|Re: Cohousing-L Digest, Vol 205, Issue 10||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: fernselzer (fernselzeraol.com)|
|Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:34:22 -0800 (PST)|
Thanks Neil,and if anyone wants the flyer (I'm sorry it didn't post) they can email Laird directly since there is no need for me as a middle person. If you do send a request to me, that's ok, I will just forward it to Laird. Since some people are talking/asking about this: my observation with Laird working in our community:He saw places the community was stuck (we were about 5 years living together in cohousing) and we needed to face that in order to move forward in many areas. Some people don't like that. (that was why we were stuck) and perhaps didn't want the outcome that resulted when we became unstuck. I never heard any complaints from anyone though. We just instituted some processes that, though difficult, helped us move forward. When we were forming(for years), many times we asked for advice from experienced cohousers about what was important to prioritize. Often people said they wished their community had spent more money on outside facilitation. And we did, before we moved in. Once we moved in, and a lot of newer members came in quickly, because we were a retrofit, they were reluctant to spend the money on paid facilitation. A story: The consultant we used at our original retreat picked common house dining as a topic to use as an example of how to come to consensus. I don't remember the details of the process itself, but the results were that we have a really easy and uncomplicated way of dealing with everything about community meals, especially considering how many special dietary needs, finances, and schedules we accommodate. I compare that to how long it takes us to figure out other things, all the "Ps", paint, parking, pets.etc When Laird's group came (pretty inexpensive for us), we learned more about how to deal with the stickiness that comes up, in our case, from one person who is against anything not in their personal interest. Also, our community got to see the value of outside facilitation in general. Now we continue to address issues using outside facilitation by paying for that at our retreats and by getting outside consultation for our own facilitation team. I wasn't in Laird's training group though, but I think it was a great and unique learning opportunity for those participants.Fern -----Original Message----- From: cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Sent: Wed, Feb 10, 2021 3:16 am Subject: Cohousing-L Digest, Vol 205, Issue 10 Message: 6 Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2021 17:48:11 -0800 From: Neil Planchon <neil [at] swansway.com> To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Cc: fernselzer [at] aol.com, Laird Schaub <laird [at] ic.org> Subject: [C-L]_ Correct Email address for Laird! Message-ID: <BD5B8B6F-F26C-404E-8C6D-A80C74E7F297 [at] swansway.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Hello everyone Sunday?s posting called Facilitation training which Fern kindly posted made Laird?s email address confusing! His email address is laird [at] ic.org. In community, Neil Events Team Volunteer. Cohousing Association Steering Committee. Cohousing Research Network Co-Developer and Founding Owner. Swan?s Market Cohousing Co-Director, Ads & Development. Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) ------------------------------
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