Building Brotherhood for Life

Do you want to be part of an ongoing circle?
Join Men committed to meeting regularly for personal growth, connection, skill-building, and support.

If you’re ready for a gift and opportunity that will have life-changing rewards … this is for you. 


Build a powerful space, together. In this training, you’ll join with a group of men to create an ongoing Men’s Group …


During the first 10 weeks, every group member will learn concrete skills for leadership, safety, facilitation, healthy group dynamics, handling conflict, and more. A ManKind Project USA facilitation team will train and support you to form a powerful container for men’s work. When the 10 weeks are complete, your group will decide how and how often to meet – with the full support of the ManKind Project USA. 

With 35 years of positive proof, we believe that circles of men transform lives. The work of building men’s groups is what has helped us grow and spread to over 25 nations around the globe. We have expertise to help you succeed.

Extraordinary growth takes extraordinary practice. Lasting improvement is a function of change over time. On our own, we can make it only so far. Practicing together, we have the opportunity to create something truly beautiful. The ripples of our work together can change not only your personal experience of the world, but will resonate through every relationship and challenge you face.


What men have said …

The safety of the container, clear teaching and structure of MKP make for a potent and powerful place for men to authentically connect, give and receive support, learn and grow together.
~ Kevin C.

A good exploration of what it means to be on a ‘team’ of men. A chance to bond with other men through learning complex yet refined technology that will help foster the new bonded group you will be a member of.
~ Bob

I’ve been a experienced group worker for 40 years or so and I have never had such an intense experience of Fellowship and Leadership leadership such as this.
~ Jonah S.

The Circle of Men Training changed how I relate to Men’s Groups. Previously I saw myself as someone in the background, speaking up for support rounds but not taking charge or creating structure. Now I feel equipped to add my voice to the shape of the group, to lead, and to be a more active participant. Through a mix of instruction and connection I found a group of men to openly share with in a safe, supportive container.
~ Daniel R.

Set yourself up for long-term success.

Circles of men – at their best – are places that create and encourage transformational practices. They are evolutionary and revolutionary. They help us call into question the stories we’ve mistakenly believed about ourselves, about manhood, and about the world. They are forges where heat, power, time, and repetition hone men’s strengths to create the kind of life they want to live and to create positive, life-giving, and healing impacts in the world.

Circles of men – at their worst – can be places that reinforce negative habits and calcify limiting beliefs … a place that will weaken men’s resilience and dull their relationships. We will help you learn the difference.

The ManKind Project has over 35 years of experience in creating and sustaining men’s peer facilitated support groups. Join a group with the skills, practice, and commitment to succeed.

Join a Circle of Men – A group that challenges and supports men to grow, as individuals and as a community. Men committed to personal growth, connection, skill-building, and support.

The Road Map to a New World


The basics. Get an overview of a men’s group and an introduction to Safety.


Introduction to the Archetypes.


The importance of creativity and play.


Practicing what you’ve learned.


Practicing what you’ve learned.


Listening and Speaking in a men’s group. ……………………………….


How to be a Good King.


Stepping into Leadership.


Celebrating differences and challenges.


Preparing for the future. Self Determination.


  • 10 Week Initial Commitment
  • 2 1/4 Hour Online Sessions
  • 3 Facilitators
  • The chance to Continue in an ongoing men’s support group! 

After the 10 week initial commitment, your group will decide how and when to continue meeting, with support from the ManKind Project USA. You will continue to get additional mentoring from skilled facilitators, and three additional months of Circle Support sessions to support your group’s health. 


  • How to effectively run a men’s group
  • How to create powerful containers
  • Tools for getting grounded
  • Tools for effective connection
  • Strategies for group safety
  • How to turn conflict into connection
  • Processes for individual growth work
  • Archetypal frameworks for men
  • Emotional Intelligence practices
  • Ideas for taking action in the world


Learn powerful tools to run a brave but safe circle, provide effective support, handle conflict, and build long-term strength-based community. You’ll be diving in to this exploration with one of the largest and most well-respected men’s support organizations in the world, the ManKind Project

The tools and skills you’ll learn in this group will help you create, build, and sustain a men’s group over the long haul. And you’ll also gain a connection to a network of over 1000 ManKind Project men’s groups in 30 countries around the world.


  • Ongoing facilitation support
  • Guest ‘Magicians’ to bring new skills
  • Zoom space to host your group
  • Opportunities for continued growth

Your Guides To Running a Circle of Men

Initiated: 1988 Chicago
MKP USA Community Development & Membership Director

I have been involved with men’s work since 1988 and over 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, business consultant, public speaker, and group facilitator. My free time is spent coaching my daughter’s soccer team and hiking sections of the National Scenic Trails with my wife. My mission is to create caring communities.

Maik Bain
Initiated: March 2003
MKP Ritual Elder

I am a 63 year old Bi-racial Black man from the Metro NY Tristate Area. I am a Ritual Elder with over 80 staffings. I am married and have been in the Social Work field since 1998. My mission is to create a world of Peace and Tranquility by Controlling my Rage and Anger. I am committed to supporting and creating diversity throughout MKP.

Initiated: 2016 Greater Carolinas

I am a facilitator for open groups in the ManKind Project, including groups for men that identify as GBTQ and disabled. I have been part of MKP since 2016 and an instructor teaching men how to lead groups within the organization. I live in Hendersonville, NC with my service dog Cody, and was a former visually impaired athlete.
Initiated: 2017 San Diego

I am a men’s relationship coach, drawing on two decades of experience with Nonviolent Communication to teach men how to make all sorts of relationships work, whether with a romantic partner or a friend with different political beliefs. I live in Los Angeles where where I enjoy hiking and playing harmonica.
Initiated: 2017 Northern California

I am a Circle of Men Co-Facilitator and a Facilitator for the Men’s Work 3 Week Introduction. I have been involved with MKP since 2017 and live in the small town of Cloverdale, California.

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