is an author, activist, permaculture designer, and one of the foremost voices in earth-based spirituality. Her books include The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, and The Earth Path, and most recently, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups.
When we come together to co-create, to empower one another, or to challenge the structures of unjust power, we face unique challenges. All groups struggle with issues of power, conflicts, and decision-making practices. Collaborative groups may be healing, nurturing, and inspirational — or they may be foundered on the rocks of conflict and poor communication. During this workshop, we'll explore how to structure groups for maximum group health, how to share power fairly, improve our communication skills, mediate conflicts, and facilitate group processes.