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Widening the Circle of Governance in Congregations: Sociocracy

Toward more inclusive and engaged decision-making with Sociocracy.

This 12/3/2022 webinar recording offers an overview of Sociocracy and some real-life examples of it being used in UU congregations.
This webinar was co-sponsored by Sociocracy for All. The Breakout sessions are not available.

Some Theological Grounding for Sociocracy

Presenter: Renee Ruchotzke, UUA Congregational Life Staff, LeaderLab

Overview of Sociocracy - Sociocracy for All

Presenters:

Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough, ON, Canada

The fellowship is 4 years into engaging with Sociocracy in their congregation, after several previous years of a richly participatory and emergent “Community Conversations” process that has had transformative effects on congregational life and leadership.

Presenters:

Ben Wolfe, Aukje Byker, Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough

Inland Northwest UU Community, Spokane, WA

This new UU congregation (formed after a values rift within their previous church) wanted to be intentional about fostering an inclusive culture. They have been using Dynamic Governance (a type of Sociocracy) to give them a way to be fair, transparent and consensual in their decision making.

Presenters:

Linda Moulder, Kathryn Alexander, Erin Fitzgerald, Scott Fitzgerald, Inland Northwest UU Community

Reflections on Congregational Implementation - Sociocracy for All

Presenters:

Jerry Koch-Gonzalez and Ted Rau

Post-Breakout Recap and Next Steps

Presenters:

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke and Ted Rau

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Stay Connected

If you are exploring Sociocracy as a congregation, please reach out to:

Rev. Renee Zimelis Ruchotzke

Congregational Life Staff

Email: rruchotzke@uua.org

Telephone: (330) 554-0828

About the Author

Renee Ruchotzke

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke (ruh-HUT-skee) is a Congregational Life Consultant and program manager for Leadership Development.

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