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#collaborativegovernance

The tools and framework to leverage change in our systems at the deepest level.

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. Collaborative governance unleashes leadership across the spectrum and generates more power in service to the mission.

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.

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Governance Gives Form To Power

What is governance and why does it matter? Watch here to learn more.

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Primary Principles of Circle Forward

This infographic reveals eight principles we propose for collaborative governance in networks and networked organizations.

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Beyond Stalemate

Circle Forward was named one of the

“Best Ideas of 2016” by the Mountain Xpress.

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Consent is a Third Option

Not majority rule.  Not consensus.

Why Consent is a third option for making decisions.

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Cultivating Collective Action

Circle Forward made the short list of important resources for local food system leaders across the country.

Rate Your Own Governance System

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.

Get the 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.   Includes: Rate Your Current Governance System – video & toolkit;   Rounds: A Simple Technique for More Engaging Meetings; and, The Circle Forward User’s Guide.

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Ready To Talk?

Have questions or want to learn more about the Circle Forward system? Contact us.