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Living & Working in Community

  • Art In 1444 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Join us for Living and Working in Community, a two-day workshop  facilitated by Gregory Rouillard and sponsored by the Wisconsin Empathy Guild, a project of the Center for Community Stewardship. This workshop offers individuals and groups an opportunity to explore and practice egalitarian community decision making using the Sociocratic Process.

Sociocracy offers processes for making decisions that are informed by the wisdom and experience of the whole group while making progress in the work we are gathered to do. It encourages the whole to truly become more than the sum of the parts, allowing synergistic solutions to emerge that would not have been visible in a traditional oppositional, or even consensus decision processes.

These processes support decision making, reaching goals, and strengthening relationships within an organization or community. Sociocracy supports compassionate connections within groups, transforming how we work together. The result is leaving meetings energized and celebrating progress and efficiency.  Ease of connection within our communities and organizations increases and a clearer vision of where we are going together emerges. We know our decisions will be made in ways that respect the needs, capabilities, and limits of all who are affected by them.

Fee Request:
$100* each / 2 day workshop for an individual.
$85 each / 3 or more participants from an organization, group or community who are registering and attending together.

*We value inclusion and wish to make this training available to all communities. Please contact us if you experience the requested fee to be a barrier to your participation.

Lunch is not included. We will invite a food cart to join us for lunch so you will be able to purchase lunch if you prefer not to pack a meal. 


This workshop is sponsored by the Wisconsin Empathy Guild, a project of the Center for Community Stewardship.

If you have questions about the event please contact us at 608-669-5439

Gregory Rouillard, M.S., M.Div., is devoted to unleashing the power and potential of community, whether in the family, the neighborhood, the faith community or the workplace. He brings presence, skill and experience to the Community Arts of relationship development, effective decision making and conflict transformation. A former Marine officer, Gregory lives with his family in a cohousing community near Boulder Colorado, is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Naropa University.



Earlier Event: April 21
Equity & Including All Voices
Later Event: June 11
Family HEART Camp Wisconsin