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Cooperative Self-Governance for Communities and Beyond

April 11 @ 12:00 PM 1:30 PM CDT

Cooperative Self-Governance for Communities and Beyond

Cooperative Self-Governance for Communities and Beyond

Thursday, April 11, 2024

  • Pacific: 10:00-11:30am
  • Mountain: 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Central: 12:00-1:30pm
  • Eastern: 1:00-2:30pm

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Join long-term communitarian and movement builder Sky Blue for a deep dive into cooperative self-governance for communities and beyond. You’ll gain a greater sense of clarity and possibility for how your group can align your governance system with your vision & culture.

About the event

A wise communitarian once said, the best thing about living in community is the people, and the worst thing about living in community is the people. And one of the places this shows up most is around governance. 

Most of us have not spent much of our lives in cooperative systems & cultures, and we don’t magically know how to govern our communities in a collaborative way just by stepping into them. We bring in a lot of baggage along with our idealism. There’s a lot we need to learn and unlearn to do it well, particularly within a framework of equity and accessibility.

During this workshop, we’ll:

  • Reconceptualize Governance and look at how that applies to ICs and other Cooperative Groups
  • Review different Governance modes, including aspects such as Membership agreements, Management, and Decision-making
  • Explore the relationship between Governance and other key aspects of Cooperative Groups, such as Purpose, Culture, Conflict Resolution and Economics

About your presenter

Sky Blue, presenter

Sky Blue

Sky (they/them) has spent over 25 years deeply embedded in the Intentional Communities Movement as an activist, organizer, consultant, and devoted communitarian. They have lived in seven different ICs and have visited over 130. Sky has served as Executive Director and on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Intentional community, and worked with a variety of other movement-building organizations.

You can learn more about Sky and their work here.


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All our events are run on a sliding scale basis. Generous donations cover the costs for low-income attendees. FIC is committed to making our programs accessible to people of all walks of life.

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Cooperative Self-Governance for Communities and Beyond

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