Supporting Expansion of the Work That Reconnects in the Northeast US

Dear Interhelp Community,

As the maple tree outside my window prepares to disperse its seeds, Interhelp Council seeks to expand our networking function to include more direct support of Work That Reconnects in these ways:

1) Facilitation support via regularly scheduled teleconferencing calls. Experienced and fledgling facilitators will be welcome, along with folks wanting to develop local communities of practice. Please see the invitation/announcement below from Joseph Rotella.

2) Micro-grants to support local Work That Reconnects events. These might help pay for room rental, travel expenses, or facilitator fees. For more information go to this page.

3) How we are together: The Tending and Mending the Web Action Circle will be posting final-for-the-moment Guidelines for Community on our web site next month. At a recent Community Day we practiced communicating more skillfully when difficult issues arise. We aim to support your explorations of wise tending of workshop and community spaces.

Are there other kinds of support you could use? I’d love to hear from you!

Paula Hendrick

Dear Work That Reconnects Facilitators of the North East,

I am writing today to see if there is any interest in starting a monthly support call for WTR Facilitators in the North East.  Having a time to connect once a month (or perhaps once a quarter if that is what the group decides) can be a way for us to learn together and to stay connected about what is happening in our area.  Also, it would be a chance to support each other.

My suggestion would be that we would meet over the internet video conferencing platform – Zoom (I would be happy to help with some tech support for this, it is really quite easy though) which also has a dial-in from your phone option.  I would imagine the calls being about 90 minutes some evening once a month (which can be a consistent day of the month…i.e., second Tuesday).  We would start with check-ins and move into a short centering or WTR practice.  We would then have an open forum to discuss anything that may be coming up for people or talk about ways people need support.  If we run out of time, we can start a “parking lot” for items for next time.

Does this seem like something you would like to join in?  If so, can you please either email me or fill out a Doodle poll here.

Thank you and I am looking forward to seeing people online or in person soon.




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