Zen Peacemaker Affiliate
we are open circle
We are Open Circle
We create Transformative Communities where Connection, Creativity, and Collective Growth are built into everything you do.
Tell us a bit about how your group was concieved
The founders, Adam and Miriam joined together in a fascination about how council practice interacted with community and work life. They started an experiment at The Ojai Foundation as co-executive directors to look at both structures and cultural backbone that was conducive to the mission of the Ojai Foundation coming alive not just in the programs it ran but also in the life of the organization itself. In those experiment they were surprised by the healing that took place and the engagement and connection and learning that ensued. They also learnt more about how power, authority and hierarchy work in circles. From there they founded We are Open Circle, and over the past year have evolved what they have learnt into a systematic way of working with circle, power, hierarchy, conflict and emergence in organizations and communities.
How many members do you serve? 500
Tell us about one exciting project, program, or other offering you are currently working on.
In 2020 we are launch our initial Social Entrepreneurship program supporting Emerging Leaders in putting into practice their personal missions for social and cultural change and healing.
How do the Three Tenets inform your social engagement?
The three tenants are the backbone of our approach to working with organizations and communities. We us them as an approach to the sort of adaptive capacities we are cultivating in the communities and organizations we work with.
What is the most meaningful challenge your organization Faces?
Our greatest challenge, and opportunity, is meeting decision-makers and influencers in their understandings how organizations and communities can and do run. To break-down walls of power that prevent listening from within, and could help shape the structures and cultures of groups to meet the deepest needs of their members and our world.
For more information: contact@weareopencircle.com
We are Open Circle -
California USA