Growing Organizational Agility with Sociocracy 3.0

Practitioner Course, Level 1

With S3 Co-Authors Lili David & James Priest

Vienna, Austria
16.-18. October 2019
Navigate complexity, increase innovation, improve performance and raise engagement throughout the entire organization, with Sociocracy 3.0.

Cross-team synchronization, collaborative innovation, whole system coherence

About The Course

From growing agile and responsive learning organizations, to governance and decision making, Sociocracy 3.0 brings together an extensive collection of guidelines and practices that can help. You’ll collaborate with others, learn patterns and build competence applying them to respond to a diversity of typical organizational needs. Discover new practices and develop useful skills you can take home and start using right away, whatever your organizational context.


Fleming’s Hotel Wien-Westbahnhof
Neubaugürtel 26-28,
1070 Wien, Austria

Date & Time

16. – 18. Oct 2019,
09:00-17:30 each day

This course is for:

  • Leaders and managers
  • Organizational change agents, consultants and HR
  • Agile coaches, Project Managers and Scrum Masters
  • Anyone interested in exploring ways of improving self-organization and distributed / decentralized leadership
  • Those interested in new trends in organizational development like, Reinventing Organizations, Teal, Holacracy etc.
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Copyright by Thrive-in Collaboration

This is a LearnS3 Course

This course is an official LearnS3 course, taught by an accredited LearnS3 teacher.

LearnS3 gathers skilled and committed S3 practitioners and teachers to provide a comprehensive selection of high-quality learning materials, courses and workshops to support your learning needs around Sociocracy 3.0.

This course will help you to:

  • understand the basic elements of S3: the concepts, principles, and a majority of patterns and their purpose.
  • identify and communicate organizational needs, seize opportunities and learn how an entire organization can improve its ability to consciously respond.
  • co-create proposals, effectively make and evolve decisions in rapid learning cycles and guide others to do so, using patterns from S3.
  • more effectively distribute and organize work, foster engagement and self-responsibility, and improve meeting effectiveness.
  • evolve fit-for-purpose organizational structure, reduce waste and maximize value creation throughout the entire system.
  • identify specific patterns and practices you can use right away to respond to organizational challenges you face.

During this learning journey you will:

  • develop your general knowledge and understanding of the body of S3 concepts, principles and patterns.
  • explore how to identify, communicate and effectively respond to organizational needs throughout an organizational system.
  • practice using S3 patterns for making and evolving agreements, improving meeting effectiveness and enabling personal and group development.
  • examine practices for effective facilitation and participation in collaborative group interactions.
  • apply S3 patterns to kick-start a (simulated) grassroots organization and move rapidly from concept to action in self-organizing groups.
  • examine various ways to build and evolve organizational structure to support the continuous flow of value.
  • frequently reflect on your practice and learning with others and develop your reflexivity.

Included with your Training Package

  • Training Handbook, Electronic Photo Minutes, Add-on Material
  • LearnS3 Practitioner Course, Level 1, Certificate of Attendance
  • Lunch, Snacks and non-alcoholic Beverages


James Priest

James serves internationally providing organizational development consultancy, learning facilitation and mentoring for people wishing to increase business agility and grow agile and responsive learning organizations where people and company thrive.

A co-founder and developer of Sociocracy 3.0, he combines extensive experience of sociocracy with 15 years practice in the fields of holistic organizational development, facilitative leadership and personal and relational transformation. He currently spends most of his time supporting others to learn about Sociocracy 3.0 and working directly with organizations to help them improve productivity and raise engagement, whatever their size.


Lili David

Lili serves internationally, providing learning facilitation and mentoring to groups and organizations wishing to develop greater effectiveness and equivalence in collaboration.

Her warmth, clarity and practicality is complimented by her ability to support people wishing to co-create and collaborate effectively towards a shared purpose. Combining a background in communications, business administration and events management with her growing experience as a co-developer and trainer of Sociocracy 3.0, she supports organic organizational development to unfold.

Your Ticket Options

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