Events & Workshops
Four levels of training
We offer our four levels of training for leaders, consultants and facilitators who want to learn the nuances of group dynamics in the context of group life. We offer them as public workshops around the world and we customize them for leaders in organization – offering them as a mixture of face to face modules and online.
Level 1: The Listening Circle – leading a transformational practice in life and work
In our Level One Training, we use the form of the circle, with its tendency to intervene in hierarchical and individualistic thinking and action, to cultivate a space of co-learning, mutual respect, and creativity. This 16 to 20-hour program empowers trainees to facilitate group processes of authentic sharing, open listening, and collective wisdom.
Level 2: Turning Conflict into Creativity
When normal hierarchical structures of power and control are shifted, emotional tension can be transformed into creative tension. To support this process of transformation, our Level Two Training works with conflict to achieve generative outcomes. Conflict exploration in this format includes working with projection, shadow, and the oft-obscured aspects of the life cycles of individuals and organizations (including disruption, disintegration and death) to discover generativity.
Level 3: Rebalancing power, authority and decision making
With the basic form of the circle practice, and a shared language and exploration of the more challenging aspects of group and organizational work, our Level Three Training explores power and authority in mainstream and alternative governance structures (including those of business, social or non-profit organizations, and educational/spiritual groups). Participants learn principles of circle-based governance and consent decision making for maximum engagement and efficiency.
Level 4: Inviting Radical Trust into our lives and work: belief, unbelief and not knowing
We believe that the most advanced practice of leadership and governance, is not knowing, being entirely open to what is unseen, emergent, and beyond current-paradigm awareness. This practice requires a deep investigation of our underlying biases, ideologies, and belief systems. Our Level Four Training offers group and individual practices that explore knowing (beliefs, ideologies, and biases) to move through not-knowing and perhaps arrive at new awareness and skillful action that can be integrated into your leadership and work.