This is a simple question to ask and not an easy one to answer. We want to dedicate this event to people who are part of, or co-create communities & organisations or are connected to such groups. Our dream is to bring together a diverse group of people. We want to learn from each other and explore the potential that lies in differences. Our work is grounded on Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC). However you do not need to be familiar with NVC to participate. We especially welcome you if you have never experienced such a retreat before.
This training may be of special interest to you if:
Kathleen Macferran holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She is committed to building a world where peace replaces violence, love replaces hate, equity replaces inequity, and all people live meaningful lives. She has worked internationally with individuals, families, communities, companies, prison inmates and correctional officers and law enforcement employees. She serves as a trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, WA, an organization that supports healing connection and restorative communities both inside and outside prison through the strategies of Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, racial equity and anti-oppression.
Kathleen offers trainings, facilitation, system building and mediation using practical skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. For over 30 years Kathleen has explored ways to restore harmony to communities, including two decades as a music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school teacher.
The retreat is hosted by a team of 4 people who love to work together.
At the retreat we seek to create a space where:
Here is some brief information about each of us:
Juergen – has spent more than 35 years in business organisations and takes responsibility in co-creating a housing cooperative in Weimar, Germany.
Marta – makes a conscious effort to co-create the world that she wants to live in by leading a kindergarten and offering trainings.
Magda – supports people in mutual understanding and working out solutions that work for everyone; is a parent of young kids.
Piotr – is a manager in an IT company, a co-founder of a democratic school, a husband and a father.
We did our best to create ways to contribute that are easy for all of us considering the variety of our individual preferences and prerequisites. Our intention is not to overwhelm you with information and still share our approach to money.
If you are looking for a standard contribution, please choose one of these amounts:
If you want to decide more consciously how much you want to contribute or you are curious about the details of our approach to money or simply you are looking for a different option because the standard one doesn’t work for you, please click the panel below to see our proposal.
In our society needs are systematically disempowered: resources flow to where there are already resources and power, not to where there are needs. Our intention is to create an environment in which we can experience a needs-based flow of resources by separating giving from receiving and exploring together how to build a world in which resources flow to where there are needs. We also need to re-establish trust that our needs matter, i.e. that they have tangible power that can move resources in the service of life, and to actually experience it.
We intend to:
Here is some information that might help you to decide about the amount you choose to contribute.
We need to collect 47000 PLN / 11000 EUR to make this event happen.
We need to collect 78000 PLN / 18000 EUR to cover all costs and to contribute towards sustainability of trainers and organizers.
So, we invite you to decide how much you are willing and able to contribute. If you want to, please use the guidelines from the following sliding scale:
Please fill in the registration form and transfer your contribution within 7 days after sending the registration form. Please use the following bank details:
Company Name: Rubikon Marta Kułaga
IBAN: PL 02 1050 1445 1000 0091 4893 7189
Bank Name: ING Bank Śląski
Reference: "Thriving in Communities & Organizations 2020" followed by your first & last name
Please ensure that the cost of money transfer is included in your payment. For foreign transfers we recommend using https://transferwise.com or paying via Revolut if you are a card holder of this service.
Please contact us if you have any questions or doubts concerning registration or contributions.
We will gladly refund what you have given minus:
We offer no refunds, if you cancel after May 14, 2020.
We accept name changes (i.e. replacements). Please contact us to see what is possible.
The workshop will be held in Zagroda Ojrzanów which is located near Warsaw in beautiful surroundings. It is an amazing place with a small lake for swimming, bikes to rent, a forest to walk in, and great food. Due to the remote location, internet access is very limited. It takes half an hour by car from Warsaw Airport Okęcie (WAW) or the central train station and an hour from Modlin Airport (WMI). We are willing to support you concerning transport arrangements.
The venue offers wide choices for your accommodations. You can stay in a room, in a tent or even in a barn, sleeping on hay. Room and board costs are separate from the contributions toward the sustainability of the workshop team, and are given to a different organization. Room and board costs are non-negotiable amounts, and required by our host venue. You will pay in cash, only in Polish Zloty PLN, directly to the venue owners when you arrive. Room assignments are subject to availability and are first-come, first-served. While registering you will specify your preferences about accommodation, food and transportation.
Please see options of food and accommodation for the whole retreat. Packages include meals starting from dinner on 19th June ending with lunch on 25th June.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about accommodations, meals and transportation, if you need more information before registering.
Seminar language is English. Consecutive translation into Polish will be provided. Translation to any other language can be provided upon necessity.
How to register?
Just click on: Registration form (possible to edit after you have sent it)