Co-Parenting in Community

What happens when we intersect multiple parenting styles that vary in skills, disciplines, and educational preferences? Join us for the Co-Parenting in Community workshop to discover how you can share the responsibility of raising children and make the work of being a co-parent a deeply spiritual and fulfilling practice.

Options for Educating Children in Community

Each community is different and has its own approach for educating their children. Join us for this workshop to learn how to navigate through all of the educational options that are available to you and come to a decision that feels right for you and your community.

Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities October

Thinking about joining an intentional community? Curious to learn about communities from them directly? Want to peek inside community living and get your questions answered? The Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities is the event experience for you!

Participation in Community: Understanding Tensions and Resolutions

Most communities encounter bumps in the road when it comes to non-monetary member contributions to the maintenance and well-being of the group. Join us for this introductory 1-hour webinar, to gain an understanding of healthy group dynamics around shared work in community, as well as get a taste for our upcoming 5-week course, Work & Participation in Community.

Planning for Children in Community

Looking at the capacity of your community and their willingness to support families will be an important factor to consider when planning for children in community. Join us for this 2-hour workshop to learn how to navigate the conversations that are needed when planning for children in community to ensure the happiness and comfort of everyone involved.

Place Justice 101: Making, Taking and Keeping Place

To varying degrees, we all shape and are shaped by the places we inhabit. Join place justice facilitator, artist and educator ridhi d’cruz on a journey of designing justice at the intersections of healing, creativity and place.

Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities November

Thinking about joining an intentional community? Curious to learn about communities from them directly? Want to peek inside community living and get your questions answered? The Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities is the event experience for you!

Creating Community in the Modern World

What is lacking in the modern society model? When we think about human connection, ecological balance, existential purpose, spiritual meaning: what could be different?
Join Damanhur resident, Celastrina, for Creating Community in the Modern World, a webinar on how to build modern eco villages in today's society.

Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities December

Thinking about joining an intentional community? Curious to learn about communities from them directly? Want to peek inside community living and get your questions answered? The Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities is the event experience for you!

Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities January 2024

Thinking about joining an intentional community? Curious to learn about communities from them directly? Want to peek inside community living and get your questions answered? The Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities is the event experience for you!

The Impact of Ecovillages Worldwide

Ecovillages are regarded as real-life laboratories of sustainable change. They are communities in which people develop sustainable, social, ecological, economic and cultural practices. These emerging innovations can provide important insight for the broader society and drive sustainability transitions. 
Join sociology researcher Lasse Kos to explore the impact of ecovillages in North America and worldwide, via a presentation on the results of the largest global survey on ecovillages.

Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities February 2024

Thinking about joining an intentional community? Curious to learn about communities from them directly? Want to peek inside community living and get your questions answered? The Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities is the event experience for you!

Death & Dying in Community

Contemplating death, ours and others, is a deeply empowering practice that allows us to live more fully in the present and gives us access to an immense gratitude for the miracle of our own existence. There is no other mechanism quite as powerful in bringing us face to face with profound awe. Join seasoned and end-of-life educator Lee Warren for a 2-part exploration of end of life literacy, death positivity, and the conscious dying movement.

Best Practices in Membership & Recruitment

Having a membership selection process is critical to long term community viability and mission fulfilment. In this session, Yana Ludwig will provide you with detailed guidance for how to create a seamless and transparent process for both your community and potential members.

Blueprints for Belonging: Introducing New Interview Series

Kick off your journey into intentional community building with the inaugural event of "Blueprints for Belonging: Conversations on Creating Intentional Communities."
In this opening session, Cynthia Tina will introduce the overarching themes, provide a clear framework for the discussions to come, and demystify the key terminology you'll need to navigate the world of intentional communities.

Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities March 2024

Thinking about joining an intentional community? Curious to learn about communities from them directly? Want to peek inside community living and get your questions answered? The Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities is the event experience for you!

Blueprints for Belonging: Conversations on Creating Intentional Communities March

Discover the essentials of starting your own intentional community with March's Blueprints for Belonging: Conversations on Creating Intentional Communities featuring Jan Martin Bang.
This event series is crafted for emerging community founders, offering direct access to practical advice and insights from experts in the field. Led by Cynthia Tina, who brings her experience from visiting over 200 communities worldwide, each session features one-to-one interviews with community consultants, founders, and educators.

A Brief Intro to Sociocracy

Every community has to decide (and redecide) how to govern itself. Join Sociocracy for All's Jerry Koch-Gonzalez for a brief introduction to Sociocracy to learn how dynamic governance can help your community.

Common Legal Issues in Community

Strong and responsive legal agreements within communities are key to both their long-term success and maintaining healthy relationships between community members. In this webinar, you’ll learn about some of the most common legal issues that communities face and how to prepare for them.

Addressing Participation Issues in Community

Most communities begin with the sweet hope that all members will contribute meaningfully to the maintenance and well-being of the group...but then find that reality doesn't match the dream. Join longtime communitarian Laird Schaub to learn about tensions around participation in community and how you can resolve them.

Understanding Values to Make Better Group Decisions

While it is generally understood that a clearly-defined set of values are at the heart of every successful community, it is less well-known how we might achieve that clarity and then use those values towards better decision making. Join social designer and facilitator, Tristan Holme, for a webinar on how communities can understand their values to make better group decisions.

Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities April 2024

Thinking about joining an intentional community? Curious to learn about communities from them directly? Want to peek inside community living and get your questions answered? The Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities is the event experience for you!

Blueprints for Belonging: Conversations on Creating Intentional Communities April

Discover the essentials of starting your own intentional community with April's Blueprints for Belonging: Conversations on Creating Intentional Communities featuring Nicole Reese.
This event series is crafted for emerging community founders, offering direct access to practical advice and insights from experts in the field. Led by Cynthia Tina, who brings her experience from visiting over 200 communities worldwide, each session features one-to-one interviews with community consultants, founders, and educators.

Cooperative Self-Governance for Communities and Beyond

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. Join long-term communitarian and movement builder Sky Blue to 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.

Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Joining an Intentional Community

Looking to join a community without the hassle of starting from scratch? It's possible! With hundreds of communities in various stages of development, finding one that matches your values, lifestyle, and vision is more achievable than ever.
Join community matchmaker Cynthia Tina for A Practical Guide to Joining an Intentional Community, a step-by-step approach to finding your ideal community.

The Role of Ecovillages and the Climate Crisis

Ecovillages have always been beacons of hope and laboratories for how we might live in greater harmony with each other and our planet. In times of climate breakdown, what roles do intentional communities focused on living well and lightly play for society at large? In the rising tides and storms, are they lifeboats, rescue ships, and/or parts of a larger flotilla? 
Join us for an engaging conversations amongst a few legendary elders about the current and future role of ecovillages in our growing climate crisis.

Managing the Moment When Conflict Emerges

When conflict arises, it's often unclear how to best tackle it or where to even begin. Join us for this 1-hour webinar to learn how to prepare for conflict as well as get a taste for our upcoming 6-week course, Working with Conflict in Community.

6 Surprising Truths About Building Effective Relationships

Join us for 6 Surprising Truths About Building Effective Relationships, to get a taste of best practices for communication and connection whether you’re on the journey to starting a community or are currently residing in one. Karen Gimnig will cover these topics and more in greater depth in our upcoming 6-week course, Communication & Relationship Building in Community. 

Cults Explained: An Interview with Steven Hassan

Generally, we think of cults as bad, and based on what we’ve heard in mainstream news, it’s hard to imagine how they could possibly be good. But how do we define good and bad, and what exactly is the definition of a cult? How do we sift through all of this information to determine what is right for us?
Join FIC Co-Director, Daniel Greenberg, and Cult Expert, Steven Hassan PhD, for a stimulating conversation on the controversial topics of cults.

Blueprints for Belonging: Conversations on Creating Intentional Communities May

Discover the essentials of starting your own intentional community with May's Blueprints for Belonging: Conversations on Creating Intentional Communities featuring Zarinah Agnew.
This event series is crafted for emerging community founders, offering direct access to practical advice and insights from experts in the field. Led by Cynthia Tina, who brings her experience from visiting over 200 communities worldwide, each session features one-to-one interviews with community consultants, founders, and educators.

Want to dive deeper into how to join, start or grow an intentional community?
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