A Work That Reconnects Facilitation Training

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Online thru the Joanna Macy Center at Naropa University

A Work That Reconnects Facilitation Training How To Share These Practices in Times of global disruption and Climate Chaos? Sunday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

In this online session, seasoned facilitator Lydia Violet Harutoonian will offer an in-depth introduction to facilitating the “Work that Reconnects,” Joanna Macy’s experiential group work. Lydia will offer skills and resources for conducting community process metabolizing climate anxiety and empowering action.

In the afternoon, our focus will be on supporting emerging and experienced facilitators in deepening their theoretical understanding of Joanna Macy’s work and it’s context in contemporary social and ecological issues. Together we will explore integrating an analysis of power and privilege into our group facilitation practice and studies. This session with be co-hosted by Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish, a core candidate Assistant Professor In Naropa University’s Interdisciplinary Studies department. Ramon teaches foundations in contemplative learning and theory, diversity and social identity, and sustainability. He also focuses on the equity dimensions of the environment through courses on food and environmental justice. He is a certified practitioner of SomaSource, a somatic and movement based modality and has practiced the Work that Reconnects with classrooms and community groups.

After ten years of sustained study and mentorship in Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, as well as immersion in systems theory and anti-oppression education, Lydia is a vital BIPOC facilitator ensuring the viability of the continuation of Joanna Macy’s teachings.

No One will be turned away because of lack of funds. For any support or questions, please contact Rivi Marcus at Rmarcus@naropa.edu