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The Relational Center – Changemakers Initiative

January 22, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - January 25, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

| $200

This 3-day workshop provides an introduction to the Relational Movement.  The central purpose of the Relational Movement is to reassert the primacy of relationships to each other and to the earth, so that we can ensure our resiliency and sustainability in the face of mounting global crises. It is based on the premise that the key to both human happiness and to sustainability of our planet is the cultivation of a deeply empathetic, inclusive, equitable and collaborative culture.

This training is Part 1 of the 2-part leadership series designed to train professionals from diverse fields, activists, and engaged community members in the following components of relational culture-building: Relational Public Narrative, Culture of Radical Engagement, Relational Leadership Practice. Participants will create a direct experience of that culture together and then learn how to share it with friends, family and communities.


This workshop will be facilitated by Mark Fairfield and other members of the Relational Center.


For more information on the Relational Center: http://portal.relationalcenter.org/


Mark Fairfield, LCSW, BCD  is the Executive Director of The Relational Center and the former Clinical Director of Common Ground – The Westside HIV Community Center in Santa Monica, California. Mark has 20 years’ experience in direct practice, program development and administration in community mental health, community organizing and public education. Mark’s work during the AIDS crisis in the 1990s led him to a revelation about the role of interdependency in human health. He observed how social movements, with their strong emphasis on collaborative action and systems-thinking, keep people engaged in a common goal and embedded in dense networks of trust and reciprocity that actually make them healthy. So he dedicated his career to designing communication and organizing strategies that help people build and maintain interdependency, improving the conditions of communities and the relationships that constitute them. He continues to publish in books and journals on the subject of confronting individualism in social services and teaches/trains mental health providers and community organizers internationally.

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January 22, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
January 25, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
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The Watershed Center
44 Kaye Road
Millerton, NY 12546 United States
(518) 336-5318


Gregg Osofsky