Sociocracy 3.0 training

Between 21-25 March we will host Xana Piteira and Maria Rute Costa from Orla Design that will show us a pattern language for more conscious collaboration from small start-ups to large international networks. As people are looking for less hierarchical models to collaborate, we need structures and processes that will enable effective cooperation and transformation of conflict into opportunities to learn and grow. Sociocracy 3.0 training is a practical 4 day guide for evolving agile and resilient organizations of any size.

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  • dinner 20:00
  • opening circle
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Morning circle
9:00 Welcome


Group Introductions

Group Agreements

Learning Outcomes

11:00 Break
11:30 What’s S3?

  • Definition
  • History
  • 4 Dimensions
  • Principles
  • Set of Patterns
13:30 Lunch
13:45 Announcements
14:00 Siesta
16:00 Navigate Via Tension

  • Domains
  • Drivers

Proposal Forming – Pattern

18:00 Proposal Forming – Demo

Artful Participation

20:00 Dinner
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Morning circle
9:00 Recap

Consent Decision Making – Pattern

Resolving Objections

Consent Decision Making – Practice

11:00 Break
11:30 Role Description and S3lection

Role S3lection – Demo

Role S3lection and Proposal Forming – Practice

13:30 Lunch
13:45 Announcements
14:00 Siesta
16:00 Peer Review

Consent to Proposal – Practice

18:00 Organizational Structure

Organizing Work

Bringing in S3

20:00 Dinner
  • Driver Mapping – how to kick off projects
  • Practice


The course will take place in Sunseed – community-led non-formal educational centre for the transition towards sustainability in Andalusia, Spain. In the beautiful off-grid ecovillage of Los Molinos del Río Aguas, our lively international community works and learns together to develop, demonstrate, research and communicate accessible ways to reduce our environmental impact.

The accommodation is basic as we live in the natural reserve. We have outdoor compost toilets, solar panels, two solar heated showers and heating of the communal areas with the wooden/masonry stoves.


Xana Piteira

Regenerative Livelihoods Facilitation

Her roots travel the globe from Lisbon to Macau and her luggage carries training in Psychology, Education, Permaculture, Regeneration and Communities. During her journey, she became a pioneer of several social initiatives in the field of Education and Permaculture, namely Brainstorming Creations Lda (Macau, 2005), NaTerra (Macau – East Timor, 2008) and Quinta do Vale da Lama (Portugal, 2012).
She gained her experience in co-creating and implementing projects and as a group process facilitator in the scope of integral and participatory education. Collaborates with mentors as Lesley Martin, Rosemary Morrow and James Priest.
Engaged catalyst for social transformation, nature connection and reinventing communities, Xana believes that people want more and more to lead a life with purpose and that our ways of working together need to be more effective and potentiate interdependence and support to each other.

Maria Rute Costa

Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Facilitation

Her journey began in Visual Arts, however, her desire to know nature and contribute to sustainable ways of life led her to embark in Landscape Architecture in 2006. Motivated by a holistic vision of community design she took a PDC – Permaculture Design Course and an EDE – Ecovillage Design Education (Gaia Education), and volunteered in Sadhana Forest reforestation project in Auroville (India). In 2012 she started working with Quinta do Vale da Lama (Algarve) where she participated in the planning and development of the project until 2018. She fascinated in participatory learning methods and organizational dynamics and took a Permaculture Teacher Training with Rosemary Morrow, Dragon Dreaming with José Soutelinho, Way of the Council with Rob Dreaming and Siri Gunnarson.


We would love to invite you to contribute depending on your financial capacity using the sliding scale between 225€-290€. The price includes:

  • 4 day course,
  • basic accomodation in the dormitory,
  • 3 vegetarian meals a day.

Early bird price

Book the course before 30.09 and get the early bird price of 190€!

If you have any question contact us: sunseed (at)



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