From the Rocky Corner Vision Statement:
We are dedicated to fostering a friendly, open, vibrant, mutually supportive atmosphere. We actively sustain our community and maintain our property by sharing work and responsibilities. We are committed to equal access to power in decision-making. Our primary way of attaining this goal is by using sociocracy. (To read our entire vision statement click here)
At Rocky Corner, we want everyone to have an equal voice. Our community needs to have a way to organize the work and to make decisions together.
We have chosen to make decisions using a proven, cutting-edge system called sociocracy. Rocky Corner has been using this system since 2012 and it has enabled us to make decisions more efficiently while sustaining our spirit of community and cooperation.
Sociocracy has helped Rocky Corner members divide the work of creating our community among several committees. These committees include groups dedicated to project management, community relations, design, welcoming, marketing, homes, land use.
New members and interested people may join any of our committees. All members and interested people are invited to attend the two “General Circle” meetings per month which include representatives from each of these committees.
Learning our system
To join Rocky Corner, all members are required to learn our decision-making process and how to implement sociocracy to make our community run smoothly. We will offer training sessions frequently. Find out more
Watch this series of talks by Rocky Corner’s early teacher, Diana Leafe Christian (there are four, so find them all).
Our newest discovery is an organization called Sociocracy for ALL (SoFA). Run by Pioneer Valley Cohousing members Ted Rao and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez who have created educational materials ranging from videos, to a new book Many Voices One Song, to materials we can use to train ourselves. It is especially rewarding to be learning about a governance model from other people who live in cohousing. A four minute video to watch. Read articles.
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