When an organization or team chooses to embrace the Sociocratic Circle Method as its governing process, then it begins to host a special kind of meeting, usually monthly, called a Circle Meeting. At these meetings, the circle decides how they want to organize themselves to get the work done to fulfill the team's/circle's aim. They define what roles they need, they elect people into those roles, and they set the guidelines for the group as a whole.
Three roles lead and support these circle meetings. The Circle Facilitator is the leader of the circle meeting, facilitates the SCM process, and overall supports needs of connection and inclusion among the group members. The Functional Leader is the leader of the functional team, and brings attention to the purpose of the circle/team and its fulfillment. The Log Keeper keeps the group memory, supports communication among circle members and provides logistical support for the meetings.
This training describes how these three roles work together to create effective circle meetings that advance the team's success. The framework of the training follows the flow, first of the meeting itself (from the moment you arrive to set up through the closing round) ... and then of what happens after and between meetings, so that the group takes action on what happened in the meeting and prepares for the next.
This training is especially useful for those who have been recently elected to a circle leadership role, or for those who hope to fulfill such a role in the future.
Included in the training are forms, templates and other tools for circle leaders.
Outline of Session
This workshop is an interactive, activity-based experience where participants are invited to learn through self-reflection, interactions in pairs or small groups, and engagement with the whole group. Workshops combine innovative, interactive strategies with essential principles of leadership and communication to create a robust learning experience.
Delivery of this interactive workshop may either be as a live on-site event or a live video technology event — or a combination of both, depending on your needs.
Dedicated workshops can be customized and scheduled to meet the unique needs of your organization. Contact us to schedule or for group rates.