Deciding how we want to live
Community Values – They’re Not What You Think!
John Schinnerer | 19:00 UTC
“Shared values” are often considered fundamental to creating a community. And they always are – even when they’re not actually shared! It can seem easy to agree on values in theory – when they’re only what you think they are. Then people who have “agreed” on shared values start living those values in interaction with one another, and all sorts of interesting experiences arise. In this experiential session we will play with discernment, distinctions, and dissonances between theoretical and lived values, individual and collective values, and how those differences may surface and play out in community contexts.
John is a whole systems design consultant, teacher, and facilitator. He has studied, worked, taught and published in domains of human relatings, governance and decision-making systems, appropriate technology, and ecological design. John offers innovative, collaborative approaches towards greater transparency, equivalence, effectiveness, and integrity.
The Sociocracy in Intentional Communities Conference 2023 is organized sociocratically by SoFA’s Intentional Communities Circle
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