Greg Rouillard, John Buck and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez
Gregory Rouillard, M.S., M.Div. grew up in a small town in western Colorado and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for twenty years as an AV-8B Harrier pilot and in numerous other roles. He earned a Master of Science in Operations Research at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 2003 and retired from the Marines in 2008.
Near the end of his career as a Marine, Gregory met John Buck and began to study and practice the Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method. At about the same time he began to study and practice Compassionate Communication with Capital NVC, an organization in the Washington, D.C. area which became his first Sociocratic consulting client.
After moving back home to Colorado in 2009, Gregory developed the Way of Community philosophy and framework and continued to refine his understanding and embodied application of its methods. He has walked the community journey with numerous groups around the U.S., including NVC organizations in Denver and Madison, Wisconsin, the Boulder Valley School District, cohousing communities in Colorado, Utah, Virginia and Oklahoma, and faith communities in Virginia, Colorado, Utah, California, Washington, Arizona, Texas and Hawaii. Since 2015 he has been working closely with the Kalikalos Holistic Learning Community in the Pilio region of central Greece.
Gregory holds a Master of Divinity degree from Naropa University and is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
John Buck is a Certified Sociocratic Organizational Consultant, who heads operations in TSCG’s Washington, DC region.
He has led dozens of Dynamic Governance implementation projects for a variety of organizations, resulting in greater efficiency and increased employee engagement. He believes that such basic values as equality, liberty, and transparency can make our work places dramatically more sustainable, elegant, and profitable.
He excels in customizing Dynamic Governance principles to each organization’s particular concerns, work schedules, and professional areas. His clients span the globe and include plastics manufacturers, colleges and universities, long-term care facilities, co-housing groups, and software companies. John was the first person outside of The Netherlands to receive consultant certification from the Sociocratisch Centrum (now The Sociocracy Group) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has translated numerous documents from the original Dutch and is coauthor (with Sharon Villines) of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, and recently published AgileBossanova with Jutta Eckstein.
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).
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 a founding and current resident of Pioneer Valley Cohousing, a 21-year old community in Amherst MA that has been successfully using sociocracy (aka Dynamic Governance) for the last 6 years.
Join CNVC Certified Trainer Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Greg Rouillard and Certified Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) Consultant John Buck for this six-session course recording 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.