Calendar

Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
Deepening the Exploration of Patterns for Dialogue: This month, we will dive deeper into the exploration we began two months ago, with the Group Works Deck, a 91-card deck of exemplary patterns for what makes[...]
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day Tufts University
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[...]
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Online Webinar
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[...]
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Basecamp AVL
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[...]
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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.[...]
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Webinar
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[...]
Nov 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm The Collider
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[...]
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Basecamp AVL
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[...]
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
Pardon us as we are taking time off to make changes to our Collaboration Toolkit. We will be back next month!
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 12:30 pm Jubilee! Community Church
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)[...]
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
Liberating Structures Study Group, Part 6 of 6
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – Dec 13 @ 4:30 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 Zoom online Meeting
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[...]
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom Meeting Room
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[...]
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom online Meeting
There will be NO call this month. Happy Holiday and enjoy the ringing in of the new year.
Feb 21 @ 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Online
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[...]
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day
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[...]

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