or - to be precise:
Whit's gaun on and where do the guid ideas go to grow????
As I interconnect with others at training of trainers events, Youth in Action seminars and see the potential courses for young people, youth workers and other professionals I feel inspired by the great enthusiasm and ideas but most importantly I feel inspired by the action around the people I come into contact with.
During my time at a most welcoming and rewarding course in the Czech Republic in June 2013 called The Lighthouse, I was surrounded by 23 people talking about action, practical change from revolutionising systems and structures, challenging our own thinking and the ways we all communicate with each other in work, play and within the family.
This was when one of the trainers produced the most beautiful picture of interlinking circles. As I picked up this piece of paper I felt very drawn to it and when asking my trainer what it was she told me it was a visual representation of SOCIOCRACY. To my joy and surprise this was something I had only just started to tap into so I felt it was very fortuitous to have been able to attend this conference to meet this person and to have this wonderful picture in my hand.
So what I hear you exclaim...we have little time enough to read things and I do not wish to lead you along without cause. What is the use of this information to each of us?!
Well since the end of August, myself and 4 others have been brought together by chance or fate...to build, generate and promote a conference on SOCIOCRACY also known as Dynamic Self Governance. We each are doing all the work for free and in whatever spare time we have.
We have a leading professional and trainer in the field, John Buck, coming to Edinburgh on the 23rd October and Glasgow on 24th October, bringing with him the tool kit of information broken up into workshops introducing the subject, concept and practical experience of Sociocracy also known as Dynamic Self Governance (DSG) (Americans prefer DSG as there is use of Socio which to many Americans has negative connotations).
As a team we have created a wealth of information, websites, links and event booking space so as many people as possible can have the chance to tap into this, as yet, unheard of transformative, transparent, mutually beneficial way of working together, doing business and communicating whether in your organisation, business, voluntary group, school, government or together at home.
We are sending out this invitation to one and all, as it is for us all, to sign up to something that may have some of the stepping stones towards creating a way to do things for you and your professional, living, breathing world. We have a huge intention for a gift, share economy however we must cover our basic costs for trainers, accommodation, travel, refreshments and administration...which honestly are mainly from our own pocket!
Please pass this on to as many people, organisations, committees, networks and friends as possible. We are investing more than money here but our enthusiasm and intention for a better world for us all.
KIM SCOTT – DSG SCOTLAND EVENT
Community Arts...Community Educator...Community Development worker; Activist, Humanitarian, and agitator.