Foundations of Sociocracy – Weekend Workshop (on-line)

May 16th, 2020

Date(s) - 16/05/2020 - 17/05/2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


This training is designed for anyone wanting to bring best practice to living in community. If you have ever experienced community breakdown, felt unsafe or ignored in meetings, or are uncertain about community living, then this is for you. Communities need to build connection and a sense of belonging. Sociocracy holds people in clear processes, in alignment, and in common purpose. Learn how to share responsibility and leadership and look with fresh eyes at how you live and work together. Make your community dream on paper be how it feels in practise!


  • listening,
  • aligning on purpose,
  • running effective meetings,
  • presenting proposals,
  • coordinating work, &
  • making decisions.

The principles of sociocracy allow a community to manage itself effectively while incorporating the wisdom of every member.  It distributes power, grows leadership and promotes renewal. Sociocracy invites participation & allows community to flourish in changing times.

Creating communities that SHINE!


Note that the dates and session times have been adjusted slightly to accommodate for online delivery of this workshop to ensure the amount of time participants spend in front of a computer each day is manageable.  The session times for Saturday 16 May and Sunday 17 May are 9:30 to 12:30 in the morning and 2 to 5pm in the afternoon.  An additional session has been scheduled for Saturday 23 May from 2-5pm.  These adjustments have the additional benefit of providing an opportunity to review and process the course material between sessions. The total number of hours is 15 hours which is required for the Foundations Course.

The dates and session times are as follows:

  • Saturday 16 May:  9:30 to 12:30 & 2 to 5pm
  • Sunday 17 May: 9:30 to 12:30 & 2 to 5pm
  • Saturday 23 May: 2 to 5pm


Gina Price has spent 11 years leading workshops in Sociocracy across sectors & across countries in-person and online. She is a founding member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group, a mentor of the Sociocracy Academy, and an external board member of Narara Ecovillage, where she has guided the implementation of sociocracy over 10 years. Gina became a certified trainer through Sociocratisch Centrum Nederland in 2008 and she works with businesses, communities and schools. She is inspired by long polar nights enlivened by the dancing lights of the aurora



Responsibility – “I now feel empowered by the group. Our Co-operative members meetings have shifted from being run by one board member to having a team contributing and taking on responsibility for the meeting. Sociocracy works and the community is becoming strong!”   Tony Hester, Site Manager, Narara Ecovillage, NSW, Australia

Cooperation – “Sociocracy allows us to get things done while engaging and involving everyone in a positive way. People come to meetings more prepared and more informed, which saves a lot of time.”  Hope V. Horton, Hart’s Mill Ecovillage, Efland, North Carolina, USA

Trust – “Sociocracy has allowed us to have open-hearted conversations about emotionally-laden topics and develop policies we were not able to handle before. One visitor, new to sociocracy, was in awe of the trust and open communication in our meeting.” Cynthia Kennedy, Founding Member, Dance Floor International, UK