The Circle Forward system of collaborative governance provides networks and organizations practical frameworks and tools to leverage change in our systems at the deepest levels.

Wise Decisions and Innovation

Collaborative decision-making processes enable teams to quickly make decisions that reflect a diversity of voices, while remaining open and adaptive to complex, changing conditions.

More Power for the Mission

Power is abundant. Yet, conventional systems block people’s access to the power to decide on the issues that affect them and to create their own, novel solutions.

Greater Trust and Resilience

Trust grows as people experience that their voices and contributions matter. Systems adapt to feedback and self-organize more productively, like healthy ecosystems in nature.

Rate Your Own Governance

Governance can be one of the most important drivers of effectiveness. Our Starter Kit includes an informal assessment designed to start a conversation about how well your system of governance is working.

Circle Forward Starter Kit

We want as many people and groups as possible to have access to the power of collaborative governance. So we’ve made it EASY and FREE.


  • Rate Your Current Governance System – video & toolkit
  • Rounds: A Simple Technique for More Engaging Meetings
  • The Circle Forward User’s Guide

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