Council Training 2
Deepening the Practice of Council
For those looking to deepen their practice of council, this advanced training is geared toward participants who have taken Introduction to the Way of Council, have been facilitating council for some time, and have had some direct experience with the inspiring, and sometimes challenging, situations that arise. Council Training Two explores “reading the field,” working with “edges and shadow,” and the art of “turning into the skid.”
November 16-17, 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 October 16, 2024.
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 is offered in a classroom structure nestled in a delightful park environment and offers a deep exploration of the subtle contours of council practice, guided by two experienced trainers.
Council Training 2: Deepening the Practice of Council workshops offer a powerful opportunity to deepen your Council practice and explore the more complex contours of the work.
This training is an intermediate training. The first requirement is that you have taken a Council Training 1: Introduction to the Way of Council workshop and have been facilitating council. It is important to have direct experience with the inspiring, and sometimes challenging, situations that arise – including encountering resistance, conflict and "The Shadow." As a participant, you may also begin looking at some personal obstacles and "blind spots" that have shown up in your development as a council practitioner, as well as the need for greater fluency in self-regulation and grounding, for yourself and in your work with groups.
The Council Training 2 workshop delves into the different formats of council suited for a variety of situations. This workshop offers a chance to develop more facility with "Reading the Interactive Field" and learning to invite "The Witness" perspective.
One of the primary intentions of Council Training 2 is to support you as move out of your comfort zones, “Turn Into The Skid,” learning how to navigate and best serve the circle, and maintain the safety and containment.
Center for Council requires that those interested submit a brief application and "letter of intention" to complete their registration for this workshop, reflecting on their experiences with council to date and what may be stirring for them as they approach this opportunity to "deepen the practice of council." This reflection serves to create some context for the participants, as well as the workshop trainers, and helps establish intention for the journey of Council Training 2.
IMPORTANT DETAIL: Council Training 2 requires completion of a Council Training 1 and that a Letter of Intent be approved prior to registration. Please submit your Letter of Intent.
When you are approved, you will be given a code to access registration.
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.
"Witnessing the impact of council on someone's life, and watching it become a vehicle for them to flourish in life, personally and professionally, just affirmed my belief in council as an effective tool for servicing our human family at this time." - previous Council Training 2 participant