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In-Person Community Building Workshops

Guided by specially trained facilitators, this highly experiential process is an adventure in human interaction, where participants identify obstacles to deeper levels of communication. They are exposed to the principles of Community in an intensely personal way and connect with others in a richer and more authentic manner than they are likely to have experienced in the past.

Faith-based leaders describe the process as a group contemplative or mindfulness training. Human service providers recognize it is highly compatible with evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Restorative Justice, and Trauma Informed Care. Corporate executives have called Community Building the “next generation of team building.” Others just call it “transformative” and “life-changing.”

People concerned about improving the quality of life in Milwaukee and interested in one or more of the following:

• Moving past superficial communication

• Experiencing “unusual safety” and “extraordinary respect” regardless of the diversity of participants

• Advancing civility and building genuine collaborations

• Developing leadership and personal presence

• Learning about inner obstacles to effective communication

• Listening and being more fully present to self and others

• Moving from dysfunctional to mindful and effective teams

• Building social capital and authentic relationships

• Connecting business and community leaders across sectors

• Learning how to let go of burnout and compassion fatigue

• Using new methods to resolve ACEs and trauma

• Strengthening neighborhoods, creating a sense of belonging

Community Building Workshops (CBWs) utilize powerful principles and practices originally developed by M. Scott Peck MD, renowned author of The Road Less Traveled. Workshops create powerful trust and bonding experiences for groups and teams; improve inter- and intrapersonal skills; and lead to personal and professional development.  This process has many practical applications in business and improving outcomes in human service and criminal justice programs.

This workshop often qualifies for Continuing Education units.  Please inquire when registering.

If you or your organization are interested in participating, please contact Ken Ryback at 414-234-6246 or by EMAIL.