Sociocracy 3.0 Practitioner Level 1:

Foundations Course

Build a solid foundation on which to grow your practice and get the best out of Sociocracy 3.0, online!
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Learn useful concepts and practices that you can apply right away, to improve collaboration, grow and maintain agility throughout the entire organization and deliver maximal value.

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The course at a glance:

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Trainers: Lili David & James Priest

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Level: beginner & intermediate

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Time investment: 4 - 6 hours/week

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Duration: 5 weeks

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Included in this course:

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E-lessons: 8 hours of video & text

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Online sessions: 6 Zoom calls, 2h/each

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1-on-1 support: personalized feedback

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What others say about this course
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You two are great trainers. You live what you talk about, are very authentic and manage to create a wonderful atmosphere. Every exercise, every question has a deeper meaning, stimulates discussions and makes me think. Each participant is given space to share their emotions and thoughts with the group and the interaction is very respectful. Also that you stayed in the meeting after the sessions for further questions and discussions shows how important it is to you to bring S3 to the world.

Lena Odenwald

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I got a deeper understanding of some core principles and concepts (consent, equivalence, drivers, domains etc) that really helped me make sense of my scattered thoughts about organizations and decision making. Learning these core concepts and principles and incorporating them into my daily work and life is already helping me much more than the patterns (which are still very useful!).

Past Participant

Overall the course exceeded my expectations. I would have never expected to receive such detailed and personalized feedback from all assignments. The amount of work you were putting into this was amazing. Also the course was much more practical than I expected. Even though I´m a S3 beginner I can already see so many things I will be able to apply in "real life".

Past Participant

You provide great value for money and share lots of knowledge that definitely took loooong years to acquire. It is a pleasure to listen to (and learn from) absolute experts in the field. Any question thrown at you comes back with an insightful answer that clearly indicates you have done this million times and have very extensive experience. Last but not least you are just two very nice people :)

Past Participant

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I am proud of myself to have completed the course. I appreciate that you take the assignments so seriously. To me it makes the completions of the course so much more valuable, since it’s not a “participation medal”. I was impressed by the level of detail and the extent of the feedback you provided. It helped me better understand the nuances of the different patterns that can so easily be lost in translation.

Christian Edhard

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A big thank you for your constructive feedback on the assessments. I didn't know what to expect but I think it's fair to say that your detailed breakdown is far more useful than I was expecting. It really shows how important it is to you both that your students really understand S3 and can become trustworthy representatives of it.

Ian Rumsey

Course Content

Getting started

Module 1: Introduction

What is sociocracy?

Intro to Sociocracy 3.0

The Seven Principles

Module 2: Sense and respond



Navigate via Tension

Module 3: Governance and Operations

Governance and Operations

Handling Operations

Intro to Decision-Making

Decision-Making Processes

Module 4: Building and Structuring Organizations

Building Organizations

Organizational Structure

Module 5: Bringing in Sociocracy 3.0

Your learning facilitators

Designing and delivering Sociocracy 3.0 courses together since 2015
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Lili David

Lili combines a background in communications, business administration and events management with a growing experience as a trainer, mentor and co-developer of Sociocracy 3.0. Her warmth, clarity, and practicality are complemented by her ability to create spaces where people collaborate effectively towards a shared purpose.

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James Priest

Co-founder and developer of Sociocracy 3.0, James spends his time helping people get the best out of S3. Besides the development and delivery of learning journeys, he works with people to improve productivity and engagement, increase business agility and grow resilient learning organizations where both the people and organization can thrive.