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These tools of use to groups tackling issues come from Seeds for Change, a British nonprofit that seeks to equip those working for change with better skills. This is a compilation of tools that we have found useful when working in groups. Often it is best to have someone facilitate these...
Views since 5/2014: 3,836
Imagine you have been a member of a forming cohousing group for several months now, and you have just joined the circle for a big decision-making meeting about the vision and future of this community where you hope to live. You’re nervous. You have some health concerns, and you absolutely need to...
Views since 5/2014: 375
The 2018 Boulder CO Regional Cohousing Conference holds the keys to creating a highly functioning cohousing community. There is something for everyone - those exploring the idea, newly forming groups or existing communities. For Newly Forming Communities: You will learn how to get started, meet...
Views since 5/2014: 663
Why is connection so elusive? How can something so universally desired be so difficult to attain in a richly resourced culture like the United States? Especially, how can it be difficult among members of an intentional cohousing community? I believe there are two elements essential for...
Views since 5/2014: 455
Join Laird Schaub at the 2017 National Cohousing Conference where he is presenting several sessions, including this intensive: Building a Better Meeting: Facilitation Skills for Everybody The art of facilitation is analogous to a set of nested Russian dolls: it's as many-layered as an onion...
Views since 5/2014: 881
[This is a repost from Craig's blog on Good Group Decisions Inc. Craig also offers a Make Shift Coffee House: a forum he designed to help people understand each other. If any cohousing community would like to host such a forum, he will facilitate it for free! Contact Craig here.] In principle,...
Views since 5/2014: 1,026
In sociocracy, consent and consensus decision-making are only used for policy decisions. Policy decisions are those that govern actions and allocation of resources (budget, people, etc.). But this leaves questions for many people about when to use consent and consensus decision-making. It helps to...
Views since 5/2014: 1,288
There's a prevalent style of facilitation that's mostly passive—where the person running the meeting isn't doing much more than deciding who'll talk next, punctuated by the occasional need to blow the whistle, perhaps to signal that time has expired or to announce a restart, either to referee...
Views since 5/2014: 1,227
Recently I was conducting a facilitation training with co-trainer María Stawsky The weekends run from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon and are a mix of presenting material, answering questions, conducting practice exercises, and facilitating live meetings. That said, we emphasize the last...
Views since 5/2014: 1,453
[Editor's note - come to Laird Schaub's Facilitation...
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