John Buck has extensive leadership experience with government and corporations, including managing more than 200 people on information technology projects. John is the first person, not native to the Netherlands, to be certified in the circle-organization method of governance (dynamic governance), thus, becoming the first certified consultant in dynamic governance in the United States. As head of GovernanceAlive LLC, he has introduced dynamic governance to a wide range of businesses and organizations, assisting them in designing work and making group decisions effectively by “rewiring” their basic power structure. Recently he organized The Sociocracy Consulting Group, a division of the International Sociocratic Center headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Sociocracy Consulting Group provides consulting services from 10 offices located in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. He earned a Master’s degree from George Washington University and is coauthor of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, A Guide to Sociocratic Principles and Methods.
Monika Megyesi has a diverse background in conflict resolution and management processes. At GovernanceAlive, she implements conflict prevention and transformation processes through dynamic governance methods, training, mediation and facilitation. She works with community mediation centers in Maryland, Maryland Commission on Human Relations (MCHR), Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC), District Court of Maryland and Superior Court for the District of Columbia. Monika received her Master’s degree in Negotiations and Conflict Management from the University of Baltimore.