We live in a culture where people are often disconnected from each other and as a result feel disempowered. At the Winter Retreat at Camp Innabah, we'll have the opportunity to participate in a series of presentations, break-out sessions and documentaries that will help us better understand the meaning and value of living in community. We'll cover topics that enhance a sense of community such as creating "community glue", business collaboration, sacred spaces and architecture, appreciating people's strengths, dynamic governance (sociocracy), volunteerism & service and we'll look at a various case studies of communities around the world.

This will be a wonderful networking opportunity and a chance to build on the community spirit that has made Shehaqua what it is today.

Tentative Schedule

December 29th Monday

12 lunch
3 pm - 4:30 pm session Diane’s intro video:

Creating Community: What is takes / Break out session Gregg and Sue
4:30 - 5:30 pm Herwig Creating The New We 2.0
6 pm Dinner
7:30 Documentary TBD
7:30 Bluestonian Gathering

December 30th Tuesday

9:30 - 11 am Rob Sayre / David Byrne

Business Ventures as part of Community Building
Networking, bartering for services, referrals, mentoring others are all tried and true ways to build a community and network of friends and others that can help each individual, family and build a larger community, whether it is tied to a specific tract of land or business entity, all of these are keystones to building community.
12:00 Lunch

1:30 PM Five Ways To Use Your Strengths To Boost Happiness - Eric W
3:00 PM - 5 pm Creating Community by Knowing your Strengths - Eric W
6:00 pm Dinner

7:30 - 9 pm
Open forum Sue Stoia
Community Service as part of Community Building
Serving your local community is vital and making this a core value and ethic in any community or enterprise that seeks to build community.
7:30 Bluestonian Gathering

December 31st Wednesday

9:30 - 10:15 am Peter Van Geldern Sacred Spaces in fostering community togetherness
10:30 - Noon The Importance of Community if things go bad
12:00 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Claude Aubert 3 - 4 pm "Bitcoin" A new way of commerce. Peter VG. will facilitate
4:15 - 5:30 Gregg Noll
Building Bluestone Farms: A case study