Date & Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
With so much intelligence as a species, why do humans continue to fight and wage war? Joe Weston presents a framework and set of body-based skills that have been effectively applied across the globe from the Middle East to Europe to North America to avoid conflict and step into more creative, dynamic relationships. His book, Mastering Respectful Confrontation, offers an approach to engagement that starts with tapping into resilient, personal power, and extends to transforming how we see, relate, and work with others. This lecture is for organizational leaders, activists, and anyone interested in transforming the cultures we live and work within.
An Evening Lecture & Book Signing
Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Members Free/ Nonmembers $20
Additional Class with Joe Weston:
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Personal Transformation Through Respectful Confrontation
New York Open Center
Joe Weston is an international workshop facilitator, author, consultant, coach, and advocate for lasting peace. His book, Mastering Respectful Confrontation, is selling throughout the world. Joe has more than 30 years of experience in providing training to corporations, government agencies and non-profits around the world addressing conflict prevention and resolution, leadership development, transforming work/social culture and deeper levels of collaboration. He is currently adjunct professor at Georgetown University, School of Government, Department of Conflict Resolution, teaching a course: Body-based skill building for navigating stress and confrontation. Born and educated in New York, Joe lived in Amsterdam for 18 years and now lives in Washington DC. Joe brings a wealth of insight to his work based on many teachings, including Tai Chi Chuan, mindfulness and a variety of traditions—plus his experience in theater and various organizational trainings, to create a unique style of training and coaching that combines theory with somatic exercises. His clients include NASA, The World Bank, Oxfam, KLM, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mitsubishi Motors and various government and educational institutions. Joe works with women’s rights and other humanitarian organizations in the Middle East and the US, focusing on empowerment and leadership, reframing power/masculinity, and overcoming gender-based violence. He has also worked with different veterans organizations, supporting returning and wounded veterans in their process of integration and healing, and has also volunteered for the Liberation Prison Project, teaching meditation and leadership to inmates.