Featured NGO Workshops

WEST BANK: ROOTS

The joint photo sessions for Palestinian and Israeli settler women take place at the heart of the conflict in the West Bank. They were envisioned to foster consideration, reconciliation and mutuality.

LOS ANGELES: PICO UNION PROJECT

With multiple immigrant communities in Pico Union (LA), the photo workshops brought together the diverse cultures and ethnic groups from the area in new ways.

WEST BANK: TAGHYEER

The day-long workshops in the South Hills of Hebron (West Bank) offer Palestinian women the chance to work together in a way that allows self-actualization within their own cultural and religious environment.

 

NEW YORK: WOMEN’S PRISON ASSOCIATION

The workshop includes ten justice-involved women in this advanced class to build self-identity, self-awareness and tools for competent communication. These women were selected for their desire to become advocates for criminal justice reform.

LONG ISLAND: S.T.R.O.N.G YOUTH

Through dialogue, photography, and storytelling we are able to share a more truthful perspective of youth confronted to gang violence and on the perils of living such a devastating lifestyle.

 

Featured Corporate Workshops

 

Saskia’s workshop developed trust between 14 top executives of the leadership team from very different backgrounds. Executives felt, that with a better sense of each other, they would all benefit from a healthier work environment where they could trust and rely on their coworkers, which would lead to even more effective and productive work. One participant, relates back to the photo workshop by saying, “we should be able to speak in the voice of our customers, like we did yesterday with each other. How would that change the way we think about and interact with them?”

Stratasys, a global leader in 3D printer manufacturing, struggled with both sales and incentive. Saskia’s workshop promoted team unity, enhanced functioning, and fostered incentive and execution. One participant said: “I was concerned about this being touchy-feely stuff but this has been so wonderful and healing. I was only working with part of the group during this retreat but now I feel comfortable with everyone”. Another participant said to the main facilitator: “This should have been offered to the whole group.”