Workshop "Be the Change: Re-Invent Your School by Re-Inventing Your Decision-Making Process"

2021-11-29

Are we going to go back to “normal” after the pandemic?
Now is an opportunity to change our schools to be a force for equity, excellence, and wellbeing. But how do
we change the system?
 
This professional development event is for you if you are a teacher or an administrator who believes that to
heal trauma and to overcome structural inequities, the structure itself needs to change.
 
Dynamic Governance, also called Sociocracy, is a self-organizing model of governance that can be
implemented at any or all levels of the educational system, from working with students in the classroom to the administrative and policy levels.
 
In this introductory workshop you will learn:
 How Sociocracy allows a school to manage itself as an organic whole, where all voices are engaged
and included.
 How Sociocracy supports transformative learning by both students and adults.
 How to facilitate dynamic consent decision-making to unleash creativity, wholeness, and equity.

Activities:
 Prior to class, enjoy documentary videos of schools using dynamic governance (aka sociocracy) and
explore a case-study of a school using sociocracy.
 In class, learn the principles of Sociocracy and interactively practice these skills on real challenges
that you are invited to bring to the class. 
 A small additional requirement will be assigned for those taking the workshop for university credit.

Three Course Facilitators:
 Dr. Renee Owen, Professor of Educational Leadership, Southern Oregon University.
 Monika Megyesi, Head of the GovernanceAlive Sociocracy Training Institute/
 John Buck, Co-author of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy and co-author of a
forthcoming book, Governance From Below: Can Children Lead The Way? 
 

When: Saturday, February 26, from 9 am to 2:30 pm (includes 30 minute lunch break)
Cost: $75 for workshop. Participants can receive SOU credit for an additional $75.
Location: Zoom (Link to be provided a few days before the session.)

PDUs: Eight (8)

Register on SOU website: https://commerce.cashnet.com/SOU-EDUCATION