Online course for community seekers, "Finding Your Community Home, " and Sociocracy Course
From: Diana Leafe Christian (dianaic.org)
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 20:43:22 -0800 (PST)
If you have friends or colleagues seeking a cohousing community or any kind of 
intentional community to join, would you let them know about my online course? 
"Finding Your Community Home" is a seven-week course on Thursday evenings, 
February 11 through March 25. 
      The course is a practical guide to help people not only avoid common 
pitfalls of the community-search process, but enjoy the search as they assess 
each potential community in terms of their own social, spiritual, financial, 
and legal well-being. The course will help participants: (1) Research 
communities thoroughly (including what to learn first!). (2) Plan enjoyable, 
illuminating visits. (3) Be a "Great Guest" in communities they visit. (4) 
Intelligently evaluate the places they saw. (5) Join their chosen community 
gracefully.
      Includes watch-ahead videos and graphic-rich handouts, an optional weekly 
"Buddy Program" to explore what participants just learned with another course 
participant in a Zoom call, and weekly live sessions for Q&A and for people to 
share information about the community-seeking journey.  Cost: $225. To 
register: https://tinyurl.com/FindingCommHomeFeb2021 
     Sponsored by the nonprofit SOIL educational organization at Earthaven 
Ecovillage, partial scholarships are available for Black, indigenous and people 
of color (BIPOC) who might otherwise not be able to afford to participated. 
    As I noted in a previous post, I'm doing a 10-week online course on 
sociocracy, an effective governance and decision-making method I especially 
recommend for communities. The Sociocracy Course is Monday evenings, Feb. 
8-April 12. I've also found that when all or most people from a forming or 
existing community take this course they are able to use each part of 
sociocracy successfully in their group as soon as they learn it. The course 
also helps people start a Sociocracy Study Group so they can interest other 
community members in sociocracy. Here's what some course participants have 
said: https://tinyurl.com/SocCoursewebpage     
      The cost is $245-$445 sliding scale. Early Bird Discount at $225 until 
January 11. To register: https://tinyurl.com/SociocracyFeb2021
     For more information, email me at diana [at] ic.org and I'll send you two 
handouts, "Four Benefits: Why People Like Using Sociocracy," and "Sociocracy: 
'Effective, Efficient, and Fun'."
     Diana Leafe Christian

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