Leadership for a Culture of Radical Engagement - May 31-June 2, 2019


Leadership for a Culture of Radical Engagement - May 31-June 2, 2019


Date: May 31-June 2, 2019
Time: Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm;
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm (break between 12:00pm-2:00pm);
Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm

Tuition: $125.00
Early Bird (before 4/19/2019): $100.00 (promo code CRE)

Continuing Education (CE): 13.25 contact hours

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Dorothy Cashore, MA
Sadie DelPropost, MSW, LISW
Daniel Goldstein, MSW, LCSW

Humans have a need, and a calling, to come together to heal a suffering world. Yet we live immersed in toxic cultural conditions that frustrate this basic need and create such extreme disconnection that isolation has become a public health crisis. We struggle to trust and rely on one another so that we can collaborate to address problems of unprecedented scale and complexity, from social erosion to climate collapse to gaping inequality. Our wellbeing depends on promoting a culture of re-connection in the face of a culture that breaks apart relationships, derails collective efforts, and fractures organizations and movements.

This training supports participants to lead a shift in culture, an essential and often elusive arena of social transformation. Community organizers, healers, scholars, educators, students, caregivers, and all others are invited to experiment with relational, narrative, and embodied practices designed to take on the biggest threat to our efforts to heal the world: a culture that separates us from the earth, from each other, and from ourselves. These strategies ensure we can depend on one another, without shying away from the challenges of diversity, power, and trauma. We explore how to embody values of support, empathy, interdependency, inclusion, and shared leadership.

The framework for this training is based on an integration of social capital research, social neuroscience, relational theory, community organizing, and somatic education.

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  • Create a values-driven, strength-based narrative of personal leadership (Stories of Connection);

  • Relate that story to a larger collective narrative that identifies share community values;

  • Use these stories as engagement tools to inspire others to join together and take action;

  • Engage in a Resonance Practice, which structures group activities focusing on mutual attunement and collective empathy to deepen bonds and build new ones; and

  • Teach Stories of Connection and Resonance Practice to others in their home communities and/or organizations.