The bi-annual Worldwork and Conflict Resolution seminar is an international “spiritual warrior’s boot camp” on process-oriented group work. The Worldwork trainings are comprised of culturally and racially diverse groups, focus on inner work, relationship work, community building and leadership skills. Issues addressed include racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, communication, abuse, rank and revenge issues, trust, despair and hope.
The first worldwork seminar took place in 1991 on the Oregon coast, and was facilitated by Drs. Arny and Amy Mindell with the assistance of a staff of certified process workers. Since then worldwork seminars have been held in Switzerland, Slovakia, India, United States, and Greece facilitated by a large international staff. The last worldwork seminar took place at Greece in April 2017. The next Worldwork seminar will be organised in Vancouver, B.C, Canada from May 23-28, 2020. For more information on Worldwork please visit: http://www.worldwork.org
The seminar will provide a unique opportunity for people from all over the world to come together in a powerful forum for focusing on and working with social, environmental, and political issues using group process skills.
Each seminar is unique, based on its location, the individuals who attend, the local political climate, and the spirit that moves us when we gather.
Group process work presents methods of facilitating groups at every level of interaction.
Participants will be working on issues and learning skills applicable to individuals, relationships, sub-groups, and large group settings. Training in conflict work and facilitation will be an integral part of the seminar; we will study and learn from the experiences of staff and participant facilitators. Certificates of participation will be awarded upon completion of the course.
These seven days will include training and experience in large group settings where a variety of issues relevant to the group and the world will be processed. Due to the enormous social differences in our world today, participants should expect the expression of passionate emotions that often emerge in group life. Varied styles of communication are encouraged to support the expression of diverse cultural and ethnic groups. In the spirit of deep democracy and love, we hope to create a community where all voices are heard and friendship is cultivated.
Small groups will meet regularly to practice specific training exercises and process group issues in a more intimate environment. Group process work recognizes that relationship work and inner work are important aspects of any kind of group work, and participants may attend private sessions to focus on individual issues that may arise. Special interest groups will have an opportunity for coalition building and networking. Social awareness and educational groups will also be a cohesive part of the program.
The seminar will be facilitated by an international team of Worldworkers. Additionally, we recognize that leadership emerges organically out of group process and believe that everyone is a potential facilitator.
Further Information for the upcoming Worldwork seminar:
Tel: 0044 20 82971053