Learning Circles

starlings

Starlings collect themselves in massive groups called “murmurings.”  If you’ve ever witnessed these mega flocks, you know it’s quite a sight to see so many birds peppering the sky, moving as one.

How do they fly in a group of thousands of other starlings, all seemingly confident in the direction of the flock and never colliding into each other?

Starlings pay attention to the 7 individuals directly adjacent to them.

They attend to those closest to them, able to react quickly and with little effort when their tight, hyper-local formation changes direction.

I’ve observed that many people, at least for now, are drawing our circles closer in.  We have fewer trivial acquaintances that we regularly stay in contact with, and it’s an opportunity for deeper connections for those we choose to circle up with.

I’m also hearing from many of you, that you would like some ongoing classes and guided experiences that are an hour or two long every week, and fewer of the weekend-long, monthly events that last 7 months or a year.

So I have something new for you that I’m introducing in August:  Learning Circles.

Learning Circles are groups of 4-8 participants that meet every week or two.  Members sign up for a series to explore a particular topic or interest with their small group.  I tested a few Learning Circles in June and July and received a lot of positive feedback.  Participants also said that they really loved paying by donation so that they’re confident they can contribute something but aren’t locked into an expensive program if job changes come along.

Each Learning Circle:

  • has 4-8 participants
  • lasts about a month
  • meets every week or two 
  • is about a particular topic or interest
  • some members may already know each other; others may not
  • is facilitated/ taught by Katie Raver or another graduated master practitioner
  • is live and online, held on Zoom
  • is by donation

Below are the circles you can apply to sign up for now.

Don’t see a topic you really want to explore or learn more about in a Learning Circle?  Don’t see a time slot that works for you?  Write to Katie and let her know your idea and a few times that work for you.

Here’s to your happiness, success, well-being, and contentment,
Katie Raver

Upcoming Learning Circles

Restorative Mind IN SESSION

Fridays
2pm Central
4 sessions starting August 7

Be guided through a process each week for restoring your mind, emotions, and sense of self. By donation. 8 participants max. Facilitated by Katie Raver.

Goals Practice IN SESSION

Mondays
6:30pm Central
4 sessions starting August 10

Explore a goal of your own while practicing the goal setting tools from classic NLP. Facilitated by Katie Raver.  By donation. 8 participants max. Facilitated by Katie Raver.

Sacred Awareness SOLD OUT

Thursdays
11:30am Central
5 sessions starting August 13

Use your attention to expand, visit your own sense of awareness of all that is, and experience peace now. From the advanced processes Tom Best facilitated and that haven’t made it into practitioner and masters level NLP trainings. Facilitated by Katie Raver.

The Business of Coaching Round Table

Mondays
1pm Central
4 sessions starting August 24

Bring your coaching business questions, hills, mountains, and valleys and get advice, tips, and time for reflection. Previous completion of a practitioner certification training or equivalent is required. By donation. 8 participants max. Facilitated by Katie Raver.

Antiracism Book Study: I'm Still Here SOLD OUT

Wednesdays
5:30pm Central
5 sessions starting August 26

Explore this NYT Bestseller by Austin Channing Brown. Organized by Katie Raver, facilitated by DeLisa Harris. By donation. 8 participants max. Organized by Katie Raver.

DeLisa Harris will be facilitating this learning circle. 

Antiracism Book Study: I'm Still Here

Tuesdays
Noon Central
5 sessions starting Sept 1

Explore this NYT Bestseller by Austin Channing Brown. Organized by Katie Raver, facilitated by DeLisa Harris. By donation. 8 participants max. Organized by Katie Raver.

DeLisa Harris will be facilitating this learning circle.