Are you interested in banding together with other people in your community to build resilience during challenging times? Are you concerned about economic volatility, energy uncertainty and climate change? Do you have the sense that it's better to build resilience with others rather than trying to "go it alone?"
This one-day training in Portland, facilitated by Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies, is open to anyone who would like to gain facilitation skills around creating and supporting a Resilience Circle.
A Resilience Circle is a small group of 10 – 20 people that works together to increase resilience during these challenging times. Circles have three purposes: learning, mutual aid, and social action. Formerly known as "Common Security Clubs," these circles promise to move us beyond the good work we're doing in our own backyards and into effective group actions that help us all navigate the future more successfully.
This is the first time this training has been offered here in Maine. We expect this session to be fully booked so please reserve your space as soon as you think you can commit.
Read more about Resilience Circles here: http://localcircles.org/what-is-a-resilience-circle/
In this one-day session, Resilience Circle trainers will lead us through the basics of creating and supporting a group, the available materials for working with a group and ideas for moving forward. Attendees will go home with
greater confidence in their ability to convene and "hold space" for a small local group to work together on mutual support and resilience-building.
9:30 Doors open for Coffee/Tea/Snacks/Check-in
12:30 Potluck Lunch (bring a dish to share and your own potluck kit)
1:00 Resume Workshop
4:00 Closing + Next Steps
Cost is $19 per person for the day and helps to cover the cost of the training venue, the facilitators' time/travel, printed materials and refreshments. No one is turned away for lack of funds; contact organizer if this fee is a hardship.