Welcome to the home base for our ongoing and growing Webinar and Conversation Café 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. 

If you are a registered Facilitator Member you can login to your account to “Submit a Webinar or Cafe Proposal”

Webinar recordings: The whole group portions of webinars hosted by the Network will be recorded. Activities and sharing that occurs within breakout rooms will not be recorded. Recordings will be available 48 hours after the live webinar and will be sent by email to all those who are registered.

Upcoming Webinars

Re-Wilding Motherhood : Parenting Rooted in Soul

Facilitated by: Frieda Nixdorf and Meggan Hartman PhD

Sunday, August 22
9-10:30am PDT / 12-1:30pm EDT / 5-6:30pm BST

Join a gathering of mothers as we journey to (re)engage with the root of your motherhood, embody our true wild self, and embrace our ecological niche in order to parent and live with deeper clarity. This webinar is offered for anyone who identifies as a mother of child(ren) between the ages of 11 to 18. The only requirement is your genuine desire to show up for the wild re-imagining of your life purpose as mother and ever-evolving being.

Recordings of Past Webinars

Deeper Dive into Trauma Informed Group Work

 
Jun 12, 2021 – Following the inspiring panel on Trauma Informed Group work that we hosted on April 10th we received a flood of requests for a “part two” in order to journey deeper into this topic and to provide more opportunities to interact with other participants and the panelists. Here it is!
 
During this event our brilliant panelists offer deeper insight into some of the most poignant topics referred to in the panel. Participants had the opportunity to connect with each other and explore the topics in breakout sessions and enjoyed a dynamic whole-group community discussion generated by participant questions.
 
Before watching the recording of this event, we ask that all participants experience the April 10th panel. View the recording of the April 10th event here. View the recording of this webinar here.
 

Panel: El Trabajo Que Reconecta en América Latina y Centroamérica: desafíos y oportunidades

¿Es el TQR una herramienta universal? Cuando los impactos de la desigualdad e inestabilidad social históricas, la degradación ambiental y el agotamiento de los recursos se manifiestan de manera diferente, ¿cómo funciona el TQR? ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que comparten los facilitadores traen el Trabajo Que Reconecta a la vida? ¿Qué está sucediendo en las diferentes regiones y dónde están las oportunidades?

Ven y únete a este “panel latinoamericano y centroamericano” moderado por Adrián Villaseñor (México / Estados Unidos) y Silvia Di Blasio (Argentina / Venezuela / Canadá). Panelistas: Lia Beltrão (Brasil), Ana Karla Enríquez (México), Javiera Carrión (Chile), Felipe Landaeta (Chile).

Painel: O Trabalho Que Reconecta na América Latina e Central – Desafios e oportunidades

O TQR é uma ferramenta universal? Em espaços onde os impactos da instabilidade e desigualdade social, assim como degradação ambiental e esgotamento de recursos, se manifestam de formas diferentes, como funciona o TQR? Quais são os desafios para os facilitadores que dão vida ao ‘Trabalho’? O que está acontecendo em cada região e onde estão as oportunidades?

Panel: Work That Reconnects in Latin and Central America – Challenges and Opportunities

Is the WTR a universal tool? Where impacts of historical social inequality and instability, environmental degradation and resource depletion play out differently, how does the WTR work? What are the challenges of the Work and for the facilitators who bring it alive? What is happening on the ground and where are the opportunities?

The Work That Reconnects in the Corridors of Power: Examples from the Welsh Government 

Apr. 27, 2021 – In 2015, During this webinar WTR Facilitator, Karen Scott, and Sustainable Development Change Manager, Diana Reynolds, share their experience of working together to bring WTR into the Welsh government. They illustrate the methods they used and insights they gained in their experience of applying WTR within a 10-year behaviour change programme for the civil service, while engaging participants to envision how they may bring the WTR into the public and private institutions in their own areas of the world. View the recording of this webinar here.

Trauma-Informed Group Work

Apr. 10, 2021 – This dynamic moderated panel discussion with Lydia Violet Harutoonian, Vahisha Hasan, Tabitha Mpamira and Maggie Ziegler explores the relationship between individual, systemic, and collective trauma in the context of facilitating group work. Our panelists and moderator share the wisdom and perspective they’ve gathered on their diverse paths of studying and working with trauma as well as tangible tools and exercises for trauma-informed facilitation that can increase distress tolerance and improve our capacity for collectively holding the traumas group members may be carrying. View the recording of this webinar here

A Gratitude that Serves the World

Mar. 27, 2021 – Gratitude is a powerful practice that not only serves us as individuals, but acts as a healer of the collective. Our gladness for the world is subversive to the destructive elements of culture, including toxic individualism, consumerism, and other ideologies rampant in these times. Barbara Ford offers a model for deepening into a kind of radical practice to benefit ourselves, and our world. View the recording of this webinar here

Introduction to Resilience-Building Tools for Facilitating in a Stressed and Traumatized World

Feb. 20, 2021 – To support WTR facilitators in being more trauma informed, Constance Washburn and Debra Clydesdale introduce the key concepts of the Community Resilience Model (CRM) of the Trauma Resource Institute. Learn how our nervous systems react to ongoing stress and trauma, and experience resilience building tools for working with WTR participants of all ages, genders and ethnicities. View the recording of this webinar here

Active Hope: Creating Our New Year

Feb. 10, 2021 – Asking both how we would like to consciously step into 2021 and what it is we have gratitude for in 2020, Margo van Greta and Jacqueline Buckingham offer us the opportunity to create a new vision for 2021, and identify what steps we can take to create that new reality. View the recording of this webinar here.

Parenting in Tumultuous Times

Dec. 14, 2020 –Jo delAmor, author of Raising Children in the Midst of Global Crisis, offers this full spiral Work That Reconnects webinar for parents. In our time together participants orient within this pivotal moment in history and the unique challenges and opportunities presented by parenting at this time. View the recording of this webinar here

Active Hope in Times of Uncertainty

Nov. 4, 2020 – We currently are surrounded by challenges, both globally and personally. Is it possible to consider bringing hope into our lives, into the world? Whatever you are challenged by, Margo van Greta and Jacqueline Buckingham guide participants through a process by way of the spiral of the Work That Reconnects, to help evoke to a place of hope and inspired action. View the recording of this webinar here

Active Hope – Emerging Into A New World

Aug. 15, 2020 – We currently are surrounded by challenges, both globally and personally. Is it possible to consider bringing hope into our lives, into the world? Active Hope holds the attitude of hope. It is not just an outcome, it is a process. In this Webinar, Margo van Greta and Jacqueline Buckingham will guide us through that process by way of the spiral of the Work That Reconnects. View the recording of this webinar here.

Conversation Café: In Response to White Supremacy in the Great Turning

Aug. 9, 2020 – As we work to dismantle systems of oppression during this time of the Great Turning it is important to continue to address racial power dynamics within the Work That Reconnects community. This Conversation Café, facilitated by Mutima ImaniSilvia Di BlasioMolly Brown and Jo delAmor, is being offered to allow for continued conversation and exploration following the “White Supremacy in the Great Turning” webinar on August 1. Details here.

White Supremacy in the Great Turning

Aug. 1, 2020 – As women of African descent with deep commitment to and understanding of the Work That Reconnects, Sarah NaharMutima ImaniAravinda Ananda and Rachel Marco-Havens will begin this webinar by sharing how white supremacy shows up in our WTR Network and in the work itself. They will explore ways to dismantle oppression within our work to make space for all to engage in the Great Turning more fully. After their opening remarks they will take questions from participants and engage in discussion on this topic. More details about this event here. View the recording of this webinar here.

How to See with Gaian Eyes

Jul. 19, 2020 – Join Deep Ecologist Jolie Elan as we explore the intelligence of nature and how to tap into it. This program offers brain food and practices to see through new eyes so we can source directly from our mother earth for wisdom and insight. Details here. For resources from this webinar, check here. View the recording of this webinar here

Conversation Café: Challenges & Opportunities of Facilitating the WTR Online

Jul. 4 & Jun. 20, 2020 – During this Circle Way style discussion, with Silvia Di Blasio, self-identified WTR facilitators will share about their experiences in offering WTR in online settings. We’ll explore what has worked and what hasn’t, what we’ve learned and what we can share with others, as well as what we need and want more of by way of support and information.

Re-Conectando in the Wounded Land of Colombia

Jun. 28, 2020 – In this Webinar, Helena ter Ellen and Hector Aristizabal will share how the truth speaking WTR provides is essential in war torn countries, and how reconnecting with the Earth helps in opening ways to reconciliation between Colombians of all sides of the conflict and of all ethnicities. Details here. View the recording of this webinar here

Parenting within the Pandemic

Jun. 14, 2020 – During this online session with Jo delAmor, we gather with other parents from around the world for deep reflection, connection and renewal. This full-spiral Work That Reconnects gathering was facilitated to create a safe and powerful container for authentic sharing and processing about our experiences and feelings of parenting within the pandemic. Details here. View the recording of this webinar here

Offering WTR Online to Build Community Resilience

Apr. 7, 2020 – These webinars explore ways to use WTR online to build community resilience in an online format. Also shared are 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. These webinars were offered by Constance Washburn and Mutima Imani. View the recordings here for April 7 and April 9.

Technical Support, Setup and Promotion

Mar. 29 & 30, 2020 – These webinars focus on the technical side of setting up and facilitating an online WTR offering. Learn to prepare, schedule, and promote online meetings, including: registrations, interactive features, recording and posting. Also covered are best practices when facilitating online from social justice and the WTR, and how to stay connected and strong. These webinars were offered by Silvia Di Blasio and Jo delAmor. View the recording of this webinar here

About the Webinar and Conversation Café Series

Webinars and Conversation Cafés, led by Facilitator Members of the Network:

Webinars with Guest teachers:

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a Webinar and a Conversation Café?

 

A Webinar is an online class. It is 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 Cafés are opportunities for group dialogue on a particular topic. Each Café 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 Café is generated by the participants as they learn from and with each other.

 

Who can facilitate Webinars and Cafés?

 

Facilitator Members who would like to facilitate a Webinar or host a Café can submit a proposal by logging in to their account. You will find an option to “Submit a Webinar or Conversation Café Proposal” in your facilitator area. If you facilitate the WTR but haven’t registered as a Facilitator Member with the Network yet you can apply for membership here.

 

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.

 

What topics are covered in Webinars and Cafés?

 

The themes explored in these Webinars and Cafés cover the full range of subjects relevant to our work in the Great Turning. Some topics that we’ll likely cover include: Foundations of the WTR (including Deep Time, Systems Thinking and the Spiral), Tips and Tools for Facilitators, Deep Adaptation, Indigenous Resilience, Working with Youth 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 Webinars and Cafés cost and where does the money go?

 

In addition to providing valuable connections, education and support for our community, Webinars and Cafés provide a valuable stream of funding that supports and sustains the Network and allows us to continue growing our services.

 

Each Webinar and Café 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 aren’t able to contribute financially.

 

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.