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April 2021

Community Connect — an online networking event!

April 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Free – $25
Community Connect

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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May 2021

How to Sustain an Intentional Community — Lessons from Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage [Webinar]

May 4 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Free – $25

Join Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage members for an exploration of how Dancing Rabbit is structured and why. Longtime community members Danielle and Cob will share their insights on common questions and challenges that you will benefit from considering in advance of forming your shared community.

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A Compassionate Approach to Conflict [Workshop]

May 5 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45
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Join Jenna Card for a two-hour virtual workshop to learn how to work through conflict using Nonviolent Communication. We'll be developing skills to gracefully and powerfully navigate challenging situations, which is essential for one's well-being, healthy relationships and healthy communities.

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Intro to Community Land Trusts with School of Living [Webinar]

May 11 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Free – $25
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The purpose of the Community Land Trust (CLT) is to provide secure access to land for current generations and protect the land for future generations. Join a one-hour webinar to learn about the nuts and bolts of School of Living's Community Land Trust model and why Community Land Trusts may be the best land-holding option for intentional communities.

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Analyzing and Shifting the Power Dynamics in Your Community [Workshop]

May 12 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45
Analyzing and Shifting the Uncomfortable Power Dynamics in Community Workshop

Join Cecile Green and Rebecca Fisher-McGinty of Round Sky Solutions to dive into the ways that power dynamics show up in our communities. During this two hour workshop you'll learn some simple, yet powerful tools and frameworks for making incremental change in your community as well as strengthening your democratic decision-making and communication processes.

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Cooperative Real Estate for Intentional Communities with Cassandra Ferrera [Interview]

May 13 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Free – $25

Cassandra Ferrera is a real estate agent turned cooperative community guide. She has helped dozens of communities get on land and get set up with the structures they need to thrive. Want to understand the legal frameworks behind intentional communities? Don't miss this special interview.

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Learning from Conflict with Restorative Systems [Workshop]

May 18 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45

When conflict blossoms nearby, it often looks more like a bomb than a bloom. But with enough support we can get close enough to take the danger out of conflict, and even to see its hidden potential to bring about what we want most. Join us for a 2-hour workshop to find out how to design a system that will support dialogue in your group, especially when tensions are high.

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Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities [Course Info Session]

May 19 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Free – $25
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Learn all about the upcoming 5-week online course Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, starting on June 2nd. Instructor Crystal Farmer will answer your questions about this course and help you determine whether or not it is a good fit for you. Hope to see you there!

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Starting an Intentional Community [Course Info Session]

May 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Free – $25

Learn all about the upcoming 5-week online course Starting an Intentional Community, starting on May 20th. Instructor Yana Ludwig will answer your questions about this course and help you determine whether or not it is a good fit for you. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Thriving in Community [Course Info Session]

May 21 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Free – $25
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Learn all about the upcoming 5-week online course Thriving in Community, starting on May 21st. Instructor Lee Warren will answer your questions about this course and help you determine whether or not it is a good fit for you. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Community Connect — an online networking event!

May 25 @ 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.

Find out more »

Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities [Panel]

May 27 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 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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June 2021

How Housing Policies of the Past Impact Diversity in Intentional Communities Today [Webinar]

June 8 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
Free – $25
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Join us for an enlightening webinar on the history of land distribution in the US and how you can be a better ally to marginalized people within your intentional community. Please bring your curiosity and questions!

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

June 11 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 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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Participatory Design Processes for Starting Community [Workshop]

June 15 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Free – $25
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A lot of intentional communities want to participate in the design when renovating or creating their own space. Join us for this session on participatory design to learn about the tools and intentional processes developed by architects, designers, and professional facilitators that help communities achieve their goals.

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Authentic Self-Expression as a Foundation for Community [Workshop]

June 17 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45
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The more authentic and connected we are to ourselves and one another, the more creative, cohesive, and resilient a community will become. Join Conscious Relating Coach and Expressive Therapist, Teri Lynn Grunthaner, for a workshop exploring how to create authentic relating within your community.

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Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities [Panel]

June 24 @ 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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Intro to Intentional Communities and Quick Global Tour [Webinar]

June 29 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 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 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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July 2021

Eric Jackson on Reparations, Reparatory Justice & Community Land Trusts [Webinar]

July 1 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Free – $25

Join us for this critical session on reparatory justice and race within intentional community. We will explore how community land trusts can help with retaining existing lands with Black ownership and transitioning more land into Black hands.

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The Art of Facilitation for Cooperative Groups — Course Info Session

July 6 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Free – $25
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Learn all about the upcoming 5-week online course The Art of Facilitation for Cooperative Groups, starting on July 15th. Instructor Laird Schaub will answer your questions about this course and help you determine whether or not it is a good fit for you. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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How to Find and Join the Intentional Community for You — Course Info Session

July 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Free – $25
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Learn all about the upcoming 5-week online course How to Select and Join Intentional Community, starting on July 14th. Instructor Cynthia Tina will answer your questions about this course and help you determine whether or not it is a good fit for you. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Creating an Affordable Cohousing Community — Course Info Session

July 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Free – $25
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Learn all about the upcoming 5-week online course Creating an Affordable Cohousing Community, starting on July 16th . Charles Durrett will impart his decades of experience so that you can finance and maintain the affordability of your dream residential community.

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Designing Communities for Inclusivity [2-part Training]

July 13 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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$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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Joining an IC: Resolving Hidden Obstacles to Help You Make the Leap [Workshop]

July 20 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45
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Have you wanted to join an intentional community but something keeps preventing you from making the leap? Join Danielle Williams for a virtual workshop to explore your hidden obstacles and how to overcome them so you can make a joyful leap into community living.

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Practicing Wise Democracy [Workshop]

July 21 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45
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Wise Democracy is a growing and evolving field of study exploring the history of democratic principles in various cultures and civilizations. Join us for this interactive session to learn about the history of democracy and how we can cultivate Wise Democracy now.

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Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities [Panel]

July 22 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 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!

Find out more »

Community Connect — an online networking event!

July 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Free – $25
Community Connect Image

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.

Find out more »

August 2021

Co-Buying Property with Friends [Webinar]

August 3 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45
Co-Buying with Friends

Are you interested in starting an intentional community but don't know how to buy property as a group? Learn all about co-buying with buddies! From the challenging beginning through to the rewarding end, Phil Levin will walk you through learning to love the process of co-buying with friends.

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Cultivating a Relational Culture: Tools for Regenerative Communities [Workshop]

August 3 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45

Join us in learning and practicing truthful, mutually respectful relating that fosters deep interconnectedness and collective power. We will explore some of the most important principles for cultivating this essential relational skill.

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Regenerative Process and Living Systems Design for Cohousing Communities [Workshop]

August 4 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45

Never before has the whole of humanity needed such a transformational course correction when we face multiple planetary emergencies and existential crises. Join us for this informative and interactive 2-hour workshop to explore the the theory and examples of regenerative development and living systems design thinking, and how this can be applied in practical ways with your own housing communities.

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