About the Healthy Power Alliance
Who we are
The Healthy Power Alliance is a global community of allies who are passionate about creating a world where human power works for everyone (and for the biosphere on which we rely).
We are leaders (in a wide range of organizations), transformation professionals (consultants, trainers, facilitators, coaches, etc.), researchers (some with Ph.D.s and academic jobs, some citizen scientists), and supporters.
We bring a wide range of professional specialties and disciplines. We cover all of the practices or ways of working mentioned in the Manifesto, and quite a few more.
We all speak English, at least some of the time. (Although the organization is global we have not developed the capacity to operate in multiple languages as an organization yet).
What we do
Although we are still in the early days of supporting this global movement toward Healthy Power, we currently offer:
LEARNING: Access to a global learning community which currently hosts monthly peer-learning sessions presented by experts who are sharing their current cutting edge of practice.
CONNECTION: Introductions to people across disciplinary lines and in different geographic regions who might have the resources you are looking for — or might be looking for what you can share.
RESEARCH: Introductions to researchers who are looking at what works in organizations that are developing some form of Healthy Power — or if you are a researcher, introductions to the consultants and leaders whose work you want to study.
ADVOCACY: A louder shared voice telling the world about what works and why.
We will continue to develop more offerings, some of which will be provided on a peer-to-peer basis, some by Allies providing paid services to the Alliance, and some by Alliance staff. In general, any additional offerings will be developed because some of us are passionate enough to lead in that area, and others respond with enthusiasm. If you see a way to Learn, Connect, Research, or Advocate that you want to lead, or where you want support, please let us know.
History & Next Steps
Where have we come from?
This organization grew out of the Sociocracy Practitioners’ Association, a professional organization primarily composed of sociocratic consultants. Within the Sociocracy world, the global organization which first disseminated Sociocracy (The Sociocracy Group, known in Dutch as Sociocratisch Centrum) provided training, consultancy, and certification services for decades. Over time, several distinct traditions (lineages, forks, splinter groups, etc.) split off, and it became clear to some of us that, important as The Sociocracy Group will continue to be for developing and sharing Sociocracy, it does not exist to serve the broad movement to which we feel that we belong. While our founding members are all committed practitioners of some form of Sociocracy, we all know that we are really in this to serve the global transition to Healthy Power.
Where will we go next?
This is an excellent question. Part of it is easy: we will reach out to new Allies, provide support to the movement (Learning, Connection, Research, Advocacy), and figure out what our Allies need and how best we can help them (you!) to change the world for the better.
The divine is in the details, however. We see conferences, websites, meetups, an online journal, a database of experiments done and experiments you can try; we see a global movement recognizing itself, waking up, and finding that it is powerful. How? That is up to all of us; it is up to you!