Update March 2020

Worldwork 2020 Musqueam territory, Vancouver BC, Canada which was scheduled to take place from May 23-28, 2020, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For an update on the next upcoming Worldwork check back here after the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have eased globally.



OUR VISION for Worldwork 2020 is to explore in community emerging ways of relating to our most pressing world problems, daring to dream, speaking up and connecting with our individual and collective potential. To find the depths, rigor, leadership, eldership, and collective spirit needed to meet the ongoing complex, local and global issues at the edges of our known worlds.

In 2019, for some, we live in a world impacted by deep divisions and polarizations around many global and local issues that raise questions about the sustainability of our practices and our viability as a species and planet. For others, the world is changing too quickly and there is a yearning for lost traditions, culture and community. How do we come together to address the issues of home, belonging, and identity? How can we work with our differences and address issues that divide us?  How do we facilitate conflicts, how can we include each other to create a deeper sense of belonging, a deeper democracy?

Worldwork is an opportunity to learn more about the worlds we inhabit- to experience – to feel – to explore with each other the roles that enliven and polarize us, and create a sustainable way of being together. Worldwork is an inclusive, transformative approach to collective conflict, diversity issues, and community building. We explore power dynamics, and embody issues to deepen our awareness and a sense of community and hope. Worldwork includes hard facts and dreaming, thoughts and feelings, me and you.

Arnold Mindell is the founder of Process Work and Worldwork, and together with Amy Mindell and international colleagues have developed and practiced this work around the world over the past four decades. The Mindells and our international team will be facilitating at Worldwork 2020.

Worldwork is a leadership and facilitator training ground to develop our capacity to work on complex and escalating issues. It is an opportunity to discover possibilities and new perspectives that may lead to solutions for community conflicts. We find and experiment with new aspects of our leadership, facilitator-ship and a sense of compassion for our worlds.

Worldwork presents methods of facilitating groups at every level of interaction. Participants will be working on issues and learning skills applicable to individuals, relationships, subgroups, and large group settings.

Certificates of participation will be awarded upon completion of the course.

For a list of learning outcomes of Worldwork see here (scroll down to the section titled Learning Outcomes):

Check back for detailed information on the Program of Worldwork 2020 Canada

Format. These six days will include training and experience in a large group setting where a variety of issues relevant to the group and the world will be processed.

Due to the enormous social differences in our world today, participants should at times expect the expression of passionate emotions that often emerge in group life.

Varied styles of communication are encouraged to support the expression of diverse cultural and ethnic groups.

Small groups will meet regularly to practice specific training exercises and process group issues in a more intimate environment.

Group process work recognizes that relationship work and inner work are important aspects of any kind of group work, and participants may attend one-to-one sessions to focus on individual issues that may arise. Sessions are included in the price of tuition.

Special interest and social awareness groups will have an opportunity for learning and networking.

Where is Worldwork used: Worldwork is utilized in diverse settings including nonprofit and for-profit sectors, organizations, communities, the United Nations, government agencies, educational institutions, and areas of the world experiencing active, acute conflicts, war and occupation.

We welcome you, your hopes and yearnings – your fears and excitements – your passion and agony – your isolation and desire for belonging to a planet that will thrive. We are deeply moved to be gathering to learn together, and Explore the Edges of Our Known Worlds

The Worldwork 2020 Canada Organizing Team

Crowdfunding Campaign for Worldwork 2020:

Help marginalized people attend!

We are aware of systemic inequities globally and locally and we strive to create access for all interested. Worldwork typically offers 50 percent of our participant some level of scholarship or work-study in order to make their attendance possible. Our dream is to offer more to more participants and especially to support those living in challenged economies, an opportunity to learn, teach and expand this global community of those working on the troubles of our times. We want to raise $20,000 US to ensure that everyone who wants to attend Worldwork 2020 can do so. Your generous donation will help pay for airfare/transportation, conference tuition, accommodation and meals for people who otherwise not be able to attend at all.