|Re: process people and product people||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Laura Fitch (lfitchkrausfitch.com)|
|Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 12:18:22 -0700 (PDT)|
Our retreat is written up in great detail in Dave Wann's book "Reinventing Community - stories from the walkways of cohousing" - page 250 Laura Fitch, AIA, LEED AP Kraus-Fitch Architects, Inc. 110 Pulpit Hill Rd. Amherst, MA 01002 413-549-5799 lfitch [at] krausfitch.com www.krausfitch.com -----Original Message----- From: Muriel Kranowski [mailto:murielk [at] vt.edu] Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 2:16 PM To: Cohousing-L Subject: Re: [C-L]_ process people and product people We used to have excellent retreats when there were fewer of us and our group needs were more obvious, that is, during the development and build-out phases. They've pretty much petered out since then. I'd love to hear about successful retreats that long-time-running communities hold on a regular basis. 1) How long does the retreat usually last? (if "a weekend", when does it start/end?) 2) Is it held on-site or off-site? 3) What percentage, more of less, of members attend? (Half? 2/3rds? etc) 4) How much do you budget for it, if you know? Plus anything else that you think makes your retreats successful and fun. Thanks! Muriel Kranowski Shadowlake Village Cohousing Blacksburg, VA At 10:51 AM 5/24/2010, Laura Fitch wrote: >My suggestion which is good for forming and built communities: >Commit to well-designed yearly retreats that have a big chunk of time >dedicated to both process and product - and food, and fun! It is a >"shot in the arm" for our community "Pioneer Valley Cohousing" and >makes the rest of the year run smoothly because of the "trust" and >"connection" that this yearly event reinforces. _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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