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Working groups meet over the year in virtual councils (online-meetings). If you would like to know the dates and maybe attend as witness, please check the calendar here.

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Way of Council

Best council place up to date, on Culbin Beach in Scotland.

Council is a non hierarchic and co-operative form of communication for groups, relationships and self that puts important focus on the listening. In Council it is given to practice this active listening to the stories we hear and to expressing responsibly our own that needs to be told.

“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

― Anonymous Greek Proverb


Above is a picture from last year's gathering in Belgium

The 11h ECN Gathering will happen this year in Portugal!

November 1st evening till November 5th after lunch.
Many workshops and events, before during and after so far include;
Advanced Training, Governance Day, Mentoring Day, Games and social activities
for adults and children - more info is coming, stay tuned!



Question: Starting a New Council and Intentions

Started by Bernadette Wesley. Last reply by Han Delissen Jul 3. 1 Reply

Hello - I have a question about starting a new Council. I noticed that in our training last weekend with Rob, the intentions were not given until the next day. We did several exercises and a Council before knowing the intentions.When I start a new…Continue

Teal structures

Started by Rob Dreaming. Last reply by Bernadette Wesley Jun 7. 4 Replies

Since we presently don't have a spiral, opening a discussion to explore what impacts this has, how to manage, keep integrity of the network etc, here is an example of a similar mode of operating called a teal structure. Can find out more at this…Continue

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Along with the many fires in Portugal this year, there have also been similar trajic losses of 1000's of acres/hectares of forest in California. Worse, is that the Ojai Foundation, birthplace of Way Of Council has been hit and badly damaged by these fires. Words for the Ojai foundation here...


As of the last gathering in Belgium, our network Continues to have no Spiral. In a time of listening and emergence as a network as to what will serve, a Purpose Working Group has emerged and will be re-examining the importance and meaning of our current statement, listening four times in the coming year to what will support in words our being, action and mission.


We will soon be adding a specific page for the CIS, Council in Schools. Meanwhile – Check this video for inspiring work in schools


Latest edition to the NING site is now the possibility to download past ECN letters. Check under the Resources tab.

May the council be with you!!




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