“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




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

I didn’t just gain the knowledge and skills to comfortably start hosting my own circle gatherings, I left with a full heart and a desire to simply be a better human being. I am practicing speaking with more intention, listening with attention and looking after the whole in various aspects of my life. Amanda and Tenneson are inspirational facilitators dedicated to their craft. I highly, highly recommend.
— Joy Onyschak, Winnipeg, Canada
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  • $225 Supported By Community

  • $275 Regular

  • $325 Supporting Community


Group Size: Registration is limited to 14 participants


Hosts: Amanda Fenton and Tenneson Woolf

Meet the team here


Tuesdays February 13, 20, 27, and March 6, 2018

1:00pm to 3:00pm Pacific Time 



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

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).

Tenneson and Amanda collaborate in an almost seamless fashion to provide participants with an introduction to The Circle Way process. They challenge each individual to reach deep and discover what they have to offer. While lesson plans were detailed and well organized, Tenneson and Amanda, were willing to use the dynamics of the group when a different learning experience presented itself. Their open minds and hearts allowed each individual to share their voice.
— Cheryl A Principi, Practicum Participant

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?

Complete the registration form below, and then click "Submit Registration". 

After you click "Submit Registration", you will be redirected to PayPal where you can pay via credit card or PayPal account.

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.

I found the course inspirational and practical. I highly recommend Tenneson Woolf and Amanda Fenton as instructors and The Circle Way as a path to meaningful conversations and participatory leadership.
— Waldy Derksen, Derksen Law