John Buck, MA

John is the first person, not native to the Netherlands, to be certified in the circle-organization method called Dynamic Community Governance (also known as “sociocracy”). Certified by The Sociocracy Group, an international organization, John introduces Dynamic Community Governance to a wide range of businesses and organizations, assisting them in designing work and making group decisions effectively by “rewiring” their basic power structure. Since meeting Aileen Kroll in 2013, John has become an honorary Greenbelter. He spends a lot of time in Greenbelt, inspired by the number of community groups committed to social change. As such, Greenbelt is a prime location to implement and integrate dynamic community governance. John has an MA from George Washington University in quantitative sociology and is coauthor of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy. A second book, Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, and Sociocracy is available. John is co-founder and co-director of Greenbelt-based Center for Dynamic Community Governance, a 501(c)3 since 2015.