The Cohousing Association of the US is teaming up with our cohousing professionals to bring people together to talk about cohousing. Each WebChat is a zoom call open to all. The presenter shares 15-30 minutes on a named topic and then answers questions from participants about the topic or other topics within the presenter's expertise. Please join us for the next WebChat.

Note: Our WebChat program is on a brief hiatus as we prepare for 2019 National Cohousing Conference in Portland. We are working on our summer lineup. WebChats will resume in June, watch here for the schedule as it becomes available.

Videos of most WebChats will be available after the event through the link below.

All WebChats will be at the same time: 5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm East
All will use the zoom room at https://zoom.us/j/202941610
They may be on different days of the week depending on the availability of the presenters and hosts.
Check back here for up to date information as it becomes available.
If you or someone you know would like to present on a cohousing topic, please contact Karen Giming at karencohous [at] gmail [dot] com.

Upcoming WebChats:
We will take a brief break from WebChats for the rest of May so that we can focus on the National Cohousing Conference Jun 1-2. Watch here for summer WebChats as information becomes available.

If you aren’t able to use the zoom link above call in information is below.
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16465588656,,202941610# or +16699006833,,202941610#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 202 941 610

Feedback and requested topics are welcome. Please send them to karencohous [at] gmail [dot] com

WebChat Videos and documents

WebChat videos are usually posted 1-2 business days after the event. Please see below for links to WebChats to date.

Chuck Durrett
Cohousing Design: If it doesn't work socially, why bother?
Video: https://youtu.be/v4gwVqAhyJ8
Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J76IkiCLreNzGf0YkbQzHnT5dSL5yIdA/view?u...

Diana Leaf-Christian
Four Kinds of Especially Challenging People in Community
Recording: We apologize, technology did not work well for this webchat. We hope to re-record it and post the recording here soon.

Raines Cohen
National Cohousing Open House Day
Video: https://youtu.be/AQS69VDC6bs
Brochure: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzP_-_GeVmPdM1dyY3dJa0lCeS0zT3FBZXg1WF...

Joe Cole
April 23, 2019
Addressing Racism and Working for Racial Equality in Community Building
Video: https://youtu.be/GczjWIm7BhI
Slides: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzP_-_GeVmPddENROXphZjNOS1B0N09NSFZDNm...

We Can Work It out
April 17, 2019
5 Critical Elements of a Comprehensive and Engaging New Member Orientation
Video: https://youtu.be/--qMdgvD99M

Michael LaFond
April 12, 2019
Cluster Apartments and Shared Flats in Cohousing
Video: https://youtu.be/XevHtGcRmgI

Liz Magill
April 2, 2019
Conflict: Interpersonal or Systemic
Outline: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzP_-_GeVmPdS2hjYUtrbTdzOWR5Y1cwbEVOS0...
Video: https://youtu.be/BZICkLI10qI

Crystal Farmer
March 20, 2019
Housing Segregation and Its Impact on Cohousing
Slides: https://drive.google.com/open?id=13zrarRjmG1n9sz8LGafwZE4IMIm0_ZlJ
Video: https://youtu.be/v42LUVRUhf8

Karen Gimnig
March 13, 2019
Facilitation and Contracting
Slides: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10e3l7VoaPzJAi3P7gOa8Sy_XssYLbcCk
Video: https://youtu.be/okJEbXGmfOU

Grace Kim
March 6, 2019
Acoustics in a Common House
Video: https://youtu.be/z5HeI2S3F6o

Alan O'Hashi
February 25, 2019
Retrofit Cohousing and the Accidental Cohouser
Video: https://youtu.be/JcwyWHGbIvA
Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzP_-_GeVmPdYmNUT2hUanQ5ZGRpbnE2a3FZM3Z...

Yana Ludwig
February 20, 2019
Cooperative Culture
Video: https://youtu.be/SyyvLNn1gk4
Handout: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzP_-_GeVmPdek1TNWY1UjE5dS1LT1pCbWE3b3...

Shelly Parks
February 12, 2019
Onboarding Explorers
Video: https://youtu.be/TVlXd5Bzmhg
Handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WN8BdP6BnMLCFRRmX3dhB5UTJ6YPWkI2/view?u...
Slides: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KjNHEYiWxFpY6HME1GKG9hpwCh1NiNCC

Ted Rau
February 7, 2019
Good agendas and meeting minutes
How can one set up meeting agendas and meeting minutes so we can make things easy and transparent? How can we share information within a cohousing group?
Video: https://youtu.be/J7HrsF3PXhk
Slides: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16QcJO3KeH_0U7HGin4rO6dYtsk1uYoD-Cji9dL...

Laura Fitch
Design Review
January 30, 2019
Video: https://youtu.be/psM37zsV4A8
Slide Deck: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzP_-_GeVmPdRzJUTmhUWDRBWkRkcEcxZm1GUl...
Handout Procedures Chart: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzP_-_GeVmPdU241b0tQWTY4Zkh6aWlnUTZiRW...
Handout PVCH DR Manual: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzP_-_GeVmPdbTBzNGFzZ3NNWURoanAtUFgyOT...
Handout Common House Use: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzP_-_GeVmPdTVpQSUZLSUZ1ekxIY0JteTZIVG...

Laird Schaub
January 25, 2019
Video: https://youtu.be/7ZHQUQ9tYiQ
Handout: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzP_-_GeVmPdVmltSWZXd2ZCS3J6Q0lpU3duOX...

Katie McCamant
January 15, 2019
Hiring Professionals to Get Your Community Built
Video: https://youtu.be/hV3I7TYo14I
Powerpoint: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzP_-_GeVmPdM0wzeGJaLTlobDl0dlYtODRZTW...

Ronnie Rosenbaum
January 8, 2019
Improving Communication
Video https://youtu.be/qVSvPCcHCMI

Alan O'Hashi
December 4, 2018
Facilitation Techniques

Ted Rau
November 14, 2018
Making Meetings Short(er)

Yana Ludwig
November 1, 2018
Introduction to Consensus
Video: https://youtu.be/Uvbia2QJjEk
Shared documents:

Laird Schaub
October 24, 2018
Working Constructively with Emotions
Video: https://youtu.be/vw3t_3R1u60
Blog referenced in video: http://communityandconsensus.blogspot.com/

Karen Gimnig
October 18, 2018
Getting Connected
Video: https://youtu.be/FWv9NEZB4Po
PDF of slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fvYfyYhvRwC7m-EfVopfSs0Z02wKxp8J/view?u...
Mirroring Exercise: https://oldsite.cohousing.org/node/6669
Follow Up Blog: https://www.oldsite.cohousing.org/node/6670

Jerry Koch-Gonzalez
October 10, 2018
Facilitating While Listening
Video: https://youtu.be/KcyE2FKE4HY