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Democratic Dialog & Deliberation

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November 9, 2023

Using Sociocracy to Support Harmony and Connection

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Through sociocracy you can design feedback systems so everyone in your community knows what is going on and can be heard on matters that affect them. In this webinar, recorded on December 2022, Sociocracy for All’s Ted Rau and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez share in dept knowledge about using consensus to foster a sense of harmony and connection in your group.

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August 21, 2023

Ecology Councils: Grassroots Climate Strategies from Mesopotamia

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In different parts of Mesopotamia environmental movements have been feverishly nurturing the emergence of the grassroots institution of the ecology council for the preservation of communal livelihoods.

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June 22, 2023

Navigating the Boundary Between Transparency and Discretion

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Some suggestions for navigating transparency and discretion in conflict in intentional communities.

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June 20, 2023

Transformation through Sociocracy and Participatory Budgeting

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A session on participatory budgeting and sociocracy by two co-directors of the Participatory Budgeting Project. Presented at the Sociocracy Annual Conference 2023.

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March 27, 2023

Design Principles for Radically Unorthodox Movement-building

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The networks, organizations, and movements that we generate reflect the quality of our own consciousness in the moment. What does the global state of human consciousness tell us then about the movements that we're capable of building?

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March 2, 2023

Slovenia’s IMZ celebrates 10 years of citizens’ assemblies

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I spoke with representatives from The Initiative for Citywide Assembly (Iniciativa mestni zbor – IMZ) about the non-partisan, self-organized municipal assemblies in Maribor, Slovenia that has now been active for 10 years. IMZ shares its rich experiences, offering insights into organizing and facilitation, organizational structure and culture, community, diversity, intersectional activism, and more. 

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January 30, 2023

Is “Good Enough” Good Enough?

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Only experimentation helps us understand what’s working, and that’s why the bias towards trying something out and getting out of our head, and getting a show on the road is so important.

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January 23, 2023

Mountain Equipment Catastrophe

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Dru Oja Jay is joined by Kevin Harding, one of the organizers of a spirited hail-mary attempt to save Mountain Equipment Co-op from being sold off to a US private equity firm.

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October 27, 2022

Noise

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What Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, and Cass Sunstein's new book Noise has to offer for decision making in cooperatives.