Tim Hartnett is a facilitator, mediator and licensed family therapist. He has a PhD in counseling psychology and has taught group process at John F. Kennedy University graduate school. Tim is author of Consensus-Oriented Decision Making (New Society Publishers, 2011). He curates the public service website: ConsensusDecisionMaking.org.
Tim has lived in community all his adult life (except for one misguided year). He currently lives with nine friends in a community he co-founded in 1991, outside Santa Cruz. Tim also plays guitar and sings in Just Love, a contemporary folk music band.
During Art of Community Tim will be participating in an interactive musical extravaganza and will be facilitating the following workshops:
A new model is available for groups seeking to make decisions that garner widespread agreement. The CODM method combines consensus process with best practices from the fields of mediation, conflict resolution and nonviolent communication. The result is a seven-step process that allows groups to develop proposals in a way that combines full participation with a reasonable sense of efficiency.
CODM provides a more detailed path toward collaboration than any existing consensus model and the method can be flexibly applied in groups with different types of decision rules and power structures. This workshop will include a presentation on the contributions this new method can make in communal decision-making, and a discussion on how the model may freshly address many of the difficulties communities commonly experience.
Personality Struggles: Sharing Strategies for Creative Co-Existence
A great variety of people are drawn to the vision of living in community. Despite our high ideals, however, getting along with everyone in the group may be a real challenge. This session will be a facilitated discussion, drawing on the combined wisdom of the participants. We will identify the types of behavior patterns that typically cause problems in community, and we will share our experiences dealing with these challenges. When it is useful, concepts from Non-Violent Communication and Humanistic Psychology can be offered to help frame the issues raised. Participants can expect to both self-reflect and offer their insights to the group.