Bringing the Powerful Practices of Compassionate Listening into Your Daily Life

Compassionate Listening Basic Intensive

PORTLAND, OREGON – NOVEMBER 8th & 9th – 9:30 – 5:30 

Facilitated by Bill Jacobsen with assistance from Yehudah Winter

Resolutions Northwest, 1847 NE 44th Ave. Rm #300 97213 (free parking in the lot beside the building)

Contact: Yehudah Winter – or 504-287-8737

Cost: sliding scale of $175-350 – Pre-registration required – $100 due with registration – all but $25 refundable up to 1 week prior to workshop. Flexible payment structure offered. Partial scholarships may be available.

Deepen your ability to:

• Listen with the heart

• Speak from the heart

• Suspend judgment

• Maintain balance in the heat of conflict

• Hold compassion for self and others


Bill Jacobsen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bill Jacobsen teaches at Arcadia University in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Masters Program. His specialty is conflict transformation skill building, offering trainings in Restorative Justice, Beginning Mediation, Intercultural Mediation, Conflict Coaching and Dealing with Difficult People. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology and Communication from Princeton Theological Seminary. Bill mediates in Custody Court and Dependency Court in Philadelphia, is the Director of Mediation Services and Training for The Peace Center in Langhorne, PA. He is the current president of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, and serves on the Advisory Committee to the PA Joint Legislative Task Force on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is a volunteer facilitator for the Alternative to Violence program at Graterford Prison near Philadelphia, where he also facilitated a Compassionate Listening Training. Bill has taught CL in Rwanda with former Hutus and Tutsis, and  in Burundi through the African Great Lakes Initiative program.

Yehudah Winter,  Portland, Oregon, has been on CLP delegations to Israel/Palestine (2000) and Syria/Lebanon (2002). Last winter, he and his spouse led 1 day CL workshops in Rwanda and Uganda. He has completed advanced training in CL and Alternatives to Violence and completed facilitator training with Resolutions Northwest. His desire is to empower individuals and communities to resolve conflict, advance racial and social justice, engage in collaborative communication, and repair relationships. He has a Bachelor’s in Science in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Counseling.



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