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Reply to How to join a circle?

By Léo Davesne Topic posted 06/21/2017

Hi Leo,

You can find in the Holacracy constitution the rules bu default, at section 2.3 which is about "Core Circle Members". http://www.holacracy.org/constitution 

There you have what are the conditions to be Core Member of a Circle (i.e. a person invited to the meetings of the circle)

If what you want is to energize roles in the circle, by defaut indeed you have to apply to the LL (or the LL can contact you if it wants to assign you to a role in the circle). In that case, you're applying to a role, and being Core Member of the circle in which the role is embedded is just a consequence.

If you want to participate to one circle's meeting without being assigned to any role in it, but as Circle Member, you may ask to the LL which can decide a "special appointment" (2.3.4)

If you want to observe meetings of a circle, without being Core Member, as a kind of "visitor", i don't know specific rule, so maybe you could simply ask to the circle you want to visit. 

Or you might bring a tension where you think it would be appropriate to deal with if you feel you need an explicit policy about visits, circles disovery, or role assignment.

Hope that helps