|Re: Community process teams||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2018 06:57:09 -0800 (PST)|
Don Benson <benson6451 [at] gmail.com> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> after deleting quoted digest and restoring subject line. Digest subscribers, please delete most of quoted digest and restore subject line when replying. NOTE: Digest subscribers can make replying easier by using "auto folders" particularly Gmail and Outlook users. See http://justcomm.org/jc-faq.htm#Q6.5 -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Re: Community process teams (Sharon Villines) Our Context: Trillium Hollow, is a 29 family, multi-generational, cohousing community in Portland OR. We have a 20-year history of various approaches to conflict resolution and process development in our community. At one time or another, we have had a conflict resolution team, a steering team, and no specific team with a responsibility to improve our community processes or work to resolve conflicts. Currently we have a group that is focused on helping community members improve the quality of their individual interactions/engagements within the community—Positive Engagement Team (PET). PET has a dual mandate: 1) Provide a safe space for individuals in conflict to get clear about difficult interpersonal dynamics, supporting ways to engage in those conversations; and 2) help the community, as a whole, to improve its capacity for dealing with difficult issues. At the present time, the group is in the process of reconstituting itself, as some members wish to focus on the individual level engagement task, and the remaining member looks to recruit others within the community with interest and skills to focus on the community capacity building task. Our Request: We wish to understand the mandate/scope of work of similar teams/groups in other communities, strategies they use for building community capacity to engage in community level conversations to deal with values tensions, and how these strategies have been received/adopted by the community (or not) Many thanks, Don Benson 9601 NW Leahy Road #309 Portland OR 97229-6385 503.296.7249 home 510.701.9784 mobile "Practice is the hardest part of learning” Ann Voskamp
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