COPE: Community of Practice Ealing
We have set up Community of Practice Ealing (COPE) to explore what each of us can do towards a change of culture: How can we create a safe environment to transition from silence to interventions that stop the micro moments of abuse of power?
Our story began in October 2019 when James, Léa, Eva and Milan after a one day conference, imagined what it would be like if we were to continue to process the many roles, the feelings, the powers and the collective dreams that play out in the arena of our lives.
Today we are a group of about 15 individuals from different part of the UK. Since October we have been meeting roughly every two weeks on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 12. We have been talking about our feelings, our history, the different histories and unique experiences each of us brings and the challenges we face. We have come together to make space for our stories that are so different, and yet belong together. Not merely by relating through our past stories, but by enquiring as to the roles each of us is expressing and uncovering what is not spoken, but organises the field.
We have come together to continue to enquire: where are we now? and how can we use the relating of our past, today to address conflict in our communities?
We aim to to foster the skills needed to facilitate deep democracy forums as a space to process the hot issues of our day. To date, we have explored several issues which loom large in our collective consciousness.
Each COPE meeting is facilitated by a pair of facilitators immersed in the study of process work, conflict transformation and facilitation.
COPE is a collaboration of individuals with the support of Act for Change. Our project, part of Growing in Connectedness: London Spring has received funding from Awards for All.
next meetings: Tuesdays 10-12am
14 January: facilitated by Milan Bijelic, Lea Misan
28 January: facilitated by Milan Bijelic, Eva Vohlidkova
11 February: facilitated by Léa Misan, Eva Vohlidkova
25 February: facilitated by Milan Bijelic, Lea Misan
10 March: facilitated by Milan Bijelic, Eva Vohlidkova
24 March: facilitated by Léa Misan, Eva Vohlidkova
7 April: facilitated by Milan Bijelic, Lea Misan
21 April: facilitated by Milan Bijelic, Eva Vohlidkova
5 May: facilitated by Léa Misan, Eva Vohlidkova
2 June: facilitated by Milan Bijelic, Lea Misan
16 June: facilitated by Milan Bijelic, Eva Vohlidkova
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