CENTRES FOR TEACHING PEACE

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

 

[Note: this is a Work-In-Process.  We learn from every new Centre For Teaching Peace created.  Everyone has a unique piece of the puzzle to bring, which we recognize and honour.  Are we doing our best?  That is our quest – we invite your consideration and contribution to help us serve in the highest and best interests of the Universe and all concerned.]

   

CENTRE ACTIVITIES:

We host Holistic Education and Community Development training, workshops, speakers and conferences regularly, for example:

   understanding Holistic Education and Community Development, and the ‘big picture’,

   how to teach Holistic Education and Community Development (Holistic Education and Community Development pedagogy),

   Holistic Education and Community Development leadership and servant leadership,

   Holistic Education and Community Development psychology,

   Social intelligence  www.peace.ca/socialintelligence.htm ,

   Spiritual intelligence,

   relationship building,

   critical and creative thinking,

   self-sufficiency, independence, cooperation, competition, community and citizenship,…

   conflict transformation,

   open space technology (how to make every meeting and classroom open to maximum participation),

   having difficult and crucial conversations

   Holistic Education and Community Development education at the family level and good parenting, etc.

We host several email listservers and events, to provide tools for communication, networking, dialogue and information dissemination.

We have created a Foundation, to raise resources for Holistic Education and Community Development.

We have opened the first Community Centre for Teaching Peace and Peace Café in Hamilton with plans for Community Centres across the country and around the world.  It is a safe space, where visitors can participate in discussions and workshops, make use of the Holistic Education and Community Development library, or find out more about local, and territorial Holistic Education and Community Development organizations.

The web site under development will work as a resource for Holistic Education and Community Development 24/7.

We are creating Distance Learning Programs, and video assisted training, available through the Internet.

We develop an inventory of Community groups and individuals who are providing Holistic Education and Community Development services, and carry their information where available.  When visitors require special services available in the community, we can refer them to the inventory.

When requested, we can facilitate

- Refine Vision and goals
- Develop Operating Plan (modus operandi)
- Draft timelines, budgets
- Assign responsibilities
- Initiate resource raising
- Develop accountability reporting
- Develop “Focus Reporting” (i.e. results indicators in key success areas)

 

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