Professional Training in the
Art of Transforming
Organizational & Societal Systems
Upcoming Trainings & Workshops
Current Events & Developing Proposals
January 26th, 2023;
11am- 1pm US Eastern Time
Join John & Whitney to explore a current event topic and develop proposals for next best steps.
Successful Agile Transformation
with BOSSA Nova
January 31st, February 1st & 3rd, 2023;
10am - 2:30pm US Eastern Time
Learn how to combine for optimal results, the principles from Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy, and Agile (BOSSA Nova framework) for accelerating organizational agile transformation.
Running Effective Meetings & the Art of Sociocracy
Registration for December 2022 is Closed
Next Module 1 & Facilitator Certification Cohort are forming!
This training is ideal for people working to change their organizations from the inside out including business advisors and coaches looking to expand their toolset.
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After years of providing dynamic governance installation services and training customized for the client, touching organizations and communities in over 20 countries, in 2020 we established our training institute to more easily offer facilitator and consultant training and certification.
Module 1: Effective Meetings & the Art of Sociocray
This 16 hours of training alternates interactive exercises, experiential learning, as well as time for questions and personal reflection. You will actively practice the tools of our equivalent facilitation style while learning concepts that will help you build stronger teams.
Module 2: Working in a Sociocratic Team
During this 24 hours of live training, the class will divide into groups of three to five participants who will work together on an actual, real world project that may, at the participants’ discretion, continue for a while after the class. The training goes into the four basic principles in much more depth.
Change Takes Practice
After completing Module 1 or 2 you are welcome to join our study program. The study program allows you to continue to practice your skills and take a deeper dive with peer-mentor discussions. Enjoy the opportunity to consider other impact driven projects from all over the world with new colleagues from a variety of fields.
Both certification tracks include our mentor led deep dive study groups. So when you complete your certification, you will be equipped with the skills and experience to help facilitate this global transformation into self organizing structures.
Our founders have a combined 30+ years working in the field of sociocracy (aka dynamic governance), which provides the framework for decentralized governance and distributed leadership. In addition, our team weaves in additional practices like somatics, yoga, meditation and other methods to improve emotional intelligence to ensure we are led by more than just logic. Join us in offering a structure for change where all voices can be heard.
Interested in joining us?
Contact us below to set up an appointment with one of our program advisors. We are inspired by change and making the world a better place to live in. We will work with you to craft your desired outcome.
A Student Testimonial Worth Reading
John Buck's amazing breadth of experience in systems engineering, agile software design, and creative group dynamics adds so much to the already strong and intuitive content of the course. I immediately resonated with the premise that what is missing from typical corporate structures is a multi-layered feedback system in which knowledge and innovation can be returned to decision makers. The class content was sprinkled with many 'aha' moments for me about business, emotional savvy, and the subtle means to build a team and tap their intelligence. The members of my particular co-hort were an amazing group of change agents from many countries and many disciplines and the interactive nature of the exercises brought additional insights to me.
If you are interested in how to change the way communities, businesses, teams, and civic environment work, I can think of few more impactful approaches than Governance Alive's. While this training program is somewhat new to the scene, I think the expertise of the team, the powerful content, and the emphasis on interactive practice will continue to make this program impactful for changing our broken organization cultures.