Jerry Kock-GonzalesIntermediate Skill Level •  Telecourses
Sociocratic Meeting Facilitation: For All the Meetings in Your Life
with CNVC Certified Trainer Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Certified Dynamic Governance Consultant John Buck and Greg Rouillard
Fee: $195.00 USD This course is limited to 25 participants to increase learning and connection. Please register early to ensure your space!

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Course Dates:  
  03/07/11 • 5:00pm-7:00pm PST (1:00am-3:00am GMT / 03/08)  My Time Zone?
  03/14/11 • 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT (12:00am-2:00am GMT / 03/15)  My Time Zone?
  03/21/11 • 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT (12:00am-2:00am GMT / 03/22)  My Time Zone?
  03/28/11 • 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT (12:00am-2:00am GMT / 03/29)   My Time Zone?
  04/04/11 • 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT (12:00am-2:00am GMT / 04/05)   My Time Zone?
  04/11/11 • 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT (12:00am-2:00am GMT / 04/12)   My Time Zone?
Duration: 12 hours (2 hours per session)
Audio/Video Downloads: All registrants receive access to course recordings
Course Dates: 03/07/11 - 04/11/11

Full Description

  • Do you ever feel frustrated about making decisions and getting things done, and long for a way to work together in connection AND achieve effective outcomes?
  • Would you like to learn to facilitate effective and efficient meetings that nurture connection, equivalence and mutuality, while producing decisions that leave participants feeling energized and excited?

You are invited to join CNVC Certified Trainer Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Greg Rouillard and Certified Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) Consultant John Buck for this six-week teleclass to learn how to transform your method of meeting facilitation. Many NVC organizations have begun using sociocratic tools, including circle meetings and decision making by consent, with satisfying results.

This highly interactive class begins with a basic grounding in sociocratic organization, contains a strong focus on specific skills for facilitating circle meetings and consent decision making, and concludes with some ideas for implementing sociocratic tools in your group or organization. Prior experience with sociocratic organization or consent decision-making is not required.

During this online class, you will learn and practice the following skills for effective meeting facilitation:

  • Setting the stage for an effective meeting through careful preparation
  • Creating ease for all participants by maintaining precise awareness of the stages of the meeting and steps in the decision making process
  • Responding to facilitation challenges 'in the moment' with clarity, competence, and compassion
  • Balancing chaos and order to produce creative results with full participation
  • Selecting people for tasks and positions with mutuality, joy and ease
  • Measuring meeting results to improve the quality of future meetings

Session Topics:

  1. Integrating NVC, Sociocracy and Leadership
  2. Circle meetings and double-linking
  3. Facilitation formats
  4. Facilitating elections using NVC and consent decision making
  5. Proposed decisions - an efficient process for identifying and meeting everyone’s needs
  6. Applying the concepts to your practice group, office and family

Prerequisites: Intermediate skill level.

About the Training Team:

Greg, Jerry, and John will be working as a team to teach dynamic governance and how it can support your NVC-related activities. Jerry will be the lead instructor and Greg and John will join the classes depending on the topics for the day. John is certified as a dynamic governance consultant by the Sociocratisch Centrum in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Jerry is a CNVC certified trainer and is being mentored by John toward dynamic governance certification. Greg is deeply involved in NVC activities and is also being mentored by John toward dynamic governance.

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