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About Circle Training
Circle Practica Schedule
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Circle Practicum
Whidbey Island WA USA
August 13-18, 2014

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Downloadable Gifts
Basic Circle Guidelines (English)
Basic Circle Guidelines (German)
Basic Circle Guidelines (Spanish)
Basic Circle Guidelines (French)
Basic Circle Guidelines (Chinese)
Basic Circle Guidelines (Swedish)
Basic Circle Guidelines (Greek)
Basic Circle Guidelines (Finnish)
Basic Circle Guidelines (Italian)
Basic Circle Guidelines (Slovenian)
Meeting a Tree
Be a Storycatcher
Storycatcher Discussion Guide
Seven Whispers Discussion Guide

The Circle Way

WHoeverThe Circle Way fosters skillful capacity to lead from your own chair.

  • How would you like to change the meetings you attend or lead?

  • What support do you need to raise challenging issues?

  • What do you believe is possible when people speak honestly, listen sincerely, and act wisely?

Maybe it’s time you become the one who knows how shift a meeting to focus and participation; who has the courage to pause and restart, or to introduce a new question.  

Leadership in circle is participatory—

  • Leaders sit down with a group, become part of the process, lead from the rim, and hold the social space.
  • Together people name intention and safeguard an infrastructure of participation.
  • As a group we can initiate questions, allow divergence and convergence, and watch for insights that lead to action.
  • We harvest our individual and group learning and take responsibility for next directions.

CircleFor 20 years, PeerSpirit, Inc., has trained a broad spectrum of leaders: project, team, and department managers, consultants and facilitators, clergy and laity, students, and educators to host dynamic conversations that lead to informed action.  
The practica, and a variety of tailored training are based on Christina and Ann's co-authored book, The Circle Way - A Leader in Every Chair, and on a line of PeerSpirit booklets authored by Christina, Ann, and a range of co-authors.

This year, The Circle Way Initiative is incubating within the nest of PeerSpirit and will hatch soon into a global web-based community.  Sign up for the Circle Tale (using the box at the top of this page) to stay abreast of these developments, and take your place in this community.