Worldwork: Coaching & Facilitation in Response to Unprecedented Climate Crisis

Rho SandbergA longtime member of the ODA community, Rho Sandberg, will be hosting a one-day event in Melbourne on Tuesday 28th January to support us in our work in responding to the climate crisis.


A message from Rho:


We have spoken often about our role in social change and built deep skills in holding individuals, groups, organisations and communities in times of turmoil, uncertainty and change.  While our communities are currently in the midst of crisis, the processing of what we have experienced and what it tells us of a possible future to come, will go on for months and years to come.   The experience of Australia’s summer of 2020 has the capacity to unite us, it also has the capacity to tear us apart as we deal with fear, anxiety, anger and blame.  In conversation with a friend from Bateman’s Bay last night, she spoke of the heightened emotion in community meetings, of heroism and courage and of the speed with which looting took place.


Many individuals are asking what can I do?   As we see incredible ordinary leaders emerge, it seems that we are on a tipping point between hopelessness and a call for focused and decisive action.

As a collective, I believe we have a leadership role to play in holding the community in the depth of its feeling and sense-making.  To fulfil this role, it’s important that we have firstly done our inner work and can hold a deep appreciation of all of the roles in ourselves and in the field.  It is our ‘fire preparedness’ if you like.


As many of you know, I spent many years training in the US in a group facilitation methodology known as Worldwork, which I now teach internationally as part of our Team & Systems Coaching program.   Designed for dealing with intense conflicts, that have a capacity to erupt quickly (much like a bushfire or post-war situations) and in which trauma can be high.

To support our work as a community, I will host a one-day event WORLDWORK: COACHING & FACILITATION IN THE FACE OF UNPRECEDENTED CLIMATE CRISIS in Melbourne on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 10am – 5pm.   I’d be delighted if you could attend.

In the morning, I will briefly share coaching and facilitation skills for working with diverse roles in dynamic and emotionally charged environments.  Worldwork welcomes opinions, feelings and other less obvious earth-based or transcendent wisdom, which may emerge from the quantum field.  We will apply the Worldwork approach and skills – to process our experiences, gain new insight and cultivate powerful new skills.   This is an open event, please invite friends and associates.  Members of the public (who don’t identify as coaches, facilitators, change agents or consultants) are welcome to join us from 1 – 5pm.  So please invite others.


For those who can offer a donation of $50, proceeds will be passed on to the Country Fire Authority.  However, the most important gift is your attendance.

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