|Re: When to bring others in||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jim Snyder-Grant (jimsgnewview.org)|
|Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 10:27:01 -0700 (MST)|
L Shapiro asked "At what point in our process should we recruit other people to join the core group?" Here's what worked for New View (Acton MA). After the basic vision work was done, there was another round with the smaller core group (before I joined) over the next couple of months on primary & secondary goals. 'Primary' was defined as "I would have to leave the group if we didn't have that - that's key for me". Secondary was "That's very important for me". I think the list was finished at a retreat. That list included some concrete stuff such as commuting distance to Boston, access to public transportation, quality of local schools, the kinds of folks in the community, and some less tangible stuff (beautiful surroundings, less burdensome lifestyle) When they had that list, then they recruited for more households (that's when I came in). The idea (and it worked) was that folks coming in would know what specific direction the group was going in, so that group cohesion could be maintained through the site selection process. The next & last round of growth, roughly, was when a specific site was chosen, for folks that needed to experience a particular site to know if they wanted in. We were also keeping the group smaller until then, to allow the contingency of finding a smaller site. -Jim Jim Snyder-Grant New View (Acton MA). http://www.newview.org Digging out from a lot of snow - the tractor & snow blowers appear to all be working at the same time. We started a 'salon' a couple of months ago that meets every 2 weeks or so, on rotating nights to allow different folks to attend. It has turned in to New View's equivalent of the 'sharing circles' in other groups. Very close-making. _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
When to bring others in Fred H Olson, January 6 2003
- Re: When to bring others in Jim Snyder-Grant, January 7 2003
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