C3: Consciousness, Communication, and Change

An experiential online workshop

You are passionate about making a change in this world. You strive to inform, to educate, to inspire.

And yet, at times your carefully crafted message falls flat. Why?

C3 Discussion CircleToo often we, as changemakers, trip over our message—unintentionally employing counterproductive methods that cause our audience to resist, rather than welcome, new perspectives.

Powerful findings from the science of how people change—and why they don’t—have not yet made it to the front lines of therapists, activists, policymakers, and others fighting the good fight.

Until now…

Consciousness, Communication & Change (C3)

Become a more skillful, engaging, and effective communicator.

In this groundbreaking, experiential online workshop, you will explore how the latest research findings in social, cognitive and brain science, along with worldview and behavior change research, intersect with timeless wisdom from the world’s spiritual traditions to reveal the dynamic forces driving human thought and behavior.

C3 Group

Translated into practical tools and techniques that you can apply immediately, this cutting-edge research opens a window into what works, what doesn’t, and how to craft clear, concise and compelling messages that enroll your audience in a powerful new vision of the future.

Through a seamless interplay of instruction and guided exercises, you will learn to:

    • Better understand people’s non-conscious motivations or biases
    • Deliver facts or evidence more skillfully and effectively
    • Steer clear of ineffective strategies, such as over-informing or motivating through fear
    • Sharpen and strengthening your own unique voice
    • Root your vision in shared values
    • Enhance people’s sense of membership and community, and
  • Ground your strategies in science

If your job or life’s purpose is to create a thriving and equitable human presence on this planet, this workshop is for you!

Course developer Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is Executive Director of the John W. Brick Foundation, Scholar-in-Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego, and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she worked for 18 years in successive roles as Scientist, Director of Research, CEO, and President. She is a psychologist, mind-body medicine researcher, author of numerous articles in scientific journals, and an internationally recognized keynote speaker.

Online Workshop Format

6 Live Interactive “Master Class” Sessions Plus Weekly Video Lectures

This online workshop is presented in 6 modules.

Each module begins with the release of 30-45 minutes of video lectures, which will provide you with a solid foundation of the concepts we’ll be covering that week. You’ll have the remainder of the week to review the videos, explore the concepts in relation to your own passions and projects.

C3 Video Lecture Screenshot

Each module concludes with the live interactive session, a “master class” with IONS senior fellow, and course developer, Cassandra Vieten, PhD. These special sessions are an opportunity for a deeper look at what research reveals about effective communication for change, and will provide additional context to the session topic. Dr. Vieten will respond to your comments and questions, as well as expand on the themes covered in the video lectures. The Live Interactive Sessions will also include immersive practice for you to explore the techniques, hone your skill set, and integrate these new tools into your personal communication process.

C3 Live Interactive Session

Make your communication more compelling, engaging, and effective!

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