THE WAY OF COUNCIL
Council is a practice of speaking and listening from the heart. Through compassionate, heartfelt expression and empathic listening, council inspires a non-hierarchical form of deep communication that reveals a group's vision and purpose.
Council offers effective means of working with conflicts and for discovering the deeper, often unexpressed needs of individuals and organizations. Council provides a comprehensive means for co-visioning and making decisions in a group context. Council is about our personal and collective story.
Today the practice of Council is at the core of The Ojai Foundation's programs in schools and our peace and reconciliation work abroad. It is the major component of our youth and adult outreach to both public and private schools and our workshops, trainings and programs in social-profit organizations, community and faith-based groups, agencies and businesses. Council is utilized by the Foundation staff and community regularly, both personally and professionally.