These methods are primarily designed for people outside of a formal organisational context, e.g., freelancers and activists. However many of them may migrate smoothly into organisations. These are ways for people to support each other in peer-to-peer relationships of mutual aid.
Here's some specific methods that groups have used:
Pods personal-and-professional development in small groups, a new practice in development at Enspiral. (For more on this: listen to the recording of the Crews/Pods session at Enspiral Summer Retreat 2019.)
The Elephants long term personal development for Crews
Feelz Circle: 3 processes for sharing emotional care between friends/ comrades/ lovers
Stewardship peer support system for Partnerships
Working Out Loud: a guided 12-week process for peer support in small groups: what am I trying to do? who is related to that goal? how can I contribute to them to deepen our relationship?
If you have more to add to this list, please contribute :)
How is Crew formed? We're not sure. Rich's original proposal suggests the best way to meet your Crew-mates is in a Congregation: a larger gathering of people with some shared values and medium-high trust. The core patterns linked above may help, but there's many experiments to be done.
🔈In this podcast with Daniel Thorson, Ria Baeck suggests the best place to start is at home, with a few guests gathered around a compelling question.
If you have experiences to share, please do!