The Center for Council is a resource hub for training, certification and professional development of Council trainers and facilitators, as well as a provider of Council-based programming for organizations, institutions, businesses and communities.
Initiated by The Ojai Foundation as the "Center for Council Training," and later renamed the "Center for Council Practice," unprecedented growth in trainings and program offerings has led to the individuation of this initiative as an autonomous and independent organization that can grow and thrive in response to increased demand, wider-ranging service offerings, and expanding capacity.
In addition to offering Council training workshops, Center for Council collaborates with businesses, institutions, community-based organizations, faith-based groups and social service agencies to create programming grounded in Council practice, serving a wide variety of clients, including the homeless, seniors, foster children, prisoners and their families, at-risk youth and other populations by introducing organizations and individuals to Council-based communication skills, conflict-mediation techniques and community-building practices. There are over sixty certified Council trainers working in programs spanning from Southern California to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
For information on Council Trainings click here.
On July 1, 2014, The Ojai Foundation's Center for Council will launch as a separate organization with independent administration and fiscal sponsorship. Learn more here.