Calendar

Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day
12:00 am
How Do We Midwife the Emergence of Wise Governance Networks? Tracy joins Tom Atlee of the Co-Intelligence Institute and Steve Waddell of Networking Action for a session on emerging governance structures that that are more adaptive[...]
Tufts University
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
The Six Essential Dialogues This month, I want to share a process tool from Ceasar McDowell, a professor at MIT and civic designer that I had the good fortune of hearing speak at the Frontiers of Democracy[...]
Zoom online Meeting
2:00 pm
WATCH THE WEBINAR HERE Social Network Analyses (SNA) are often used to measure the progress of networks. Through the maps, you’re able to track how relationships propel the work and which relationships can be fostered[...]
Online Webinar
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
What is the role of stillness in facilitating Consent? This month Michelle Smith will host our meet-up topic discussion on the role of stillness in facilitating Consent.  This topic was inspired by Linda Kato who facilitates[...]
Zoom online Meeting
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Come to an evening of exploration: why is it that some meetings bring life to your soul, while others leave you wishing you’d never stepped in the room?  What makes groups productive, fulfilling, sometimes even[...]
Basecamp AVL
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Deepening the Art of Facilitating Consent October’s Topic: What Do You Think About the Power of Great Questions? “Usually people think a question is something to get an answer for, and that’s what we do.[...]
Zoom online Meeting
1:30 pm
So many organizations are committed to relying on traditional operational structures to expand networks. Think governing boards, committees, and operations staff. However, these aren’t always the best fit as they typically lead to decreased involvement[...]
Webinar
6:15 pm
Are you working on an intractable problem? Come learn from Wasafiri Consulting‘s experience navigating complex issues in Africa. Our leadership team, Ian Randall, Hamish Wilson and Kate Simpson, will share a framework forged from Wasafiri’s work on issues[...]
The Collider
6:00 pm
Tracy remembers sitting on the floor as a young girl, watching her mother lay out patterns for a new outfit on the whole cloth.  She would carefully cut out the shapes of the patterns, and[...]
Basecamp AVL
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Liberating Structures Study Group, Part 1 of 6 Tracy is always on the lookout for great process tools for groups to use to find consent.  Well, she found a wonderful resource for formal and informal[...]
Zoom online Meeting
1:00 pm
Last month June Holley presented on the importance of Network Governance and Structures. We were introduced to a plethora of examples, but did not have much time to dig into some of the models. Join[...]
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Liberating Structures Study Group, Part 2 of 6 We are continuing our study group on Liberating Structures (LS) — an open source toolkit of 33 simple processes that anyone can learn. They promise to foster[...]
Zoom online Meeting
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Liberating Structures Study Group, Part 3 of 6 We are continuing our study group on Liberating Structures (LS) — an open source toolkit of 33 simple processes that anyone can learn. They foster lively participation[...]
Zoom online Meeting
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Liberating Structures Study Group, Part 4 of 6 We are continuing our study group on Liberating Structures (LS) — an open source toolkit of 33 simple processes that anyone can learn. They foster lively participation[...]
Zoom online Meeting
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Liberating Structures Study Group, Part 5 of 6 We are continuing our study group on Liberating Structures (LS) — an open source toolkit of 33 simple processes that anyone can learn. They foster lively participation[...]
Zoom online Meeting
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Pardon us as we are taking time off to make changes to our Collaboration Toolkit. We will be back next month!
Zoom online Meeting
4:00 pm
Reflect a Diversity of Voices in Decision-making using the Principle of Consent by Michelle  Smith, Circle Forward Partners If we are to create a world that works for all (including the Earth and non-human species)[...]
Jubilee! Community Church
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Be among the first to tour the NEW Collaborative Governance Toolkit!! After 5 years of testing on dozens of different organizations and networks, we’ve assembled a collection of the most essential tools we’ve found so[...]
Zoom online Meeting
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
June 21st Topic:   The NEW Collaborative Governance Toolkit! After 5 years of testing on dozens of different organizations and networks, we’ve assembled a collection of the most essential tools we’ve found so far for transforming[...]
Zoom online Meeting
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Liberating Structures Study Group, Part 6 of 6
Zoom online Meeting
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Aug 16 Topic:   Where are we growing? Using the Group Works Deck to Explore our Learning Edges as Facilitators. We’ll use the Group Works deck that we explored in this group last year to reflect[...]
Zoom online Meeting
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
September’s Topic: Keystone Practices for a Principle of Consent: Creating Spaces for Reflection Over the past few years, we’ve observed dozens of groups practicing Consent as the basis for decisions. Among those, we’ve seen groups[...]
Zoom online Meeting
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
October’s Topic: Excavating the Layers of Consent in the Kavanaugh Hearings photo credit: backbonecampaign.org The Principle of Consent is woven through several layers of this story of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme[...]
Zoom online Meeting
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm
2:30 pm
WAITLISTED: send an email to [email protected] to get on the waitlist. There is an alternative online class taught by Jerry Koch-Gonzalez for those who are more on an intermediary level. This 6-session training is designed for those[...]
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Nov Topic: Keystone Practices for a Principle of Consent: Debate vs Dialogue Over the past few years, we’ve observed dozens of groups practicing Consent as the basis for decisions. Among those, we’ve seen groups that said[...]
Zoom online Meeting
12:00 pm
Over the past few years, we’ve observed dozens of groups practicing Consent as the basis for decisions. Among those, we’ve seen groups that said they practiced Consent, but individual group members expressed frustration that their[...]
Zoom Meeting Room
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
There will be NO call this month. Happy Holiday and enjoy the ringing in of the new year.
Zoom online Meeting
1:45 pm
Presenter: Dee Washington, Circle Forward Partners Dee Washington Description: Trust is the primary currency for effective collaborative governance. Consent, as a basis for decisions, creates a foundation for trust.  Consent is the antidote to abuse[...]
Online
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day
12:00 am
Tracy and Michelle join a convening of academics studying Sociocracy in workplaces, businesses implementing Sociocracy and consultants who work with organizations to implement consent-based governance** and management systems. **Circle Forward consent-based governance has its roots[...]
May 14 – May 16 all-day
12:00 am
Tracy, Michelle, Dee and Ayanfe attending the 2019 Collective Impact Convening in Chicago. Circle Forward will present a workshop:  Using the Principle of Consent to Make Equitable Governance Decisions   Are there better options for collaborative decision-making[...]
The Hyatt Regency Chicago

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