2 – 9 Sept 2016

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Want to solve many of the problems commonly faced in the workplace? Want to be more self organised and collaborative? Feel like you’re not getting the best from yourself or your colleagues? 1 week learn & play retreat at the stunning Pelion Centre, Mount Pelion, Thessaly, Greece – part of the Kalikalos holistic education network. Just €400 including food and shared accommodation, and plenty of time for snorkelling and exploring.

Tues 10th May 16: Building Enthusiastic Teams With Sociocracy

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Tue 10 May 2016: Building Enthusiastic Teams with Sociocracy – a workshop with Martin Grimshaw, central London.
Get the basics of using and implementing tools for working smarter together: collaborative decision making in which everyone can participate and that harnesses everyone’s ingenuity, innovation every day, continuous improvement, fixing the hierarchy, transforming differing opinions into a resource, and more efficient meetings.

Thurs 20 – Fri 21 August ’15: Deep shift and radical innovation with Open Space

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Experiential 2 day co-learning workshop: Brighton, with Martin Grimshaw and Francois Knuchel.

The art of hosting participant-led unConferences, solving complex problems, accelerating action, leading change in organisations, and hosting conversations that matter.

Do you want a way to rapidly launch new projects, bring participation, engagement, equality and inclusion to your organisation or event? To harness collective ingenuity for problem solving? To lead transformation that is real and lasting? To drive innovation?

Learn how to organise and facilitate gatherings using Open Space Technology, a method by which a large group of people can organise themselves into a conference….

Sociocracy For Dummies 4-11 September 2015, Greece

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While the word Sociocracy may be unfamiliar, its roots go back to philosopher and founder of Sociology Auguste Comte, via Quaker peace activists. Today it is used in businesses and communities looking to work more effectively and enjoyably. You might think of Sociocracy as what comes after democracy; a deeper, more genuine form of democracy, that can help us do a better job of working and relating with each other, whether at work, in community or at home. In this workshop you will experience and learn for yourself that beyond big words and ideas, the essence of Sociocracy is simple and elegant, that it can easily be applied to improve many aspects of your life…

Deep Shift: An unManifesto for Community CoLearning

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Written primarily for a Transition Towns audience, this article describes the joy of hosting, organising, participating in training events that seek to create a deep personal shift or equip communities with useful skills. It talks of partnerships to co-create capacity building and skill sharing. It talks of the 21st Century approach to facilitating learning rather than imparting knowledge at people.