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Process Work in Practice: Free Introductory Classes

Join Dawn Menken for Process Work in Practice: Free Introductory Classes

These free one-hour classes will present a Process Work approach to working with a variety of themes that emerge in our lives and in private practice. These short sessions are meant to introduce the public to a variety of Process Work applications but will also include ideas that can enhance learning for students and practitioners. These drop-in classes will occur monthly on-line.

First Thursday of each month

5:30-6:30pm Pacific Time

Online @

April 2 – Engaging with Dying, Death and Grief

Dawn Menken, Ph.D., is a conflict resolution educator, counselor, facilitator, and workshop presenter. She is a senior faculty member in the graduate program at the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon and was co-creator of its masters programs, serving as academic dean for ten years. She is the creator of Teens Rise Up (TRU), a cutting edge program that empowers and educates young people to step into their leadership, engage in honest dialogue, and co-create a more welcoming school community. She is the author of the award winning book, Raising Parents Raising Kids: Hands on Wisdom for the Next Generation. A dynamic teacher with a sharp mind and playful spirit, Dawn enjoys working with people from all cultures and backgrounds.  For more information see her website:


MAY 23-28, 2020 – Musqueam Territory – University of British Columbia – Vancouver BC

A world facing profound polarization, extreme inequities, and a global climate crisis.
We come together as an international community to learn and create a deeper democracy through awareness, conflict, and relationship.



As you may have experienced WorldWork is an experience of community in so many ways, in love and in conflict, in agony and feeling of being held, it is an opportunity to experience and share in this sense of global community on different levels and different ways.
Today the WorldWork 2020 BC fundraising team are reaching out to help us share in community by showing financial support. This show of support will impact real people doing real work from places and lived experiences in the world, local and international, where it is hard to access the experience of training, community and awareness that we co-create in WorldWork. More concretely we have had, as a result of your powerful work in the world, scholarship applicants from India, Palestine, South Africa, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Thailand, Latin America, Canada, Russia, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Greece, Spain,  the list goes on.
As you may or may not know Worldwork gives anywhere between 30-50% of its participants some kind of support to attend. We have already given out 50 full tuition scholarships and at this moment we have a growing waiting list.
We have created, with the support of our former scholars, a crowdfunding site with touching and powerful  written and video testimonials from some of our scholars-so moving:
Thank you in advance for your support.
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