About John Buck

John BuckJohn Buck, an associate of Creative Learning Solutions, has extensive leadership experience with government and corporations. He earned the U.S. Secretary of Department of Transportation’s Award for Meritorious Achievement for his pioneering work with information technology at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C. Subsequently as a project manager for the Harris corporation, managing more than 200 people in a global information systems installation and training project for the U.S. Department of State, John used many Dynamic Governance systems concepts. That project received ISO 9000 certification and consistently outstanding ratings from its State Department clients. John has a Master’s degree in Quantitative Sociology from George Washington University. His Master’s thesis demonstrated that the staff of companies in the Netherlands using Dynamic Governance had a significantly higher commitment to their organizations than typical Dutch workers.

John is the first person from outside the Netherlands to be certified in Dynamic Governance; he even learned Dutch to read the original literature about it. As head of GovernanceAlive LLC and co-founder of the nonprofit SocioNet, John has introduced Dynamic Governance to a wide range of North American and international organizations. Recently he organized The Sociocracy Consulting Group, a division of the International Sociocratic Center headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Sociocracy Consulting Group provides consulting services from 10 offices located in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. He assists businesses and organizations to design work and make group decisions effectively by rewiring their decision-making processes. John is coauthor of the book We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, A Guide to Sociocratic Principles and Methods.