Sociocracy for Intentional Communities with Diana Leafe Christian – Sat-Sun-Mon 5/19, 5/20, 5/21/2018*

Sociocracy (sometimes also called “Dynamic Governance” in the US) is an effective governance and decision-making method Diana now highly recommends for intentional communities and member led groups.  It means “governance by peers or colleagues,” and is a system for organizing work and making decisions to guide the work. Sociocracy is  based on the values of transparency, equivalency, and effectiveness. When a community uses... Read More

Ecovillage Social Enterprises/Cottage Industries — Why We Need Them! Sat., March 17, 2018: veggie potluck at 6:30; slideshow/talk at 7:30pm with Diana Leafe Christian at L.A. Eco-Village

In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Los Angeles Eco-Village Diana Leafe Christian through a lively presentation and slide show, will show how large, well-established communities have established healthy community economies through supporting individual members’ cottage industries  — “social enterprises” — and by encouraging their members to earn, spend, invest, and, when possible, even save money onsite, and how smaller and newer communities... Read More

Overview: Sociocracy for Ecovillages and Other Kinds of Intentional Communities – Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 4 to 6:30pm at L.A. Eco-Village

In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Eco-Village   In a lively presentation with hands-on exercises, Diana Leafe Christian will present an overview of Sociocracy, an especially effective governance and decision-making method she now recommends highly instead of consensus for ecovillages and other kinds of intentional communities, because of the wonderful benefits. When used correctly, communities have experienced better... Read More

Diana Leafe Christian workshops in San Diego: Keynoter at West Coast Communities Conference 9/29-10/1; Starting an Ecovillage 10/7-9; Sociocracy 10/14-16

Dear friends and colleagues in Southern California,   This Save-the-Dates notice is about three events in the San Diego area. See below.   If you or people you know are interested in starting an intentional community, I’m doing a workshop on starting successful new communities on Oct. 7-9.    (1)  “Starting a Successful Ecovillage or Intentional Community”            Sat-Sun-Mon, October 7-8-9 in the San Diego Area.   ... Read More

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