Five-Day Training Session

The five-day training session is similar to the three-day training session in scope, however, the benefit is there is more time to interact and practice techniques. This training is preferred for participants, as they are more likely to get good at techniques and retain them after the training. This assumes 10-15 people from a community participate. NOTE: 8 hours per day is considered typical; however the rhythm of the group will guide the timing. Call (920) 655-3261 for pricing information regarding training and mentoring services.

Day One:

  • Opening Activity
  • Driftwood Exercise
  • Explain the Talking Piece
  • Reflection
  • Introduction Round
  • Safe Place Art Activity
  • Values Exercise
  • Indigenous Teachings
  • Medicine Wheel
  • Present Tree Diagram Overview
  • Types of Circles

Day Two:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Ritual and Ceremony in Circle
  • Consensus
  • Talking Piece
  • Flow of Circle
  • Small Group Circle Planning
  • Closing Round
  • Closing Ceremony

Day Three:

  • Opening Circle
  • Check-In Circle
  • Role of Keeper
  • Four Stages of Circle Process
  • Values Exercises (Optional)
  • Concentric Circles

Days Four and Five:

  • Expand on and practice techniques learned in days one through three

NOTE: The three-day training session is similar to the five-day training session in scope, however, the there is less time to interact and practice techniques.