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Which Communities work & what do they do differently from those that don't work?

We look at what are EcoVillages, what other types of communities exist & we explore a little the design of communities, criteria & patterns for success

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  • Scott Peck has started the Foundation for Community Encouragement to promote the formation of communities, which, he argues, are a first step towards uniting humanity and saving us from self destruction.

PDC+++ Module 1 Class 4 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Module 1 Class 4
    • Which Communities work?
    & what do they do differently? Class 1.4 PDC+++
  • 2. Programme M1.4 Communities
    • What is a Community?
    • Intentional Communities & EcoVillages
    • Neighborhoods
    • Criteria for Communities
    • Creating (& protecting) Fertile Connections
  • 3. Programme M1.4 Communities
    • What is a Community?
    • Intentional Communities & EcoVillages
    • Neighborhoods
    • Criteria for Communities
    • Creating (& protecting) Fertile Connections
  • 4. COMMON IDENTITY common objective
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  • 11. Programme M1.4 Communities
    • What is a Community?
    • Intentional Communities & EcoVillages
    • Neighborhoods
    • Criteria for Communities
    • Creating (& protecting) Fertile Connections
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  • 13. G.E.N. World-Wide Network of EcoVillages & Intentional Communities
  • 14. G.E.N. Ecovillages Centres of Experimentation & Demonstration To transmit to the rest of society the patterns & practices that have worked. We envision an expanding network of communities, businesses, NGOs, media, educational institutions, governments, foundations, writers, researchers, educators, students, and citizen activists exchanging information and experiences globally to enhance our individual and collective capacity for living sustainably in community, at the present and for future generations.
  • 15. Findhorn The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic education, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.
  • 16. Auroville Humanity is not the last rung of the terrestrial creation. Evolution continues and man will be surpassed.
  • 17. Damanhur Fundada en el 1975, la Federación de Damanhur es una eco-sociedad: una federación de comunidades y ecoaldeas con una estructura social y política propia, en continua evolución.
    • Freedom & the awakening of the Human Self as a divine, spiritual & material principle;
    • the creation of a model of self-sufficient life based on ethical principles of good communal life & love;
    • the harmonious integration & cooperation with all the Forces connected with the evolution of Humanity.
  • 18. Zegg There are no ready recipes for the building of new ways of living. Too complex are the challenges of our time. Besides the changes needed on the outer level like sustainable technologies new circumstances must be created to support inner growth. We founded ZEGG in 1991 in order to bring these two aspects of change together. What is it that the earth needs? What is it that humans need?
  • 19. Lakabe Lakabe is a life project that has forged itself. It has made a long journey to get to this point in which it has managed to consolidate a community structure, with a secure material base from the same community, which has not needed to send anyone to work outside, which is self-sufficient in diverse areas & has always kept improving economically.
  • 20. Marinaleda An amazing “ non-abandoned-recuperated village” in the Seville region of Spain
  • 21. Programme M1.4 Communities
    • What is a Community?
    • Intentional Communities & EcoVillages
    • Neighborhoods
    • Criteria for Communities
    • Creating (& protecting) Fertile Connections
  • 22. creating fertile connections & ALL other principles
  • 23. creating fertile connections
  • 24. Programme M1.4 Communities
    • What is a Community?
    • Intentional Communities & EcoVillages
    • Neighborhoods
    • Criteria for Communities
    • Creating (& protecting) Fertile Connections
  • 25. 6 Ingredients for Creating Community crear Comunidad Ref. Diane Leafe Christian
  • 26. They identify a common vision & make a vision declaration 1.
  • 27. What? Foundations Steps Who? Why? How? When? Where?
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  • 29. They learn what they need to learn in order to carry out this complex task 2.
  • 30. Knowledge & skills for development, presence, consciousness & a creative attitude Knowledge of finance, legal, economic levels, about decision-making, conflict resolution, organizing systems, technologies ... Knowledge & abilities for communication & listening (Dialogue v Debate) To understand the local culture & habits as well as knowledge about the dynamics of roles & power-distribution (leadership)
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  • 32. They use decision-making processes that are fair & participative, which they have been trained in & have afacilitator at the meetings. IF they decide to use consensus they learn HOW to do it first. 3.
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  • 34. They have clear agreements, in writing in writing 4.
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  • 36. They learn good communication skills, & prioretize clear communication. This includes forms of mediating & reducing conflict. This includes forms of mediating & reducing conflict. This includes forms of mediating & reducing conflict. 5.
  • 37. Think & Listen Forum Process-oriented Forum 6 Hats Theatre-Forum
  • 38. They select co-founder on the base of emotional maturity. 6.
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  • 40. Programme M1.4 Communities
    • What is a Community?
    • Intentional Communities & EcoVillages
    • Neighborhoods
    • Criteria for Communities
    • Creating (& protecting) Fertile Connections
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    • Practice the Art of Personal Presence. Embrace the tension of opposites and tolerate and encourage the abstract, the unexpected and the discomfort of expanded consciousness.
    • Practice Mudhita, the ageless Buddhist practice that is the other side of the coin of compassion. Identify with the joy, gifts, pleasures and awakenings of others. This is the art of vicarious joy that banishes cynicism & envy.
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    • Make your communication mindful and compassionately brief. Be appropriate, both on a one to one basis and with the whole group.
    •   Do not ‘triangulate’. If we have issues or conflicts we should clear them with the individual concerned & not report to others. This is all about cultivating a culture of direct communication rather than gossip.
    •   Practice punctuality. Time is limited. It demonstrates a respect for group process.  
    •   Practice consensus by default, perhaps the most difficult ideal to achieve at all times.  
    •   Practice Random Acts of Kindness  
    Findhorn Guides for living in Community
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  • 43. Module 1 Class 4
    • Which Communities work?
    & what do they do differently? Class 1.4 PDC+++