John Schinnerer is a whole systems design consultant, teacher, and facilitator who develops cultural and ecological systems for a variety of public, private, and nonprofit clients. John has a Master’s Degree in Whole Systems Design, with a focus on cultural and ecological design. His work integrates permaculture and keyline design, appropriate technologies, and human relating and governance systems. Since 1996, John has studied, worked, taught and published in the realms of human relatings, governance and decision-making systems, appropriate technology and ecological design. He applies his wide-ranging observations of and experience with cultural and ecological systems to all aspects of his practice. John lives in a rainforest on Hawai’i island and seasonally in the Cascadia bioregion of North America.
John brings to bear his years of work and life experience as Hawai’i-Pacific regional representative for The Sociocracy Consulting Group. Exploration and integration of existing cultural patterns is key to his inclusive approach to organizational design and governance consulting and facilitation. The methods, tools and techniques that John offers invite clients to maximize clarity, honesty, and integrity while also enhancing individual and group efficiency and effectiveness – in other words, to get things done and have more fun!
To contact John: e-mail: john<at>eco-living<dot>net
During Art of Community 2012 John will be facilitating the following:
Governance By Design – Organizing Ourselves to Get Things Done
This experiential workshop explores how we organize ourselves to get things done, focusing on Sociocracy (a.k.a. Dynamic Governance). Sociocracy is a whole systems full-featured design for self-governance. It is suitable for any group, organization, business, cooperative or other collection of people who want to organize and govern themselves effectively and efficiently using equivalence and transparency, optimizing group intelligence and wisdom while retaining individual similarities and differences.
My workshop will be primarily experiential, offering participants an opportunity to engage directly with issues of governance and sociocratic structure and process in real-life contexts. Essential content delivery on values, principles etc. will be as interactive as possible. Relevance will be focused on intentional communities (and creating and maintaining community in general). Most workshop time will be used for exercises that engage workshop participants with both Art of Community conference themes and sociocratic approaches to governance.
For further information see:
- Sociocracy dot Info: http://sociocracy.info
- Wikipedia page on sociocracy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociocracy
- The Sociocracy Consulting Group (which John is a part of): http://sociocracyconsulting.com
- Governance Alive (principal and pioneer of sociocracy in the USA – John Buck is my mentor towards international sociocratic consultant certification):http://www.governancealive.com/
- …and of course do an internet search on ‘sociocracy’ or ‘dynamic governance’ for more information
John will also be facilitating a more in depth version of the above workshop as a post conference workshop intensive on Monday and Tuesday (click here for more info).