Event Date: May 22 2013 - 2:00pm - May 26 2013 - 4:00pm
The Nature of Council Leadership Training
with Gigi Coyle
Oikia Karapanou, Athens, Greece
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This four-day training, for those involved in Council, Circle and Group work, focuses on a variety of Council forms and addresses the value and use of Council with couples, families & communities;
service organizations & business; conferences, celebrations & ceremonies.
This is a unique opportunity to develop confidence in finding your voice in challenging situations, in seeing and hearing what words, direction and/or activities might truly serve.
It may be a time to expand your understanding of how to use council for reconciliation work, visioning, decision-making and healing. You will have the opportunity to further develop your communication skills, your ability to be present in each moment.
Council is an ancient form and modern practice that elicits the experience of community.
It offers a way of communicating that encourages attentive listening and honest and compassionate expression. It makes room for new insights and understandings, wisdom in decision-making, and healing.
The practice is finding increasing use among groups
that want to move from hierarchical power structures
to a model in which initiative, responsibility and leadership are shared by everyone.
Virginia “Gigi” Coyle has earned international recognition as a council trainer, wilderness rites-of-passage guide, and community artist/activist. She is co-author of The Box, Remembering the Gift, and The Way of Council. She helped create and oversee the Ojai Foundation, an educational retreat center for youth and adults in Southern California. She has co-founded four social-profit organizations and served as an advisor and board member to many others. Todayshe serves as international point for the Center for Council Practice, a trainer for the School of Lost Borders and the visionary/founder for intergenerational pilgrimages of global service, entitled Beyond Boundaries.
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