|Re: Report on Survey of Cohousing Communities 2011||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Eris Weaver (eriserisweaver.info)|
|Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:19:45 -0700 (PDT)|
I found it interesting to note that one of the items on respondents' "wish list" was free facilitation/process training. Coho/US DOES offer low-cost training -- during and before the annual conferences! Those who lead conference break-out sessions are doing it as volunteers; trainers during pre-conference workshops are paid a mere pittance. In both cases, trainers are paying their own travel costs as well as paying to attend the conference. The Association operates on a shoestring, with a huge amount of volunteer labor. Asking the Association & our community of facilitators/trainers to offer additional trainings for free is asking those who already provide a LOT of pro bono community service to do even more! I don't think anyone would ask the Association to provide free legal or architectural services...but we process people are continually asked to provide our services for free or practically so. It is hard sometimes not to feel that we are not truly valued. <rant off> ------------------------------ Eris Weaver, Facilitator & Group Process Consultant Author, "Let's Talk About Money: A Conversation Guide for Intentional Communities" eris [at] erisweaver.info 707-338-8589 http://www.erisweaver.info http://erisweaver.blogspot.com fa cil' i tāt: to make easier
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