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Leading Through Circle And Story

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Leading Through Circle And Story

Time: July 4, 2013 at 6pm to July 7, 2013 at 5pm
Location: Hotel Utrip, Prvine, Slovenia
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Event Type: circle, hosts, training, intensive
Organized By: Marjeta Novak
Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2013

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Event Description

Before there were rows of people there were circles of people who sat around a fire and spoke so that every voice contributed to decisions and actions.

Before there was data and huge quantities of information, people learned what they needed through story and listened for the common thread that could unite them.

When groups of people in the modern world sit down together in a circle and share stories relevant to why they are together, they discover the strength in their past to map a sustainable future.

This training offers people skills to host meetings and conversations with authenticity and meaning. 


Come learn —

  • How to host a circle and create a space for people to speak truthfully, to heal old wounds, and to take personal responsibility.
  • How to speak to the centre space, listen with agreements that keep everyone safe, and discover how diversity can lead to unity.
  • How to ask questions that invite the contribution of stories, and to use stories to set direction and work together.
  • How collective wisdom can be built from sharing what is meaningful to us through stories.

Circle is a common lineage found in some form in most societies.  For 20 years, Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea have adapted circle to be used in organizations and communities. They have created an infrastructure for circle that has been used across North America, Europe, Africa, and Australia. Within the circle they integrate the power stories to create identity and belonging. And they are delighted to join with Slovenian leaders Marjeta Novak and Natalija Vrhunc to create this training.



  • leaders of all levels
  • facilitators, hosts of collaborative processes
  • leadership and OD professionals (consultants, trainers, coaches)
  • people who want to engage with others from a place of inner power and authenticity



Christina Baldwin & Ann Linnea (PeerSpirit), Natalija Vrhunc, Marjeta Novak

Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea are the founders of PeerSpirit Circle Process and co-authors of The Circle Way, a Leader in Every ChairChristina and Ann train a broad spectrum of leaders, facilitators, and educators to host dynamic conversations that lead to informed action. 

Marjeta Novak and Natalija Vrhunc are Slovenia-based hosts & facilitators, passionate about re-awakening the legacy and spirit of circle work in Central and Eastern Europe.



This three-day training will be limited to 30 people at the Hotel Dom UtripPrvine/Dobrljevo, Slovenia, which is beautifully nestled in the mountains (at an altitude of 900 m a.s.l.), 40 km east of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

For more information & registration, click here.

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