Learning to Facilitate “Difficult” Conversations: A Restorative Justice Practices Approach - Online

Contact Person: 

Jessica Dancingheart Send E-mail.


These gatherings will be conducted through Zoom with both phone-in and video-conferencing options. After enrolling, you will receive instructions for connecting to the call.

Event Begins: 
Friday, October 09 5:30 pm


Learning to Facilitate “Difficult” Conversations

A Restorative Justice Practices Approach

With Jessica Dancingheart

Friday - Sunday, October 9, 10, 11

Are you longing to facilitate conversations that leave participants feeling empowered and connected, just like Sylvia M, did after participating in a community dialogue on racism:

“I’ve heard a million times that we have to learn to be comfortable with uncomfortable conversations on race. I didn’t realize I never had one of those conversations until I joined this workshop. I think five, ten, fifteen years from now, I will have been a better person for participating in this conversation. The space created by Jessica allowed for a truly transformational experience.” - Sylvia M

.If you want to facilitate uncomfortable conversations that leave the participants to new possibilities, this highly experiential training is for you. As a participant, you will learn:

  • To create safe conversation environment.
  • The neurobiology behind human interactions.
  • A broad overview of restorative justice principles and practices.
  • The steps that lead up to holding difficult conversations.
  • To set a clear intention for any conversation.
  • The 5 core human needs.
  • How to formulate questions that foster safety and deepen mutual understanding.
  • Formulating strength based joint actions steps to increase the chances of success.

Friday October 9 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday October 10 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (including a lunch break and two bio breaks)
Sunday October 11 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (including a lunch break and two bio breaks)

Your host and guide Jessica Dancingheart has almost two decades of experience learning, practicing and teaching Nonviolent Communication, The Work of Byron Katie, Restorative Justice, Aikido, and various spiritual modalities. Her work is biologically respectful, as it is informed by our modern day understanding of how the brain works. She offers one-on-one coaching; and, relationship building, sustaining and healing workshops geared to the public and for organizations. She facilitates community conversations on difficult topics, and conflict resolution/relationship repair dialogues. When she is not coaching people and teaching them relationship skills, Jessica is with the people she loves - connecting, engaging in creative projects, and/or actively enjoying the great outdoors. As a person who was raised in international communities and formally educated as a scientist and engineer, she brings a good balance of head, heart and body awareness to her work. To find out more about her work, visit: openingotpossibilities.com

Disclaimer: This event is independently organized. RMCCC assumes no responsibility for this event. RMCCC was not involved in its design or execution and makes no guarantees, implicit or explicit, regarding its quality or content. RMCCC receives no financial or other benefit from this event; it is posted as a service to our community and to support others in growing Compassionate Communication awareness.