Listening Circle: integrating circle based practice into your work and life
Sep
19
to Sep 25

Listening Circle: integrating circle based practice into your work and life

Over this two-week period, we will work with you in further integrating your listening practice in your work and life. We will answer questions that you encounter in applying your practice and we will assist you in practical ways to integrate the practice and facilitate a circle in your work and life. You will learn through your own application and through listening to stories of how others are applying the practice.

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Level 1: The Listening Circle Berkeley California
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Level 1: The Listening Circle Berkeley California

Leading a transformational practice in life and work

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 2: Turning Conflict into Creativity in Northern Sierra Mountains California
Nov
15
to Nov 17

Level 2: Turning Conflict into Creativity in Northern Sierra Mountains California

  • University of Earth's beautiful Lost Sierra Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Projection, shadow and conflict in relationships and group dynamics

2 day training for leaders and facilitators (Friday night until Sunday afternoon)

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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 Meeting the challenges and joys of thriving in a networked environment - meetup at WeWork Santa Monica
Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

Meeting the challenges and joys of thriving in a networked environment - meetup at WeWork Santa Monica

Meeting the challenges and joys of thriving in a networked environment.

We are Open Circle consults, trains and mentors leaders, organizations and community groups. Our work assists them to adapt within a world that is moving rapidly from hierarchies of power to circles and networks of responsibility, care, and engagement.

Miriam and Adam, who have both led organizations through this shift, and have learned the joys and challenges of doing so, offer this 2 hour exploration to enable practices and skills needed to work, organize and lead in networks of circles.  You will be introduced to experiences and tools for open listening, continuous learning, and expanding your consciousness of group dynamics in decision making, all essential skills for thriving in this constantly moving environment.

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Transforming organizations to meet a changing world in Santa Monica, California
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

Transforming organizations to meet a changing world in Santa Monica, California

Transforming organizations to meet a changing world

The complexity and urgency of the problems we are facing in the world today are beyond any one person or organization - they require us to work together collaboratively across boundaries. Most of us know this already, but the ways we work and organize have remained stagnant.

This 2.5 hour workshop introduces organizations into practices and skills that will access the energy, power, creativity and resilience that is all around us, so that groups can learn how to effectively move forward in this world, rebalance and be open to listen to the collective wisdom in the diversity of people and in the world.

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Level 3: Rebalancing power, authority and decision making: Berkeley CA
Jan
24
to Jan 26

Level 3: Rebalancing power, authority and decision making: Berkeley CA

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 unknown.

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Level 1: The Listening Circle - West Los Angeles, California
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Level 1: The Listening Circle - West Los Angeles, California

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 4: Inviting in the mystery - belief, unbelief, not knowing: Blue Mountains Australia
Jun
3
to Jun 7

Level 4: Inviting in the mystery - belief, unbelief, not knowing: Blue Mountains Australia

Inviting the mystery - belief, Unbelief and not knowing

4 day level 4 training for facilitators and leaders

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 tour day adventure in the semi wilderness to explore how your journey can open up radical trust in yourself and the people you lead and work with.

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Level 1: The Listening Circle at Boulder Colorado
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Level 1: The Listening Circle at Boulder Colorado

Leading a transformational practice in life and work

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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Transforming organizations to meet a changing world in Boulder, CO
Aug
22
12:00 PM12:00

Transforming organizations to meet a changing world in Boulder, CO

Transforming organizations to meet a changing world

The complexity and urgency of the problems we are facing in the world today are beyond any one person or organization - they require us to work together collaboratively across boundaries. Most of us know this already, but the ways we work and organize have remained stagnant.

This 2.5 hour workshop introduces organizations into practices and skills that will access the energy, power, creativity and resilience that is all around us, so that groups can learn how to effectively move forward in this world, rebalance and be open to listen to the collective wisdom in the diversity of people and in the world.

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Level 1: The Listening Circle At Mangalam in Berkeley CA
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Level 1: The Listening Circle At Mangalam in Berkeley CA

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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Transforming organizations to meet a changing world in Berkeley, CA
Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Transforming organizations to meet a changing world in Berkeley, CA

Transforming organizations to meet a changing world

The complexity and urgency of the problems we are facing in the world today are beyond any one person or organization - they require us to work together collaboratively across boundaries. Most of us know this already, but the ways we work and organize have remained stagnant.

This 2.5 hour workshop introduces organizations into practices and skills that will access the energy, power, creativity and resilience that is all around us, so that groups can learn how to effectively move forward in this world, rebalance and be open to listen to the collective wisdom in the diversity of people and in the world.

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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 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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Transforming organizations to meet a changing world in Jackson, Wyoming
Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

Transforming organizations to meet a changing world in Jackson, Wyoming

How can organizations shift to integrate both a system of hierarchy and circular leadership?

3 hour introductory experience of We are Open Circle’s work 

We are Open Circle consults, trains and mentors leaders, organizations and community groups. Our work assists them to adapt within a world that is moving rapidly from hierarchies of power to circles and networks of responsibility, care, and engagement.

We are not just individual agents acting in the world - we are also constantly interacting with what is more than us – other people and organizations, the physical environment and the dynamics of that which we cannot see. Our work with not for profits, for profits, social enterprises and community groups assists in developing deeper relationship with the diversity surrounding us in the day to day work and creatively restructuring and rebalancing to meet the specific challenges in our environments.

Traditional organizational and leadership training tends towards teaching people and organizations how to be the masters of their destinies - knowing what they want and having a plan to get there. Adopting the existing dominant systems of policy, interpersonal practices, and governance often leave well-intentioned socially aware organizations and communities to become lost in power struggles and martyrdom by a few.

Why is this urgent now?

The complexity and urgency of the problems we are facing in the world today are beyond any one person or organization - they require us to work together collaboratively across boundaries. Most of us know this already, but the ways we work and organize has remained stagnant and often creates more separation.  

Miriam and Adam, who have both led organizations through this shift, and have learned the joys and challenges of doing so, offer this 3 hour workshop to enable practices and skills needed to work, organize and lead in networks of circles.  You will be introduced to experiences and tools for open listening, continuous learning, and expanding your consciousness of group dynamics in decision making, all essential skills for transforming your life and your business or organization.

In working with We are Open Circle I experienced the way my personal transformation can inspire the evolution of our business. The way WOC creates transformation is a big deal. They walk the talk – they have done it and are living it.

Jennifer Sweeney, Co-Founder, X4 Health

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