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Working for Transformation without Recreating the Past: A Workshop for Change Agents


  • Downtown Presbyterian Church 121 Fitzhugh Street North Rochester, NY, 14614 United States (map)

Led by Miki Kashtan, co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication and the Center for Efficient Collaboration.

Register online by October 24

If you feel inspired by this vision, this workshop, is an opportunity to start where you are -- in your life, your organizational contexts, your community work, or your spiritual community -- and gain tools to move further in that direction.

  • Are you looking to align your organization with its purpose and values?
  • Are you committed to working for change?
  • Have you often wondered why so many organizations are full of conflict?
  • Do you wish to grow your capacity to connect with people across differences?
  • Would you like to find a path for navigating power issues – your own and others’?

If you said “yes” to these questions, this training will offer food for the journey. Whether you are a change agent within an organization, a facilitator or teacher, or are exploring how you can make a positive difference, this experience will offer:

  • Convergent Facilitation tools for supporting decisions that work for everyone
  • Dialogue skills for connecting and resolving challenges with others, even long-standing ones
  • Perspectives and tools for understanding and engaging with your own and others’ power and privilege
  • An approach to building alternative institutions that anchor and embody your vision
  • A path towards leadership that does not compromise others’ participation and wisdom

A Note on Financial Contribution:
This is a workshop about changing the way we work together. This transformation must include our relation to resources including money. We’re planning to explore this as part of the workshop.

Requested Deposit:
Our preference is that you sign up with a deposit of $50 – to help cover up-front costs and to gauge how many people to expect – and then choose during the workshop how much you will give. If $50 is beyond what you are able to give, please sign up with at least $10.

Requested Donation:
If you would prefer a fixed number in advance, we invite you to give $275 at registration to support the sustainability of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and BayNVC (Miki’s workplace) and to make this training accessible.

If, on average, we receive $200 from each person at the end and have over 50 participants, this will support our sustainability. We invite you not to be bound by it and to stretch into giving much less or much more. Thank you for engaging in this important exploration of resources with us!

**Please note the following schedule for this 3 day workshop: Nov. 3 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm; Nov. 4 from 9:30am - 5:00pm; Nov. 5 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn more about Miki one her website as well.

Register online by October 24

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