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October 2020

Economic Systems and Planning for Intentional Communities

October 28 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
$10 – $48

Are you starting an intentional community and want to make sure you have your economic systems set up properly from the start? Are you part on an established community that's struggling with finances? Just curious about the different economic models that exist for communities? Join us and communities expert, Yana Ludwig, for an look at the pros and cons of income sharing, independent finances, community-shared businesses, and economic justice mechanisms.

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November 2020

How to Find an Intentional Community to Visit or Join

November 4 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
$10 – $45

This online workshop is perfect for anyone who is dreaming about joining an intentional community and wants to get their search underway, with practical tools and guidance from FIC co-Director, Cynthia Tina. We'll look at common types of communities and design your community wishlist.
All are welcome to join this beginners session!

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Discernment as an Essential Skill for Community Living

November 5 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
$10 – $48

During this interactive workshop, Yana Ludwig and Karen Gimnig, will unpack why we need to develop our discernment skills to use for everything from membership processes to clarifying and balancing values to decision-making. Discernment is a primary theme of newly released Cooperative Culture Handbook. Learn about why it is an essential community skill and how to use it wisely.

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Learning the Art of Listening – an undervalued game-changer!

November 18 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
$10 – $48

Mainstream culture teaches us to be effective speakers. Listening, on the other hand, is often presented as meaning roughly the same thing as “be quiet.” The result is that we come into our groups without the essential skill of deeply hearing one another, and thus fall short of the level of belonging and connection we crave. During this workshop, Karen Gimnig will guide us through Key #1: Skillful Hearing from The Cooperative Culture Handbook to practice the essential art of listening.

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