Level 1: The Listening Circle in Santa Cruz, CA
Jan
11
to Jan 13

Level 1: The Listening Circle in Santa Cruz, CA

  • Land of Medicine Buddha (map)
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The Listening Circle: Leading a transformational practice in life and work

2 day training for leaders and facilitators

How are we listening to each other, the world, and ourselves? 

How might this affect our action and relationships?

This training will teach you how to facilitate a listening circle practice at home, work, and within a community. A deep listening practice strengthens relationships and supports any individual or group working with transition and change. 

Join us as we practice deep listening, learn how to facilitate listening circles, initiate transformation, and share the stories of our lives. 

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Level 1: The Listening Circle in Ojai, CA
Feb
8
to Feb 10

Level 1: The Listening Circle in Ojai, CA

  • Ojai CA 93023 United States (map)
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The Listening Circle: Leading a transformational practice in life and work

2 day training for leaders and facilitators

How are we listening to each other, the world, and ourselves? 

How might this affect our action and relationships?

This training will teach you how to facilitate a listening circle practice at home, work, and within a community. A deep listening practice strengthens relationships and supports any individual or group working with transition and change. 

Join us as we practice deep listening, learn how to facilitate listening circles, initiate transformation, and share the stories of our lives. 

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Level 3: Rebalancing power, authority and decision making in the Blue Mountains (NSW, Australia)
Apr
4
to Apr 7

Level 3: Rebalancing power, authority and decision making in the Blue Mountains (NSW, Australia)

Aligning the way we work to our mission in a complex changing world

3 day training for facilitators and leaders

As we step into using our gifts and resources in service we inevitably face the navigation of systems of  power in the structures and forms of this world. Some are useful to our mission and some are not.

Can you become what is needed without the loss of the self or the mission? 

Can you manage the loneliness and anxiety that will surely emerge?

This training looks at underlying structures of power and how they relate to our mission and service. It focuses on developing a strength of purpose and the capacity to be clear and aligned in our decision making. While also following this cycle through to navigate the paradox of strength of purpose and the flexibilty required in deep listening. To be willing to reach the point where in our listening we can be willing to let go again and again and step into the great uknown.

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Introduction: from Agency to Communion in Sydney Australia
Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

Introduction: from Agency to Communion in Sydney Australia

Transforming organizations to change the world

2-4 hour experience of our work with organizations

This introduction into the organizational work of We are Open Circle is an invitation to pause, to listen, and become more available to life, to your work, to your community, and to personal and collective purpose.

In this experience organizations will learn practices and skills that will access the energy, power, creativity and resilience that is all around us so that we have choice in our agency and so we can be open to listen to the collective wisdom of the people and world around us.

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Introduction: from Agency to Communion in Jackson, Wyoming USA
Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

Introduction: from Agency to Communion in Jackson, Wyoming USA

Transforming organizations to change the world

2-4 hour experience of our work with organizations

This introduction into the organizational work of We are Open Circle is an invitation to pause, to listen, and become more available to life, to your work, to your community, and to personal and collective purpose.

In this experience organizations will learn practices and skills that will access the energy, power, creativity and resilience that is all around us so that we have choice in our agency and so we can be open to listen to the collective wisdom of the people and world around us.

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Level 1: The Listening Circle in Jackson, Wyoming
Jun
21
to Jun 23

Level 1: The Listening Circle in Jackson, Wyoming

Leading a transformational practice in life and work

2 day training for leaders and facilitators

How are we listening to each other, the world, and ourselves? 

How might this affect our action and relationships?

This 3-day training will teach you how to facilitate a listening circle practice at home, work, and within a community. A deep listening practice strengthens relationships and supports any individual or group working with transition and change. 

Join us as we practice deep listening, learn how to facilitate listening circles, initiate transformation, and share the stories of our lives. 

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Level 2: Turning Conflict into Creativity in Jackson Wyoming
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Level 2: Turning Conflict into Creativity in Jackson Wyoming

Projection, shadow and conflict in relationships and group dynamics

2 day training for leaders and facilitators

Change, transformation, and evolution depend on the tension between what is, and what will be; between our current state and our future state; between present reality and our hopes and visions for what could be.

As we open our circles of self, relationship and communities to the fertile ground of truth and authenticity, we often reveal underlying tensions that were quietly affecting the interactions and outcomes of our life and work. This tension can be emotional -- causing suffering, distress, and disfunction -- or it can be creative, inspiring healing, growth, and authentic connection.  

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Level 2: Turning Conflict into Creativity in Ojai California
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Level 2: Turning Conflict into Creativity in Ojai California

Projection, shadow and conflict in relationships and group dynamics

2 day training for leaders and facilitators

Change, transformation, and evolution depend on the tension between what is, and what will be; between our current state and our future state; between present reality and our hopes and visions for what could be.

As we open our circles of self, relationship and communities to the fertile ground of truth and authenticity, we often reveal underlying tensions that were quietly affecting the interactions and outcomes of our life and work. This tension can be emotional -- causing suffering, distress, and disfunction -- or it can be creative, inspiring healing, growth, and authentic connection.  

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Level 1: The Listening Circle - leading a transformational practice in life and work
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Level 1: The Listening Circle - leading a transformational practice in life and work

Leading a transformational practice in life and work

2 day training for leaders and facilitators

How are we listening to each other, the world, and ourselves? 

How might this affect our action and relationships?

This 3-day training will teach you how to facilitate a listening circle practice at home, work, and within a community. A deep listening practice strengthens relationships and supports any individual or group working with transition and change. 

Join us as we practice deep listening, learn how to facilitate listening circles, initiate transformation, and share the stories of our lives. 

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Level 4: Inviting radical creativity into our lives and work in Blue Mountains Australia
Aug
22
to Aug 25

Level 4: Inviting radical creativity into our lives and work in Blue Mountains Australia

Truth, untruth and not knowing

3 day level 4 training for facilitators and leaders

Radical creativity comes when your mind can travel the distance between truth, disbelief and knowing and not knowing.

What cultivates your wonder and curiosity?

How can we keep them alive in the pressures of our to do list?

What is the price we pay when we do not?

Join us in this three day workshop to explore how your walk with the mystery can open up radical creativity in yourself and the people you lead and work with.

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Level 1: From Agency to Communion Sydney Australia
Aug
29
to Aug 30

Level 1: From Agency to Communion Sydney Australia

Transforming organizations to change the world

2 day training for leaders and facilitators in organizations

In this training we will introduce the listening circle as a practice to support your organization unleashing its potential.

Narrative or Story is how we humans make meaning. The listening circle invites people to tell their stories and make meaning of their lives and environment together. In this way it builds consciousness of our interconnectedness which is the foundation of collective wisdom. 

The listening circle creates a meaningful pause in the doing of our workplace. A place, even if just for a moment in a meeting, where people come to digest and incorporate information and events through the sharing of their stories. This requires vulnerability. And it is this vulnerability that is the gateway to learning through change. 

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Turning Conflict into Creativity: Level 2 Leadership training in Sydney Australia
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Turning Conflict into Creativity: Level 2 Leadership training in Sydney Australia

Change, transformation, and evolution depend on the tension between what is, and what will be.

As we open our circles of self, relationship and communities to the fertile ground of truth and authenticity, we often reveal underlying tensions that were quietly affecting the interactions and outcomes of our life and work. 

This tension can be emotional -- causing suffering, distress, and disfunction -- or it can be creative, inspiring healing, growth, and authentic connection.  

This training will offer ways of working with this tension to foster generativity, to overcome interpersonal challenges, and transform stagnant relationships into the fertile ground of creative new growth in your life and work.

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The Listening Circle: An Inntroduction in the Blue Mountains, Australia
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

The Listening Circle: An Inntroduction in the Blue Mountains, Australia

The Listening Circle: Leading a Transformational Practice in Work & Life

How are we listening to each other, the world, and ourselves? 

How might this affect our action and relationships?

This session will introduce you to the listening circle practice. A deep listening practice strengthens relationships and supports any individual or group working with the every day reality of transition and change in our lives.

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Listening Circle Leadership Training in Jackson Hole Wyoming
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Listening Circle Leadership Training in Jackson Hole Wyoming

Are you an evolutionary leader?

Come and join us at our Listening Circle Level One Training

@ Inversion Yoga
in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Sep 7-9, 2018 

Presence, respect, and compassion can be cultivated with practice. Learning to listen more fully, to suspend judgement, and to be more authentic in our speaking and listening, can foster the qualities of relationship that are needed to help heal families, organizations, nations, and our world.  Learn to facilitate the rich and very human practice of the listening circle.  This is the first level of training in the Open Circle methodology for cultivating evolutionary leadership.   Register @ Inversion Yoga.

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"Ways of Council: Mind, body, spirit and soul," Month-long Council Immersion at Esalen
Dec
17
to Jan 14

"Ways of Council: Mind, body, spirit and soul," Month-long Council Immersion at Esalen

IMMERSION PROGRAM

In this month-long program, we will explore the deep listening and mindfulness awareness practices of council, and learn through didactic skill building, body-based awareness practices, contact with our personal and collective stories, and engagement with the natural world. As a collective practice of deep listening and mindful awareness, council promotes radical compassion and an experience of interconnectedness that can break down barriers to connection, reconciliation, and peace.

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The Midlife Passage
Jul
26
to Jul 30

The Midlife Passage

Due to popular demand, we're bringing you another rites of passage program for adults in their midlife. Join us in a 5-day program to answer the call to step off the treadmill of life and re-connect with purpose and meaning. Led by Adam Rumack and Miriam Tassone, the executive co-directors of The Ojai Foundation.

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