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7 Membership Questions Communities Should Address

February 3, 2023 @ 11:00 AM 12:00 PM CST

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7 Membership Questions Communities Should Address

Friday, February 3, 2023

  • Pacific: 9:00am-10:00am
  • Mountain: 10:00-11:00am
  • Central: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Eastern: 12:00-1:00pm

Join long-time communitarian Laird Schaub to get clear on the membership questions you should be addressing in your community.

About the event

While most cooperative groups do not discuss all these questions or even any of them, all groups should. The important thing to keep in mind is not so much what is the right answer – there are many of them – as it is to avoid the price of ambiguity down the line.

Get clear on the membership questions your community should be asking as well as get a taste for our upcoming 5-week course, Designing a Community Membership Process.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • what it means to be a member of cooperative groups
  • what membership questions group should anticipate discussing
  • how to be a savvy shopper when considering whether to join a cooperative group
  • what’s included in the upcoming 5-week course, Designing a Community Membership Process.

About your presenter

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Laird Schaub

Laird’s specialty is up-tempo inclusive meetings that engage the full range of human input, teaching groups to work creatively with conflict and diversity—all the while being ruthless about capturing as much product as possible. He lived for four decades at Sandhill Farm, an income-sharing rural community that he helped found.
Laird also helped found the Foundation for Intentional Community, where he served as the main administrator for 28 years. In 1987, he created a self-insurance fund for healthcare among income-sharing communities called PEACH (Preservation of Equity Accessible for Community Health) that he ran for 22 years.
In addition to his expertise in community living, he’s parlayed his passion for good process into a consulting business focused on cooperative group dynamics, styled CANBRIDGE (Consensus And Network Building for Resolving Impasse and Developing Group Effectiveness), since 1987.

Read his blog Laird’s Commentary on Community and Consensus.


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