Live Online Workshops

Want to learn in an interactive setting?

SOIL’s live workshops offer topics from the wellspring of Earthaven Ecovillage with a community member as your instructor. Learn in a dynamic setting and get your questions answered directly.

You will also have access to the workshop recording for at least a year.

 

 

Live Online Workshops
Sociocracy workshop in Montreal

Sociocracy for Communities, Part One

Live online workshop
Sundays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4
1 – 3:30 pm

Have better meetings, get more done, be better organized, and create more harmony and connection in your group.

Sociocracy is an especially successful self-governance and decision-making method that instructor Diana Leafe Christian, community consultant and author of Creating a Life Together, now highly recommends instead of consensus. Learn the concepts and practice the skills in this lively, online workshop.

Part One covers Proposal-Forming, Consent Decision-Making, Evaluation, Shared Values, Vision, Mission, and Aims.

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A man talking down to a woman

Working Effectively with Community Conflict — Interpersonal Conflict, Structural Conflict, and “Especially Challenging Behaviors”

Live online workshop
Sundays, September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
1–3:30 pm

Learn practical, workable solutions to resolve or contain three types of group conflict.

Join communities expert Diana Leafe Christian in this lively workshop for people in communities of all kinds who may have felt confused, baffled, or even hopeless about ongoing conflict in their group and seek grounded, field-tested solutions. There are things you can do!

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Workshop participants learning Sociocracy in Diana’s Huehoecoyotl Ecovillage workshop, Mexico, 2015.

Sociocracy for Communities, Part Two

Live online workshop
Sundays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 2
1 – 3:30 pm

Have better meetings, get more done, be better organized, and create more harmony and connection in your group.

Sociocracy is an especially successful self-governance method highly recommended by Diana Leafe Christian. Learn the concepts and practice the skills in this lively, online workshop.

Part Two covers Selecting People for Roles, Role-Improvement Feedback, Consenting to Circle Members, Sociocracy’s Circle Structure.

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Friends in the forest at Earthaven Ecovillage

Thriving in Relationships — Five Tools for Success

Live online workshop
Mondays, January 2025
7–9 pm

Learn and hone skills for strengthening and repairing relationships of all types.

Learn how to use appreciation to experience gratitude and aliveness, use empathetic listening to be present when someone is expressing something that’s hard to hear, use honest expression to express needs in a way that’s easier for someone to hear, use needs-based negotiation to find strategies for meeting a group of people’s needs, and use relationship repair when a bump causes a disconnection.

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