What (tag) should we append to the begining of our email subject line THIS WEEK that might encourage actual reading?
[Excellent Sunday Seminar] Training schedule week of...
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20170320 ready on 20170319 by JPW
20170320 confirmed by BDW 20170319
To send the training schedule each week:
- COPY the last week's card's CONTENTS into a NEW CARD with the title DATE UPDATED, immediatly going through and UPDATING ALL DATES (+1 week). REPEAT for the '-full' card, making sure to SET THE CARD TYPE TO 'Basic' rather than 'BasicABC' so that anonymous users can see it, and making sure that the link to the '-full' card is also updated with the current week. Finally, reflect any relevant schedule changes, cancellations, events, campains, drives or fundraisers for the week before moving on. Special note: take care when selecting a schedule template to copy from, the ideal template has the highest level of congruence with the current schedule, beware of sourcing from a paired-down schedule as you will need to recreate the relevant missing classes.
- UPDATE the training schedule card confirmation by setting priorty to URGENT, Updating the deadline, updating the referenced training schedule to be this week's, updating the weeking tagline, and updating the awaiting confirmation section. Once you click submit, communicate to Brandon Sensei (via text if no response by Sunday) that the training schedule awaits his approval.
- Once the schedule has been approved, but not sooner than Sunday, verify that no further changes were stipulated and then start by updating the last week's schedule to type 'BasicABC' and set the new schedule to type 'news item'.
- Sunday evening, copy and paste tagline and training schedule title ('Training Schedule Week of yyyy mm dd') into the subject line of a new email, coping the schedule into the body of the message.
- send to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mnvig@googlegroups.com and email@example.com
then it will be sent to everyone on those lists automatically.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS. DONE! [through 20170320]
February 11, 2015Dear Brandon ,
Yesterday I received the news from CNVC that Marshall Rosenberg died. I am passing along to you the email that came from CNVC's board president, followed by some of my own personal reflections about Marshall's life and what his death means to me. Also, if you receive this message before 11am Pacific time on Feb 11th, you can click here to find information about joining a live line to connect with others who are moved to be together at this time and share memories and teachings.From: Dominic Barter, CNVC board president
It is with great emotion that I write to tell you that Marshall Rosenberg passed from this life 3 days ago, on Saturday, February 7th.
It was recently discovered that he had late stage prostate cancer. He passed peacefully at home, with his wife Valentina - who shared the news with me a few minutes ago - and all his children by his side.
I know no way to describe the impact this man had on so many people - for his work and for his being, and for the extraordinary power the balance between these two unleashed. He was a beloved teacher to countless people on every continent, people whose hearts were touched and shone with the possibility his work made tangible.
To many of you reading he was also an inspired and inspiring colleague who changed the course of your lives and brought an inestimable sense of meaning and the potential for transformation to every area of your world. And who, at each moment, did this with utmost simplicity, humility and humanness.
In great mourning, and with the most profound reverence and soaring gratitude for the spirit he released in us, and whose light we carry forwards,
President, CNVC Board
I met Marshall for the first time in 1993, when a visit to Israel coincided with his leading a workshop there. From then and until his last visit to San Francisco in 2008, I was with him for dozens of days, listening to every word, imprinting them deeply in me, and then unpacking his sayings in my mind as part of finding my own way to pass along to others the once-in-a-lifetime gifts that I received from him.
During one of his visits, Marshall sat with a group of trainers in someone's home and wept about how much he didn't want to be a "guru." That moment stays with me as a reminder of his profound commitment to a lived vision of radical equality. The other strong memory that stays with me is seeing him laugh, a frequent occurrence when he was connected with a group.
Although Marshall's biggest actual effect was on hundreds of thousands of individuals whose lives were transformed by what he taught, what he most wanted to accomplish was a systemic change that would bring an end to violence, exploitation, and all forms of injustice. His sight was on a future in which we humans reorganize systems and structures in all areas of life to align with the principles of Nonviolent Communication.
Although Marshall had retired a few years ago, he was still there. With his passing, I suddenly feel like an elder, along with others from my "generation" of trainers, ever more deeply committed to the calling. I sense that I am not alone in this; that many of us are drawn to taking even more responsibility for carrying forth the extraordinary potential that we see in this body of work.
In peace and hope,Miki KashtanCo-founder, BayNVC
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Attentional capacity development now happens in the context of relentless and ever-expanding media exposure: not only the ubiquity of delivery mechanisms, such as screen devices grafted on to every social and management function, but also psychological campaigns designed to capture individual interest and operationalize desire to serve consumption, and infonews businesses whose entire revenue stream depends on exposing individual eyes unremittingly to the vast scope of our shared dilemmas. It is increasingly hard to handle any single choice while being barraged with too many. This is especially true of children whose brain development is happening under the influence of audio-visual media designed to keep and control a user's attention. They have no defense until they are provided with the time and attention needed to develop useful strategies. How are they to defend themselves against overwhelm while trying to develop the capacity to do so? It seems almost a parallel process to studying a martial art in order to keep one's balance and make conscious tactical choices during physical conflict.
Adults too have never before had potentially conscious access to the immense and impersonal complexity of the systems humanity is creating. Beyond the tendency of screened images to overwhelm and control how we think and make choices, the energy we spend communicating is often consumed by those willing to reduce ideas to their most simplistic, attempting to clutch our precious attention under the false pretense that an idea that is faster to grasp is more useful in the metaphorical hand of decision-making. Constant grabs for our attention prevent rather than refine our understanding as we try to find some way to grapple with challenges much larger than an individual can fully comprehend, much less decide how to respond in a way that includes all relevant aspects of our shared problems.
It is the purpose of Martial Nonviolence and the work of Peace Practices to be a whole conflict system, helping you and your child bring your body and attention together under your own direction, especially while in conflict and under pressure, in order to make decisions and act in a way that works out well for everyone involved. This is in order to give us, and generations that follow, more tools to deal with issues that reach from the broad, almost mythic ("As long as there have been people...") to the specific and daily (we have sought "some way to grapple with challenges..."). If you'd like to hear more about the details of our work, please read on. If you'd like more information after reading this, please email [ administration at abcglobal dot net ] and we will be more than happy to respond.
Peace Practices is just such a project. Peace is that daily reality in which the most vulnerable, especially children, are more likely to find welcome than threat. "Community" is another word for this experience, a felt sense that conflicts are normal and will be approached as a practice, an opportunity to transform fear into opportunity with the help of others who care about the future and practice a dedication to nonviolence that is martial in character and commitment. In community, every individual learns to expect access to all that they need and an opportunity to work through conflict toward what they want and dream about.
It is time to grow. As we prepare to reach out nationally and then internationally,
- Aikido professionals from around the world have consistently expressed their strong desire to learn Martial Nonviolence and create Peace Practices programs of their own. We will provide an instructor training in the first quarter of 2015 and welcome those who are able to join us in the East Bay.
- We will begin our first study of this work in the very near future and are searching for a Study Director.
- You are no doubt already aware that we are offering sturdy uniforms as a fundraiser. They are necessary to keep your child's clothing from being damaged as they learn to keep their bodies safe, and we hope you will help the program by buying them at the promotional price. We are also prepared to offer them at cost, if your family is in financial difficulty. Please visit our store today!
- We have secured a working agreement to establish our office in downtown Oakland.
- We have assistant instructors working with us now, and more waiting their turn to begin. It is on these excellent folks that the future of the work also depends, as they will make additional programs possible. It is time to give them an unqualified message of support as well.
Now it is time to fund the future. We are counting on you to vote for your children's success and the growth of our work together with your attention and money. Inaction is not neutral, but is a vote against a profoundly hopeful and practical path to peace that can reach around the world, building one community at a time. As you consider how you will spend your time and allocate your treasure this holiday season, please join your children and join us in actively practicing peace.
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