See below the description of the Intellectual Outputs produced by Seoc project. The files can be seen and downloaded from here.
IO1 LOVR (Library of Open Virtual Resources):
The Resource Library supports modular implementation and remote self teaching to allow a large number of
practitioners and trainers in formation to approach S3. For the first time S3 teaching materials are available
in Italian, Spanish and Romanian. It constitutes the solid base for IO2 (SFTC) as well as for the development
of organizational capacity within and outside the partnership.
– new mindmaps useful both for trainers and beginner users.
– several versions of charts and visual maps for workshops and implementation support.
– playing dice and facilitation cards in 2 languages engaging users in learning the steps of processes.
– the S3 card deck: 24 teaching cards in 3 languages. The complete support for an intro course and basic
implementation (teaching and facilitation).
– articles describing experiences of S3 application, with examples of critical issues and good practices.
– IT, RO, ES S3 support and learning circles.
– webinars for facilitators to practice and support each other.
– A video presentation about how S3 helps organizations, the SEOC project and what it offers.
– A support video for preparing trainings aimed at new S3 facilitators. It presents key learnings from the
MEs about training design, teaching and organisation.
– 7 cards in Spanish with the main patterns and theory structured as mnemotecnics mini text for S3
– 14 charts for teaching S3 introductions in Spanish(used also for Multiplayer Events).
– A ES, IT and RO translation of the official S3 Manual from the international sociocrcy30.org community of
developers. French, Swedish, Basque, Portuguese and German translation projects were initiated during
– translated into Italian all existing materials (charts, proposal cube, press kit and articles or explained
patterns of S3).
– translated the manual for Facilitator Intro Course.
– translated the research instruments into Italian.
IO2 SFTC: A training course design for facilitation skills using experiential formal and non-formal
approaches. It supports staff, trainers and trainers in formation to set up by their own courses and
– a 7 day training format was designed and implemented.
– a 4 day format of based on the feedback from the SFTC. It was used instead of the 2 day format for the
MEs and brought excellent feedback. This output was not foreseen in the application and is highly innovative
in integrating facilitators in training as a more powerful way to learn to teach and facilitate s3.
– a manual for facilitators in training complete with learning path, practices and guide for professionalizing.
– started an international online group to take ownership of the IO2 open source materials and further
– a manual for organizing S3 intro courses that bridges the course design and the manual for facilitators. It
includes best practices and models for communication, logistics, course design and crucial details on
co-facilitation and mentoring support.
IO3 Research on sociocracy implementation:
The research yielded a set of 5 research instruments
(measurement scales and questionnaires), and a brochure containing methodological guidelines and outlines
for research designs. The IO was built on the researcher team’s background in Organizational Psychology
and their experience with scientifically validated, standardized instruments. They allow the collection of
qualitative and quantitative data, are easily applicable in a wide range of organizational contexts without
requiring substantial modifications. The results can be used for in-depth statistical and qualitative analysis,
for exploratory, predictive and explanatory purposes.They are user friendly for non-scientific stakeholders
(with supervision from specialized researchers).
The set of research instruments asses:
the use of S3 in a given organization, by measuring the prevalence of fundamental S3 principles;
the use of a particular S3 pattern in a given organizational context;
the use of a particular S3 role in a given organizational context;
the performance, skills and effectiveness of a S3 trainer/coach/facilitator in the context of a particular
training or workshop;
the overall effectiveness of a particular S3 training or workshop.
A validating pilot study has not yet been conducted mainly due to the requirements of the research design,
i.e. a longitudinal pre-test, post-test study. This requires long term access to an organization for data
collection: when members are unfamiliar with S3, when they first start learning S3, and after using S3 for
long enough that significant changes could have occurred. Additionally a high number of participants is
required for statistical relevance. Preliminary results of analyses using these instruments provided evidence
of some encouraging patterns, suggesting they can successfully be used to assess the targeted constructs
and phenomena. More research is needed to reveal the impacts of S3 on organizational governance,