“We wanted to find the lightest structure that would help correct what goes awry in so many contemporary forms of meeting.” ~ Christina Baldwin, Ann Linnea, authors of The Circle Way

 

The Circle Way

A Four Week Online Class

To Introduce and Nuance The Components Wheel

 

MORNING CLASS

Tuesdays September 17, October 1, October 8, and October 15 (September 24 is skipped)

9:00am to 11:00am Pacific Daylight Time

(UTC -7, Vancouver Canada)

AFTERNOON CLASS

Tuesdays September 17, October 1, October 8, and October 15 (September 24 is skipped)

1:00pm to 3:00pm Pacific Daylight Time

(UTC -7, Vancouver Canada)

Group size is limited to 14 participants and registration is first-come-first-served.

 
 
This was guided so thoughtfully by Amanda and Tenneson. The two-hours flew by each week. The attention to the Basecamp helped make the resources easily available and the participants available to each other. A very positive experience.
— Previous participant, The Circle Way - A Four Week Online Class
 

Many of us are eager to radically shift the way that we are together. With our colleagues, families, communities, and teams. We want the presence that comes from more authentic speaking, attentive listening, and meaningful actions. We know it it in ourselves. We see more evidence daily of a world in need.

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The Circle Way provides a foundation, a tool beneath all tools, for collaboration and conversation. It is a way to tap our greatest strengths, individually and together. It is essential container to take on so much of what is escalating — the need for innovation, and the grief of letting go.

The components wheel is the invisible steering wheel of The Circle Way. When understood, it brings simplicity and vitality and strength to the practice of circle.

Our intent in this class:

  • Lift out the beauty, art, integrity, and strength of The Circle Way components in practice

  • Learn circle by doing circle to experience its depth and potential 

  • Create further access to and with a global learning community

One insight from this class is how interrupting habitual cultural norms can create new ways of being and even help transform oppressive systems into new more inclusive ones. I really appreciated learning about the role of each component, the impact that it has and so why it is important.
— Previous participant - The Circle Way - A Four Week Online Class
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DETAILS

COST AND MORE

 

Cost: 

  • $225 USD Supported By Community

  • $275 USD Regular

  • $325 USD Supporting Community

 

A note about the costs: This is our version of a sliding scale of price - more of an intent and energy than a strict financial formula. It means that the pricing we are anticipating from most is $275. We are trusting that the $325 (Supporting Community) will balance the $225 (Supported By Community).

 

Where: 

Video Conference for Whole Group and Small Groups (Zoom)

and Private Online Learning Space (Basecamp)

You'll need a phone or computer to join calls and the Basecamp learning space

 

Group Size: Registration is limited to 14 participants

Hosts: Amanda Fenton and Tenneson Woolf

Meet the team here

This was a thoughtful, curious and connected dive into The Circle Way - and an illuminating look at hosting conversations and building connection in a digital space. I feel more confident with the components or The Circle Way, and very much appreciated the emphasis on using pieces of them and using them together. I see a multitude of ways that I can integrate elements of the practice, if not the whole thing, into professional and personal areas of my life.
— Previous participant - The Circle Way - A Four Week Online Class

Who this is for

This online class invites a range of experience level from those who are very new to circle to experienced practitioners ready to lean into the nuancing of the components.

Everyone who cares for the quality of conversations and the quality of relationships is warmly invited to participate. 

We welcome global participants. This class will be held in English.

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This circle practice particularly supports people...

  • Who are ready to discover a new culture of communication,

  • Who are looking for better solutions and for the capacity to allow collective intelligence to emerge,

  • Who want to explore the “Leader in Every Chair” approach in order to achieve more commitment, ownership, joy and sustainable solutions and decisions.

 

What is The Circle Way?

This online class is based on the book The Circle Way, A Leader in Every Chair by Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea. The Circle Way gathers people into a circular shape with participants at the rim and the purpose in the centre. Each person has a voice and everyone can see and hear one another. Social agreements and practices help facilitate respectful conversation. Circle supports a leader in every chair. Learn more about the process here.

 

How do I sign up?

Once registration opens, select either the Morning or Afternoon Class Registration below, then complete the registration form and click "Submit Registration". 

After you click "Submit Registration", you will be redirected to PayPal where you can pay via credit card or PayPal account (or check, money order, or Interac e-Transfer within Canada).

Your spot in the online class is confirmed when payment is received.

Note: Registration is limited to 14 participants - sign up today.

Cancellation Policy


If greater than 30 days from the start of the event, $25 Administration Fee.
If within 30 days of the start of the event, no refund, or subject to receiving a replacement registration.

Gratitude for the balance of gentle hosting and informing leadership of Amanda and Tenneson. I appreciated both the content and container. It was a very adept adaptation of Circle into the virtual world — not always an easy leap to make. Thank you for offering this space together.
— Previous participant, The Circle Way - A Four Week Online Class

CREATING POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION

LEADERS IN EVERY CHAIR