Introduction to Talking Circles for Building Community Trust and Peace
This 2-hour online training teaches the basic philosophy, principles, vocabulary, and practices of the Indigenous talking circle process for virtual and in-person applications. Since ancient times many Indigenous communities have utilized the talking circle process for community building, decision-making, problem-solving, and conflict transformation. It is designed for those wanting to work with others to build trust and peace within their spheres of influence. This training is for everyone: laypeople, paraprofessionals, and licensed professionals. Everyone from everywhere is welcome to join us.
For licensed Minnesota social workers, teachers, and nurses who want 2 hours of continuing education (CE) for Intro to Talking Circles, choose the registration option that includes the $50 tuition + $25 CE fee. If you're a social worker, nurse, or teacher licensed in another state, please contact your state's professional board to determine if they have a reciprocal CE relationship with Minnesota.
Introduction to Talking Circles Objectives:
a. Learn the history, philosophy, principles, and practices of the talking circle process.
b. Learn vocabulary and online and in-person applications of talking circles.
c. Experience and practice the talking circle process with others.
This training is available by contract arrangement by organizations, community groups, educational institutions, and corporations.
For additional information and questions, please contact the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute.
Note: Due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), this training will be offered online via Zoom video conferencing. Registrants will be emailed a link along with logistics prior to the training.
Introduction to Talking Circles Training
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Online via Zoom.