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 10-15 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:

Tue, Jan 15, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Katie McCamant, Hiring Professionals

Fri, Jan 25, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Laird Schaub, Participation
Many groups struggle to create a fair, yet flexible agreement about what’s expected in the way of non-monetary member contributions to the maintenance and well-being of the group. While all groups rely on such contributions, many find it a constant source of irritation that everyone doesn't contribute equally. In this webchat I’ll lay out all the questions that need to be addressed to develop a robust culture in this regard. We’ll look at the pros and cons of high structure versus low structure solutions, and touch the third rail of accountability.

Wed, Jan 30, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Laura Fitch, Design Review Process
How do you allow for design changes after move in?

Thu, Feb 7, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Ted Rau, Good agendas and meeting minutes
How can one set up meeting agendas and meeting minutes so we can make things easy and transparent? How can we share information within a cohousing group?

Tue, Feb 12, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Shelly Parks, Onboarding Explorers

Wed, Feb 20, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Yana Ludwig, Skills for Cooperative Culture

Mon, Feb 25, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Alan O'Hashi, Can the cohousing "secret sauce" retrofit any housing community?
There are many people who like the idea of living intentionally in a cohousing community. What if you have the interest, but short on money and/or time? In this webchat we will explore how pouring the cohousing "secret sauce" can retrofit any housing configuration.

Wed, Mar 6, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Grace Kim, Common House Acoustics
Frustrated by the acoustics in your common house? Learn the basic design principles and best practices.

Wed, Mar 13, 5pm Pac, 6pm Mt, 7pm Cent, 8pm East
Karen Gimnig, Facilitation: Contracting
Learn how clear contracting within your community can make meeting more efficient and effective.

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