Re: Care Committee (?)
From: Mac Thomson (
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 07:55:53 -0700 (PDT)
We have a Process and Communications Team. They are responsible for helping to 
resolve conflicts as needed. Here is their ‘charter' from our Teams agreement 

> Process & Communication Team
> Purpose
> To assist the community in living in harmony with each other and the larger 
> community by guiding effective communication, conflict resolution, and wise 
> decision making.
> Number of Members
> 3 to 4
> Responsibility & Authority
> Provide facilitation and logistics for Community Meetings, Retreats, and 
> Special Meetings. – Full Authority (in collaboration with Steering team)
> Schedule Meetings of the Hearts. Provide agendas, guidance, and logistics. – 
> Full Authority (in collaboration with Steering team)
> Provide facilitation, recorder, and consensus training. – Full Authority 
> Provide the Culture of Consensus Curriculum (CCC) on an ongoing basis. The 
> offerings should include 3 modules each year focused on Self-Awareness, 
> Interpersonal Skills, and Community Skills, respectively; one Consensus 
> Foundation Training annually (covering the basics of card usage, website 
> navigation, and general consensus philosophy), and an Annual Review of the 
> previous year’s offerings for community feedback/input. - Full Authority
> Act as community Keepers of the Heart, intervening and mediating as needed. – 
> Full Authority
> Ensure that Process and Communication agreements are followed. – Full 
> Authority 
> Revise Process and Communication agreements as needed. – Proposal Authority
> Manage community communication systems (both electronic and physical) – Full 
> Authority (in collaboration with Steering team)

Mac Thomson

Heartwood Cohousing
Southwest Colorado

"None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power 
of hope of freedom to those who are not free."
        - Pearl S. Buck

> On Jun 13, 2019, at 8:22 AM, Karen Browne-Courage <joyfulreunion [at] 
>> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> We are in the process of developing Village Hill Cohousing in Northampton,
> MA.  Our homes are being built, but we are not in them yet.  At this point
> we are focusing on organizing.  We have identified a need to have a
> Committee that we are currently calling a Care Committee, with the thinking
> that it would be good to have members who are noticing conflicts and who
> could offer to mediate these.  In addition, the Care Committee could think
> about activities or events that would be nurturing for our members.
> We would be interested in hearing from any communities who have a similar
> Committee or who are addressing these needs in any manner.
> Thank you for your support,
> Karen Browne-Courage
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