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Practising for peace dojo for The Netherlands


How can we step up in skillful service to sharpen our leadership to offer wiser actions for a more flourishing and peaceful future? 

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In a world of fast changing times, with many areas of polarisation and conflict, we need to connect to our human values. Bridging our differences and connecting to what unites us. Working together from a place of inquiry, wisdom and connectedness. This requires connecting into our own leadership, exploring ways of working from a space of peace and strength.

This workshop, or DOJO, is for you if you want to explore your personal leadership and inner strength for wiser action. 

A DOJO – meaning a place to practice for your life. 

In the Dojo we will:

  • Bring together the principles and practices of Aikido basics as a stimulus for conversation and reflection, and apply the Flow Game to seed wise action.

  • Explore ways of engaging and aligning personal passion and purpose with the work we want and need to be doing in the world.

  • Work to cultivate inner clarity, balance and wiser action regardless of circumstance. 

  • Offer an opportunity to focus on improving our sense of well-being in good company and with informed guidance

Join us for 3 days of practice, stepping forward into the next phase of who you are, to say yes to compassionate warriorship, and to leave behind whatever is destructive in ourselves and the world. 

We believe that there are some essential principles in life and in compassionate warriorship that are at the root of all great successful endeavours. These are what we wish to explore and practise here and in our dojo. Our dojo trains in practices that develop and build abilities for skillful actions and wise decisions. It is our hope that good people practise  and skillfully implement compassionate warriorship in their work and their lives; and that the practice of kindness and heartfelt flowing actions become normal and everyday events. 

In the midst of the challenges, complexities and demands of modern life, this workshop offers an opportunity to explore ways of working from a space of compassion, presentness, peace, strength. 

We invite you to explore our deeper sense of purpose and belonging as we face these interesting and challenging times in a field of practice using the principles of Aikido, the Japanese bokken (wooden practice sword) as a metaphor for our inner strength and courage , through Art of Hosting practices, and through playing the Flow Game together.

Practice, Play, Dance and Experience

Who is it for?

This workshop is for people who want to bring more humane, peaceful and conscious ways of being into the world. Be you an entrepreneur, leader, employee, intrapreneur, student, teacher, consultant, volunteer. Whether you want to strengthen your personal leadership, or want to learn how to use your power more consciously. This is also for Dojo alumni who want a refresher to strengthen their practice.

Dates and times

The Practising for Peace workshop takes place from October 25th to October 27th 2019. 

Starting time: 11.00 hours on Friday, October 25th

Ending time: 15.00 hours on Sunday, October 27th

Location & Accomodation

The workshop will be held at Kapellerput, an inspirational environment in the village of Heeze (close to Eindhoven). - See more here.

Situated amidst its own green estate, this extensive conference hotel provides tasteful, modern rooms and a stylish restaurant. Relax in the peace and quiet of this trendy accommodation and get inspired by the colourful interior, decorated with original works of art. Enjoy the soothing natural environment and sit out on the lovely terrace.

For arriving at the accommodation, there are good flying connections to Eindhoven Airport. In Heeze is a railway station. Take a taxi to Kapellerput (5 minutes). See also https://www.kapellerput.nl/en/contact/ 


The Team:

This gathering is being organised by Toke, Kieron, Stefan, Onno, Katus. All are practitioners of Art of Hosting and are hosting participatory workshops.

Toke Moeller is the host and sensei of the dojo, he is a warrior of the heart, Aikido practitioner and host of participatory leadership processes. He is a co-creator of The Art of hosting, The Flow Game, The Practicing for Peace dojo and Designing for Wiser Action. See more here: https://www.interchange-tomo.com/toke-2

Kieron Concannon has most often been described
(amongst other things) as a “multi-instrumentalist
Musician, Martial artist, Ethnomusicologist, Sound Healer,
Writer, Composer and Producer”. I have been an active
member of the international Art of Hosting (AoH) community for many years and have been teaching and hosting trainings in Athens for around 8 years with my beloved AoH Athins team. Kieron is a flow game host and Toke and Kieron have co-created quite a few dojos together in England, Scotland, Denmark and Northern Ireland over the years.

Stefan Groenendal is an international strategy consultant and organisational developer working on the crossroads of the humanities and technology. He is co-founder of Teal for Teal International, a community on next stage organisations. Additionally he is building a global mycelium of purposeful / conscious hubs fusing the Bildung and Teal movements in the process. He has worked on many organisational and systems transformations in industry, transport and education and currently co-founding Fluid a network organisation catalysing system transformation.

Onno Geveke is a senior Organisational Development and Learning facilitator. His purpose is to serve people and organisations in becoming the best flourishing versions of themselves. He is passionate about helping people to grow individually and as a collective, and loves sharing his journey in participatory leadership and inner growth. Onno is inspired by Appreciative Inquiry, Art of Hosting, U-theory, Reinventing Organizations and has a background in learning & change.

Katus Bartos is expert in marketing strategy and value-based marketing communication. She regularly facilitates workshops for clients for strategic purposes. She is also a member of SocialFokus, a community doing conscious business together, providing space for like-minded people in the social entrepreneurship and NGO field. In addition, she regularly hosts Pro-Action and World Café style events for the community. She is also an Art of hosting and Going Horizontal practitioner.

Dates and times

The Practising for Peace workshop takes place from October 25th to October 27th 2019. Starting time: 10.00 hours on Friday, October 25th
Ending time: 12.30 hours on Sunday, October 27th

Location & Accomodation

The workshop will be held at Kapellerput, an inspirational environment in the village of Heeze (close to Eindhoven). Situated amidst its own green estate, this extensive conference hotel provides tasteful, modern rooms and a stylish restaurant. Relax in the peace and quiet of this trendy accommodation and get inspired by the colourful interior, decorated with original works of art. Enjoy the soothing natural environment and sit out on the lovely terrace.

https://www.kapellerput.nl/en/

For arriving at the accommodation, there are good flying connections to Eindhoven Airport. In Heeze is a railway station. Take a taxi to Kapellerput (5 minutes). See alsohttps://www.kapellerput.nl/en/contact/

Fees

This training is being offered with the intention of allowing everybody with different means to participate, regardless of economic status. As we would like to work with the current economic reality we offer two types of fees: one for lower income areas
and one for higher income areas. Please be mindful of this while deciding

which fee would be fitting for your context. I n case of financial challenges please indicate your need in the registration form and we start a conversation.

This training fee includes the hosting & organization, 2 nights of accommodation, meals and refreshments.

Lower income areas fee - € 500,- (excl VAT) Higher income areas fee - € 760,- (excl VAT)

You can register through filling in our Google Form through

https://forms.gle/H8Xisd4bW1x8iZmZ7

Cancellation policy

The tricky thing in preparing for an event is that all the planning depends upon the number of people who come. As a result, we are trying to get the clearest possible sense of attendance in order to prepare ourselves and the venue without incurring high fees for cancellations.

  • ●  If you cancel your registration on or before September 1st, you will receive a full refund of all participation fees minus a 50€ deposit.

  • ●  If you cancel between September 1st and September 25th, you will receive 50% of your total fees.

  • ●  From September 25th we must charge full fees.

  • ●  You may of course give your place to someone else without any surcharge.

    Do you want to read more?

    ● www.practisingforpeace.net
    ● www.dojowithinthedojo.net
    ● www.flowgame.net
    ● https://www.interchange-tomo.com/