Conflicts, problems and tensions form a natural part of the life of a group project and we only have a few social tools to manage them in a positive way. […]
Throughout the Global Ecovillage Network, many people use Dragon Dreaming. At every annual GEN gathering, Dragon Dreaming workshops will be held. It is a widely used and cherished tool and […]
Process Work and Deep Democracy are terms often used or heard in ecovillage environments. Therefore, these schools of thought and practice have been included as sources in CLIPS, to better […]
A group needs practices for sharing.This is one that is widely used within the ecovillage movement and therefore a recommendation for each community group to experiment with – and find […]
Any group needs to set its boundaries in a transparent manner for members, both new and old, to be able to navigate more smoothly within the community. What is needed […]
Many of the challenges that a group project entails for each person are expressed in the individual layer. This method proposes a way for a positive understanding of these challenges, […]
The Emotional Wheel is rooted in the culture of Native Americans and is a practical development of the talking stick (or pipe). It creates an intimate, special atmosphere for people […]
A method to help groups orient their actions and understand their best strengths and weaknesses using Permaculture Principles in relation to the CLIPS model. Although it cuts across all layers, […]
A method to get to know yourself in your c ommunity. To know more of yourself in a group, to know your group; differences and skills. to know which areas […]
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 […]
A set of cards about the mindset needed for creating community. The Community Cards help to introduce the attitude that is important for creating a community that respects and empower […]
The application of Social Permaculture to the CLIPS model opens new perspectives and relates group processes to natural processes in the belief that “Nature is the Master”, a core value […]
This tool makes visible interests that group members share in a visual and communal way.
To decide between different options.
Helping groups to define a list of preferences and urgencies among different choices, without creating polarization and tensions. It enhances lateral thinking, and encourages creative solutions.
It is a way to make sure who are the next 3 people to speak in a discussion of a medium-size group.
To find out if the visions are shared. To have a list of aspects of the vision that are shared by the whole group.
Get a sense of “collective consciousness” where no one is the leader Observe the complexity of systems Notice how a system responds when the conditions change Learn games that demonstrate […]
Keeping everyone easily informed about the outcomes of meetings Find important decisions in minutes
To come out with as many possible ideas about a certain topic To explore the unexpected and divergent. To give space to new or shy group members, and those who […]