IC (intentional community) evolution Podcast
About This Show
Zan Kavanah, is an IC (intentional community) Scout looking for what is currently happening in the field of intentional communities, co-housing, off-grid living and eco-villages. Zan is producing Webisodes and Podcasts to explore all levels of these communities through authentic and heart based media in order to encourage new possibilities for the purpose of community building, education and improving food security.
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Most Recent Episode
Episode 3 - Melanie Rios, Portland, Oregon discussing the options for Community Governance
Zan Kavanah, IC Scout for IC_evolution, a New Paradigm Media Contribution met up with Melanie Rios who has lived in and participated in governance for Intentional Communities most of her life.
In this podcast Zan asks the most basic questions of governance and Melanie’s information is an outstanding source for this very topic. On my journey of investigating communities, this is the #1 question… How are they governed and does it work? Today you will hear her explain three different types governance – including the difference between sociocracy and consensus decision making and finally to re-inventing organizations, a new breed of governance that just might make more sense for not just intentional communities but all organizations.
Melanie Rios is a consultant for ecovillages, non-profits and activist groups, as well as a musician and urban horticulturist. She offers workshops and coaching in governance (including sociocracy and reinventing organizations), conflict transformation, culture shift, terra preta composting, emergency preparedness and other community resiliency building topics. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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