Our Next Webinar: Knowing & Growing: Creating and Sustaining Contemplative Communities

Posted on Mar 21, 2018

Join us on April 27th for an ACMHE webinar with Stephanie Briggs:

Knowing & Growing: Creating and Sustaining Contemplative Communities

Presented by Stephanie Briggs
Assistant Professor of English, Community College of Baltimore County
Friday, April 27th, 2018, 2 pm – 3 pm ET
Free and open to all, with an optional $10 suggested donation


Register Here


This webinar will focus on ways to develop and maintain a campus-wide contemplative community. We will investigate how to recruit faculty and staff members, the design of a program, goals and objectives of the community, individual/shared facilitation, and cost. This webinar is divided into three parts followed by short discussions. We will open with approaches to generate interest, the first on-campus meeting, establishing basic fundamental mindful rules, and some basic facilitation guidelines. The second section discusses the importance of holding the space and witnessing, whether or not to use a text, and encouraging individual group member facilitation. The final section focuses on maintaining a loving and compassionate environment, the pros and cons of an open door policy, and dealing with challenging participants.

About the Presenter

Stephanie BriggsStephanie Briggs, assistant professor of English, Community College of Baltimore County, utilizes arts-based practices to foster community, social action, and compassion among students. She facilitates the Contemplative Community Circle for faculty/staff and received a Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Building Communities Grant: “Practical Empowerment: Building Contemplative Communities With Students of Color. She is also the owner of Be.Still.Move., a facilitated training program of mindful /contemplative practices educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations.

About ACMHE Webinars

The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) is an initiative of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CMind). The ACMHE’s free webinars allow you to view a live presentation online; you can listen to the presenter over your computer speakers, headphones, or VOIP headset, or by dialing in to the audio with your phone. Questions and comments may be submitted to the presenters during the webinar.

To register, simply submit the registration form and instructions for connecting will be emailed to you automatically. Can’t make it on April 27th? We record our webinars and post them for public viewing on contemplativemind.org after the original air date. If you have any questions, please email info@contemplativemind.org.

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