Leveraging Our Influence in These Challenging Times

Are you feeling challenged to step into your power in the current social and political climate?

Join facilitators Aya Caspi & Jihan McDonald in an embodied exploration of Leveraging Your Influence in These Challenging Times by maximizing our impact in our spheres of influence which includes our families, communities, workplaces, impacting society as a whole, and the work that we do within ourselves. In these challenging times of deep uncertainty, rifts in our social environment are being exposed and exploited to benefit a small portion of the whole. Many of these rifts are also showing in our personal lives as we struggle to reconcile different beliefs and our relationships with the people that hold them. This workshop builds on the work of Miki Kashtan in developing the core commitment to using NVC principles and practices to become an agent of change. Specifically, we are focusing on the notions of Strategic Discomfort, The Conscious Disruptor, and The Living Laboratory. We will be using Nonviolent Communication and Theater of the Oppressed to empower each other in recognizing our innate capacities to act for justice to meet universal needs.

This workshop builds on the work of Miki Kashtan in developing the core commitment to using NVC principles and practices to become an agent of change. Specifically, we are focusing on the notions of Strategic Discomfort, The Conscious Disruptor, and The Living Laboratory. We will be using Nonviolent Communication and Theater of the Oppressed to empower each other in recognizing our innate capacities to act for justice to meet universal needs.

** REGISTER HERE: http://baynvc.org/event/leveraging-our-influence-in-these-challenging-times/ **

About the Facilitators

Jihan McDonald has a knack for hearing people’s heart when they speak and connecting what’s in it to the larger currents of the world. Jihan has worked with people ages 8-80 on learning skills, tools, and capacities for assertiveness, empathy, self-realization, and social change in contexts ranging from the redwoods to seminaries and college campuses. Jihan has received the Alpha Delta Leadership Award and a Changemaker Fellowship Award for their work in developing Allies for Life for people to learn pro-active interpersonal allyship. Find out more about Jihan and her allyship work here, or here.

Aya Caspi has dedicated herself to applying radical, uncompromising nonviolence in every small detail of life, starting with the ongoing laboratory of her family, including her three children. Aya brings her unique blend of vision, practical clarity, utter innocence, and deep commitment to transformation to all her endeavors such as co-facilitating the LYI program, the BayNVC Leadership program, family and business coaching, mediation, couples counseling, and promoting Israeli-Palestinian dialogue. Visit here for more about Aya.

 

** REGISTER HERE: http://baynvc.org/event/leveraging-our-influence-in-these-challenging-times/ **

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