Thursday 3rd July, 2014
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sociocracy is being talked about a lot at the moment – but even for those who have read about it – the question that often comes up is “Yes, but what does that look like”.
This session is designed to give people a hands-on experience of working in a sociocratic manner. In particular, we will show how leadership is distributed, how decisions are made and action plans formed.
As well as a highly practical demonstration of a few methods and tools, the session offers an insight as to whether sociocracy appeals to you and might be helpful to your organisation. Finally, the topics we cover should result in some useful takeaways in terms of changes you want to prioritise in your day-to-day work.
Participants will gain:
* Practical hands-on experience of some sociocratic processes
* Tips or techniques to apply immediately in the workplace
* A very general overview of what sociocracy is and its relevance in the current climate of change and the role of busines
* A group action plan to spark change beyond the conference.
Helping organisations lead from an emergent future
Francois' experience of using circle management methods in the Japanese automotive industry has influenced his passion for re-imagining the way we work together, and he is keen to implement deeper forms of participatory democracy in the workplace. He runs Open2Flow and is an active governing member of Sociocracy UK. Apart from running workshops in sociocracy, Francois is also an Open Space Facilitator, and has recently co-launched CATERFLY helping other consultants, trainers and coaches implement new approaches (agile, lean, sociocracy) holistically in their organisations or clients.
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