This 3-day experiential training prepares participants to facilitate peacemaking circles with community members, youth, and colleagues. A peacemaking circle provides a collaborative process that unites individuals for dialogue. Circles serve as a platform for honing listening and storytelling skills, fostering trust, and fortifying connections. This approach draws inspiration from ancient indigenous customs, highlighting their enduring significance within communities across generations. Workshop attendees deepen their abilities to build and improve relationships, promote open and honest dialogue, and create safe spaces to address difficult issues. Participants learn the stages and flow of the circle and practice the fundamental elements of the peace circle process, including: ritual, story-telling and shared experiences, creating safe space and establishing core shared values, building relationships and trust, and touches on consensus decision-making.
"Lewis faculty/staff and community members gather in a Peace Circle during a 3-Day Peace Circle Training".