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Learning Circle Resources

What are Learning Circles?

  • P2PU.org - Home of Learning Circles P2PU.org - Home of Learning Circles
    Learning circles are free study groups for people who want to take online classes together and in-person. Click the link to view a video and find out more.
  • Online Courses for Learning Circles Online Courses for Learning Circles
    These are free, online courses that the P2PU community uses to facilitate learning circles. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can add an online course to the database or create your own.
  • Online Learning - SF Public Library Online Learning - SF Public Library
    SFPL has many eLearning resources appropriate for facilitating Learning Circles. Examples are Gale Course, Lynda.com, Treehouse, Brainfuse, and more.
  • Facilitating a Learning Circle Facilitating a Learning Circle
    Learning circles are free, interest-driven study groups. Every learning circle has a facilitator. The facilitator does not have to be an expert in the subject, so with a little practice and training, anybody can facilitate.P2PU offers support and guidance. Click the link to learn more.

Effective Communication - Gale Courses - SFPL compiled Listening Resources

  • The Empathy Tent, Berkeley The Empathy Tent, Berkeley
    There mission is to build a movement for creating a global worldwide culture of empathy and care. One way is through the Empathy Tent: empathic listening, dialogue, empathy circles, circle facilitation training, conflict mediation, mediation training, de-escalation, human-centered design, training, activism and much, much more.
  • Sidewalk Talk - San Francisco & other cities Sidewalk Talk - San Francisco & other cities
    A non-profit community listening project; their mission is to nurture human connection by teaching and practicing heart-centered listening in public spaces. Volunteer and resources on the website.
  • Urban confessional - Berkeley - San Francisco Urban confessional - Berkeley - San Francisco
    The world's leading Free Listening movement. We provide inspiration and resources that teach you how to be a better listener. Offers free listening.
  • Living room conversations - online events Living room conversations - online events
    Offers opposing viewpoints on different topics and online free events, resources and more…
  • Better Angels Better Angels
    Better Angels is a national citizens' movement to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other better. Trainings are mostly east coast but check regularly. Other resources available.
  • Talk it out Radio - KPFA 94.1 FM radio show Sun. 7 - 8 pm Talk it out Radio - KPFA 94.1 FM radio show Sun. 7 - 8 pm
    All of the above resources taken from this radio show, devoted and skilled practitioners of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), here to help you connect, learn skills, and thrive in relationship to yourself and to others. Berkeley, California
  • Nonviolent communication training Nonviolent communication training
    Nonviolent communication training audio series with Marshall Rosenberg, 1-7 (5 is missing), Youtube
  • Nonviolent Communication workshop with Marshall Rosenberg Nonviolent Communication workshop with Marshall Rosenberg
    3 hour workshop in San Francisco, California; Youtube

Effective Communication - Gale Courses - SFPL compiled topic vidoes

Video series - Greater Good Science Center - UC Berkeley

  • Topics on how to lead a meaningful life - videos Topics on how to lead a meaningful life - videos
    The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Now with a new "Science of Happiness at Work" video series.