Participatory Place Design for This Century

2-hour Live Workshop

This interactive session will explore a variety of urban revillaging processes and projects with national leader in the development of regenerative public places, Mark Lakeman. Do you want to create that "village feel" wherever you are living right now? Let's learn how to re-design our public spaces for more community!

Elders and Intentional Community

zoom - virtual event

Are you an elder seeking more community? Considering joining a senior cohousing or an intergenerational community? This session is designed with you in mind! Join us for an interactive session featuring leaders in the movement and residents of senior-inclusive intentional communities. 

Intentional Community Economics

zoom - virtual event

Curious about the financial systems needed to make an intentional community thrive? Join us for a deep dive into money and how we can empower ourselves as communities to revitalize our local economies. This will be an interactive session and all are welcome to join!

Create an Intentional Community – One Week Training

2-hour Live Workshop

Are you starting an ecovillage, cohousing, coliving or permaculture center, urban or rural, large or small? Gain valuable insight and group coaching with intentional community founder, author and FIC Board Member, Yana Ludwig. Get your questions answered and receive practical advice hard to find elsewhere to help your group to thrive! This 3-part online training is ideal for those in the early phases of starting or trying to grow a new intentional community.

Creating Diverse Intentional Communities

2-hour Live Workshop

Learn the essentials of how to create diverse, inclusive and thriving communities with Crystal Farmer, educator, writer and active member of both cohousing and polyamorous communities. This session is ideal for anyone who is thinking about starting an intentional community or is currently developing  or living in community. 

Examining White Supremacy Culture in Intentional Community

2-hour Live Workshop

Most intentional communities are predominantly if not entirely white. Even if this isn’t intentional, this isn't an accident or coincidence. In this online workshop we’ll take a look at what white culture is, how it manifests as white supremacy within our communities, and share ideas and stories about how to affect meaningful change. This workshop is open to all participants but is geared towards white people.

Conflict Resolution Workshop: fight, flight, or opportunity? with Laird Schaub

2-hour Live Workshop

This informative session will explore ways to address conflict and interpersonal tensions within communities... or any group that wants to work constructively with their feelings. The online learning session will be led by Laird Schaub, an early founder of FIC and with decades of intentional community living and consulting experience.

Anti-Racism in Action Workshop with Crystal Farmer

2-hour Live Workshop

The current times tell us that it's not enough to not be racist--we have to be anti-racist. Whether your community is residential or just a group of interested people, doing the work of anti-racism helps everyone be more inclusive and welcoming to people of color. In this online workshop, we'll cover how to do anti-racism work right where you are.

Conscious Communication Skills Workshop with Miles Sherts

2-hour Live Workshop

Interpersonal communication is the #1 skill needed to be able to thrive in an intentional community. Do you want to learn the essentials of conscious communication to be able to live and work with others productively? Strengthen your capacity for listening and speaking with compassion and clarity through challenging situations during this session with author, educator and intentional community founder, Miles Sherts.

Consensus Decision-Making Training with Yana Ludwig

2-hour Live Workshop

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. Join this interactive workshop so your group can start making decisions with effectiveness and ease!

Branding & Outreach for Your Intentional Community with Cynthia Tina

2-hour Live Workshop

Are you wanting to attract new members, gain program participants and fulfill the mission of your community, ecovillage, cohousing or permaculture project? Get ready to re-think whatever negative associations you have with branding and marketing! This workshop will guide you through the initial steps of developing an authentic brand, honing in your niche, and creating an outreach strategy. 

WORKSHOP | Anti-Racism in Intentional Communities

2-hour Live Workshop

Now more than ever, predominantly white intentional communities are recognizing how they perpetuate racism and white supremacy, and are looking for ways to change. What does this look like in practice? Join Sky Blue (former FIC Director) is joined by Avi Kruley (Co-Director of Community Well-being at Mount Madonna Center) for a deep look at anti-racist practices.

FREE EVENT | How to Build Community in the Digital Age

1-hour Live Talk with Q&A

Are you wondering how to keep your community vibrant and connected now that so much of our interaction has to take place virtually during the pandemic? Get ready to learn from an expert community builder! FIC is honored to host celebrated author and consultant, Jono Bacon, for a talk on how to build community in the digital age.

WORKSHOP | Legal Basics for Intentional Communities

2-hour Live Workshop

Get your community project on solid legal footing! This workshop will cover some of the legal basics for starting or sustaining and intentional community. Join legal consultant, Clifford Paulin, for a both interactive and highly practical session.

FREE EVENT | Building Community in the Great Uprising

90-min Live Talk with Q&A

Join author, activist and educator Starhawk and community land catalyst Cassandra Ferrera in a timely exploration of what it means to build community in the Great Uprising. As the global movement for social and environmental justice gains momentum, our community building efforts seem ever more important. How do we align with the values of deep social liberation? 

WORKSHOP | Sociocracy Governance & Decision-Making

2-hour Live Workshop

Sociocracy is a governance system that supports healthy group processes. Sociocracy has a strong focus on equality and effectiveness and is used worldwide in a variety of organizations, particularly in intentional communities. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of the basic concepts of sociocracy: how we make decisions, how we empower and connect teams and we can improve continuously over time.

WORKSHOP | How to Start an Intentional Community

2-hour Live Workshop

Get your community project started in the best possible way!

This online workshop draws on years of knowledge from community founders, and Yana’s own 23 years of cooperative living, including four community start-ups, to lay out the most important considerations for making a new intentional community a success.

WORKSHOP | How to Start a New Affordable Cohousing Project

2-hour Live Workshop

Cohousing is community designed to foster connection. Physical spaces allow neighbors to easily interact with others just outside private homes. Common areas including kitchen, dining space and gardens bring people together. Collaborative decision-making builds relationships. Let cohousing expert and architect, Charles Durrett, walk you through the steps to make it happen!

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