Session 2 of Cohousing Over Time, August 29
From: Laurie Lauer (
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 09:05:22 -0700 (PDT)
More great sessions coming up on August 29th during the Cohousing Over Time 
online event. 

For more information and to Register today go to 

Session 2
Sociocracy Tips – Better Governance for Everyone
Ted Rau
Are you using sociocracy (Dynamic Governance) in your community? Interested in 
adding on a few helpful tweaks? In this session, we will add backlog logistics, 
agenda templates, continuing education ideas, tweaked selection processes, 
operational roles, review processes and large group feedback – you might use 
some but probably not all of them yet! This course is better for people with 
experience – but also less experienced folks will be able to use these tweaks, 
even beyond sociocratic groups.

Maintaining for Sustainability: Strategies for Improving your Buildings over 
Erik Bonnett
Does your heater keep breaking, are the windows drafty, or is the siding worn 
out? Maintenance projects can seem like a chore, but they are also 
opportunities to save money over time and to dramatically reduce your carbon 

Neurodiversity in Community: How to Make Communities More Inclusive
Erin Roundy, Crystal Byrd Farmer
Living in community means recognizing and accommodating diversity. 
Neurodiversity covers autistic people and people with ADHD, personality 
disorders, and others. These people appear typical on the outside but struggle 
with everyday life in ways that may make living in community difficult. 
However, they can also be creative, out of the box thinkers and dedicated 
volunteers. In this workshop, we’ll cover how communities can benefit from and 
support neurodivergent people.

Reserve Funds: By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Mac Thomson
Every community needs to plan for large future expenditures and have reserve 
funds in place. But how do you know how much to save and what to save for? In 
this session, Mac will share insights gleaned from 25 years of being the person 
primarily responsible for the financial oversight of Heartwood Cohousing. If 
you want your established community to build a solid financial foundation, this 
may be a good session for you.

Laurie Lauer
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