Group skills workshop: How to attract and keep members

Are you involved in creating a housing community? Want to create a strong group? Want to build a community that is nourishing and practical, enabling and effective?

There are ways to enjoy finding the answers to these questions! BHCLT member Marcela López Levy, has offered to run weekly drop-in workshops on group skills, combining with a BHCLT social once a month. This is a good opportunity to learn and practice community-building and project management skills in a supportive environment. Bring your experience and your questions.

These workshops are taking place every Wednesday until 12 December, 6.30-8.00pm at the Lord Nelson pub, 36 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED.

Marcela López Levy is a member of Sussex Cohousing. She trained as a community mediator to work with housing co-ops in the 1990s and since then has facilitated group processes for strategy, communication and learning in start-ups, charities and community groups. Marcela is currently training as a group analyst, which is giving her a deeper understanding of reflective practice and group processes.

Open Weekly Meeting in Brighton & Hove

Starting on 10 October 2018, workshops will run for 10 weeks on Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8.00pm at the Lord Nelson pub. One a month they will coincide with BHCLT socials. For more details contact

The weekly workshops will share and address common issues for cohousing groups and housing co-ops, including: inclusion, membership, group dynamics, decision-making, effective communication, how to deal with differences/conflict, as well as anything specific you want to bring to the group.

Drop-in or come regularly to experience ways to build community and learn about group processes in an informal and friendly context. You can bring specific situations to share or come along to learn or practise skills with others. This is a trial run so it would be great to get feedback from people on how useful it is for helping develop their project.

Please get in touch with us with information on any access needs you have and we will make every effort to help you access the event if you’d like to join us. Please get in touch on with any questions.

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