Can’t We All get What We Want? Governance, Authority, Holacracy and Freedom from Consensus in a Self-Managing Organization

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] We'll start with an interactive exercise: a well-intentioned group of like-minded people unable to get anything done, because everyone wants to have a say in everything, and everyone has to agree on everything. Once we're all nice and frustrated, Mud Hut will lead a presentation about the importance of governance -- dealing with authority in a clear and explicit way, because if you don't, you get stuck. The presentation will cover Holacracy and self-management, ranging from the big-picture elements, like trust, emotional maturity and alignment with purpose, to the nuts/bolts: the rules and jargon and what functions they serve. Then he will facilitate a Holacratic-style governance…

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Building Community with Authentic Relating Games

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] The Integral Center in Boulder Colorado is a forerunner in developing social technologies that build community, increase relational intelligence, and develop leadership skills. Their immersive courses such as the Authentic Relating Comprehensive, Authentic Leadership and Facilitation Training, and Authentic Man Program transform peoples relationships with themselves and others. One of the tools they've used to build community is Authentic Relating Game Nights. In this workshop you'll experience how Authentic Relating Games can make our communities stronger and more resilient. Presented By: Jaclyn Saorsail

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Jaclyn Saorsail

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Jacki Saorsail is the Membership Coordinator and Building Manager at The Integral Center, a 14,000 square foot transformational community center in Boulder, Colorado. She has been through Aletheia, Authentic Relating Comprehensive, and Authentic Leadership and Facilitation Training at The Integral Center and is working on a Masters Degree from Gaia University studying Regenerative Enterprise Design. Through her business consultancy, Regenerative Dynamics, she guides people through building their own community centers, cooperatives, and intentional communities. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Building Community with Authentic Relating Games

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Don Hall

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Don_Hall.png[/image_frame] Don Hall is the founder and Executive Director of Transition Sarasota. Previously, he worked for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado (now, the Local Food Shift Group), the first official Transition Initiative in North America and a statewide hub. Don holds a Master's in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and is a certified Permaculture Designer and US Transition Trainer. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Effective Collaboration

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Carolyne Stayton

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Carolyne-Stayton-photo.jpg[/image_frame] Carolyne Stayton is the Executive Director of Transition US (the national hub of the international Transition Towns Movement). She has an advanced degree in nonprofit management and her background includes serving as Director of New College’s North Bay Campus of Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community, an innovative educational institution that promoted advanced studies in leadership and community-building. Carolyne resides in Graton, California where she participates with others in building a future to live into. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Building Resilient Neighborhoods with Transition Streets

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Sky Blue

Over the last 18 years, Sky Blue has been a member of Twin Oaks Community, a housing collective, a student housing cooperative, a cohousing community, and two small worker co-operative businesses. He current works as the Executive Director for the Fellowship for Intentional Community. He’s visited dozens of communities and cooperatives, in the US and in Europe. Living in community and furthering the larger cooperative movement has been a primary focus of his entire adult life. He's played a formal or informal role in a number of organizations, as well as forming or developing groups. At Twin Oaks he's had many jobs, including, manager of the Twin Oaks Communities Conference. He…

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