Transforming our world without recreating the past
Facilitator: Miki Kashtan
An intensive seminar for change makers, activists, and influencers
“Imagine a future world in which we all value people and life and participate in the flow of generosity. A world where sharing our gifts and the mundane tasks of life are both done with wholehearted willingness, free of coercion. A world where attending to everyone’s needs is the organizing principle.” — Miki Kashtan
*tutor fees are paid separately, please read practical information below for more information
Event time: Tue 28th May at 10:00am - Thu 30th May at 4:00pm
Part I: The Fundamentals of Nonviolence Tue 28 May
An opportunity to align with the principles of nonviolence and bring these values into your work or activism.
- Learn how to make your work for change consistent with your vision, values and goals
- Transcend your despair and anger and get inspired about what’s possible
- Recognize the importance of inner work
- Transform judgment to embrace everyone’s humanity and needs, including those with opposing views
Part II: From Conflict to Connection Wed 29 May
Despite the shared commitment to goals and common, many movements for change, from small to large, have been plagued with internal and external conflict.
- Uncover and release the dominant norms of competition, command and control
- Learn how to overcome conflict avoidance and engage with it productively
- Discover the power of dialogue to support collaboration
- Build skills in dialogue, finding common ground, listening and focusing on practical rather than ideological solutions
Part III: Empowerment and Collaboration Thur 30 May
A lot of social change work takes the form of reactive and scripted activity that can repeat patterns of power, control, competition, scarcity, and mistrust that characterize the culture at large.
- Move beyond guilt, shame, and defensiveness to mobilizing your privilege for the benefit of all
- Empower yourself to engage with people who are in positions of privilege relative to you effectively and without draining your own resources
- Develop capacities for building alternative institutions on any scale
- Creating collaborative systems that make it easier for all to collaborate even under stress
- Find ways of mobilizing the combined power of dialogue, constructive program, and nonviolent resistance in designing long-term campaign for systemic change
* Please note that Miki Kashtan's fee (for whole course) of £225 is paid separately, and not to Hawkwood. Bank details will be provided upon booking. Other pricing options will be on paid on a gift economy basis on the day, more about this below. The suggested amount is £225 for the whole course; for individual modules, the guideline is £75 per day. The fee is paid on a Gift Economy basis so you actually choose to pay what you can afford.
Price for the modular option is £60, and runs from 9.30 am to 6.00pm , please choose "Module" ticket when checking out. Includes lunch. . *Not Including Miki Kashtan's fee - Gift economy basis on the day.
Price for a non-residential single day is £75, and runs from 9.30 am to 9.30 pm. please choose "One Day" ticket when checking out. Includes lunch and supper. *Not Including Miki Kashtan's fee - Gift economy basis on the day.
Price for a residential 1-Day is £130 for a single room, and £110 for a shared room. Includes supper, bed & breakfast, and lunch the next day. *Not Including Miki Kashtan's fee - Gift economy basis on the day.
Prices are listed per person.
Miki Kashtan is inspired by the role of visionary leadership in shaping a livable future, and works toward that vision by sharing the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication through mediation, meeting facilitation, consulting,
She is Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration and a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC). She blogs at The Fearless Heart and is developing a site dedicated to Facing Privilege. Miki has supported nonprofits, corporations, community groups, government agencies, and others, helping hundreds of people work better together. is the author of Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives and The Little Book of Courageous Living. Her latest book, Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working together to create a Nonviolent Future (2015), explores the practices and systems needed for a collaborative society.Visit Tutor's Website