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A CIRCLE
OF MEN

Building Brotherhood for Life

A 10-week training to build a Men’s Group – to continue their growth as individuals and a community. Men committed to personal growth, connection, skill-building, and support.

You’re ready to join an Ongoing Men’s Group.

A Circle of Men Training will give you and a group of men the skills and tools to launch one. 

Transformation Does Not Happen Overnight

Lasting improvement is a function of change over time. A truth that may be hard to hear is that extraordinary growth takes extraordinary practice.

With 35 years of positive proof, we believe that men’s groups are a powerful place to build your practice. 

At their best – men’s groups 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.

At their worst – men’s groups can be places that reinforce negative habits and calcify limiting beliefs … a place that will weaken men’s resilience and dull their relationships.

We Want To Teach You To Recognize The Difference

To build for success instead of slowly decaying into failure. The ManKind Project has over 35 years of experience in creating and sustaining men’s peer facilitated support groups. We want to help you launch yours.

Join a Circle of Men – A Men’s 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

WEEK 1

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

WEEK 3

What support looks like.

WEEK 5

How to be a Good King.

WEEK 7

Intercultural competency.

WEEK 9

Practicing what you’ve learned.

WEEK 2

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

WEEK 4

Introduction to Archetypes.

WEEK 6

Honoring differences and handling conflict.

WEEK 8

The importance of creativity and play.

WEEK 10

Preparing for the future. Self Determination.

WHAT IT IS

  • 10 Weeks
  • 2 Hour Online Sessions
  • 2 Facilitators Plus Guests
  • The Opportunity to Continue in an ongoing men’s support group! 

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

YOU WILL KNOW

  • 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
  • Processes for individual growth work
  • Archetypal frameworks for men
  • Emotional Intelligence practices
  • Ideas for taking the work into the world

YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

  • How to break out of complacency
  • How to turn conflict into connection
  • How to continue to evolve

BUILDING A BETTER 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.

Your Guides To Running a Circle of Men

DAN BALDWIN DAN BALDWIN
Initiated: 1988 Chicago
MKPUSA 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.

MIKE MERINO MIKE MERINO
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.

DAVID GARRISON DAVID GARRISON
Initiated: 2004 South Central

I serve mission-focused organizations and facilitate experiential learning activities, including “Connected Celebrations”, and various Team Building, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, and Relationship workshops. I’ve been an active member of MKP for 17 years.

SCOTT LEWIS SCOTT LEWIS
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.

Step Into Transformation

Starting April 13, 2021

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18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15)
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Eastern
(find my time)

Starting April 14, 2021

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7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern
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If you have any questions, please email us at otpsupport@mkpusa.org and we’ll be glad to assist you