A Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) community of practice, part of blueocean member initiative
What is an Assembly?
An assembly is a group of members of an organization (e.g. an EDA, a policy caucus, a working group, an advisory council, etc.) who meet periodically to make decisions about a specific area or scope of the organization.
Assemblies—often, but not always, properly constituted— hold meetings, some are private and some are open. If they are open, it is possible to participate in them (e.g. attending if the capacity allows it, adding items to the agenda, or commenting on the proposals and decisions taken by this body).
Assemblies are a core feature of Decidim (this website) so it's something worth taking the time to understand.
Greenlight is part of blueocean.
Pioneering practices for more, conscious collaboration!
We are learning S3 (Sociocracy 3.0) — a free social technology for growing agile and resilient organizations.
(aka "the operating system of the new economy")
- Like many organizations, the Green Party of Canada is looking for ways to navigate complexity, raise engagement and adapt to rapidly changing contexts, to better deliver value.
- We have a need for practices and guidelines that facilitate effective collaboration, enhance productivity and help transform challenges into opportunities to innovate and learn.
- We believe that S3 practice will help Greens to make the most of this Decidim platform (this website), which is specifically designed to support transparent, collaborative governance.
- We see S3 as a way to make huge improvements to more healthy, diverse and values-aligned collaboration
- Our vision: A Green Party where BOTH the People and the Organization can thrive
What is Sociocracy?
Watch this short video for a quick overview of how Sociocracy (aka Dynamic Governence) works.
As a Green, does this resonate with you?
Some video demonstrations of S3 concepts:
Consent, Objection & Hand signals — A short video introducing some core S3 concepts, and how seeking consent helps in avoiding the consensus deadlock.
Key quotes relating to two of the seven principles of Sociocracy 3.0:
- Consent means — "Do things in the absence of reasons not to."
- Equivalence means — "People affected by decisions being the ones to make and/or influence those decisions."
- Objection means — "I see a reason why doing this [proposed action] would cause harm or miss a chance to improve right now."
Ready to go deeper?
- Watch this 20-min video overview of Sociocracy nuts and bolts by Sociocracy for All
- Check out our Recommended Reading & Videos page for more demo videos of Sociocracy in action.
- Visit the offical Sociocracy 3.0 website
We're only just starting to learn this approach, and invite you to join us:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get involved!
- Start and grow an S3 community of practice we're calling Greenlight
- Bring S3 Patterns into blueocean circles (teams), and other GPC teams
- Post resources for learning on our 'Recommended Reading & Videos' page
- Host meetings to collaborate on effective strategies and practices (coming soon)
- Share ideas and learning experiences as we go on our blog
- Develop a common Green language consistent with a new, more collaborative culture
- Build a body of resources to support S3 leaning within Green Party communities
- Collaborate on strategies to bring more S3 practices into Green Party culture
- Explore trialing Sociocratic campaign management
Right now, we're keeping a blog to document our learning journey.
Check it out here: Greenlight Learning Journey Blog
Purpose of action
Stay tuned for clarification on:
- Intended actions
- intended outcomes
- Proper constitution of this circle
[info on internal organization: following S3 patterns, more to come]
[info on circle composition: right now, just growing organically]