Seminar: Integrating Principles and Practices for Healthy Power-Sharing with Cecile Green

Friday, March 17 12pm ET / 5pm UTC

ProSocial Commons

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Free seminar and Q&A session sponsored by the ProSocial Commons

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There are so many of us attempting to move our world to a healthier place, and even with the growing networks, we remain not only largely uncoordinated but are also having to split our precious attention resources across multiple platforms, principles and methods. What if we could unite our efforts and through synthesis and research create a learnable set of practices that reliably work to enable cooperation and practically unite our efforts through research and application?

Building on over 10 years of research, soul-searching, and practical application in groups from Occupy Wall Street to Resource Generation, Round Sky Solutions has attempted a synoptic integration into an ecology of practices informed by Ostrom’s principles that enable us to reliably share power and prevent the abuses of both autocracy and collectocracy. While many methods (Sociocracy, Holocracy, Theory U, Appreciative Inquiry, Participatory Budgeting, Nonviolent communication, to name a few) each address a partial arena of communication needs, we’ve been working to integrate all the communication needs of a group of people working together into an ecology of practices that are easily learnable, transfer across contexts, and are code-ready, so we can bake these principles into a platform capable of global use.

Join us today for a brief introduction to some of these practical tools and a conversation about what it would look like to create a federation of researchers, processes, platforms, and users to deepen and accelerate the research, integration, and evolution of the best practices for distributed leadership ultimately capable of governing a global ecological future.

Cecile Green is a visionary, social entrepreneur, experiential philosopher, and homesteader with a passion for creating an ecology of practices for shared power that works in many different contexts so that we can collectively navigate the meta-crises to a healthy world. As an integral scholar-practitioner and lifelong learner, she holds a B.S. in Community Supported Agricultural Systems and has over three decades of experience in entrepreneurial environments.

She has participated in nearly a dozen organizational launches and built from the ground up four successful businesses. As the innovator of Collab, a rapid culture change tool kit for effective power sharing, she has researched and experimented with questions of human social power, systems of decision-making, and efficient operations in both academic and applied contexts, and is the author of the book “Collaboration that Works: A Ruthlessly Practical Handbook for a Generative World,” a training manual which summarizes her research and introduces these tools for practical application in organizations.

Cecile was raised in Istanbul Turkey for 10 years as a child where she learned French in an embassy school and spent hours exploring ancient ruins and the waters of the Aegean. In her spare time, she enjoys the wilds of Vermont, ecstatic dancing, and building beautiful homes and gardens.

Links to material that can be read beforehand:

Video introduction:

The organizational power matrix:

Generative power in organizations:

Many free resources: