Re: specific retreat idea's
From: Joanie Connors (
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 09:41:06 -0700 (PDT)
I wonder if you have time to do a written survey before the retreat?

That might be a good way to get feelings aired and processed a little
in advance. Then you could use your time for sharing the results,
promoting listening and brainstorming solutions.

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 10:20 AM,  <juva [at]> wrote:
> Hi all, Juva here from CoHo Ecovillage in Corvallis Oregon.  We are about to 
> have our semi-annual retreat.  I have a 3 hour hunk of time to work with.  We 
> moved in about 11 months ago and are finding the tension between individuals 
> wants/needs and the collective wants/needs something we would like to address.
> I had a process planned but after a conversation with one of my neighbors, I 
> am questioning if it is the most useful exercise.  The goal is to help us all 
> look at the affect we have on the community in how we get our individual 
> needs met and how the community's needs being met affects the individuals.  
> My dream is that we come away with a renewed desire to have all the needs 
> met, greater understanding of our personal needs vers wants and how we can be 
> successful in getting these met in a way that supports the community needs 
> being met.
> Idea's?
> email or call 541-908-5882 (note,  this is also my work line, so don't let 
> the message put you off)>
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