Members of intentional communities, like for instance cohousing communities and ecovillages, want to live and work in community. Sociocracy can help here. It is perfect for your community if you want to:
- make decision-making about content, not about people
- find a way of including people and increasing participation
- enjoy living and working together
Who is already doing it?
- Pioneer Valley Cohousing, Amherst MA
- Windsong Cohousing, BC Canada
- Cohabitat Quebec, Quebec, Canada
- Belfast Cohousing, Belfast ME
- Cambridge Cohousing, Cambridge MA
- Columbia Ecovillage, Portland, OR
- Katywill Cohousing, Colrain, MA
- Rocky Corner, New Haven CT
- Woodard Cohousing, Olympia WA
See a generic governance proposal for an intentional community here.
Useful resources for cohousing communities:
- Video (3min) Dynamic Governance in intentional community.
- Video (4min) Consent decision-making in sociocracy.
- Video (30min). Sociocracy in intentional communities (webinar recording)
- Video (20min). What to do with “disruptive” behavior in meetings. (webinar recording)
Training offered by Sociocracy For All that works well for cohousing:
- The sociocracy handbook Many Voices One Song – tons of examples from and for cohousing since both authors live in cohousing themselves.
- A self-study curriculum for groups (5-8 people) to experience sociocracy in 6 sessions. Guiding video, with enrichment readings and videos.
- Our most popular online training (Sociocracy Leadership Training) where all participants get to try out all the processes together.
- Training of trainers for advanced learners.