Webinar and Conversation Cafe Series
Welcome to the home base for our ongoing and growing Webinar and Conversation Cafe program!!
Through this online series the Work That Reconnects Network coordinates and provides a wide range of rich educational and supportive opportunities for our global community of WTR facilitators, members and friends of the Network.
Our offerings include a balance of events led by guest teachers from beyond the Network and those led by Facilitator Members of the Network. Our intent is to strengthen the web of the WTR community while also reaching beyond its current edges to weave deeper connections with others who are contributing to the Great Turning in diverse and complementary ways.
Starting in Spring of 2020…
Check back soon for our schedule of upcoming events
Guest teacher webinars:
- Provide inspiring, high quality content that complements the WTR and offers a wider base of support and perspective for our members and friends
- Allow for cross pollination and networking between the WTR Network and other groups or individuals actively involved with the Great Turning
- Provide opportunities to engage and learn from teachers with diverse backgrounds that are not historically represented in the WTR community. Intentional emphasis will be placed on learning directly from teachers from conventionally marginalized communities to grow into our Evolving Edge together and understand more deeply how power, privilege and oppression shape our global crises
Facilitator member webinars and conversation cafes:
- Provide a diverse range of opportunities to learn from each other and build our internal network of support and education more meaningfully
- Offer Facilitator Members of the Network a chance to practice facilitation, experiment with new material and gain exposure within our growing global community
- Give network members the opportunity to become more involved in Network programs by suggesting, leading and joining projects and conversations that may arise from the cafes
Frequently Asked Questions…
What’s the difference between a Webinar and a Conversation Cafe?
A webinar is an online class. It will be designed in advance and facilitated by one or two facilitators or guest teachers. Webinars may include some amount of participant involvement in the form of Q/A, group discussion or breakout sessions, but are more focused on the material prepared by the facilitator(s)
Conversation Cafes are an opportunity for group dialogue on a particular topic. Each cafe will have a facilitator (or two) that will frame the conversation and hold space for the participants as they explore the topic at hand. The content of the cafe is generated by the participants as they learn from and with each other.
Who can facilitate webinars and cafes?
The Network will reach out to guest speakers from beyond the WTR community who have relevant and stimulating teachings or insights to share. If you have a suggestion for speakers for us to reach out to please let us know.
Facilitator Members who would like to facilitate a webinar or host a cafe can submit a proposal here. (applications coming soon) If you are a WTR facilitator but haven’t registered as a Facilitator Member yet you can apply for membership here.
What topics are covered in these webinars and cafes?
The themes explored in these webinars and cafes cover the full range of subjects relevant to our work in the Great Turning. Some topics that we’ll likely cover are: Foundations of the WTR (including Deep Time, Systems Thinking and the Spiral), Tips and Tools for Facilitators, Deep Adaptation, Indigenous Resilience, Working with Kids and Parents, Environmental Justice, etc.
If you have ideas of topics that you’d like to see covered please let us know.
How much do these webinars and cafes cost and where does the money go?
In addition to providing valuable connections, education and support for our community, these webinars and cafes provide a valuable stream of funding that supports and sustains the Network and allows us to continue growing our services.
Each webinar and cafe is offered by donation. We provide a suggested donation for each event and ask that you donate generously within your means to support the Network. However, no one is turned away for lack of funds and we encourage you to engage in the events even if you can’t afford to contribute.
A portion of the amount collected for each event goes to the facilitator of the event, to honor their work and contribute to their livelihood. Donations also cover the tools, resources and staff hours each event requires. Whatever is donated above and beyond these expenses will go to the general operating fund of the Network to support our ongoing work.