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Guidance for Emerging Facilitators: A Panel Discussion with Experienced Facilitators Panelists

Feb 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Each week, the core team at the WTR Network receives inquiries from people all over the world who want to bring the WTR to their communities and are inspired to become WTR facilitators. They inquire about how to become a facilitator and what steps they should take. The truth is, there are many paths to becoming a WTR facilitator and a variety of ways to continually deepen our practice and skills as facilitators. 
So, we’ve gathered two panels of experienced WTR Facilitators from a number of countries to share about their own journeys of becoming facilitators and to answer questions for aspiring or emerging facilitators and those who are pursuing and deepening their facilitation path. 
We’d like to collect and curate some of the questions ahead of time. If you have questions for the panel, please use this form to submit them prior to the event.
This event is being offered at two different times in order to accommodate the widest variety of time zones. However, each event will have a different group of panelists and different questions, depending on what the participants ask. You can register for the one that works for your time zone. Or, if both times work for you, you can register for both events and learn even more.

This event will be recorded. A link to the recording will be available about 48 hours after the live webinar and will be sent by email to all those who are registered.


Kathleen Rude is a Work That Reconnects facilitator and mentor, a shamanic practitioner and an author. “I fell in love with the natural world as a child and found my voice for environmental activism at age 11. I have a BS in Wildlife Ecology and an MS in Natural Resources. I began my career as an environmental writer, a profession I embraced for 18 years. I’ve had the great privilege to be mentored by elders in the Blackfoot, Northern Ute and Lakota traditions and in core shamanism and have received their blessings to conduct ceremony. Their wisdom informs my healing practice. Yearning for a path that combined spirituality and environment causes, I knew I’d come home when I first found the Work That Reconnects and Joanna Macy over 15 years ago. I’ve been mentored by Joanna, co-facilitated with her and have worked closely with her and others to help envision and support the future of the Work. I serve as a Weaver in the Work That Reconnects Network. I facilitate workshops both online and in person. I have published a novel, The Redemption of Red Fire Woman. I am currently working on a non-fiction book, How to Become An Every Day Difference Maker. Joanna opened my heart/mind to the dangers of nuclear power, so I now serve as a board member of Nuclear Energy Information Service, a nuclear power watchdog organization, opposing nuclear power and promoting sustainable renewable energy. I recharge my spirit by helping to restore native habitats, savoring beauty and singing in celebration of life.

Gunter Hamburger (1951), Germany. I am a happy father of two sons and three grandchildren and together with my wife Barbara, I live near Lake Constance in a 200-year-old farmhouse. Social worker and Social Therapist with many years of experience in various body-therapeutic methods until 2009. Practice of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh for many years. Colleague and good friend of Joanna Macy since 1986. Among other things, I studied “General Systems Theory” in her courses and with other systems scientists at the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, and together we led WTR-seminars in several areas. Co-founder of the “holon training”, an advanced training in deep ecology, which took place for the first time in 1994. Also, co-founder of a regional hospice association. Together with my partner Barbara, Psychologist and Gestalt Therapist, I trained hospice volunteers for 15 years and since 1998, we have been leading Vision Quest groups, mostly in the Swiss Alps. Another joint project was the editing and translation of the two books “Active Hope – How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy” and “Coming Back to Life” (2014) in German. A sabbatical year at the beginning of the millennium led both of us to other deep ecologically committed people and indigenous cultures all around the world. A description of our sabbatical journey can be found in our book “Ein Stern sei mein Wagenlenker” (2007), only available in German. See: https://www.holoninstitut.de/

Shayontoni Rhea Ghosh is a writer, theatre-maker and facilitator of Work That Reconnects, based in Hyderabad, India. She is inspired by clouds; activated by poetry and ritual; and happiest when lazing with dogs.


Jo delAmor has been facilitating personal and cultural transformation for planetary healing since 2007 in private coaching programs and experiential group work. Her work is deeply holistic, incorporating reconnection to self, all our relations, the Earth and the Divine across Deep Time in service of the ones yet to be. Jo presents the WTR in the context of understanding the roles that oppression and colonization have played in creating our current circumstances and with a strong commitment to actively undoing oppression. She completed the global Spiral Journey WTR Facilitator Development Program in 2018 facilitated by Molly Brown, Mutima Imani and Constance Washburn and have been on their administrative team ever since.

“My WTR offerings focus largely on supporting parents and children in these challenging times. I am the author of the forthcoming book Raising Children in the Midst of Global Crisis: A Compassionate Guidebook for Parenting in Turbulent Times.”


Feb 19
8:00 am - 10:00 am PST
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