Community Building was developed by M. Scott Peck M.D., a renowned author of The Road Less Traveled in response to the level of polarization and loss of civility and community. Many scholars view the loss of community as the fundamental affliction underlying today’s social ills. Peck discovered 10 guidelines for communication that can restore community and create group trust and safety. Participants have the opportunity to learn and practice the 10 guidelines and experience a powerful Community Building process that leads to personal and professional growth. Participants routinely describe Workshops as “truly unique” and “life-changing”. Corporate executives call them the “next generation of team building.” Criminal justice and human service professionals see Workshops as highly compatible with Motivational Interviewing, Restorative Justice, Mindfulness Training, and Trauma-Informed Care.
Community Building is a group process that can lead to deeper and more authentic communication. Community Building is an adventure in human interaction based on a set of guidelines and principles rather than an agenda or particular procedure. Participants are gently guided by specially trained facilitators, who take the group through a process that shows how to look beyond the cultural, political, religious, and other differences that prevent us from embracing our common humanity. During a Community Building process, the ultimate goal of the group is to experience a deeper level of being in the community. The process lasts three days and each participant should commit to staying during the whole process.
– Learn to listen in a new way and be more present to family, friends, and colleagues
– Bridge differences with dignity and respect
– Identify and let go of obstacles to effective and authentic communication
– Experience “unusual safety” and “extraordinary respect”
– Increase Emotional Intelligence
– Build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
– Break through isolation or separation and build real connections with others
Cancelation policy | Tickets are nonrefundable. If you buy a ticket but cannot come you are welcome to transfer it to another person.
EDWARD GROODY is the founder of Community Building International (CBI) – the global Community Building consulting, training, and facilitator certification body. Edward is one of a handful of individuals to train and work with M. Scott Peck, M.D., renowned bestselling author of The Road Less Traveled and originator of the Community Building process. CBI provides Community Building facilitation, training, and consulting to government, business, and non-profit organizations to help individuals overcome isolation, loneliness, and polarization; to create trauma-informed care providers; improve outcomes in education, human service, and criminal justice programs; promote civility and genuine collaboration in neighborhood strengthening and racial justice programs; enhance leadership development and team building programs; heal burnout and compassion fatigue, and to increase the capacity of government and communities to solve complex problems.