22 ~27 July 2018 | Initiatives of Change, Caux Forum, Switzerland
Trainers: Jo Winsloe & Bruna Kaldetz
This training track draws on the experiences of two initiatives arising in response to the recent humanitarian crisis. They have sought to bring fresh perspectives and find new ways to welcome, support and create connection between emerging communities of locals and their neighbours who were displaced from their homelands.
The sessions will be experiential, engaging hearts and minds and invite participation as we dig deep into what community means and ask what might be your own unique contribution to this most pressing of issues. The training is open to both experienced volunteers and those wanting to know what they can do.
Sessions will explore:
Models of initiatives that connect and create community among and between people
Values underpinning a heart-centred approach
Awareness and practices of deep hospitality
The role of faith and faith communities
Understanding and tools to co-ordinate volunteering as a dynamic social witness practice
Leadership skills and qualities in the face of seemingly insurmountable issues
The shadow side of volunteering and humanitarian work