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Who am I without names and labels?

By Jeanie Morton - April 16, 2015

"Introduce yourself to your partner and explain what brought you to this course." I feel a flutter of anxiety in my stomach as I hear the instructions on my first morning of "Building Personal Mastery." I like to think of myself as a changemaker. But the truth is, I am currently at a transition point in my life.

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How to Become a Conflict Super Hero

By Mitch Miyagawa - January 22, 2015

As a facilitator in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), I wanted to learn new ways to help people become everyday conflict heroes. I found plenty of inspiration in the Inner Activist's, Building Conscious Use of Power course.

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The Inner Activist is hiring!

By Leslie Dickout - November 17, 2014

Are you a dynamic, self-confident and engaging individual who loves to connect with people? Do you believe in the power of group learning and the importance of strengthening equity, inclusion and cross-cultural communication? Come work with us!

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The one conflict skill you will ever need

By Julie Diamond - October 29, 2014

Hint: it’s not a skill. I was talking to my friend Shakil over at Anima leadership the other day, about the book he’s working on, Deep Diversity: Overcoming the Unconscious Power of Bias, Tribes and Emotions (forthcoming, Between The Lines Press, Toronto). We were discussing the value of conflict resolution skills for diversity work. 

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What is your relationship to power?

By Ian Curtin - October 01, 2014

Power is a key issue for almost anyone working for a healthier, more just society. Often activists focus on changing political or other dominant power structures. But many of us haven’t taken the time to understand our own relationship to power. 

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