Visionary Skills Training: Hosting Talking Circles
A 1-day training for individuals in organisations who want to enhance their facilitation and leadership skills by embracing the transformative power of hosting talking circles.
Friday 11th February 2022, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: School 360, Sugar House Lane, Stratford, E15 2RB
What’s on offer?
This 1-day training is an introduction into the art of hosting talking circles – an ancient, and highly adaptable communication technology that tackles the everyday communication and relationship issues that hold us back. Talking circles provide a range of liberating practices that help all voices to be heard, promoting greater agency, equality, democratic participation and enhance your facilitation skills to navigate challenging situations.
Although they can take many forms, a talking circle is at it’s core a facilitated process where a group gather in a circle (unsurprisingly!), either as a one-off or regular practice, to explore a particular topic. They can be used to share stories, resolve conflict, deepen understanding or make wiser decisions, to name a few examples.
The existential challenges of our times require a radical renewal in how we work and how we lead. Talking circles create ‘islands of sanity’ – powerful spaces through which entrepreneurs can model new forms of servant leadership.
In this training day we develop your ability to host a range of different types of talking circle. Through these you’ll be able to hold space for courageous expression, enable greater empathy, embrace conflictual issues and adversity, and make wiser decisions. When facilitated well, talking circles provide a gateway to radical individual and collective growth.