How to Create Online WTR Offerings in a time of Social Distancing
Dear fellow WTR facilitators,
As we announced in our previous newsletter and on the website, we have been preparing to provide guidance to you so you can use online tools to meet, offer support and run WTR workshops. We are happy to announce that we have put together two upcoming webinars to help you bring the Work That Reconnects to your online communities in this time of great need.
The first webinar will be focused on the technical side of setting up and facilitating an online WTR offering. The second webinar will focus on how to facilitate WTR practices in an online setting and how to support our communities through online offerings.
Each webinar will be offered at two different times to accommodate all of the time zones we are in around the world.
Technical Support, Set up and Promotion
We will cover:
- Using the WTR to prepare online meetings, webinars and cafes
- Promoting your offerings (website and social media through WTR)
- How to schedule and offer online meetings and webinars: open and closed registrations
- Using interactive features: rooms for discussion, sharing screen, co-hosting, chat, etc.
- Recording and posting webinars
- Best practices when facilitating online from social justice and the WTR
- Questions & Answers session
- Online resources you can use and share
- How to stay connected and strong
Please register below for the day and time that works best for you: Sunday Mar 29, 2020 10am-12pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Monday Mar 30, 2020 5pm-7pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Facilitators: Silvia Di Blasio & Jo DelAmor
Silvia works from home supporting the WTR Network as a coordinator; Silvia has been offering technical and eLearning support to the Spiral Journey: a Facilitator Development Program in the Work That Reconnects and to Gaia Education since 2018. She is also a facilitator of the WTR and has extensive experience in social justice and community support. Silvia is also the admin for a Deep Adaptation Discussion and Action group and one of the moderators for three local COVID-19 Coming together groups in BC, Canada.
Jo is the assistant coordinator for the WTR Network and has been providing technical and eLearning support for the Spiral Journey: a Facilitator Development Program in the Work That Reconnects since 2018. She has also provided technical support for Lyla June Johnston’s Medicine Theory webinars and for White Awake online programs. As a personal transformation coach and teacher she worked remotely from 2007-2015, offering online group programs and one-on-one coaching sessions to people around the world.
Offering WTR Online to Build Community Resilience.
This webinar will explore ways to use WTR online to build community resilience. The Work That Reconnects is so needed in this time of the pandemic and the Great Unraveling. As facilitators, we can reach out to our local communities and neighborhoods to provide connection, inspiration, and a framework for moving into the Great Turning together. Using Work That Reconnects practices and concepts in an online setting, we can invite people to come together across the current physical distancing as well as across historic racial and social divides to find ways to support each other in harmony with our Mother Earth.
We will share practices from Work That Reconnects and other sources that we have adapted to work online. We’ll also share suggestions for timing and structuring webinars using the Spiral that we have found work well, while mentioning pitfalls to avoid and offering templates for designing your own offerings.
Please register below for the day and time that works best for you:
Tuesday April 7, 2020 10am-12pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Thursday April 9, 2020 5pm-7pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Facilitators: Constance Washburn and Mutima Imani
Constance has been studying and practicing the Work That Reconnects since 1994. In 2014 she began to focus on doing the Work fulltime. She has been offering WTR online for 5 years and has found it to be a process of trial and error to see what works. She is looking forward to sharing what she has learned with the WTR community. She is currently co-leader and facilitator of the Spiral Journey: a Facilitator Development Program in the Work That Reconnects and on the core Weavers’ Team of the Work That Reconnects Network. She is a founding member of the Elders Action Network and has developed and now facilitates their online Empowered Elder Workshop, which is based on WTR. She also leads Active Hope courses online through the Transformative Learning Foundation.
Mutima introduces twenty-first-century tools for personal/professional development and transformation. She is a global diversity specialist inspiring people to heal locally for global impact. Her leadership includes being on the team at several WTR retreats with Joanna Macy. She co-facilitates the Spiral Journey: a Facilitator Development Program in the Work That Reconnects with Constance and Molly Brown. Mutima has an MA in Public Admin. with an emphasis in phenomenology. Additionally, she is a Religious Science Minister.