Each time you create a new circle in holaspirit, several roles are created automatically. The Circle Leader, the Circle Representative, the Secretary, and the Facilitator.
These roles present in each circle are called core roles:
- The Circle Leader is the role responsible for the proper conduct of the circle's operations in order to reach its purpose. This role is present and visible in both the circle itself and the upper circle and the role holder is assigned by the upper circle. Like any other role, multiple members can be assigned to this role.
- The Circle Representative is the role that represents the circle and brings up tensions in the upper circle. This role is present and visible in both the circle itself and the upper circle. The role holder is elected by the circle.
- The Circle Secretary is in charge of scheduling meetings and recording information and changes made during meetings. The role holder is elected by the circle.
- The Circle Facilitator is the role in charge of facilitating meetings according to a given process or methodology in order to maximize meeting efficiency. The role holder is elected by the circle.
Circle Leader and Circle Representative hold special privileges in the governance of the circle. This is shown in the card of the circle or role.
By default, the core roles created are those described in the Holacracy Constitution 5.0. If you practice a different methodology or have your own definition of core roles, they can be modified by an administrator.