CANCELLED: Dynamic Dialogue™: Meeting the Complexity of Our Time

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Friday 5/13/2016 - Sunday 5/15/2016
7:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Program Leader
Jean Holsten, Roseanne Lopez


Have you ever…

  • Tried to explain something only to have it received in exactly the opposite way you intended?
  • Found yourself avoiding people or conversations?
  • Kept silent even when you had something to offer?
  • Felt stuck in the same conversation over and over with exactly the same frustrating result?

You’re not alone!

Families, organizations, workplaces, and communities describe being caught between the need to connect well and a reality fraught with different perceptions, ideas, and ways of expressing ourselves.  We humans, no matter how hard we try, seem to have difficulty interacting with each other even with the best of intentions.

Dynamic Dialogue™ is an experiential learning process that focuses on quality of presence and engagement that are core to healthy, positive interactions.  The Dynamic Dialogue™ Process invites you into an experiential learning process which introduces concepts that explain the underlying difficulties while offering an array of tools, techniques, exercises and practices that help avoid and/or work through challenges. Throughout the workshop we will be learning and practicing together!

There are four ways of being that undergird the qualities of presence and engagement:  Awareness, Compassion, Creative Freedom and Interdependence.  This workshop will focus on Awareness and Compassion; what they are and how to practice them in ways that improve our interactions with others.

Jean Holsten is the Director of Dialogue Programs for the Bread of Life, a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to educational and charitable pursuits. She is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of California.   Jean works with individuals and groups seeking efficient, productive and meaningful ways to engage in business, government, community and political work. She offers trainings and facilitation services to business leaders, government leaders, church leaders, youth, social activists and others interested in engaging meaningful dialogue.

Jean created the Dynamic Dialogue™ program and offers this program to organizations and individuals seeking to improve the ways they interact with others.  Jean has been a trainer and facilitator in the Contemplative Dialogue/Active Engagement/Mindful Leadership work for more than a decade.  Jean has been part of an international team working with the Government of Alberta in Canada.  She works in cross-cultural, multi-discipline projects through the University of California.  Her work in California is primarily with individuals and groups in local, regional and statewide government, non-profit and for-profit businesses and faith based communities.

Roseanne M. Lopez, is a Certified Management Consultant, and has more than 30 years experience working for, and consulting to, a broad array of clients.    She has worked extensively in collaborative approaches assisting organizations and groups to create change and improve their operations through their strategy, technology and people. Her experience includes: facilitation, strategic organizational structure, operations and business process re-design, technology use, design and implementation.  Ms. Lopez was formerly a Partner with Deloitte & Touche.

Program fee includes a manual.

Please review our La Casa Program Cancellation and Refund Policy before registering for this program.