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AUGUST 14 - 19, 2019

WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASHINGTON

This Circle Way Practicum is a residential retreat based on the book The Circle Way, A Leader in Every Chair by Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea. The twenty-plus year tradition of teaching and learning The Circle Way on Whidbey Island, Washington has entered its next generation.

Together we will:

  • Explore what is The Circle Way and how it works – the agreements, principles and practices that give it strength.

  • Practice circle participation and hosting.

  • Apply circle infrastructure to real and challenging situations in work or personal life.

  • Learn how circle can be used as a primary organizational operating system.

  • Discover how understanding The Circle Way can take your hosting of other participatory processes such as World Cafe and Open Space Technology to a much deeper place. 

 

The circle is an ancient dialogue practice

that can assist us today to engage in

high quality conversations

 
Circle work demands a blending of deep intentionality with simple design. Amanda and Tenneson came impeccably prepared not just for the specific work they wanted to teach, but equally prepared to immerse themselves right alongside each one of us. They made the incredible credible by their attentiveness to what the group needed. Sometimes it meant a gentle reminder of our agreements, at others a bit of wisdom floated out to catch the moment. They lived the pause - to seek better wisdom, to refocus, to provide respite from the hard work. Their gentle ways of relating to each other and to each of the participants fostered an environment of kindness and joy. We learned “The Circle Way,” but we came away knowing that this work is a sacred calling for each and every one of us.
— Gloria Winters, practicum participant
 

 

THE CIRCLE WAY IS A MODERN METHODOLOGY THAT CALLS ON THIS ANCIENT TRADITION AND HELPS PEOPLE GATHER IN CONVERSATIONS THAT FULFIL THEIR POTENTIAL FOR DIALOGUE, REPLENISHMENT, AND WISDOM-BASED CHANGE.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CIRCLE WAY HERE