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ABOUT THE COURSE

Our next Sociocracy for Schools course starts on Monday 22nd April at 1pm – 3pm BST (check your timezone here) and lasts a total of 12 hours spread across 6 sessions of 2 hours each.

The course aims to support people in schools, learning communities, educational projects and organisations with the implementation of a democratic governance based on sociocracy. The course is aimed at educators, school managers, parents, students and anyone else interested in applying democratic governance in an educational setting. In the course you will learn practical skills to implement sociocracy in your own context, whether in a school, community, university, organisation or family.

This course is based on learning through experience, as you will be organised into small groups to practice consent-based decision-making and open elections, which can be applied in any meeting with students, staff and parents. It also includes time for the participants to build a circle structure and learn the sociocratic decision-making process through role play with real examples that we collected from schools around the world. Participants are also invited to bring their own topics to the circle, so we can practice with issues relevant to the group.

The intention is the empowerment of the participants as you will have a chance to develop facilitation skills to immediately apply sociocracy in your context after the course. We offer a public course on a regular basis and you can also book a private training, which we can adapt to your own needs. Please get in touch via email to inquire: contact@wonderingschool.org

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DETAILS

– Format of training: Online (via Zoom)

– Duration of training: 12 hours – 6 sessions (2 hours each)

– Dates: Mondays – April 22nd, 29th and May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

– Time: 1pm – 3pm BST (British Summer Time)/ 8am-10am EDT / 2pm-4pm CEST – Check your timezone here

– Max. number of participants: 12

– Price options (Sliding Scale): €150, €180 or €210 per person

 

PRICE OPTIONS

We offer three prices for you to choose from based on your financial condition. All prices are in Euros.

  • Sustainability: Supports the sustainability of the course and allows people who need financial support to pay the lowest price.
  • Sufficiency: Allows the maintenance of the course. This is the average amount expected per participant.
  • Affordability: This is a reduced price to make the course more accessible to those who need financial support. This is only possible with the support from the people  paying the “sustainable” price.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Session 1 (22nd April)

* All participants will have access to watch the School Circles documentary before the course (required)
– Introductions & Sharings
– Education as Practice of Freedom
– Democratic Education
– Sociocracy in Education

Session 2 (29th April)

– 4 Principles of sociocracy
– Consent and double link
– 4 Roles in a circle
– Election process
Experience: sociocratic election

Session 3 (6th May)

Practice: sociocratic election
– Vision, mission and aims
– Circle: domains and aims
– Meetings: policy and operational

Session 4 (13th May)

– Sociocratic decision-making process
Experience: consent decision-making

Session 5 (20th May)

Practice: consent decision-making
– Building the agenda
– Conflict mediation and NVC

Session 6 (27th May)

– School circle structures
Practice: design a circle structure
– Reflections & Closing