|NICA Presents The 8 Shields Model, an introduction||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Craig Ragland (craigraglandgmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 12:39:22 -0800 (PST)|
NICA is the Northwest Intentional Communities Association, which includes numerous cohousing communities. At our 14th annual meeting this past weekend at RoseWind Cohousing, 7 out of the 12 communities represented were cohousing and people from cohousing came in force, e.g. 9 from Songaia, several from Winslow, etc. Some of us from NICA have begun using the 8-Shields Model to organize work around a large communities event and are excited about its potential in structuring community. The 8-Shields Model, an introduction Alan Seid Wednesday, March 8, 2006 7:30pm Songaia Cohousing Community For full details, visit the NICA Website: http://www.ic.org/nica/ WHAT: Based on the Native American medicine wheel, the 8-Shields Model is many things: a map for organizational design, a checklist for events, a flowchart for projects, and much more. Also known as the Acorn Model, this tool helps us integrate people's diverse gifts into cohesive, effective teams. It clarifies some important and confusing issues regarding consensus decision-making, as well as between hierarchical and egalitarian approaches to organizational design. The Acorn Model is known for being both highly effective and very fun! WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 7:30pm to 9pm WHERE: Songaia Cohousing Community Common House (see NICA website for full details) COST: By donation, you decide your contribution WHO: Alan Seid teaches a number of specific sustainable living tools he has found to be powerful. He has been applying the Acorn Model since 2000, when he first learned it from Jon Young, founder of the Wilderness Awareness School (WAS). Alan has attended a total of 14 training days on the Acorn with Jon and WAS staff, including Coyote Mentoring, The Art of Mentoring, The Mind of Mentoring (2005), and a one-day private training. Since 2000 Alan has lived and worked with people applying this model to their personal and work lives. Alan is a founding member of the Whatcom Network for Compassionate Communication (WNCC) which uses the Acorn Model organizationally and in all their trainings. Questions? Contact Nancy Lanphear at Nancy [at] songaia.com
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