Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Live Stream June 16, 2022, 10:30 am EDT, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Ted Rau, Operational leader at Sociocracy For All (SoFA). Ted will discuss how SoFA is carrying out its mission of promoting sociocracy, and the upcoming Sociocracy in Cooperatives Conference that will be held June 23rd.
Ted Rau is an Operational leader at SoFA. Ted spends most of his time training and consulting in sociocracy and leading SoFA as an organization. Ted is co-author of the sociocracy handbook Many Voices, One Song. He enjoys writing articles, and teaching meeting facilitation. People and their universal need to connect and move things are at the center of his attention. He pays attention to the co-housing movement, transgender rights, and non-violent communication.
Sociocracy for All envisions a world in which people engage together to meet their individual and collective needs in an equitable way, with respect for all living beings. SoFA’s mission, is to promote sociocracy locally and globally as a sustainable way of governance. This is done by: generating communities of practice and innovating, making decisions together, sharing what we learn, and inspiring each other through accessible and transferable materials, training, and resources.
Our host, Vernon Oakes, is a consummate advocate for cooperatives. He is a Past President of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and he’s served on several boards and committees to advance the interests of cooperatives. Recently, he served on the Limited Equity Cooperative Task Force, established by Anita Bonds, At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia. Vernon is an MBA graduate of Stanford University, who has used his business acumen to benefit the community, by promoting the added value of the cooperative business model.