The 2009 National Cohousing Conference was a great success! It ran from June 24 to June 28th 2009. Please join us for our next conference!

The Essentials of Integrative Facilitation: How To Get Through the Agenda and Build Energy at the Same Time

One Day Workshop: Thurs 8:30 – 5:00

Price: $95

Good meeting facilitation can make the difference between pain and gain. We'll look at the basic qualities needed to become a full-service facilitator, the process agreements needed to spread your wings, and how to recognize those magic moments when passion can be harnessed to transform binding into bonding. Presentation of principles in the morning, followed by hands on practice in the afternoon.

PRESENTER: Husband and wife team Laird Schaub and Ma'ikwe Schaub Ludwig are professional facilitators, both of whom have lived the bulk of their adult lives in community. Their life experiences inform their unique, holistic approach to meeting dynamics. Ma'ikwe has worked for 19 years as an organizer, nonprofit director, teacher and, most recently, consultant. She serves as the events team chair for the nonprofit Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) and lives at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Laird has a national reputation in Integrative Facilitation, conflict management and consensus. He has been a process consultant for 20 years and has worked extensively with collaborative groups across the country, including nearly 40 cohousing groups. Laird serves as the Executive Secretary of the FIC, and is a founding member of Sandhill Farm Community. His website is: Together, they teach a 2 year intensive facilitation training, primarily attended by cohousing community members.