Location: Earthaven Ecovillage, North Carolina; Ecovillages newsletter http://wwwEcovillageNews.org
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Jan 31-Feb 2, 2015, Saturday-Monday. Windsong Cohousing Common House, 20543 96th Avenue, Langley, British Colombia
(45 minute drive from Vancouver) 9 am-5:30 pm each day.
Workshop presenter, Diana Leafe Christian. Second presenter, Sheella Mierson. (Sheella will describe how Sociocracy is applied
in businesses and nonprofits.) Diana is an internationally known speaker, workshop leader, and consultant for ecovillages and
other kinds of intentional communities, and author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and
Intentional Communities and Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community.
Sociocracy (also called Dynamic Governance in the US) is an increasingly popular governance and decision-making method
based on the principles of transparency, equivalency, and effectiveness. In my experience, when a community uses Sociocracy correctly,
their governance process tends to become far more effective than when using consensus. “We’ve made more decisions
in the past two months than we have in the past two years!” —Davis Hawkowl, Pioneer Valley Cohousing, Massachusetts, US .
“A visitor said she’d never seen a community meeting be so effective, efficient, and fun!”—Hope Horton, Hart's Mill Ecovillage,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US.
$295 Early-Bird Registration through December 31. $335 beginning January 1. Bring your lunch or sign up for
a catered lunch for $15.00. Shuttle service to Windsong Cohousing from King George SkyTrain station.
Some benefits to Aldeafeliz Ecovillage in Colombia in the first six months after mySociocracy for Cohousing, Businesses, and Nonprofits - Jan 31-Feb 2, 2015 workshop for them,
as reported by ecovillage co-founder Anamaria Ariztizabal. * More effective management. * Better follow-up to our decisions,
which no longer fall into a ‘black hole’ of exhaustion. * A clearer sense of responsibility about who does what in our community.
* Information flows better, creating greater transparency. * A stronger cohesion. Our meetings are faster and lighter,
with a rhythm that feels satisfying. * At the end of our last meeting we started dancing for joy!