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Consensus Decision-Making Training with Yana Ludwig

July 28 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT , 2-hour Live Workshop

Register below to get the recording or join live Tuesday, July 28th | 1-3pm pacific / 4-6pm eastern (your local time)



Learn how to make decisions as a community using the consensus method. Our guest facilitator, Yana Ludwig, has 24 years of cooperative living experience, including four community start-ups. She will guide us through the ins and outs of making group decisions, including common pitfalls, unpacking cooperative culture, agenda guidance, and more. Join this interactive workshop so your group can start making decisions with effectiveness and ease!


During this session you will learn:
  • What consensus is and isn’t
  • How to shift your group towards cooperative culture
  • Make decisions using the consensus process
  • Tips for agenda and meeting planning
  • Managing power levels and delegation


About Guest Facilitator:

Yana Ludwig has 24 years of cooperative living experience, including four community start-ups. She serves on the board of the Foundation for Intentional Community, and as a trainer and consultant for progressive projects. Yana’slatest book, Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, was awarded the Communal Studies Association 2017 Book of the Year Award. She is the former Executive Director of both the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, and Commonomics USA, an economic justice organization. Her 2013 TEDx talk, Sustainable is Possible! kicked off a new era for her as a public speaker and advocate for communities. She is a founding member of the Solidarity Collective, an income sharing community in Laramie, WY, and a host on the community’s podcast, Solidarity House. Yana is currently a Democratic candidate for US Senate. Learn more about Yana at yanaludwig.net


“Intelligent and wise, with an impressive breadth of experience and a depth of compassion and clarity, Yana is an absolute pleasure to know. She is able, somehow, to be simultaneously impassioned about her work and stance while also being non-judgmental of others’ choices. A natural and intuitive teacher, those who collaborate with her learn as much from being in her presence and observing her as they do from the specific and often detailed information that she shares. She is an inspiration and would enhance any experience of which she was a part.”

—- Elizabeth Perrachione, Owner and Principal, Fire Owl Consulting


July 28
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Event Category:


Foundation for Intentional Community


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