Circle Secretaries have a number of special powers in Holacracy and GlassFrog which other circle members don't have.  Check out what a Secretary can do below.   Note that access to these features for Secretaries is primarily through the circle's page: 




Here's what a Secretary can do: 


1. Open Governance meetings

  • Record the outputs of Governance 
    • Adding meeting Agenda items at the request of circle members
    • Adding and updating items on the Scratchpad 
    • Update the circle's Governance records should these become out of alignment with the outcome of a meeting. 


2. Open Tactical meetings

  • Record the outputs of Tactical
    • Adding meeting Agenda items at the request of circle members
    • Recording Actions, Projects, Triggers and Governance Tensions for circle members


3. Edit Circle-based settings (accessed via the gear icon):


4. Add or change the circle's strategies (at the request of the Lead Link)

5. Manage the circle's Custom Section to highlight additional information for circle and organization members 


6. Add or change role assignments (at the request of the Lead Link)

  • Including adding a role focus
  • Or excluding the role from meetings


7. Add a person to the circle (at the request of the Lead Link)

8. Add or change Checklist items (at the request of circle members)

8. Add or change Metrics (at the request of the Lead Link)


9. Role-based updates (at the request of a role-filler)

  • Add a project (during a Tactical or otherwise)
  • Add or update the Custom section for a role
  • Add Role Notes.