Re: Need guidance on how established communities orient new members
From: Nan Henderson (nhendersonresiliency.com)
Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 17:01:58 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Mac,

Thank you for your quick reply!  Interestingly, we had already come across the 
great material you have posted on your website.
We have decided our committee will do a study group on your material, we are 
that impressed!

A couple of questions:

1.  How do you manage your chat process?  It seems like it would be quite a bit 
of work to provide all the options you provide...
who does that work/how is it done?

2.  We are very interested in your two circles.  Are you doing them in person 
these days or by Zoom?  If you are doing them
virtually, is there any way one or two of us could "sit in" and observe?  Maybe 
we could keep our video off so it wouldn't seem
so intrusive to have a new person or two, and of course, we won't talk, just 
listen :-).

3. Finally, are there any folks in your community that train other co-housing 
groups?  We are especially interested in your
chat process, your new membership orientation, your circles, and your conflict 
resolution.  We have a little money in a training
budget and could offer some compensation.  If there is no one there, perhaps 
you can share any resources that do training
that have helped you in these areas?

Thank you again for your response.

Sincerely,

Nan
Manzanita Village Membership Committee


Mac Thomson <macthomson [at] me.com> said:

> Heartwood Cohousingâ??s new member orientation materials can be found here 
> <https://www.heartwoodcohousing.com/for-new-members.html>.
> 
> -- 
> Mac Thomson
> 
> Heartwood Cohousing
> Southwest Colorado
> http://www.heartwoodcohousing.com
> 
> 
> "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do 
> nothing."
>                            - Edmund Burke
> **********************************************************
> 
> 
> 
> > On May 19, 2021, at 9:41 PM, Nan Henderson <nhenderson [at] resiliency.com> 
> > wrote:
> > 
> > Greetings!
> > I am on the Membership Committee at Manzanita Village Co-housing in 
> > Prescott, AZ.
> > We have a good Guidelines Manual for new members, and a "nuts and bolts" 
> > orientation 
> > of how to live in this community (the physical layout, committee structure, 
> > how
> > consensus governing works).
> > 
> > Several of us, though, want to provide an additional orientation for new 
> > members on
> > "The Spirit of Cohousing" - how it differs from other groups, esp. H.O.A.s; 
> > the kinds
> > of communication skills that are needed; and common struggles/conflicts new 
> > members
> > have in cohousing and possible resolutions.
> > 
> > Have any of you developed this type of a New Member Orientation (for living 
> > in an
> > established community)?  If so, could you share details with us, by using 
> > my e-mail?
> > 
> > Thank you very much,
> > 
> > Nan Henderson
> > Membership Committee
> > Manzanita Village Cohousing
> > 
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