Discuss: Living with real people. The Grove and St. Louis Ecovillage Network

It seems to be a theme when you ask what skills are most necessary for starting an intentional community - Alyson said it, Raines said it, Amanda said it, Carolyn said it: the soft skills, interpersonal skills, interest in personal growth. Having an understanding of group process and decision-making. We're going to try and bring this into our meetings more as we move ahead.

Cori Rose and Lucinda, organizers of The Grove (the community formerly known as Diana's Grove), will talk with us about how their group arrived at their decision-making process and the journey that it took. There are many ups and downs to living with actual real live other people, and figuring it out is no small step.

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  • aaron

    A description of the talk, from Corirose and Lucinda:

    DECISION-MAKING WITH SHARED POWER

    Cut the BS, get it done and have more fun! Join the circle as we share and explore strategies for decision-making in an experiential, interactive gathering.

    Voting does not represent fair and equal input, and tends to alienate people.
    Consensus can be too time demanding, ineffectual, and definitely not fun. Corirose and Lucinda were instrumental in developing a consensus-oriented decision-making process for The Grove, an evolving growth community in Ferguson.

    March 10, 2014

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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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