Capacity building is a conceptual approach to social or personal development. It focuses on identifying obstacles that inhibit us from understanding and managing emotions, showing empathy, maintaining positive relationships, and making collective decisions.
In this workshop for educators, administrators, counselors, and others who work in a school setting, we explore a contemplative approach to nurture our social and emotional competencies. We examine potent conversations around workplace conflict and learn to utilize mindfulness, nonviolent communication, and restorative practices.
Through journaling, role playing, movement, discussion, and games, we deepen into our practice of mindfulness and self-compassion with a goal of helping all employees work to perform functions effectively, solve problems, and set and achieve goals in a positive manner. We learn to:
- Notice personal triggers, biases, and assumptions around race, gender, class, and privilege
- Translate judgmental thinking into observations, feelings, needs, and requests
- Communicate clearly and listen empathically for the needs of diverse populations
- Practice assertive and active listening calls around controversial issues
Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight
Stay With Us
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.
A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25
Credit Hours: 10.5
|WESPSB - Educators (Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board)||$50|