WOMEN & MEN


We invite you to make a positive difference participating in the everyday peacemaking that is fundamental to our planet—the communication between women and men. Beneath the surface of many world problems lies a core of misunderstanding and often mistrust between women and men. It begins with the ways we teach our children, and continues to manifest in the attitudes and behaviors of the leaders who influence families, communities and nations. When enough of us know how to use our natural passion for healing instead of hurting, we will see changes in the generations to come.

Essential Peacemaking/Women and Men was developed to go beyond past patterns of relating by honoring the strengths and natural wisdom each gender has to offer. By creating new models of cooperation and leadership between and within the sexes, we can become compassionate allies.

Facilitated by Martin Dronsfeld and Ursel Kammann and Dirk and Jane Velten, this workshop will combine the One and Two Day Essential Peacemaking Training. You will learn skills in collaborative communication and have the opportunity to practice those skills in both single-gender and mixed-gender processes.

As the training continues it expands and deepens the work with emphasis on individual and small group exploration. Through simple, yet powerful exercises you will have the opportunity to share with men and women the strengths and wisdom of your gender. You will also take steps towards understanding what is needed to become an effective co-leader.

When: Sunday evening, August 1 through Tuesday evening, August 3 with departure after breakfast on August 4 (price on registration form).