Tag: Meetings


Google Docs for Community

For nearly three decades now, communities have been using the tools of cohousing to live more collaborative lives.  Google Docs may be the tech world equivalent for collaborating around text. Like any new tool, there can be a bit of a learning curve which will be more challenging for some people than others. I believe... Read More

Hosting a Great Zoom Meeting

Video conferencing seems here to stay and it’s a great tool for cohousing communities, especially for forming communities that do not yet live together.  Even established communities are finding they can get increased participation when attending from home is an option. This is particularly true for parents of young children and adults with physical conditions... Read More

How to Create an Agenda – Part 2

Careful agenda-setting is an essential element in preparing for a good meeting, and often an area where a little effort can make big improvements in meetings and community relationships. Agenda creation includes two distinct parts: 1.       Choosing the topics to be discussed. 2.       Determining how those topics will be... Read More

How to Create an Agenda – Part 1

Careful agenda-setting is an essential element in preparing for a good meeting, and often an area where a little effort can make big improvements in meetings and community relationships. Agenda creation includes two distinct parts: 1.       Choosing the topics to be discussed. 2.       Determining how those topics will be... Read More

Cohousing Across the Country – Part 3

Sharing the journey from Atlanta, GA to Anacortes, WA, engaging with community along the way.   Part 3 of 7 Cohousing Working Well As I made my way across the country, I paused for nearly a week at the half way mark, Boulder, Colorado, a mecca of cohousing. There I was welcomed by my CohoUS teammate... Read More

WebChat 29 Laird Schaub on Delegate or Die

Laird Schaub joined us to share his experience and wisdom of how much to delegate and how to do it well.  See below for a summary. View the full WebChat here.     Plenary Worthy Whole group or plenary meetings are expensive, with many people committing precious time to be at the meeting. Many groups haven’t... Read More

WebChat #25 Ted Rau on Rounds

Ted Rau joined us Wednesday for an in depth look at rounds, a core element of sociocracy and a useful tool for consensus or any type of small group meeting.  Ted explained that rounds help with equivalence, clarity in structure and saving time.     Ted suggests using rounds for small groups when people can contribute.... Read More