Join us for a deep dive into the art & science of Circling facilitation and education.
AS A SUBSCRIBER, YOU'LL GET:
OUR PLATFORM INCLUDES:
Live Online Classes
Circling for Community Development & Basic Communication Skills
Deeper Skills Development
Transformational Work (i.e. expanding your ability to be with and respond to what comes up in yourself and others)
Video Course Library
Circling Basics Review
In this section, we’ll cover the basic tools, principles and concepts of Circling to get you started on your journey to deeper relational intelligence.
In this section, we cover a variety of agreements that you can introduce to a room when you lead workshops to help build group norms and guidelines.
In this section we cover some of the essential principles for relational intelligence.
Setting Up a Circle
In this section, we cover the power of setting context, one of the most fundamental skills for mastering facilitation and leadership. Think of it as setting the stage and arranging the props for a play that can transport you to other worlds.
Leadership & Facilitation
In this section, learn about your role as a leader and facilitator and relevant skills to develop yourself in this area
In this section, you will learn the fundamental skills of managing a group and facilitating communication between different members that serve the context of your group. These skills are the building blocks for you to be able to handle all kinds of difficult situations that you will face in leadership.
Ethics: Sex, Power, Relationship & Responsibility
In this section, we take a look at power, how it moves invisibly through our lives and its impact. We cover topics like the 3 types of power, dynamics, projection, and the importance of self awareness in leadership.
Teaching Emotional Intelligence Skills/Circling
This section provides practical exercises that grow emotional and relational intelligence skills, and develop group cohesion. You can use this both for yourself in your own life or learn them as essential exercises for teaching groups about these types of skills.
In this section, we'll include any online classes that we recorded.
Current Class Schedule
Times listed in ET (New York)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I’m totally new to Circling, can I join?
Yes! Along with covering more advanced topics like facilitation and leadership, we also cover the Circling basics in our course. Our content & live classes will give you what you need to have a deep understanding of what Circling is and how to do it well.
What is Circling?
Circling is an organic, in-the-moment interpersonal process that’s equal parts art form, meditation, & group conversation.
Is there any time commitment for enrolling?
No, our platform is self-paced. This means there is absolutely no time commitment. You can browse the available resources at your own pace and attend as many or as few live classes as fits in your schedule. You can also cancel your subscription at any time.
How long will it take me to complete the course?
Will I have communication with fellow classmates?
Yes! We have a private Facebook group for connection as well as our Peer Circling Program, both of which are designed to help bring our students together for connection as a part of the learning experience. You’ll also have a lot of chances to connect with your classmates through the numerous facilitated events we offer each week.
Where do the live classes take place?
Online in our private Zoom Room. Zoom offers a free app for smartphones and computers or join right from your browser.
Do I have to join the live classes?
Live classes are optional, though attending them would be required if you’re interested in advancing to the higher levels of our course.
Do I have to want-to-be a facilitator to join?
No, whether you are aspiring to lead Circles or just hone your skills as a Circling participant, you are welcome to join.
Can I become a facilitator after completing this program?
Yes! When you reach Level 3 of our course, you are invited to start leading beginner classes on our platform. We also offer a trainer-in-training program to a select number of Level 3 students which includes mentorship and the ability to facilitate more advanced classes.
Will I become certified by The Connection Institute if I complete this course?
At this time, certification is only available through our in-person trainings.
Can I cancel at any time?
Yes, you can cancel at any time.
Do I have to be a facilitator to join?
No! Our community is filled with facilitators, beginners and experienced Circlers alike. Our platform is a wonderful place to learn and grow as a Circler (and facilitator if that’s the path you’re interested in pursuing).
Can I give the platform a try for free?
Yes! We currently offer a free trial which will give you access to our Circling Basics Review and our live Level 1 classes.