PROCESS WORK IN PROGRESS
A collaborative learning program bringing together learners from around the world to share, explore and extend diverse applications of Process Work.
Living in an Unliveable World
There are so many ways this world is unliveable, but do we have to wait for them to change before we can truly live?
Join us and discover with and from others living creatively in the midst of it all.
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR PEOPLE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF LIVED AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO…
want to deepen their understanding of reconciliation, allyship and structural discrimination
resonate with the question of “how to live fully in what can sometimes/in some ways, be a difficult world to live in?”
work with processes of belonging, whether that be personal or structural belonging, with others or in your own personal process
are keen to learn from and with people with different lived experiences from around the world
work with change processes, be it one-on-one, in groups, organisations or whole communities
are interested in and/or progressing the Process Work paradigm
No previous experience of Process Work is required to fully participate in any part of the program.
THE LEARNING CONTAINER – AN OVERVIEW
Process Work In Progress is an emergent learning program that invites participants and facilitators to learn together through collaboration.
To support diversity in collaboration, our learning container is designed for flexibility, enabling people to participate in a range of different ways – you can chose what elements are right for you.
THE TWO-DAY SEMINAR
We begin the exploration of Living in an Unliveable World with a two-day in-person seminar in Melbourne, Australia.
The theme for the two days:
Belonging in an Unliveable World
What does it mean to belong?
How is belonging and not belonging connected to experiences of unliveability?
The two days are facilitated by three Process Workers with different lived experiences and ways of exploring belonging, coming together to create a learning space for diverse explorations of belonging.
Session 1 - Cultivating belonging through psychologically safe cultures with Errol Amerasekera - Australia
As humans, we are hardwired to belong. Belonging is also a critical ingredient for well-being, as well as organisational performance. Psychological safe cultures happen when people feel safe to be themselves and can therefore fully engage, ask questions and make mistakes without fear of being ridiculed or shamed. This session explores how we can create psychologically safe cultures as a way of cultivating our individual and collective sense of belonging.
Errol is a Process Work Diplomate, with over 15 years experience working as a consultant, trainer and senior facilitator, and keynote speaker on the connection between leadership, culture, and high-performance. He has worked with organisations, schools, NGOs, as well as in international war zones such as Sri Lanka. Errol applies his business management experience to organisations in Australia and overseas to assist them to manage the complex and competing demands of delivering sustainable high-performance.
He’s passionate about creating a safer and more just world for all by mediating conflict, coaching ethical leadership, and facilitating transformation in individuals, elite teams, and organisations. Errol’s currently writing a book with the working title “The Antiracist Organisation: A practical guide to building an inclusive, connected, and high-performance culture.”
Session 2 - Listen to the Ancestors, Let their Voices Speak with Colleen Clarke - Australia: Wergaia, Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara, Djadwajali
In Colleen’s session, a prime example of “Living/Belonging in an Unliveable World”, we will work with current events in our own Country. When you work on local issues you are not just working on yourself and your locality, but you are working on World issues. Participants are invited to take part in a modified Worldwork session, picking up the roles of the “Voices to Parliament” field exploring, unpacking and unfolding it. Using the Processwork methods of Metacommunication, Non-Consensus Reality, Processmind, Vectors, and Worldwork tools to reveal the topic’s diversity, polarities, and depths whilst calling on awareness of psychological safety as we process the emerging field. Vital work that we need to do for Australia, Aboriginal Peoples, and all Australians, so that collectively we can influence a shared future where justice, unity and inclusion prevail.
Colleen L. Clarke is a Koori woman, the only First Nations Australian to hold a qualification in Process Work. She holds a Master of Arts in Conflict Facilitation & Organisational Change (MACFOC), graduating from the Processwork Institute in Portland Oregon in 2012.
Colleen also holds a Master of Arts Degree (Ed) from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia and has an extensive background in Psychotherapy including Certificates & Diplomas in Radix Body Psychotherapy, Indigenous Therapies, and Narrative Therapy.
Colleen bestows on herself a QBE in Racism, Colonisation & Oppression.
Session 3 - Inner Worlds of Belonging with Liz Scarfe - Australia
The dynamics of othering and belonging, welcoming and rejecting, that we see in our outer world, are also present in inner world. In this session, we explore our unique inner processes of belonging and gain insight into how they are created, and in turn create, interpersonal and community processes of belonging and othering.
Liz lives in unceded Wurundjeri country and is of settler-colonial identity, her ancestors coming from the British Isles. Passionate about repairing the deep ruptures in Western Anglo-European culture that created our current global systems of separation, domination, and exploitation, Liz facilitates collaborative learning and community-building spaces designed to make seen the systems of oppression we live in, how they shape our psychology, and how community is our best hope of transforming them.
She’s worked in social change and community development for over 20 years, including care organisations, local government, public health, and third-party nonviolent intervention programs internationally. Liz is a Process Work Diplomate and holds a B.Sci (Hons), Dipl. Mgt, Adv Cert Fac, and Cert IV Adult Ed and is currently studying the Masters of Culture, Health and Medicine at ANU, with a focus on trauma, settler-colonialism, place, and belonging.
Colleen, Errol and Liz chatting about the two-day seminar:
DATES/TIMES – TWO-DAY SEMINAR
Friday & Saturday, 24th & 25th of March, 2023; morning session 9.30am-12.30pm, afternoon session 2pm-5pm (both days).
Location: Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Find out all about the Hub here, including location and transport/parking options.
Program Fees are based on the economy in which you earn your income.
Standard and Concession rates are provided for those who have a Global North income (meaning you are paid based on the economy of a Global North country). If you earn the average or higher income for your country, or are asset rich, please pay the Standard Rate. If you earn below the average income for your country, please pay the Concession Rate.
If you earn a Global South income, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for significantly discounted or free registration.
If you’re income economy is somewhere in the middle, for example, some Eastern European economies, please use the Global North Concession Rate.
TWO-DAY SEMINAR FEES
If you earn a Global North income, the fees are:
$480 Standard Rate,
$336 Concession Rate
Cancellations with 14 or more business days’ notice will be refunded in full.
Cancellations with less than 14 business days’ but more than two business days’ notice will receive a 50% fee refund.
Cancellations with two or less business days notice will not be refunded.
You’re welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else any time before the program starts – just let us know so we can welcome them properly.
PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY – the registration form is long because there are many options for participation.
To start with, there are the standard personal information parts.
Then, you get to select which parts of the program you want to register for. You can:
- Register just for the Two-Day Seminar and nothing else
- Register for all six sessions of the Monthly Seminars and nothing else
- Register for individual seminars in the Monthly Seminars program
- Register for everything – the Two-Day Seminar and all of the Monthly Seminars
- Register for the Two-Day Seminar and individual selected Monthly Seminars.
There are also some extra options to choose from, depending on what part of the program you are registering for:
- If you’re registering for any of the Monthly Seminars, do you want the option to go into groups of similar identity characteristics if the seminar involves small group work?
- If you’re signing up for all six of the Monthly Seminars, are you interested to be part of a small study group that meets between sessions?
We’ll also ask about anything you need to fully participate in the program – we’d like the program to be accessible to diverse learning and participation styles and needs so please let us know what would support your participation.
A GUIDE TO OUR FARE TRADE FEES
If your income is a Global South income (meaning you live in a country of the Global South and are paid local wages, are a student, or currently have no income), please email us email@example.com to arrange heavily discounted or free registration in any parts of program.
If your income is based in a country NOT in the Global South or the Global North but somewhere in the middle, for example, some Eastern European countries, please use the Concession Rate for your registrations or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a further discount if needed.
For those with Global North incomes – if your income is at or above the average income for your country, and/or you are asset rich, please pay the Standard Rate. Otherwise, please pay the Concession Rate.
We also appreciate that Global North and Global South and in-between are somewhat fluid as economies change over time, sometimes quickly. If you’re unsure what to pay, please just get in touch.
Please get in touch with us at email@example.com if you have any questions about the program, the cancellation policy, fees, or how to register.
ANZPOP acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands we live and work on, the Aboriginal Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and Maori peoples. We pay respect to their elders past, present and future. We give thanks for the wisdom of these peoples that has informed the Process Work approach. We honour the courage, resilience and spirit of traditional peoples in the face of the devastating impact colonisation has had and continues to have on their culture, wellbeing, and sovereignty.