Introduction to Online Council
This 6-hour online course, offered over four weekly 90-minute sessions, is a powerful and inspiring introduction to the practice of council, offering an experiential opportunity to work with the basic elements and forms of council in the online environment, and support for beginning to work with these skills in one’s life.
What is included:
- Four 90-minute experiential learning sessions with two senior Council Trainers, held over the course of four weeks (sessions afterthe first will be recorded and made available to you if you miss a week)
- "Homework" assignments each week to help you develop your familiarity with the practice
- Free access to our online Social Connection Councils for the duration of the program, to provide opportunity to learn through practice
- Digital "handouts" for material covered, including suggested reading list
By end of this course, participants will have received enough understanding and experience with council to begin practicing with friends and family, helping to establish genuine, deep connections that are sometimes difficult to maintain during these times of social distancing. This online program is an ideal precursor to the more in-depth council trainings offered in person by Center for Council throughout the year, as public safety permits.
For more about the history and applications of council, visit the Center for Council website. To experience an online council, attend one of Center for Council’s weekly Social Connection Councils.
Center for Council is a project of Community Partners, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions and program fees help Center for Council create the infrastructure to expand compassion-based programming that reframes the way we support law enforcement, healthcare workers, community-based organizations, educators and policymakers.
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