John Buck is available those 2 days only for in depth training and/or special tailored sessions to explore what it might mean to raise Dynamic Self Governance on a country governance level!
Nathanael Whitestone, and, if required, maybe more established DSG consultants can work with groups and businesses before and after those two days that week. The themes and remits of these opportunities will very much depend on what you request in the context of your professional and organisational developments.
We are hoping very much that enough potential participants can be free for a 2 day workshop (either 2 full days or one afternoon/eve followed by a morning course the next days looking at the fundamental concepts of DSG/Sociocracy and how it already works in your deeper democracy committed field of work and how you and we all together could improve on it.
All in all that week in October is an opportunity for the people of Scotland to explore DSG with the view to form a support network for our budding practitioners in the service of a Scotland where deeper democracy will be the norm.
Sociocracy, also known as Dynamic Self-Governance, is the gold standard of participatory management and governance, resolving a wide range of challenges that appear when large organisations attempt to include stakeholders while also improving their ability to deliver their primary work effectively. Sociocracy has been used in governments, businesses, not-for-profits and community groups on five continents.
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Demo Max with the Scottish Branch of the Electorial Reform Society
ERS Scotland invites you to join us to hear some of the ideas we've being talking about in relation to how we might introduce effective checks and balances to ensure a good democracy in Scotland is guaranteed and protected.
As part of our Democracy Max inquiry, we asked the people of Scotland for their ideas about a good Scottish democracy at a day long deliberative discussion: The People's Gathering. Then, each chapter of the findings of the People's Gathering is being discussed by a roundtable of academics, commentators, campaigners and community activitists.
We're at the end of stage three of the process and we want to hear your thoughts and ideas at an interactive conversation and discussion event.
Some of the questions asked during the 'How do we write the rules?' phase of the inquiry include:
- As we enter the next phase of Scotland's devolution journey, should we take stock of progress so far and ask if the Scottish Parliament is meeting the aspirations of 1999?
- Whatever the result of the referendum should we consider some kind of participative consultation across Scotland to find out how Scotland should shape it's democratic future?
- If we instigate such a deliberative and inclusive process, would it inevitably require some kind of written constitution type document to result?
- Should both the campaigns and all the parties be asked to sign up to key democratic principles which would be respected whatever the result of the referendum?
Meanwhile, I am reading this - the People's Gathering.
What do you, think - could the toolbox of DSG contribute to this? I think it would be real fun exploring it!
Please use the comment section under the blog to share your thoughts.