Classes and Workshops

The following courses and workshops are open to the general public unless otherwise stated. The Process Work Institute offers a variety of classes for the general public in addition to a Master of Arts degree in Process Work and a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Facilitation and Organizational Change. Please inquire at the Process Work Institute, (503) 223-8188 or www.processwork.org, for more information.


A COMMUNITY CIRCLE: Talking About Our Youth
Wednesdays: January 10, 24, 31, and February 21, 28, 2018
10:30am-12noon Pacific Coast time
Process Work Institute, Portland and on-line for those at a distance

This international forum invites parents, educators and all those who work with, nurture, or advocate for youth to attend and discuss our joys, difficulties, and challenges. The class can be attended at a distance on line or in person at the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon. We will structure the class in a supervision or presentation format in which participants can present and discuss the professional or parenting challenges they are having and get guidance, support, and tips.

Registration
The Process Work Institute, 503 223-8188
or pwi@processwork.org or online at processwork.edu


Teens Rise Up: Summer Leadership Intensive
July 16-20th 2018
Process Work Institute, Portland, OR

This 5-day intensive workshop is for teens aged 14-18 who want to develop their leadership capacity, build new friendships, impact their communities, and have fun doing it!

Teens will engage in creative activities to increase personal power, find their unique gifts, build communication skills, strengthen relationship and facilitate conflict within themselves and in groups.

The course will gather a diverse group of young people with a variety of backgrounds and life experience. The diversity of the group will offer youth the opportunity to learn more about difference, explore the roots of conflict and to find their authentic voice and the courage to use it.

Skills

  • Find their authentic power, creativity and talent
  • Get along with differences and power dynamics
  • Feel comfortable with a wide range of diversity
  • Develop confidence
  • Deal with bullying and become an engaged bystander
  • Develop grit and fortitude through struggle and obstacle
  • Learn real-life conflict facilitation skills
  • Be the change they wish to see

Venue
Process Work Institute,
2049 NW Hoyt, Portland, Oregon
Dates and Times:
July 16-20, 2018, 10am-5pm

Evening event July 20th for participants and their families. Please join us for this BBQ dinner and presentation to celebrate and share our work.

Price
$345 early bird registration up until
April 17th, thereafter $395.
Delicious & nutritious lunches are included.
Scholarships available

Registration
The Process Work Institute

Phone: 503 223 8188
pwi@processwork.org
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International Workshops


For all international workshops, connect with Dawn directly for more information to register: dawn@dawnmenken.com


Warsaw, Poland

Gender, Culture and Identity
April 6th, 2018

Gender is a deeply personal and unique experience for each of us. It has also defined social roles in ways that have felt natural to some but confining to others. In this workshop we will take a process-oriented lens to explore gender experiences in addition to working with the relationship dynamics and social discord that often arise with this topic.

This workshop is for those interested in their own personal growth and curiosity around gender in addition to professionals who would enjoy new tools to explore gender with individuals and couples. People with all gender experiences are encouraged and welcome to attend.

It's All in the Family
April 7-8th, 2018

This two-day workshop is geared towards practitioners who work with young children, teens, and families and would like to add a Process Work approach to their toolbox. It is also useful for parents who want to learn more about the dynamics of their own family. Based on the pioneering work of Dr. Arnold Mindell, Process Work with children and families reveals the inherent wisdom within problems and brings a spirit of play and curiosity.

We will explore interventions that:

  • Address family blocks and challenges
  • Work with the system, atmosphere and dynamics of the family
  • Help families and children explore and navigate power dynamics
  • Transform challenging and disturbing behavior
  • Access the playful and meaningful wisdom of children
  • Address the social pressures and challenges of teenagers

Practitioners, students, educators and parents are welcome to attend.


Prague, Czech Republic

It's All in the Family: A Process Work Approach to Working with Children and Families
April 10-11, 2018

This two-day workshop is for those who work with children and families and would like to add a process work approach to their toolbox. It is also useful for parents who want to learn more about the dynamics of their own family. Based on the pioneering work of Dr. Arnold Mindell, Process Work with children and families reveals the inherent wisdom within problems and brings a spirit of play and curiosity.

We will explore interventions that:

  • Address family blocks and challenges
  • work with the system, atmosphere and dynamics of the family
  • help families and children explore and navigate power dynamics
  • transform challenging and disturbing behavior
  • access the playful and meaningful wisdom of children

Practitioners, students, educators and parents are welcome to attend.


Athens, Greece

It Takes A Village: Perspectives Working with Youth
April 13, 2018

This evening will focus on working with youth in various contexts, including schools, refugee camps, community and family settings. I will share perspectives from my experiences in private practice, as a parent and a community activist, in addition to my work in schools, and my Teens Rise Up leadership program.

There will be an opportunity for questions and to share experiences, and receive support.

Teens Rise Up

Teens Rise Up TRU is a cutting-edge program that empowers and educates young people to step into their leadership, engage in honest dialogue and co-create a more welcoming school community.

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