What: A multi-track clinic series to deepen our practice of collective governance. Participants are invited to attend the introductory session: The Basics: WeGovern and Claiming Governance, and then can opt into other clinic tracks as they choose.
When: The Basics: WeGovern and Claiming Governance [September 23]
Who: Those who are interested in deepening their governance practice, using the WeGovern principles as a guide.
Where: Clinics will take place virtually, via Zoom.
Read more about each of the clinics below. Please register via the form on the right for the WeGovern Basics clinic, and make sure to select the additional clinic track(s) you would like to participate in.
The Basics: WeGovern and Claiming Governance
In the introduction session, we will explore the origin story of the WeGovern principles and the importance of this moment in our collective governance practice (why now?). Participants will then delve into what the WeGovern principles mean for each of us, and how our individual and collective governance practices can take shape, starting now. Together, we’ll explore:
Track 1. Localizing WeGovern: Who and Where
In this session, you’ll be invited to identify the people, beings, and land you are most connected to. Participants will then explore the principles that most resonate with them–and that they have the most energy to live into with their families, tribes, teams, and communities. Through interactive workshopping and inquiry as well as peer sharing, learning, and story sharing, we will begin to envision and create into collective governance in our respective communities. In this track, we will explore:
Track 2. Narrating Our Story of WeGovern
This track will draw on Resonance Network’s Mending the Arc story practice, in which participants utilize storytelling to connect to the future we are creating. Participants who begin with this track will start by identifying the peoples, place, and WeGovern principles they want to focus on, then narrate into the future they envision for their chosen community. Participants who have attended the Localizing WeGovern track will bring their more specific and textured exploration of peoples, place, and principles, and will build upon this vision by narrating their particular future story. In this track, we will explore:
Track 3. WeGovern in Policy and Action
This track will focus on specific policy shifts and actions to embody the WeGovern principles. Participants will identify the current policies and actions they would like to transform, and explore the shifts they would need to make in order to align policy and action with the future they want to see for their communities. With support from facilitators and peer discussion in small groups, participants will engage in an inquiry process to assess their current policy stances, and what their new stance would need to become–in other words, what policies and actions would they stand for, support, or denounce to align with collective governance, and bring in the future they envision? In this track, we will explore: