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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 2012–2014 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
31 November 2014 Traditions Two through Seven
31 March 2015  Traditions Eight through Twelve
             

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

Intro and Tradition One October 2014-January 2015
Traditions Two through Seven February-April 2015
Traditions Eight through Twelve May-August 2015


Traditions Book Project Discussion Boards
http://disc.na.org/trads/

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 Tradition Two
Tradition Three Tradition Four
Tradition Five Tradition Six
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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