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The Theory and Practice of Sociocracy

A Modified Consensus Model for Collective Decision-Making

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June 10, 2016
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[Editor's note: Below are two videos explaining the concept of the governance structure known as Sociocracy, and providing a case-study of it's use in practice at the Lost Valley intentional community in Dexter, Oregon.  There will be a workshop on Sociocracy as part of the upcoming CommonBound conference in Buffalo, NY this July 8th.  And a special thanks to Jerry Koch-Gonzalez and EcoJaunt for putting in the time and effort to produce these lovely videos. You can find more videos from Jerry here and more from EcoJaunt here.]




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Jerry Koch-Gonzalez helps companies and organizations implement sociocracy to create adaptive and effective organizations where all members’ voices matter. He is a consultant and certified trainer in both Dynamic Governance/Sociocracy and Compassionate Communication (NVC), with a focus on governance, decision making, communication skills, and conflict resolution.


He has been a Board member of the Institute for Community Economics, United for a Fair Economy and Class Action, and a trainer with Movement for a New Society, the National Coalition Building Institute, DiversityWorks, Cambridge Youth Peace & Justice Corps, Lesley College Center for Peaceable Schools, Boston College Center for Social Justice, the Association for Resident Controlled Housing, and Spirit in Action.


Jerry is currently the CEO of The Sociocracy Consulting Group (itself a limited liability company run on sociocratic principles).  Jerry is a founding and current resident of Pioneer Valley Cohousing, a 21-year old community in Amherst MA that has been successfully using Sociocracy for the last 3.5 years.

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