Rotary Peace Conversation Facilitation

Ticket Prices:
$20 - Online Advance Reservations
$25 - At the Door for Rotarians and Guests
$13 - Non-Diners (members only)

$8 - Parking
$12 - Alcohol


Please note that advance online tickets must be purchased by 3pm on the Thursday prior to the Friday meeting.

The California Club
538 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Rotary Peace Conversation Facilitation

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Breakfast Meeting

Peace Conversation Facilitation Program (PCF) is a key initiative designed for Rotarians to engage in positive peace within their own clubs and communities through facilitated conversations and dialogue. 

In the 3-month program, Rotarians with varying levels of experience are trained to become PCF Facilitators and Coaches.  These teams assist clubs in holding ‘Peace Conversations’ which are small groups, facilitated discussions typically on a difficult subject. Eg. Interfaith Conflict, LGTBQ Rights, Human Trafficking or discussing Club Vision.   Some clubs have even invited the larger community to engage in these Peace Conversations.

Vision

Rotary Clubs as Hubs for Peace Locally, Globally.

Mission

Utilize existing networks, resources, and partnerships to build conflict literacy and dialogue skills of Rotarians at all levels to become more effective peacebuilders within their own Clubs, Districts and Communities.

Theory of Change

Peace Fellow, Scott Martin, facilitates a discussion at the RI Convention in Atlanta

Technology and global migration are bringing people together at an ever-increasing rate- equally increasing the opportunity for destructive conflict. The role of local communities in promoting positive peace has become paramount. There are Rotary Clubs within communities currently experiencing such conflict, but last several years have shown that all communities are susceptible (eg Ferguson, Paris, Charlottesville…)

Peace starts from within. Rotarians with the skills to engage more meaningfully in difficult conversations within their own clubs can engage in dialogue within the larger communities they serve. Connected communities able to engage in consistent, meaningful dialogue are more resilient to division, social crisis, and violence. Conversation facilitation is a skill that can be taught and practiced by individuals from all levels of experience and backgrounds.