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September 2021

Community Land Co-Ops: Owning our future in community [Workshop]

September 14, 2021 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
$10 – $45
Intro to Community Land Co-Ops with the Ecovillagers Alliance

Housing justice is social justice, but most of us feel powerless to escape the system, much less change it. Join us for this inspirational 2-hour workshop to explore Community Land Co-ops (CLCs) and ways to take part in a more cooperative and equitable future for community land..

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Legal & Social Agreements with Lost Valley [Webinar]

September 16, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
$10 – $45

Legal and social agreements are key to flourishing communities. Join Lost Valley Education Center for this informative webinar on community living agreements, waivers, leases, insurance protections, application processes and more.

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Introduction to the Enneagram in Community [Workshop]

September 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Free – $25

Start the journey of unlocking your own internal mysteries and experiencing greater liberation from the fixations of our personalities in this introduction to the Enneagram. Join longtime communitarian Lee Warren for a 90-minute introductory overview of the Enneagram and how it applies to life in community.

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Intro to Intentional Communities around the Globe [Webinar]

September 22, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Free – $25

Are you thinking about joining an intentional community and want to get your search underway? You’ve come to the right place! This 60-min webinar will cover all the basics about intentional communities — where they are, why they matter, and how to find one that's a good fit for you. Get your questions answered and leave with practical tips.

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Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities [Panel]

September 23, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Free – $25
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Each month we bring together a variety of new and established intentional communities — ecovillages, cohousing, shared homes, coliving spaces and more — to present about about their community in an interactive setting. You'll experience photos, videos, captivating stories, and insightful dialogue among the presenting communitarians. Come travel to communities around the world without leaving your armchair!

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Community Connect — an online networking event!

September 28, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Free – $25
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Community Connect is a fun and informative virtual coffee hour for people who love intentional community. Imagine a sweet gathering in the common house, but online and with communitarians across the world. There will be opportunities for you to share about your project, community-themed games and networking activities.

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Community Connect — an online networking event!

September 28, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Free – $25
Community Connect Networking Event

Community Connect is a fun and informative virtual coffee hour for people who love intentional community. Imagine a sweet gathering in the common house, but online and with communitarians across the world. There will be opportunities for you to share about your project, community-themed games and networking activities.

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October 2021

Safety, Sexuality, and Navigating Violations in Community [Workshop]

October 12, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45
Safety, Sexuality, and Navigating Violations in Community

Join us for this 2-hour workshop to explore common misconceptions around sexual assault that are particularly impactful for intentional communities and learn communication tools to support people in being assertive, courageous, and vulnerable.

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Introduction to Ecovillages with the Global Ecovillage Network [Webinar]

October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Free – $25

How are ecovillages contributing to co-create a regenerative culture? Join us for this 90-minute interactive webinar for an overview of the history, principles, practices and methodologies of ecovillages worldwide, with an emphasis on the transformative potential of the ecovillage approach.

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Alternative Housing Models for Aging in Community [Webinar]

October 21, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Free – $25
Alternative Housing Models for Aging in Community

Join us with national expert on aging in community, Marianne Kilkenny, for this 1.5 hour webinar to start exploring your possible life options for the years ahead. We'll learn about the many housing choices that are currently available for aging in place as well as explore living models beyond what currently exists.

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BIPOC Members Speak: A Conversation About Community [Panel]

October 24, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45

Join us for this interactive, 2-hour panel to learn about the experiences of BIPOC in community and how you can welcome BIPOC into your community. Come with your questions!

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Community Connect — an online networking event!

October 26, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Free – $25
Community Connect Networking Event

Community Connect is a fun and informative virtual coffee hour for people who love intentional community. Imagine a sweet gathering in the common house, but online and with communitarians across the world. There will be opportunities for you to share about your project, community-themed games and networking activities.

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Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities

October 28, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Free – $25

Each month we bring together a variety of new and established intentional communities — ecovillages, cohousing, shared homes, coliving spaces and more — to present about about their community in an interactive setting. You'll experience photos, videos, captivating stories, and insightful dialogue among the presenting communitarians. Come travel to communities around the world without leaving your armchair!

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November 2021

Introduction to Cohousing with CohoUS [Webinar]

November 2, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Free – $25

Cohousing is like a an old fashioned neighborhood. Join us for this 1.5 hour webinar to learn what it is, the different types of cohousing, and how to find the right cohousing community for you.

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Common Legal Issues in Community [Webinar]

November 3, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Free – $25

Strong and responsive legal agreements within communities are key to both their long term success and maintaining healthy relationships between community members. Join us for this bird's eye view of legal topics to consider when starting, maintaining or reforming a community.

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Jumpstart Your Cohousing Community [Webinar]

November 4, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Free – $25

Are you interested in starting your own cohousing community? Join us for a 1-hour overview of the social and physical benefits of cohousing.

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Intro to Sociocracy — a Dynamic Governance Model for Communities [Workshop]

November 4, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45
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Sociocracy has a strong focus on equality and effectiveness, and is used worldwide in a variety of organizations, particularly intentional communities. Join us for an interactive workshop on the basic concepts of sociocracy including how we make decisions, how we empower and connect teams, and how we can improve continuously over time.

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White Supremacy Culture: Creating Inclusive Communities [Webinar]

November 5, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Free – $25

We can create more cooperative and just communities by raising our awareness of toxic characteristics and consciously pivoting to a more inclusive culture. Join Crystal Farmer for a 1-hour interactive webinar on how white supremacy culture shows up in intentional communities.

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Intro to Intentional Communities around the Globe [Webinar]

November 10, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Free – $25

Are you thinking about joining an intentional community and want to get your search underway? You’ve come to the right place! This 90-min webinar will cover all the basics about intentional communities — where they are, why they matter, and how to find one that's a good fit for you. Get your questions answered and leave with practical tips.

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Designing Communities for Inclusivity [2-part Training]

November 11, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
$20 – $65

Are you a community leader or committee member interested in helping your community do The Work for diversity and inclusion? Join this two-part intensive training for strategies to help your community recruit people of different backgrounds, write inclusive policies, and respond to challenging situations related to diversity.

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Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities

November 18, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Free – $25
Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities main image

Each month we bring together a variety of new and established intentional communities — ecovillages, cohousing, shared homes, coliving spaces and more — to present about about their community in an interactive setting. You'll experience photos, videos, captivating stories, and insightful dialogue among the presenting communitarians. Come travel to communities around the world without leaving your armchair!

Find out more »

Community Connect — an online networking event!

November 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Free – $25
Community Connect Networking Event

Community Connect is a fun and informative virtual coffee hour for people who love intentional community. Imagine a sweet gathering in the common house, but online and with communitarians across the world. There will be opportunities for you to share about your project, community-themed games and networking activities.

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It Takes a Village | Giving Tuesday Gala

November 30, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Free!
Giving Tuesday Gala: It Takes a Village

Join us for an evening of music, connection, and community!
The Giving Tuesday Gala will be an evening of entertainment and quality time with our team and fellow communitarians. In addition to two great musical performances, you’ll be the first to hear about the programs we’re rolling out next year and new ways you can support the movement.

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December 2021

Same Storm, Different Boats: Examining Class and Classism in Community [Workshop]

December 2, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
$10 – $45

Class dynamics are as sticky and historically challenging as race and gender dynamics. Join us and Yana Ludwig for an interactive workshop to explore class dynamics and how we can build equitable, resilient communities.

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Recognizing and Reducing Implicit Bias [Webinar]

December 3, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Free – $25

Our brains are wired for survival, and we are wired to fear our differences. Join "The Diversity Doctor" Stacie Walton MD for an overview of the neuroscience of bias and practical ways that you can recognize and reduce your unconscious bias.

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Find Your People: Attracting, Screening, and Recruiting Community Members [Webinar]

December 9, 2021 @ 12:00 AM - 1:30 PM EST
Free – $25

Building community membership can be hard work and takes intention. Join 500 Communities graduate and consultant Shelly Parks for an informative webinar on branding, messaging and engaging to build your membership..

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Compassion in Meetings: Sociocracy and Nonviolent Communication [Webinar]

December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Free – $25

Join Ted Rau and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez of Sociocracy for All for a FREE introduction to how using nonviolent communication and sociocracy TOGETHER provides us with a container for becoming the type of community members we know we can be. Applying the basics of nonviolent communication in meetings is a skill that can make sociocratic decision-making easier and community meetings more connecting.

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Understanding How Consensus Works in Cooperative Groups [Webinar]

December 15, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Free – $25

Join Laird Schaub for a FREE introductory webinar geared toward people new to consensus who want to know what proper consensus looks like and what it has to offer so they can make an informed decision about diving deeper. This interactive session will dive into an exploration of the skills needed for the relationship side of the consensus equation.

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7 Membership Questions All Cooperative Groups Need to Address [Webinar]

December 16, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Free – $25

Join Laird Schaub for a webinar presenting a package of questions around how a person relates to a cooperative group as a member. While most cooperative groups do not discuss all these questions or even any of them, all groups should. Get clear on the membership question s your community should be asking now in this short, FREE session.

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January 2022

Intro to Intentional Communities around the Globe [Webinar]

January 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Free – $25

Are you thinking about joining an intentional community and want to get your search underway? You’ve come to the right place! This 90-min webinar will cover all the basics about intentional communities — where they are, why they matter, and how to find one that's a good fit for you. Get your questions answered and leave with practical tips.

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