More than twenty years ago, pioneering authors and teachers, Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea noticed that putting people in circle created a dynamic learning field, no matter what the topic. They began to study the power of circle as a social form, and to inquire how circle might be re-introduced into mainstream settings. Their understanding of the components that help deepen a circle conversation grew and they presented it to the world in several books, booklets, and global teaching career. Their co-authored book, The Circle Way: A leader in Every Chair, is their culminating distillation of this journey.
In response to the complexity of our times, our focus is to grow a diverse inter-generational community of circle practitioners who work to promote racial, gender, ethnic, economic and environmental justice in our organizations and communities. We are becoming a circle incubator designed to accelerate the growth and success of circle practices through an array of support resources and services that includes grants, coaching, learning opportunities and networking connections.