PeerSpirit Circle Training Schedule
Following is a chronological listing of the PeerSpirit Circle Trainings currently scheduled that are open to the public. Please contact the appropriate people (under "Registration" for each event) if you have questions about registration, travel logistics, etc. If you have specific questions about the content of the practica, or if you'd like to look into booking a private circle training for your organization, please contact us at the PeerSpirit office.
Circle Practica and Intensives:
Shorter Circle Events:
- Leading through Circle and Story - Finding Strength from the Past to Build Our Future, Prvine, Slovenia
- The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair, Vancouver BC Canada
See our Gallery Page for photos of some recent Circle Practica
Circle Practica in 2013:
PEERSPIRIT CIRCLE PRACTICUM
The Marsh House
Whidbey Island, Washington USA
Sit in council with us on our home base of Whidbey Island, Washington (north of Seattle). Whidbey is a beautiful, restorative island nestled in Puget Sound. The Practicum is held at the Aldermarsh Retreat Center, in a contemplative setting of gardens, a marsh, and tall trees.
August 14-19, 2013
Limited to 16 men and women.
PEERSPIRIT CIRCLE PRACTICUM IN GERMANY
June 24-29, 2013
The PeerSpirit Circle Practicum is a 4.5 day seminar based on The Circle Way, A Leader in Every Chair, by Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea. Confident facilitation of Circle Process is the basis for many collaborative conversation modalities. Held in English, Christina and Ann will co-facilitate this seminar with local hosts, Matthias zur Bonsen and Jutta Herzog, of All-in-One-Spirit Consulting.
Part of the process will be to look at integrating the skills of Circle with those you already have. We will use lecture and conversation councils that teach the form, councils that practice the form, sessions on understanding intuition and energetics, keeping an open mind/heart connection, and trusting non-linear problem solving. As we carefully establish a safe structure for our circle, we will role play, brainstorm, take solo time, work in dyads, and help one another discern how to bring circle process back home.
The practicum begins at 4:00 p.m. on June 24, and runs through 10:00 a.m. on June 29, 2013.
Akademie Gesundes Leben ( http://www.akademie-gesundes-leben.de/home/index.php ), Oberursel, Germany
Euro 1,250 for the training; accommodation is extra.
CONTACT / MORE INFORMATION / REGISTRATION:
Please contact Matthias or Jutta at All-in-One-Spirit with questions, or to register. They both speak & read English. Email: email@example.com; their website is: http://www.all-in-one-spirit.de.
Advanced Circle Practice in 2013:
ADVANCED CIRCLE PRACTICE
Whidbey Island, Washington USA
September 18-22, 2013
Our next session of the Advanced Circle Practice will be on Whidbey Island, Washington, our home base. We invite experienced Circle practitioners to the early autumn grounds of Aldermarsh (Marsh House), our local Island retreat center. This will be a dynamic learning field. We will co-create a community of practice, gather our collective experience and wisdom, use conversation councils and role plays, brainstorm, take solo time, work in dyads, and help one another discern how to bring circle process more deeply and effectively into our work and the world. You will be asked to bring specific intention for your participation, stories of circle application, your urgent questions and teaching tales.
Marsh House Retreat Center (north of Seattle, Washington)
Registration will be handled through the PeerSpirit office. As this is an advanced training, prior to registering, please contact Christina and Ann via phone, skype or email for a brief conversation about your experience with circle.
The cost is $1200.00. This covers tuition, materials, accommodations and meals. Most rooms are shared, although there are some singles available. There is a $50.00 discount for teaching colleagues and multiple registrations from the same organization.
A $400.00 deposit holds your place.
Contact PeerSpirit for more details.
Shorter Circle Events:
Hollyhock Learning Centre offers:
THE CIRCLE WAY: A LEADER IN EVERY CHAIR
with Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea
April 6 & 7, 2013
Vancouver, BC Canada
Circle is what people do when we really want to listen and speak with one another. For over 20 years, global authors, Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea have defined the essential elements that make circle process strong enough to hold the needed conversations for these times. The foundation for many collaborative and dialogue practices, circle has provided the social infrastructure for community building for thousands of years. The Circle Way distills this lineage for modern applications. Participants will gain skills to host circle meetings in community, organizational and personal settings.
What do you want to talk about? How do you want to talk about it?
Learn how to—
- Set clear intention, frame agreements,
- Set space for changed process and renewed outcome,
- Apply aspects of circle process to enhance meetings,
- Practice in small circles with real questions and issues.
Based on their book, The Circle Way, A Leader in Every Chair, Hollyhock alumni faculty Christina & Ann have traveled the world and led thousands of people in conversations to healing, resolution, and action.
LOCATION: Hollyhock Room, 304-163 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC
DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
COST: Canadian $325
Registration is through the Hollyhock office, (800) 933-6339 or (250) 935-6576 (outside North America) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and will be available in January 2013.
LEADING THROUGH CIRCLE AND STORY -
FINDING STRENGTH FROM THE PAST TO BUILD OUR FUTURE
with Christina Baldwin, Ann Linnea, Marjeta Novak, and Natalija Vrhunc
July 4-7, 2013
Before there were rows of people there were circles of people who sat around a fire and spoke so that every voice contributed to decisions and actions.
Before there was data and huge quantities of information, people learned what they needed through story and listened for the common thread that could unite them.
When groups of people in the modern world sit down together in a circle and share stories relevant to why they are together, they discover the strength in their past to map a sustainable future.
This training (held in English) offers people skills to host meetings and conversations with authenticity and meaning.
- How to host a circle and create a space for people to speak truthfully, to heal old wounds, and to take personal responsibility.
- How to speak to the centre space, listen with agreements that keep everyone safe, and discover how diversity can lead to unity.
- How to ask questions that invite the contribution of stories, and to use stories to set direction and work together.
- How collective wisdom can be built from sharing what is meaningful to us through stories.
Circle is a common lineage found in some form in most societies. For 20 years, Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea have adapted circle to be used in organizations and communities. They have created an infrastructure for circle that has been used across North America, Europe, Africa, and Australia. Within the circle they integrate the power stories to create identity and belonging. And they are delighted to join with Slovenian leaders Marjeta Novak and Natalija Vrhunc to create this training.
One of the hopes for this circle training is to spread circle work to Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), particularly to the region of ex-Yugoslavia and neighbouring countries. In order for the people from this region to be able to attend, the pricing of this event is based on economic conditions in this region.
About half of the places in the workshop (out of 30 including the four hosts) are reserved for potential participants from this region. Once the number of applicants from non-EEC countries reaches 15, a waiting list will therefore be started. We expect to know by 15 May 2013 whether there are places in the training for those people who might find themselves on the waiting list.
MORE INFO: Download an event flyer here
Hotel Dom Utrip in Prvine/Dobrljevo, Slovenia, 40 km east of Ljubljana
From 6:00 p.m. on July 4 through 4:00 p.m. on July 7, 2013
The training costs 280 EUR for individual participants; 360 EUR for participants from corporate/NGO/government sector.
Room and board is additional - 140 EUR, payable in cash directly to the hotel upon arrival. This package covers accommodation from Thursday till Sunday in double rooms (with ensuite bathrooms) on a full-board basis (starting with dinner on 4 July and ending with lunch on 7 July, 2013). Single rooms are available for an extra fee of 10 EUR per day.
For more information, and to register, please go to the following webpage: http://humus.si/en/welcome/35/circle_and_story/ .
You may also download an event flyer.