The Cohousing Association of the US is teaming up with our cohousing professionals to bring people together to talk about cohousing. Each WebChat is a zoom call open to all. The presenter shares 15-30 minutes on a named topic and then answers questions from participants about the topic or other topics within the presenter's expertise. Please join us for the next WebChat.

Videos of most WebChats will be available after the event through the link below.

All WebChats will be at the same time: 5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm East
All will use the zoom room at https://zoom.us/j/202941610
They may be on different days of the week depending on the availability of the presenters and hosts.
Check back here for up to date information as it becomes available.
If you or someone you know would like to present on a cohousing topic, please contact Karen Giming at karencohous [at] gmail [dot] com.

Upcoming WebChats:

Tuesday April 2, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Liz Magill
Conflict: Interpersonal Or Systemic?
What you do with conflict starts with recognizing whether it is an
individual problem or a systemic problem. Communities go both ways:
trying to make a policy when you should just ask an individual to shape
up, or trying to get two people to talk when the problem is really
community-wide. Join Liz Magill for a 20 minute description of how to
determine which kind of problem you are dealing with. Followed by Q&A.

Friday April 12, DIFFERENT TIME 3pm Pac, 4pm Mt, 5pm Cent, 6pm East
Due to our speaker's location in Berlin, this WebChat will be present 2 hours earlier than usual.
Michael LaFond
Cluster-Apartments and Shared Flats in CoHousing

Wed, April 17, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
We Can Work It Out
5 Critical Elements of a Comprehensive and Engaging New Member Orientation
During this WebChat we will present 5 critical elements for an effective new Member Orientation and respond to your questions about how to adapt these element to best serve your community. This topic will be relevant to both forming and existing communities as homes sell and new neighbors move in.

Tue, April 23, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Joe Cole
Addressing Racism and Working for Racial Equity in Community Building
A discussion of the impact of racism and white privilege on our culture, our lives, our communities, and the special responsibilities that white people have for addressing racism and working for racial justice.

Mon, April 29, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Diana Leafe Christian
Four Kinds of Especially Challenging People in Community — How to Better Understand and Work with Such People Effectively
Diana has seen four kinds of disturbing, disruptive behaviors that become painful and disheartening for the group. She will share what seems to work well in better understanding and dealing effectively with each of these kinds of challenging behaviors in community.

If you aren’t able to use the zoom link above call in information is below for all except Jerry and Ted’s sessions:
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16465588656,,202941610# or +16699006833,,202941610#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 202 941 610

Feedback and requested topics are welcome. Please send them to karencohous [at] gmail [dot] com