|building community to build cohousing workshop series starting Sept 14||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 05:46:53 -0700 (PDT)|
Jerry Koch-Gonzalez <jerry [at] sociocracyforall.org> posted the message below. It was re-posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> due to a format problem. -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Cohousing Options invites you to join us for our upcoming workshop series, "*Won't You Be My Neighbour?" * Please share the details with your network and with anyone else you think might be interested in learning more about building community to build cohousing. The full event details and registration page can be accessed via this: https://www.universe.com/events/wont-you-be-my-neighbour-tickets-36K07X *USE THE PROMO CODE “SOFA” AND SAVE 10%* *Won't You Be My Neighbour? <https://cohousingoptions.ca/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/>* *Familiar with Cohousing? * Do you have a group forming? or is your group stalled? This three-part workshop series (one night/week) turns the focus from the business of forming a cohousing group to strategies and tactics for community building and why it matters. Examine what you want out of cohousing and how it can change your lives. It’s easy to focus on policies and the technical stuff. Our focus will be on how to build your community's culture, creating a cohesive group that can make big decisions with trust and confidence while having fun. The workshop series will be moderated by Levitt CoHo’s <https://www.levittcoho.com/> Alexandria Levitt and Kristopher Stevens of Cohousing Options Canada <https://cohousingoptions.ca/>. Participants will receive a copy of the book *State of the Art Cohousing by Alexandria Levitt and Charles Durrett* <https://cohousingoptions.ca/alexandria-levitt/>, a set of Cohousing Options Canada 8 postcards summarizing cohousing & a Community Building Checklist as well as a digital copy of *The GoCo Co-Ownership Guidebook <https://www.gocosolutions.com/>.* Week 1 *How does building community, build cohousing?* This first session will focus on the principles and practices veteran cohousers have gleaned from life experience that can help you cultivate a high functioning, thriving and fun community able to take on the challenge of building a cohousing development and live happily ever after. September 14th, 7 - 9pm EST (4 -6pm PST) Guest Speakers: - Jerry Koch-Gonzalez (Sociocracy for All <http://www.sociocracyforall.org/>, Program Director; Pioneer Valley Cohousing <https://web.cohousing.com/>, Founding Member & Resident) - Shelly Parks (CoVision Consulting <http://www.covisionconsulting.com/>, Founder; Skagit Cohousing <http://www.skagitcohousing.org/>, Founding Member & soon to be Resident) - Cate de Vreede (Treehouse Village Ecohousing <https://treehousevillage.ca/>, Founding Member) Week 2 *What makes a great Neighbour and neighbourhood, and why does it matter?* The second session will explore what makes a great neighbourhood great and why it matters through a combination of presentations by our veteran cohousing and interactive exercises. September 21st, 7 - 9pm EST (4 -6pm PST) Guest Speakers: - Dyan Wiley (Pioneer Valley Cohousing <https://web.cohousing.com/>, Founding Member) - Alan Carpenter (Windsong Cohousing <https://windsong.bc.ca/>, Founding Member & Resident, Canadian Cohousing Network <https://cohousing.ca/>, Founder & Director) Week 3 *Can you co-buy, or co-live, in cohousing?* The thirds session digs into what really makes a home, a great home, and what are some creative ways to cultivate a co-living community within a cohousing community. This workshop will combine presentations by our guest experts and cohousers with interactive exercises. September 28th, 7 - 9pm EST (4 -6pm PST) Guest Speakers: - Leslie Gaynor (co-moderator as well) (GoCo Solutions <http://www.gocosolutions.com/>, Founder; Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. <http://www.foresthill.com/>, Sales Representative) - Alan O’Hashi (Silver Sage Village Cohousing <https://silversagevillage.com/>, Member) Alex Theodorakidis Marketing and Systems Manager Cohousing Options Canada Non-profit 478 Queen St. E., Suite 201 Toronto, ON M5A 1T7 Phone: 647-403-9048 Email: alexander [at] cohousingoptions.ca Website: www.CohousingOptions.CA <http://www.cohousingoptions.ca/> *sent to Cohousing-l by Jerry Koch-Gonzalez* *Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community*
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