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This page lists upcoming events organized by DCFG as well as events by other organizations.

Upcoming Events

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 10 Nov 2018
    • Los Angeles, CA

    The Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) empowers educators, community arts professionals, mental health practitioners, and others interested in maximizing social-emotional benefits of arts experiences, which includes minimizing self-judgment and anxiety that can impede learning.

    Training is interactive and experiential. It features the use of sound, rhythm, movement, and other creative approaches in group behavior management, verbal and nonverbal communication, managing special needs and integration with typical students, managing traumatic responses and self-care, strengthening personal presentation skills, and evaluating program outcomes. SEA also offers best social-emotional practices in the multiple disciplines of art, dance/movement, drumming, music, poetry/writing, and theater because of their symbiotic benefits.


    For More Information Click Here

    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 23 Jan 2019
    • Online
    The Business of Drumming in Business by Mary Tolena

    Super-charge your spirit and progress toward your facilitation business goals.
    7 video conference calls over a 5 month period. Each call will go deeper into each subject, particularly into members’ practical questions and experiences about what works best for them. Together the group will pace through the program, exchange advice and ideas, resolve specific challenges, and celebrate each others’ progress.

    Contact: Mary Tolena

    Click Here for website and registration.



    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 28 Oct 2018
    • Bangalore, India

    Village Music Circles ™ 3 Day Basic Facilitators Training will empower your to build a rhythm community while exploring the foundational elements of drum circle facilitation.

    Organizer: Vasundhara Das and Roberto Narain
    Website: communitydrumjamfoundation.in


    Contact: VMC Office
    Phone/FAX: 831-458-1946
    email: outreach@drumcircle.com
    http://villagemusiccircles.com/


    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Beat the Odds® Facilitator Training: Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming
    Beat the Odds® (BTO) integrates the power of contemporary drum circles and group counseling to build core strengths such as focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude. It is inclusive, culturally relevant, and does not bear the stigma of therapy.

    Click here for More Information

    • 22 Feb 2019
    • 24 Feb 2019
    • Ocean Creek Resort, 10600 North Kings Why, Myrtle Beach, SC
    Register

    14th Annual
    DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATORS GUILD CONFERENCE 2019

    February 24-26, 2019

    Ocean Creek Resort
    10600 North Kings Hwy
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

    Conference Fee: $385
    DCFG Members: 10% discount
    (Includes meals, hotel rooms are not included)

    REGISTER NOW AND RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT THE RESORT.


    “Nurturing Body, Mind and Spirit Through Rhythm”


    It is once again time to gather as a community to drum, learn, educate, and be inspired!  As we come together for our 14th year together, we do so with the focus and theme of “Nurturing Body, Mind and Spirit Through Rhythm”.  This year’s conference will once again be an amazing experience full of great presentations, learning experiences, open sharing, and as always amazing drum circle facilitators.  


    DCFG Conference 2016 Group


    The 14
    th Annual Drum Circle Facilitators Guild Conference is for anyone and everyone who incorporates rhythm and/or drumming into their work; including settings such as:

    • Schools/Education
    • Non-profits
    • Well elderly/seniors
    • Health/wellness
    • Community events
    • Corporate
    • Workplace training
    • Social services

    ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

    The Drum Circle Facilitator’s Guild (DCFG) Conference will feature a variety of workshops and presentations on a wide range of DCF topics.  There will be an array of activities ranging from formal presentations, open sharing, jump time for facilitation practice, and of course plenty of time to simply drum together.  Conference sessions are designed for participants who have a working knowledge and experience with basic DCF principles and techniques.  Beginning DCFs are of course welcome, however introductory instruction will not be offered.  

    The DCFG Conference is organized by volunteer members of the DCF community and is sponsored by the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).

    TRAVEL AND LODGING

    We will be held at Ocean Creek Resort, a beautiful waterfront property in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is served by several major airlines including: Airtran, Northwest, Delta, US Airways, Continental and United. 

    Transportation to and from the airport will be the responsibility of each attendee. There will be no transportation provided to and from Ocean Creek Resort.

    We have secured very favorable rates at Ocean Creek, and are committed to keeping participant costs low.

    For more information about the resort, go to www.oceancreek.com.

    To make reservations, please contact the reservation department at 1-800-845-0353. Refer to your group name “Drum Circle Facilitators”.

    A one night deposit is required upon booking, the rest can be paid upon arrival. If anyone has any questions or requests, please feel free to contact Tiffany Stefan, the sales coordinator, or Matt Kempe, 843-272-7724 x1092.

    Room rates are good for 3 days pre- and post- for longer stays if desired.


    CLICK HERE FOR ROOM RATES AND RELATED INFORMATION


    FEES & REGISTRATION

    Conference Fee: $385 (includes six meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)

    Current DCFG Members: 10% discount (members need to log in to register and get the discount)

    Send your check (preferred) to DCFG, PO Box 222, Fulton, MD 20759.




    CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

    We are currently looking for individuals that would like to share their expertise and experiences as DCFs to serve as session leaders and presenters.  This year, we will be emphasizing how we as facilitators take action with our DCF principles, methods, and business considerations, to truly be leaders that help us move drum circle facilitation into the future, rooted in the theme of “Nurturing Body, Mind and Spirit Through Rhythm”.  

    Given our theme, we are looking for sessions that truly take the community beyond “Show us what you do”, that push the envelope of our learning, and that help us grow, develop, and build the future of drum circle facilitation.  

    The application period is open for workshop session proposals covering the following general subject areas:

    A. DCF Business Development (building market presence, client base, equipment & logistics, start-up funding, etc.)

    B. Program Design & Activities for Specific Populations (children, special needs, workplace training, health & wellness, etc.)

    C. DCF Techniques and Strategies (activities, games, resources)

    D. DCF Mastery (personal presence, intention, self-development, inter-disciplinary resources, peer feedback, etc.)

    E. Other 

    If you are interested in proposing a session, please complete the online session proposal form. 

    Session Proposal Form

    The deadline for completed session proposal forms is December 15, 2018.

    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 03 Mar 2019
    • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Village Music Circles ™ Week-Long Intensive Drum Circle Facilitation Training provides beginning and advanced Facilitators the skills needed to lead Rhythm-Based events for groups of all sizes and backgrounds. This week-long experience will immediately connect facilitators to a supportive international community while providing extensive opportunities to learn and develop facilitation skills in a safe environment. Participants of all levels will receive peer, mentor and advanced Facilitator support. This week goes beyond the weekend training with the presentation of more techniques, developing style, increasing depth, and extensive practical experience.

    Contact: VMC Office
    Phone/FAX: 831-458-1946
    email: outreach@drumcircle.com
    http://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/usa-canada-trainings/

    • 04 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • TBD

    Beat the Odds® Facilitator Training: Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming
    Beat the Odds® (BTO) integrates the power of contemporary drum circles and group counseling to build core strengths such as focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude. It is inclusive, culturally relevant, and does not bear the stigma of therapy.

    Click here for More Information


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