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Traditions Book Project


Project Background
WSC 2010 adopted a motion to create a project plan for a Twelve Traditions working guide, and a 2011 fellowshipwide literature survey indicated that this is an item that our members are very interested in: Over 80% of respondents said this was an item that was needed or very much needed. Comments in the literature survey showed a wide variety of expectations about this topic. Our goal for this cycle is to gather fellowship input, source material, and ideas regarding a Traditions book both online and through face-to-face workshops. The resources listed below will help in those efforts. By the end of the cycle, we would like to frame viable options for the book so that we can move forward with writing it in the 2014–2016 conference cycle. 

The 2014 World Service Conference adopted a project plan for 2014–2016 that includes the creation of a workgroup, actual drafting of the book, sending the material out for review, and ultimately publishing an approval draft.

Goals for 2014–2016 Conference Cycle
There are two main types of input we are seeking for this project. The first type, which we have been collecting since WSC 2012, is considered “front-end” input. This is the material that will help to shape the initial draft material. The second type is the input that members provide in response to initial drafts, which will help to refine the material into an approval form. 

With that in mind, we ask that NA communities continue to have input-gathering workshops using the 20-minute group mini workshops and the full 90-minute workshops. As the workgroup drafts materials for review and input (R&I) release, deadlines for front-end input will be as follows:

31 July 2014 Tradition One
30 November 2014 Traditions Two through Six
31 March 2015  Traditions Seven through Twelve


The input on the draft materials will be collected during three periods of Fellowship review and input:

Intro and Tradition One
Traditions Two through Six 1 March - 31 May
Traditions Seven through Twelve 1 June - 31 August

Review and Input Drafts

If you have a problem viewing the drafts, we suggest you download the draft to your desktop and then open it with Adobe Reader.  Some browsers like Chrome have their PDF reader which may not read the drafts correctly.

Traditions Book Project Discussion Boards

Standard 90-Minute Input Gathering Workshop
Workshop Facilitator Tools and Handouts

Group 20-Minute Workshop Tool
Workshop Facilitator Tools and Handouts

Online Input for Traditions Mini Workshops
Tradition One - completed Tradition Two - Completed
Tradition Three - Completed Tradition Four - Completed
Tradition Five - Completed Tradition Six - Completed
Tradition Seven Tradition Eight
Tradition Nine Tradition Ten
Tradition Eleven Tradition Twelve

Tools in other languages
The resources below are local translations of our project materials that have been created by local members from various language communities. We have not verified the quality or accuracy of the translations, but we encourage you use or adapt these translated materials as needed in your community.


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