Community Compass

Purpose & Background: The Community Compass has been developed by the founders of Sieben Linden Ecovillage. After successfully establishing this project and working as consultants for other communities for many years, they were looking for a framework that explains in an easy way all aspects that are important to support the development of communal projects. Brief Example of the Model: The Community Compass identifies seven aspects that are crucial for the development of communitarian projects. These seven aspects serve as a memory-aid and framework for analysing the project and for…

Facilitation

Purpose & Background: Facilitation is the basic skill required to qualify as a CLIPS trainer and - naturally - facilitator, and the most recommended background for anyone who wishes to offer consulting and supervision to group processes of any kind. It can be defined as “the art and practice to make meetings easier (from the latin root “facilis”), more effective, fun and productive for all the parties involved” (ex. IIFAC website). Facilitation is not a fixed set of techniques and tools used in meetings, but rather a wider and deeper…

The Forum – Truth, Trust & Transformation

Purpose & Background: The ZEGG-Forum is a facilitated process to create transparency and trust in a group, as it helps to unfold the potential of individuals and groups. It has been developed in the intentional communities of the Project Meiga (Tamera, Portugal and ZEGG, Germany). During the process people share emotions, deeper experiences and values by connecting with each other with an open mind and an open heart. As people connect also with a deeper source in themselves, it helps to explore new possibilities. Altogether the Forum creates a conscious…