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Microsolidarity Gatherings for 2022

Microsolidarity is a community-building practice, creating structures for belonging.

We invite you to join the first ever Microsolidarity network gathering May 9-14th in Belgium.  (We'll also announce a USA event soon.)

Our professional facilitator/trainers will bring practices that support all of the scales of microsolidarity:

  • Self: emotional intelligence, self awareness, Internal Family Systems

  • Dyad: communicating authentically & empathically, feelings & needs, consent & boundaries, active listening

  • Crew: peer-coaching, decision-making, facilitating conflict, rank & power, shared economy

  • Congregation: community design for self-organisation, decentralised leadership, onboarding & engagement, collective learning 

 

We use a practice-driven learning methodology. That means minimal lecture time, maximum participation. We’ll share videos and articles to review before our time together, so there’s plenty of “theory” for you to explore if you wish.

 

We’ll also set aside space for a participant-created agenda so you can explore whatever topics are most interesting to you. This could be skill-sharing workshops, discussions, games, free time, or whatever you want to do. You decide what you want to offer and explore. 

 

Why?

Microsolidarity is a framework that supports small, high-trust communities – spaces where people feel they belong. The main activity is mutual support: people giving and receiving encouragement in their own development. Microsolidarity communities start with a kind of emotional intimacy (authentic, supportive relationships) and some of them graduate into economic intimacy (sharing money or resources).

 

This gathering is an opportunity to learn a lot of practical skills, find deep personal insights, and connect with a truly inspiring community.

 

You can learn a lot more at microsolidarity.cc

Belgium Gathering - Confirmed!

May 9-14th

We meet for the week of May 9th. We’ll officially open with dinner on Monday, May 9th and close before lunch on Saturday, May 14th. We ask you to come for the whole week; it is okay if you need to leave early but we won’t be able to accept people arriving later than Monday.

Where

We’ll stay at the Drongen Abbey, which is a 5-minute train out of Ghent, or 1 hour out of Brussels (map).

 

The Abbey provides delicious vegetarian meals and beautiful natural surroundings; it’s an exceptional place for contemplation, rest & renewal. You’ll have your own private bedroom & bathroom so you can take a break from all the social activity.

We chose this location because it has excellent access to public transit, so please consider taking the train instead of flying.

You can read more about the venue on their website.

Join us tickets are now sold out, sorry :)

USA Gathering - To Be Confirmed

We're hoping to also host a similar week-long gathering in the northeast USA in early November 2022. 

👉 Register your interest and we’ll notify you as soon as ticket sales are live.

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