Do you wish for a better energy in your office, family, community or church? Do you long for a real connection with the people you spend most of your day with? Are you spending countless hours dealing with hurt feelings and managing personal issues?
Do you want your staff or team to play better together…or show each other a little more respect? Would building trust and community be of value to you and your business? Are you longing to be heard or do you want to provide a safe place so the quiet person in the room can share their thoughts?
What You Will Experience with Kim
- Deep listening to the challenges you are experiencing
- Clarification of dreams and goals you hold for you organization
- Learn about the peacemaking circle process and its value
- Ideas and options to transform your organization and reach your goals
Ways Organizations use Peacekeeping Circles
- Leadership Development
- Practice Mindful Leadership skills as a team
- Trust and community building for new and existing teams
- Relationship building for peers, teams, and organizations
- Develop a business strategy, planning, organizational change
- Diversity and Inclusion conversations
- Talking circles for open discussion on topics
- Community building
- Celebrations, anniversaries, birthdays, appreciation
- Support for people dealing with life events (grief, healing, illness, transitions)
Benefits Experienced by Using Peacekeeping Circles
- Improved listening skills
- Established (or strengthened) collaborative space
- Deepened understanding and respect for each other
- Cycle time reduction on process and system development
- Reduced effort around issue management
- A safe environment to work on the soft stuff
Types of Organizations that use Peacekeeping Circles
Business and workplace
Schools and Youth programs
Non-profits and Churches
More about Peacekeeping Circles
- Circles been around for 1ooos of years and used by indigenous people around the world as a way to be in community with each other.
- Lots of people have been in a circle or have facilitated circle. The key differentiators in the process I practice is the use of a talking piece and guidelines.
- A talking piece is used to facilitate the conversation. It is an invitation to speak. It is also the reminder to listen to the person holding the talking piece.
- Guidelines create a common understanding of how people choose to show up in circle. Everyone in the circle participates in the creation of the guidelines and shares responsibility for practicing the guidelines while in circle. It is a way of understanding shared values. As you practice these ways of being in circle, they become a habit and move into other areas of your life. As my circle mentor says, practice makes permanent!
- Circle provides a space for people to come together to in a good way. When we take time to sit with each other and listen and speak from the heart, we feel heard. We find common values and a mutual respect is established. Many people speak of the restorative quality of being in circle.