Creating Community - Part 1
Ready to start an intentional community? Whether it’s an urban apartment, on a big piece of land or even in your workspace this class is for you!
In this first part, we cover the different ways to organize, define and welcome new members to the community.
The Definition of Community vs Intentional Community
The 4 main aspects of Community Structure
Clearly defining the community
Different Decision Making Models
How to structure Membership Process
About the Teacher:
After co-founding the Valhalla community in Montreal, Marty spent his time studying various community models around the world to understand what works and what doesn’t. Marty took Diana Leafe Christian’s classes and visited her in her Ecovillage to learn more about community building. Since then, Marty has exchanged with many community leaders and founders around the world, covering many different types of projects such as Ecovillages, Collaborative workspaces, Urban Communities, Indigenous communities and more.
To continue growing his knowledge on community, Marty has delved deeper into topics like Financial Planning for Coops, Sociocracy, Conflict Resolution Models and Quebec Legal models.
Marty has been giving classes on these topics for over a year now and is regularly exchanging with other community leaders on his own developments on how to better manage communities. Marty has given classes with the EDE for the Global Ecovillage Network.
He is constantly applying what he learns to determine if the models work on a practical level.