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Courses are 8 hours, usually divided into four 2-hour sessions.  Please plan to attend all sessions when you sign up for a course.  

Fee: Free for Community or Individual Subscribers OR $80 per course.

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JULY Courses:

Facilitation Part 1 - Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26, Tue, 5:00 - 7:00pm PT, (Taught by Teri Grunthaner)

The Facilitator Series is a beginner primer for facilitation of community meetings.  This series consists of 3 Parts. Each part is made up of four 2-hour sessions.  

Part 1 covers relational basics for facilitators: reading the room, contracting with the group, listening, seeking common ground, and staying in the facilitator role. In addition to learning specific skills and strategies, each facilitator will be invited to self-reflection and personal growth along with practice.

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Culture as Foundation for Consensus & Sociocracy

 

Creating a culture of trust and mutual care is an essential foundation for any egalitarian decision- making approach. Both consensus and sociocracy depend on the goodwill and supportive behavior of members to function well.  This course will guide community members in developing and supporting that culture. Each member of the community can, by doing their own work, shift the community toward a more successful consensus or sociocracy process.  

The course is made up of three parts (A, B, and C) which can be taken in any order. (ie. You can take Part B or C before you take Part A.)

Culture Part C (Taught by Karen Gimnig) - Jul 8, 15, 22, 29, 1:00 - 2:00pm PT

 

Part C covers Individuals need community, Embracing differences, Blocking, Conscious Power.

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AUGUST Courses:

Facilitation Part 2 - Aug. 2, 9, 16, 30, Tue, 5:00 - 7:00pm PT, (Taught by Karen Gimnig)

The Facilitator Series is a beginner primer for facilitation of community meetings.  This series consists of 3 Parts. Each part is made up of four 2-hour sessions.  

Part 2, covers mechanics, strategies and methods for facilitating meetings while building on the work of Part 1. Part 1 is a pre-requisite for Part 2.  We will also be leaning more heavily on the Cooperative Culture Handbook, which is a required text for Part 2.  Please only sign up if you have taken Part 1.

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Watch here for more courses to be added soon. 

Events are generally one hour and can be attended a la carte. Feel free to attend one event or many. 

Fee: Free for Community or Individual Subscribers OR $10 per event. 

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JULY Events:

Cooperative Culture Handbook - Study Group

4:00 - 5:00pm PT, Repeats weekly on Tuesday

Study group for The Cooperative Culture Handbook by Karen Gimnig and Yana Ludwig. 

Jul 5 - Key #21 - Skills Used to Empower

Jul 12 - Key #22 - Beneficial Creativity

Jul 19 - Key #23 - Good Intent and Good Impact

Jul 26 - Key #24 - Becoming Whole

Aug 2 - Key #25 - Ask with Vulnerability

Aug 9 - Key #26 - Find the Aligned Way

Each week we'll look at one of the Keys in the Handbook. Our study group will include breakout sessions for the Discussion Prompts, a general discussion and a Q&A. 

Please note that you will need a copy of the Handbook to participate in these sessions.  You may purchase a paperback or digital version here. Please read the key of the week (see below) prior to attending the session. 

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Facilitator's Studio:

Jul 6, Wed, 4:00 - 5:00 PT

Jul 11, Mon, 11:00am- 12:00pm PT

Jul 20, Wed, 6:00 - 7:00pm PT

Jul 25, Mon, 4:00 - 5:00pm PT

Aug 2, Tue, 1:00 - 2:00pm PT

Bring the topics for your upcoming meeting and we'll plan it together. We'll walk through the steps of planning a meeting and talk through the challenging bits.  

Note that this is a shared working space. We will work with whichever communities bring material to work with.

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Ask Me Anything (AMA)

Jul 6, Wed, 3:00 - 4:00pm PT.

Ask Me Anything is a time to bring your questions about anything, and especially about community relationships.  We'll talk about whatever matters most to you.  This particular "AMA" event will also cover the basics of using this platform and help folks get signed up for courses of interest to them.

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Spiral Rounds Demonstration

Jul 11, Mon, 1:00 - 2:00pm PT.

This session will be a demonstration of a Spiral Round, an exercise to gather ideas from a group of people while encouraging everyone to participate. Exercise 21.2 in The Cooperative Culture Handbook.

Note that this event will be recorded, including volunteers' participation, for inclusion in online courses or other uses in Karen's consulting business.  

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Conflict AMA (Ask Me Anything)

Jul 19, Tue, 10:00 - 11:00am PT

This event will include a very brief introduction to my approach to conflict, with most of the time reserved for your questions.

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Participation and Work AMA (Ask me Anything)

Jul 27, Wed, 1:00 - 2:00pm PT

This event will include a very brief introduction to my approach to conflict, with most of the time reserved for your questions.

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