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Justice through facilitation is essential; the voices that feel welcome in the room when we build alternatives together shape the world we build, and who we build it for.
I offer both group facilitation, and training for group facilitators.
As a facilitator I practice intentional and just facilitation of groups. As a teacher of facilitation skills, I help others build a toolbox of practices for fair and pleasurable group facilitation.
As a facilitator, I collaborate with you to craft facilitation or training that meets your group's needs. As a trainer, I offer workshops in "The Art of Facilitation" and "Needs-Based Design of Group Facilitation," as well as custom workshops. Check the "Classes and Events" page in the "About" menu for upcoming workshops.
It has been my experience that the ways in which people hold and move through meetings, classes, and other group experiences often end up replicating, on a micro scale, the very systems of inequity and scarcity that they seek to change in the bigger world around them.
But just as powerfully, with intentional design and practical tools, meetings can serve as radically pleasurable, playfully prefigurative, inclusive, and accessible spaces that model and embody a longed-for, just, and thriving world.
Language builds bridges between inner and outer landscapes, melds meaning and matter, helping us explore the blurry overlaps between self and world where we meet each other, learn, and build.
As a poet/performer and public speaker, I offer custom talks and performances based in topics such as "Re-Storyation," building resilient and just alternatives for present and future, liberation permaculture, ecology and community, poetry, and needs-based economies, as well as new and emerging offerings that can be created in collaboration with your needs.
If you are interested in booking me to speak on one of these topics, or if you see a part of my work that sparks a new topic idea, please contact me through the link above.