Rebuilding Trust in Europe

14-18 July 2019

A continuation of Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business

 

The concept of identity, particularly national identity, is a double-edged sword. It provides a common sense of belonging, but also a justification for exclusion, mistrust and xenophobia. 

Building on the five-year vision of Addressing Europe’s Unfinished BusinessTools For Changemakers strengthens its training component while embarking on  a three- year journey of exploration of the link between personal and collective identities in Europe, the rise of populism and nationalism in different European regions, the need to belong for old and new community members, unaddressed collective traumas, and the urgency to work with these issues in order to build more trust and cohesion in Europe.

Come and learn from initiatives with extensive experience in offering training in practical tools for building trust.

 

Who should attend?

 

  • Grassroots practitioners active in the field of community and trust building in Europe
  • Young changemakers engaged in Europe’s future
  • Teams and individuals engaged in IofC work in Europe

 

Themes

 

Identity dynamics in Europe

 

 

 

Tools for building trust and social cohesion

 

 

 

Training Tracks

 

During Tools for Changemakers – Rebuilding Trust in Europe, you can chose to be part of one of 5 Training Tracks that focus on equipping you with tools for your work, in your organization, or in your community.

Our Training Tracks are run by experts in trustbuilding, peacebuilding and dialogue facilitation. You will commit to one training track over three afternoons. At the completion of the training you will receive a certificate of completion.

In the following overview, you can find information about the different Tracks that are diverse in character and methodology. All of them are interactive and your experience, skills and voice will be integrated. “Tools for Being the Change” will focus on ‘inner work’ designed to support your self-development and personal resilience in order to be efficient and impactful. “Tools for Enabling Change” are tracks designed to develop your practical skills and equip you with useful tools that can be added to your toolkit as a field practitioner.

About the Training Track

 

General Information

Trainers: Louie Gardiner and Su Riddell   

Maximum number of participants: 12

Becoming and being our best Selves calls on a lifetime’s commitment to daily, moment-to-moment practice. If this is true, what can we possibly learn together in the 10 short hours we will share, that can resource us throughout our lives?

In IofC, we believe that changing the world starts within. So, we will start with Ourselves. We learn to listen to others and to the still quiet voice within that many call ‘God’. But whether you believe in God or not, how well do you attend to you? The you that is the most sensitive, potentially sophisticated and potent instrument for change on the planet? How do you attend to the self-hatred, accusations and shame you generate within yourself, about yourself? How do you deal with the labels, judgments and acts of hatred that others direct towards you or others around you, if you do not know how to deal with your own inner aggressor?

YOU are where we begin. We will open your eyes, minds, bodies and hearts to a new approach – Presence in Action - that will help you begin the process of healing and resourcing yourself from within. This is our crucial first step to tackling the growing ripples of hatred, anger and violence spilling out across the world. Join us, if you believe this is the crucial first step for you.

Different versions of this training have been delivered over the last 5 years in Switzerland and UK. Each time it is different – orientated to focus on the particular issues and context of the situation and the people in the room.

We can’t wait to see you!

 

What past participants say

 

"This is a gentle and powerful approach to understanding the thoughts, beliefs and emotions that tend to affect our lives and our relationships. It goes further than most personal training & self-development methods in that this new understanding is reached at a deeper, more embodied level … so much so that it leads to a level of awareness that is not just in the head but in your whole being.  This leads to internal shifts and change that have more impact, clarity and stickability than anything I have tried before."

 

"…it's extremely powerful and unique in how it helps you understand and face into your emotional life, objective reality and the way you interact with the world… you have to feel ready for it… and you have to be prepared to step into in the unknown."

 

About the trainers

Louie Gardiner

Louie Gardiner is the creator of the P6 Constellation – the framework that enables people to access the praxis of Presence in Action. This powerful approach equips people to engage in deep personal change, transforming their relationships with themselves, others and the wider world. She is a Director of Presence In Action (PIA) Collective CIC and Potent 6 in which she is the Lead PIA Practitioner & Learning Partner; Change Consultant & Trainer-Facilitator. She is also a member of Initiatives of Change UK and initiated the REAL Change programme in 2015.

 

Su Riddell

Su Riddell is the local coordinator for Initiatives of Change in Oxford, helping to coordinate a range of activities, such as mentoring, discussions, spiritual reflection, conference planning, project management, painting and craft. She is a daughter, mother, soon-to-be-grandmother, and friend to a web of diverse people who inspire her and who she aspires to support. She has been working with IofC for the best part of 40 years, practicing inner reflection daily, which enables her to engage with hervalues and support others in their own practice. For 10 years she was a member of a training team inspiring and equipping people across all diversities to embed change in their lives, and enable individual outreach. Su runs workshops in art and craft combined with mindfulness.

About the Training Track

 

General Information

Trainer: Agnes Otzelberger 

Maximum number of participants: 15

 

This course is for you if some or all of these apply:

  • You feel overwhelmed and/or conflicted in the face of injustice, poverty, physical/structural violence or ill health in your community or the world.
  • You experience signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, empathic burnout, or similar: e.g. depletion, hopelessness, cynicism, ill health, or disconnection from others.
  • You would like to sustain - or regain - trust in yourself as an able, resourceful vehicle for change.
  • You wonder how to sustain your spark and emotional involvement in your work, whilst also staying healthy and able to act.
  • You are interested in or open to working with your inner world.

In professions relentlessly confronted with the suffering of injustice, poverty, violence, or ill health, it is a common belief that emotional shutdown – often dubbed ‘being professional’ – is the only option we have to avoid emotional breakdown. But with numbing the pain, we shut out all the good stuff, too: joy, gratitude, inspiration, intuition, empathic connection with others. Increasingly at war with ourselves and with the world, we end up losing trust in ourselves. We fear losing our ability to care.

These struggles are a silent and costly epidemic. They go by the names of compassion fatigue, or empathic distress/burnout, or vicarious trauma.

The thing is: We can’t actually tire of compassion. But most of us need to learn it first. What we do fatigue of is ‘affective empathy’ — our visceral, painful mirroring of other people’s suffering. But compassion, neurologically speaking, is a different emotion altogether, and a way to stay fully present to suffering, without overwhelm and paralysis. This response comes more naturally to us with e.g. our offspring than with people we perceive as ‘other’. As neuroscience now shows - on the back of insights developed over millennia - it can be strengthened and expanded like a muscle. And that’s what you’ll be learning to do in this programme.

 

In this training track, you will

  • learn the difference between empathic distress and a healthy, sustainable way of caring for and about others and the world – a way to stay deeply engaged without running yourself into the ground;
  • learn the time-tested mind practices that will help you do this;
  • be supported to develop a way to practice that works for your personal needs and circumstances; and
  • gain inspiration and motivation through the connection with a group of people in the same boat as you.

This approach unpacks what trust in ourselves and connection with those perceived as other means on a physiological basis. Trust, physiologically, is a nervous system modus where the body can rest and digest, as opposed to a state of threat – fight, flight, freeze.  In the former, we are able to engage, connect, empathise, learn, reflect – all the things we want to be able to do in the role of a change maker. The training, without going into arduous details on these neuroscientific aspects, teaches techniques that expand our ability to work from this safe, connected place of trust even under trying circumstances which would normally tip us into threat mode.

The training comes in three parts – the three cornerstones of healthy compassion –, taught through a mix of group discussion, guided practice, individual reflection and exploring of resources: 1) mindful awareness 2) self kindness ('inward compassion'), 3) common humanity ('outward compassion').

This particular training has been delivered before to two groups of people working in humanitarian aid/ international development, environment & sustainability, activism & human rights, youth & social work, healthcare, and mental health & coaching.

 

What past participants say

 

"This stimulating programme gives deep and fascinating insights and practices to help participants discover ways to flourish on a personal level whilst sustaining a compassionate approach to others. […] A vital kind of self knowledge for those in the helping professions."

Chris, humanitarian worker, Liberia

 

"I would recommend this to all people who burn out and run on empty."

Hannah, Youth worker, UK

 

"I thoroughly recommend it for everyone working in a caring profession – be it for people, animals or planet."

Will, environmental activist, UK

 

"I now have a new understanding of the difference between empathy and compassion and how they employ different neural circuitry. This has given me a new clarity about the goal of my personal practice plus inspiration that there is potential for positive change. And I have practical strategies I can use."

Jessica, coach, UK

 

 

About the trainer

Agnes Otzelberger

Agnes Otzelberger is a trainer and facilitator working to get our minds, hearts and bodies in shape for the social good we seek. From a young age, she knew she wanted to be involved in tackling injustice and inequality in the world. Then, 10+ years of working as an adviser, trainer and researcher in the international aid sector, and in a range of non-governmental and public sector organisations, left her feeling depleted and deeply troubled about the many ways in which their work seemed to model that which they were against. She began to explore the paradox of systems that are set up to ‘do good’ and yet often inflict harm, and of people who fight the good fight for others, yet often fail to truly do this for themselves. Over the past seven years, she has immersed herself more and more in a range of ‘inner’ and interpersonal practices that can help us bring our values and ways of being in this work into better alignment. This includes various techniques for group process, working with the mind and body, and interpersonal communication, working with individuals, groups and teams. Agnes works independently, and as an associate with OpenEdge – Transforming Conflict, and Wild Things. She is passionate about the emerging meeting places between Western and Eastern psychology and science, and she has recently completed a certificate in Compassion-based Psychotherapy and Social Transformation with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, which brought her to the work on compassion fatigue she now does.

About the Training Track

 

General Information

Trainer: Anne-Claire Frank-Seisay & Jean Brown

Maximum number of participants: 14

Hosted by: Creators of Peace

 

"How do we change the world? Change the Story."

Charles Eisenstein

 

"Neither revolution nor reformation can ultimately change a society, rather you must tell a new and powerful story... one so inclusive that it gathers all the bits of our past and our present into a coherent whole, one that even shines some light into the future so that we can take the next step forward."

Ivan Illich, priest/philosopher 1926-2002

 

"You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."

CS Lewis, academic/novelist 1898-1963

 

In an increasingly fragile and divided world stories can heal, stories can harm. We will explore an invitation to take responsibility for the stories we tell and to transform them for the future benefit of our communities and in the cause of peace. What might it mean to be an advocate for a new story’– the story of our shared humanity? 

Over the course of the sessions, each participant will have the chance to investigate their own sense of identity, and to prepare and tell an aspect of their own story as a tool for peace advocacy.

The areas of learning are:  
1. The potential of each individual in becoming an ‘advocate for a new story’
2. Skills in listening deeply to ourselves and others as a means for healing
3. The role of storysharing as a tool for deepening connections and advocating for peace

 

About the trainers

Anne-Claire Frank-Seisay

Anne-Claire Frank-Seisay is Dutch-French and currently living in the USA. She is on the International Committee of Creators of Peace International. She was a member of Initiatives of Change for 10 years in the Netherlands, before moving to the USA. In the Netherlands, she worked for the City of Amsterdam as an interim project manager and also facilitated many large group conversations around the city on many different topics. She currently works in international education on the east coast of the USA. Anne-Claire has been involved with CoP’s new project Advocates for a New Story since she facilitated a first trial workshop in Caux in 2017. This project connects her degree in History to her passion for peace building. History to her is not about finding the truth, but understanding different perspectives and understanding that narratives about events can change. 

 

Jean Brown

Jean Brown is one of the elders for Creators of Peace (CoP) and has been involved with CoP since 1994. Jean is the designer of the Creators of Peace Circles which have spread to 50 countries over the last fifteen years. She authored the CoP facilitation and training manuals and most recently was the convenor for CoP's 25th anniversary conference. Jean has worked full-time with Initiatives of Change for 50+ years, including for many years in India and the USA, pioneering projects such as 'Action for Life', a leadership programme for young people, and supporting reconciliation initiatives in South Sudan. She lives in Australia where, together with her family, she is actively involved with community initiatives and regularly mentors women around the world.

About the Training Track

 

General Information

Trainers: Rob Corcoran and Ebony Walden 

Maximum number of participants: 14  (by invitation only)

If you are interested to participate please contact Rob Corcoran.

 

This intensive and interactive track offers tools for experienced facilitators seeking to increase skills as trustbuilding trainers in support of efforts to overcome racial/ethnic/religious divisions and xenophobia, and to build social cohesion and equitable communities. 

 

The collaborative training approach engages the talents and wisdom of the participants in four key competencies that connect personal and social change:  

  1. Authentic leadership rooted in core values that move individuals from blame to self-awareness, personal responsibility and accountability;
  2. Understanding of the power of history, narrative and trauma in the formation of group identity, as well as steps in the process of healing and repair;
  3. Skills to design and facilitate honest conversations among all stakeholders in highly polarized environments;
  4. Tools to build and sustain diverse multi-sector teams, partnerships and networks rooted in shared visions and values.

 

These skills form the basis of IofC International’s trustbuilding project now in development. The training draws on more than three decades of internationally recognized work by Hope in the Cities in Richmond, Virginia, USA. It is designed for facilitators who have a commitment to the lived-out values of Initiatives of Change.

 

About the trainers

Rob Corcoran

Rob Corcoran is a trainer, facilitator and racial healing practitioner who has worked with diverse and polarized groups across North America and Europe and in Australia, India, South Africa and Brazil. He is the founder of Hope in the Cities, Initiatives of Change USA’s flagship program, in Richmond, Virginia. He collaborated on a dialogue guide for President Clinton’s Initiative on Race, and was a consultant for the W.K. Kellogg national enterprise, “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.” He is author of Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility (University of Virginia Press 2010). www.4trustbuilding.blogspot.com

 

Ebony Walden

Ebony Walden is a trainer and facilitator who has over a decade of experience as an urban planner and community builder. At Ebony Walden Consulting she facilitates workshops and engagement processes that explore race, equity, and the creation of more just and inclusive communities. She is also a lead trainer and facilitator with Hope in the Cities in Richmond, Virginia.

 

speakers

Senator Bogdan Klich
Minority Leader of the Polish Senate, Former Minister of National Defence of Poland
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Senator Bogdan Klich is the Leader of the Opposition in the Polish Senate, and Deputy Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. He comes from Krakow, where he also lectures in the Jagiellonian University. From 2007 to 2011 he served as Minister of Defence in the Government of Donald Tusk. As a student he was active in the struggle for a democratic country, and was interned in 1981 by the communist regime. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2017.
Agnes Otzelberger
Trainer / Facilitator / Researcher / Founder of TheGoodJungle.org
(UK)
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Agnes Otzelberger is a trainer and facilitator working to get our minds, hearts and bodies in shape for the social good we seek. From a young age, she knew she wanted to be involved in tackling injustice and inequality in the world. Then, 10+ years of working as an adviser, trainer and researcher in the international aid sector, and in a range of non-governmental and public sector organisations, left her feeling depleted and deeply troubled about the many ways in which their work seemed to model that which they were against. She began to explore the paradox of systems that are set up to ‘do good’ and yet often inflict harm, and of people who fight the good fight for others, yet often fail to truly do this for themselves. Over the past seven years, she has immersed herself more and more in a range of ‘inner’ and interpersonal practices that can help us bring our values and ways of being in this work into better alignment. This includes various techniques for group process, working with the mind and body, and interpersonal communication, working with individuals, groups and teams. Agnes works independently, and as an associate with OpenEdge – Transforming Conflict, and Wild Things. She is passionate about the emerging meeting places between Western and Eastern psychology and science, and she has recently completed a certificate in Compassion-based Psychotherapy and Social Transformation with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, which brought her to the work on compassion fatigue she now does.
Arshalouys Tenbelian
Communication Specialist / Co-Chair at the Armenian Kurdish Turkish Peace Initiative
Lebanon
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Arshalouys Tenbelian is a communication specialist from Beirut, Lebanon. Arshalouys is of Armenian origin, she is a 4th generation survival of Armenian genocide. Coming from a minority group in her country Lebanon, which is considered to have one of the biggest Armenian diaspora communities in the world, she has fought for long to keep her identity and Armenian cause alive. Arshalouys is an advocate for human rights, especially for minority groups campaigning and promoting minority rights. Currently, she co-chairs the Armenian Kurdish Turkish Peace Initiative (AKTPI) that aims to hold dialogues with opponents, to confront and not to avoid, to promote awareness, create a safe space for healing memories, increase tolerance and inclusion, work on conflict resolution and help all towards a peaceful closure. Arshalouys plans to continue her education and earn her graduate degree in human rights.
Burak Han Cevik
Immigration Lawyer / Consular Officer Dutch Foreign Affairs
The Netherlands
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Born in the Netherlands in 1990 of a family who migrated from Turkey two generations ago, Burak Han Çevik studied Dutch and European Law in The Hague, and worked in government institutions focusing on immigration. He interned at the Dutch Embassy in Washington, DC, and gained a Master’s degree in International Humanitarian Laws specialising in Immigration. He then worked as a case manager for asylum seekers in the USA. He now works in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is currently based in Prague. He is a board member of the Ministry’s Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce advocating for greater gender and age balance, and the inclusion of LGBT, disabled and non-Western Dutch colleagues. Burak first attended the Armenian Turkish Kurdish Dialogue in 2017, and since then has been spreading Caux’s peacebuilding approach. This took him to Lebanon in February, where he visited Armenian colleagues.
Richard Werly
Journalist / France and European affairs correspondent, Le Temps, Geneva
Switzerland
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Richard Werly, 52, is the France and European Affairs correspondent for Le Temps, Switzerland's main French-language daily newspaper. Formerly based in Tokyo, Bangkok and Brussels, he now works from Paris. Richard is also the publisher of «L'ame des peuples» (Nevicata Publishing), a collection of 50 books, each focusing on the culture, identity and 'personality' of a particular country.
Kerim Yildiz
Chief Executive Officer Democratic Progress Institute
United Kingdom/Turkey
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Kerim Yildiz is an expert in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, international human rights law and minority rights, having worked on numerous projects in these areas over his career. He was formerly co-founder and Chief Executive of the Kurdish Human Rights Project. Kerim has received a number of awards, including from the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights for his services to protect human rights and promote the rule of law in 1996, and the Sigrid Rausing Trust’s Human Rights award for Leadership in Indigenous and Minority Rights in 2005. Kerim is also a recipient of the 2011 Gruber Prize for Justice. He has extensive experience in human rights and actively works to raise awareness on human rights violations worldwide assisting with many cases to the European Court of Human Rights, conducting training seminars in Europe and the Middle East, and regularly contributing to seminars and conferences. Kerim has also written extensively on human rights issues, including numerous essays, articles and chapters on freedom of expression, national security and minority rights, as well as books relating to the European Convention, the United Nations and OSCE mechanisms. He has written books on the Kurds in Iraq, Iran, Syria, the Caucuses, Turkey and the diaspora and he has most recently co-authored ‘The Kurdish Conflict: International Humanitarian Law and Post Conflict Mechanisms’ (Routledge, 2010). His work has been translated into numerous languages, including Turkish, Finnish, German, Spanish, Russian, Kurdish, Arabic and Persian. Kerim also serves as a Board Member and Advisor to other human rights and environmental organisations and is an advisor to the Delfina Foundation. Kerim is a member of English PEN and is a founding member of Ara Pacis Initiative.  

facilitators

Louie Gardiner
Director of Presence In Action (PIA) Collective CIC and Potent 6
UK
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Louie Gardiner is the creator of the P6 Constellation – the framework that enables people to access the praxis of Presence in Action. This powerful approach equips people to engage in deep personal change, transforming their relationships with themselves, others and the wider world. She is a Director of Presence In Action (PIA) Collective CIC and Potent 6 in which she is the Lead PIA Practitioner & Learning Partner; Change Consultant & Trainer-Facilitator. She is also a member of Initiatives of Change UK and initiated the REAL Change programme in 2015.
Su Riddell
Local Coordinator Oxford
Initiatives of Change UK
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Su Riddell is the local coordinator for Initiatives of Change in Oxford, helping to coordinate a range of activities, such as mentoring, discussions, spiritual reflection, conference planning, project management, painting and craft. She is a daughter, mother, soon-to-be-grandmother, and friend to a web of diverse people who inspire her and who she aspires to support. She has been working with IofC for the best part of 40 years, practicing inner reflection daily, which enables her to engage with hervalues and support others in their own practice. For 10 years she was a member of a training team inspiring and equipping people across all diversities to embed change in their lives, and enable individual outreach. Su runs workshops in art and craft combined with mindfulness.
Anne-Claire Frank-Seisay
France/Netherlands/USA
Creators of Peace
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Anne-Claire Frank-Seisay is Dutch-French and currently living in the USA. She is on the International Committee of Creators of Peace International. She was a member of Initiatives of Change for 10 years in the Netherlands, before moving to the USA.  In the Netherlands, she worked for the City of Amsterdam as an interim project manager and also facilitated many large group conversations around the city on many different topics. She currently works in international education on the east coast of the USA.  Anne-Claire has been involved with CoP’s new project Advocates for a New Story since she facilitated a first trial workshop in Caux in 2017. This project connects her degree in History to her passion for peace building. History to her is not about finding the truth, but understanding different perspectives and understanding that narratives about events can change. 
Jean Brown
Trainer / Facilitator
Creators of Peace International
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Jean Brown is one of the elders for Creators of Peace (CoP) and has been involved with CoP since 1994. Jean is the designer of the Creators of Peace Circles which have spread to 50 countries over the last fifteen years. She authored the CoP facilitation and training manuals and most recently was the convenor for CoP's 25th anniversary conference. Jean has worked full-time with Initiatives of Change for 50+ years, including for many years in India and the USA, pioneering projects such as 'Action for Life', a leadership programme for young people, and supporting reconciliation initiatives in South Sudan. She lives in Australia where, together with her family, she is actively involved with community initiatives and regularly mentors women around the world.
Rob Corcoran
USA
Trainer / Facilitator / Racial Healing Practitioner
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Rob Corcoran is a trainer, facilitator and racial healing practitioner who has worked with diverse and polarized groups across North America and Europe and in Australia, India, South Africa and Brazil. He is the founder of Hope in the Cities, Initiatives of Change USA’s flagship program, in Richmond, Virginia. He collaborated on a dialogue guide for President Clinton’s Initiative on Race, and was a consultant for the W.K. Kellogg national enterprise, “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.” He is author of Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility (University of Virginia Press 2010). www.4trustbuilding.blogspot.com
Ebony Walden
USA
Trainer and facilitator
Ebony Walden is a trainer and facilitator who has over a decade of experience as an urban planner and community builder. At Ebony Walden Consulting she facilitates workshops and engagement processes that explore race, equity, and the creation of more just and inclusive communities. She is also a lead trainer and facilitator with Hope in the Cities in Richmond, Virginia.

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fees

Basic Room Twin
  • Accommodation and food*CHF 340 (4 nights)
  • Forum FeesCHF 720
  • TotalCHF 1060
Basic Room Single
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  • Forum FeesCHF 720
  • TotalCHF 1140
Standard Room Twin
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  • Forum FeesCHF 720
  • TotalCHF 1100
Standard Room Single
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  • Forum FeesCHF 720
  • TotalCHF 1220
Premium room Twin
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  • Forum FeesCHF 720
  • TotalCHF 1300
Premium room Single
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  • Forum FeesCHF 720
  • TotalCHF 1420

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organising team

Diana Damsa

Diana Damsa

Managing Director - Tools for Changemakers
Diana Topan

Diana Topan

Communications Director
Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver

Conference Design Coordinator
Sarah Hammoura

Sarah Hammoura

Conference Design Coordinator
Jane Wuth

Jane Wuth

Conference Design Coordinator
Aleksandra Kielek

Aleksandra Kielek

Communities Coordinator
John Bond

John Bond

Special Delegations Director
Alexandra Timiş

Alexandra Timiş

Logistics Coordinator
Bhav Patel

Bhavesh S Patel

Caux Design Team
Patrycja Pociecha

Patrycja Pociecha

YAP Programme Coordinator
Lynne Barker

Lynne Barker

Artist
Rob Lancaster

Rob Lancaster

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Timo Pfender

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Preliminary programm

Rebuilding Trust in Europe

 

Quiet Reflection

In today’s busy and chaotic society one of the tools Initiatives of Change has used to find insight and inspiration is silence. Through quiet reflection one can explore inwards to discover more about who they are. These moments of silence are a space to listen to your inner voice or guidance. Beneath the chatter and disturbances that crowd our minds is a deeper source of wisdom and insight. Some refer to it as the true Self, others the voice of God, others Love etc. The thoughts that come when one is truly open and able to let go of their ego, can be challenging yet rewarding. This may result in steps to influence your attitudes and relationships. To follow these thoughts can hopefully lead to transformation and freedom.

 

Community Groups

On the day of your arrival at Caux, you will be asked to sign up to one of the Community Groups.  Here we aim to create a smaller space for you, so that you have more opportunities to contribute your views, knowledge and experience connected to the topics discussed in the conference. This is a safe space in which to share more openly about your own story and how you respond to the experience of the conference. We encourage you to explore the inner changes you might be going through during your stay. Community Groups will be led by two skilled facilitators.

Serving each other has been a living tradition and a practical reality at Caux, since conferences here began. This way of modeling our interdependence is one of the essential features which set the Caux Forum apart from other conference settings. Together with your community group and facilitators you will have the opportunity to join in service during your stay at the Caux Palace. By offering some of your time, you will experience one of the core values which contribute to the spirit of Caux: ‘care for others’.

 

Training Tracks

During Tools for Changemakers – Rebuilding Trust in Europe, you can chose to be part of one of 5 Training Tracks that focus on equipping you with tools for your work, in your organization, or in your community.

Our Training Tracks are run by experts in trustbuilding, peacebuilding and dialogue facilitation. You will commit to one training track over three afternoons. At the completion of the training you will receive a certificate of completion.

Click here and find out more about the 2019 Training Tracks.

programme

Sunday, 14 July

16:15 - 18:30

Welcome and Introduction to Caux and to the Forum

18:30 - 19:15

Dinner

19:45 - 22:00

Welcome and Introduction to Caux and to the Forum (part II)

Monday, 15 July

07:15 - 08:00

Community Groups

Quiet reflection

08:00 - 08:45

Breakfast

09:15 - 10:45

Morning Plenary

Understanding my story

11:00 - 12:15

Community Groups

Discussion and sharing

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Free time

15:00 - 15:45

Training Tracks

15:45 - 16:15

Tea

16:15 - 18:30

Training Tracks

18:30 - 19:15

Dinner

20:15 - 22:00

Initiatives and Networking Time

Tuesday, 16 July

07:15 - 08:00

Community Groups

Quiet reflection

08:00 - 08:45

Breakfast

09:15 - 10:45

Morning Plenary

Exploring our story

11:00 - 12:15

Community Groups

Discussion and sharing

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Free time

15:00 - 15:45

Training Tracks

15:45 - 16:15

Tea

16:15 - 18:30

Training Tracks

18:30 - 19:15

Dinner

20:15 - 22:00

Cultural Evening

Celebrating Europe! Sharing our culture, food and dance

Wednesday, 17 July

07:15 - 08:00

Community Groups

Quiet reflection

08:00 - 08:45

Breakfast

09:15 - 10:45

Morning Plenary

Creating a new story together

11:00 - 12:15

Community Groups

Discussion and sharing

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Free time

15:00 - 15:45

Training Tracks

15:45 - 16:15

Tea

16:15 - 18:30

Training Tracks

18:30 - 19:15

Dinner

20:15 - 22:00

Concert by Caux Artists Program

Thursday, 18 July

07:15 - 08:00

Community Groups

Quiet reflection

08:00 - 08:45

Breakfast

09:15 - 10:45

Training Tracks: closing and certificates

11:00 - 12:15

Closing Plenary

Please note that this programme is subject to change

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