As West African elder, Malidoma Somé says, "Conflict is the spirit of the relationship asking itself to deepen." Join YES! Executive Director Shilpa Jain for an interactive experiential learning workshop for building bridges and working with conflicts. We'll face what stands in our way and explore practices to become more self-aware and equipped to transform breakdowns to breakthroughs -- to bring forth connection and healing, for ourselves, each other and our world.
We'll start with the 3-I principle -- of Invitation, Intentions, and I-language -- and look deeply at Container-building as a vital part of preparing to work with conflicts. Appreciative inquiry as a core tool, as well as the zones of awareness and learning, and reflective mirroring, will be offered. There will also be ample space for people to bring their own struggles and questions and to engage with them in an open and supportive learning space.
Open to all with a special invitation to BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color). BIPOC breakout group option after the talk and before Q&A.
Shilpa Jain is currently rooting herself in Oakland/Berkeley, CA, where she serves as the Executive Director of YES!. Prior to taking on this role, Shilpa spent two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator of Other Worlds and ten years as a learning activist with Shikshantar: The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development, based in Udaipur, India, where she served as coordinator of the Swapathgami (Walkouts-Walkons) Network.
Shilpa has researched and written numerous books and articles, and facilitated workshops and gatherings on topics including globalization, creative expressions, ecology, democratic living, innovative learning and unlearning. She is also co-author of “Connect. Inspire. Collaborate”, a highly sought-after facilitation manual. Shilpa has facilitated dozens of transformative leadership gatherings in India, Jordan, Senegal, Lebanon, Egypt, Thailand, Canada, Peru, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Turkey, and the US, working with hundreds of young leaders from over 80 countries. She is committed to using very simple human technologies – like listening, speaking from the heart, slowing down, breathing, and connecting to nature – to support authentic relationships, a deeper sense of self, an essential shift in consciousness, and aligned living practices. All of her work seeks to uncover ways for people to free themselves from dominating, soul-crushing institutions and to live in greater alignment with their hearts and deepest values, their local communities, and with nature.
March 29, 2021 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
East Point Peace Academy · · 510 500 7853