Study Groups

If you look back, do you recall your growing concerns about economic security, global warming and police violence? Had they been brewing for years before being catapulted full speed ahead by the 2016 presidential election?

We Tip the Balance study groups are ways to expand your lens for understanding where we are and how we got here, locate yourself in that picture, learn about that location, and develop a strategic plan for how to be a more effective change maker. They prepare new seekers of social change to work in concert with those who have different stakes and lots of experience.

Through the process, participants reconnect to their own histories, to the environment of which they are a part, to community, and to their own beliefs and values. We ask questions about what we are collectively learning about social change. We learn about making change.

Each study groups provides a learner-centered, historically-based exploration and practice of new ways of doing and being. Together we acquire information, tools and skills for tipping the balance toward the best way forward with our families, neighborhoods, workplaces, organizations and institutions.

This is a time of both daunting crises and profound opportunities for change; we must tip the balance toward the best ways forward. The ways we come to understand and engage this threshold can also become the building blocks of an education for our future: the study of how we collectively become.

There are two study groups available:

Choosing or Deepening Your Change Work is a 4-month strategic planning program for new and not-so-new activists who want to explore a framework and tools for bringing together their commitment to personal growth, political change and social justice. Read more

Analysis, Strategy, Skills and Community is a 9-month program for new seekers of social change who have relative access to wealth and experience freedom from the ravages of war, repression and police violence. Despite not being on, or maybe even near, the front lines of today’s current struggles, they feel a deep sense of urgency to do something, do more, or be more effective. Read more


To find out more about the goals, method and curriculum of We Tip the Balance study groups, download this e-booklet (also adding you to the mailing list) or contact me directly.