How we are in the world, how we relate, collaborate and lead arises in part from our experiences with power. Join us for this practical, in-depth training that explores inner and outer changes that build solidarity and collective power.
We are delighted to be hosting The Inner Activist’s training programme, ‘The conscious use of power’.
This course is 4 x 2.5 hour online sessions – dates in May / June TBC.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and share your background and interest in the course.
How we are in the world, how we relate, collaborate and lead arises in part from our experiences with power. Power can be a negative force, creating division, polarization and systems of oppression, or it can be a source of personal growth and collective transformation. The Conscious Use of Power programme deepens our understanding of the conflicts, polarization, and feelings (such as anger, pain, guilt, helplessness, apathy and despair) caused by abuse of power and the resulting trauma. We explore the development of our social identities, both marginalized and dominant, as sources of strength and wisdom, and as places of deep wounding. Together we work to support the inner and outer changes which build solidarity, allyship and collective power.
Practices to get us ‘unstuck’ and help us tap into our inner sources of power will free our capacity to hold difference and to consciously use all forms of power, resourcing ourselves and our communities. Together we work to support the inner and outer changes which build solidarity, allyship and collective power.
This training programmes aims to support a community of practice committed to self-awareness and skillfully use diverse forms of power to create a more just world.
Through participating in the course, participants will:
We believe that learning happens through direct, personal experience, and critical reflection on that experience. As a result, our educational practice is to use a mix of experiential methods, small and large group dialogue, presentation of content, earth connection, and time for rest, play, silence and socializing. We engage the head, heart, body and community, and focus on bringing intention, awareness and wisdom to what is present in our moment-to-moment experience. As with all Inner Activist courses we will create a learning community that values diverse experiences and practices. We recognize that learning does not always occur in comfort. We invite us all into co-creating a brave space together.
The programme comprises8 hours training and the dates will be in May / June – to be announced shortly.
Please do do apply right away if interested by emailing email@example.com with your background and interest in the course.
Natasha has worked as a counselor and therapist in Canada, the UK and around the world primarily with clients who experienced oppression and marginalization. Her own lived experiences led to her work in social justice focusing not only on internal change, but also external and systemic change. She currently works as a consultant and facilitator in all areas of diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion including UBC’s Centre for Intercultural Communication, the Justice Institute of BC’s Department of Counseling and Community Safety and Vancouver’s Aboriginal Healing Centre.
Jackie has been a social justice activist for 40 years in the women’s, labour and political action movements. In recent years she integrated a deep ecological perspective into her work. For nine years, Jackie has co-facilitated (with Maggie Zeigler) “Reconnecting to Life/The Work That Reconnects” Workshops which help us to explore our deepest feelings about our troubled world, to rediscover our capacity for joy and to re-create our human ecological relationship with all of life. In 2006, she left her 13-year job as Education Coordinator for the BC Nurses Union and continues to design and facilitate leadership development, strategic planning, facilitation skills and other courses. She works primarily with unions, community groups and in the health care sector.
Our mission is to co-create a learning space that develops compassionate, reflective and responsive leadership in individuals and communities, supporting leaders to skillfully navigate emotions, conflict, power and difference grounded in a commitment to social justice, diversity and equity. Our vision is a world where individual and collective leadership is based on justice and sustainability for all people, communities and the Earth; leadership that is self-aware, compassionate, collaborative, courageous, empowered and accountable. https://www.inneractivist.com
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