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. We'll share tools for decision making and constructive critique.
The course offers a balance of group process work with time outdoors in nature, hot springs bathing, and a wilderness awareness experience. Insights from both permaculture and magic will help us learn to be more effective and joyful as we work together to regenerate our world.
This workshop benefits progressive leaders of all kinds, including community organizers, executive directors of non-profit organizations, CEOs and managers of businesses, activist groups, and spiritual and religious groups, as well as students and individuals thinking of starting a project, business, or campaign with an eco-social change vision and mission.
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