Effective groups keep learning and growing together. 

In our journey, we've participated in a lot of group projects. Along the way, we've picked up a great toolbox to make your collaboration even more dynamic. 

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In our years of collaborating we've had some moments.

Have you struggled with any of this?

  • Not being able to share your ideas in a meeting
  • Knowing there were other ideas and solutions, but not getting people to agree on them
  • Feeling some people (maybe you) do more talking than is needed
  • Feeling stuck in older or unhealthy patterns of power distribution, but not being sure how to address them? 
  • Talking about the same things in every meeting and not making progress toward your goals?
  • Having difficulty offering or receiving feedback within the group
  • Working in a small group that needs to expand, but not sure how to share tasks and get the right people on board…

...and the list can go on…

Communication, facilitation, governance

There are a good number of articles, videos, free trainings, and events offered in these subjects at Sociocracy for All (SoFA). Rhonda works with them as a part of the organization and a facilitator. It is a great place to gather initial resources. 

We know what we want to do.

We need effective tools to help us get there. 

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Communication

 How we express our needs and the way in which we conduct ourselves when we are working with others lays the foundation. 

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Facilitation

When we have a sensitive and creative facilitator that can read the situation and draw out each person, meetings and gatherings are more engaging and productive. 

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Governance

Deciding together with the means to be agile and empowering means projects are more resilient and able to adapt to changing culture over long periods of time in a dynamic context with more ease. 

About Rhonda

Rhonda Baird has been a community organizer and student of cultural practices since her high school days more than 25 years ago. After spending a decade involved in permaculture design, she came to the conclusion that we can understand a lot of the technical solutions, but without a way of making agreements themselves more sustainable, we will keep moving in the trajectory we have been. For the past five years, Rhonda has been learning and experimenting with dynamic governance, or sociocracy. As she moves toward completing her certification as a trainer and consultant, she is offering this introduction.

Rhonda also serves has an Organizational Development role with Sociocracy For All and serves as a leader, facilitator, delegate, or member of the following circles with SoFA: permaculture, NGO/nonprofit, Ecosystems, Audience, Outreach, General, and Partnerships.

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Relevant Journey

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Sociocracy For All

Certified Facilitator, 

Trainer/Consultant in Training

People working in groups
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Permaculture Institute of North America

Education/Site Design Diplomas, Field Advisor

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