Council Training 1
Introduction to the Way of Council
The Introduction to Council workshop explores the basic forms and pedagogy of council practice. Participants develop fluency with and capacity to practice and facilitate council circles and to bring council into their personal lives, communities and professions. This workshop offers the opportunity to explore the history, fundamentals and flexibility of council circles, along with the nuances of the Four Intentions and ways to initiate a personal council practice.
October 19-20, 2024
Los Angeles, California
Supporter: $699.00* - $749.00
The Supporter Tier ticket not only grants you access to the event but also enables us to provide scholarships to system-impacted individuals, ensuring that they can join us on this transformative journey. Your choice to support this tier directly contributes to making this opportunity accessible to those who need it most. Includes a copy of Where Compassion Begins and a full-years access to Social Connection Councils (SCC).
Standard: $599.00* - $649.00
The Standard Tier ticket provides access to the same impactful Council Training experience available to all attendees, supporting our mission to promote inclusivity and positive change.
Supported: $499.00* - $549.00
Our Supported Tier ticket is designed to ensure that everyone, regardless of income or background, can access the transformative Council Training experience. This option is tailored for low-income or system-impacted individuals who might face financial barriers.
*Early bird pricing ends on September 18, 2024.
CE Processing: $50.00
The course meets the qualifications for 15 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. With the CE-Certificate Processing, you can earn valuable continuing education credits while attending our transformative Council Training. Our program is designed to provide you with the insights and skills necessary to excel in your field, and this add-on allows you to receive CE credit and document and validate your commitment to lifelong learning.
Where Compassion Begins: $18.00
Where Compassion Begins: Foundational Practices to Enhance Mindfulness Attention and Listening from the Heart, is an interactive book written by Jared Seide. It is filled with activities, prompts and resources to help you learn and practice council at your own pace. Read more about it here.
This immersive two-day workshop offers an introduction to and grounding in council practice, guided by two experienced trainers.
Develop your fluency and capacity to practice and offer council circles! Learn how to bring this practice into your personal life, communities and profession. This 16-hour offering, led by two Certified Council Trainers, is a powerful and inspiring introduction to the practice of council and offers an experiential opportunity to work with the basic elements, modalities and forms.
In Council Training 1: Introduction to Council, you’ll explore the history, fundamentals, and nuances of the forms and modalities of council in depth. Become familiar with the background of the intentions and language used in the practice. In addition to a grounding in the basic procedures and tools of council, you’ll receive tips on the broader applications to a variety of settings, including classrooms, boardrooms, prisons, communities and your personal relationships.
Lunch, coffee, and snacks are included. Overnight accommodations is not included.
Donations and program fees support Center for Council’s ability to offer transformative programming to incarcerated men and women, law enforcement, healthcare workers, educators and community leaders.
Fees are fully refundable within 7 days from the purchase date and can be transferred and applied to another training offered by Center for Council up until 30 days before the original event date. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable if canceled within 30 days of the training. To request a cancelation or transfer please contact us. Requests will be processed within ten business days. If Center for Council cancels, participants will have the option to transfer fees or receive a full refund for the cost of the training.
Public Workshop Participant Quotes
for Introduction to Council
"It was a life changing event for me. I have changed in the way I perceive the world, my students and my own life. I feel open and willing to listen for the first time in maybe my entire life."
"The impact of deep listening and sharing is truly profound. To participate and witness this woke something inside of me and I'm very grateful for the place/space for this type of work and glad its valued by others."
"This weekend really helped bring some clarity into my life..."
"I hope to continue to participate in councils in my area as I realized this weekend that it is a very important part of my life."