Business and Nonprofit Leaders

19 09, 2019

Our Equity Journey

by Natalie Spriggs, Director of Programs Here at Peace Learning Center, the staff spend a lot of time discussing and analyzing equity.  If folks are talking about peace, equity must be part of the conversation AND the conversation has to be more than a check box of “we talked

28 08, 2018

Impact Story: You and I vs. Us and We

by Naeemah Jackson, Director of Family Programs These days, the word “tribalism” is front and center in our social discourse.  You and I can easily choose a tribe that defines our collective identity when we move from “I” and “Me” to “Us” and “We.”   So, who are we?  And

22 02, 2018

Safe Spaces in Community Programs

by John McShane, Community Programs Director I worked recently with the senior staff at an Indianapolis hospital on a team building and renewal workshop series. There were about 50 participants. This was our second meeting. In our first, we discussed assumptions and how they might feed into misunderstandings and

17 11, 2017

Inside Implicit Bias Workshops

by Natalie Spriggs, Youth Programs Director Lately, “implicit bias” is a buzz term that has popped up in articles and social media. Most folks know what bias is, but implicit biases are those biases that are hidden; one may not necessarily be aware of. Peace Learning Center has taken

14 02, 2017

Community Peace Building Academy for Senior Care Facilities

By John McShane, Community Programs Director One of my favorite participants in a peacebuilding workshop at a resident retired community told the following story: “Looking back, many of us can remember a time when we were picked on, bullied, or, in some way, made to feel unwelcome or alone. Sadly,

14 09, 2016

Peace Learning Center and the Ivy Tech New Leaders Academy

by John McShane, Community Programs Director PLC Community Programs recently started a new partnership with Ivy Tech Community College. We called the initiative, “The Ivy Tech New Leaders Academy.” This half-day learning experience combined the values of the Butler Way with the community leadership and peace building aspects of PLC.

22 09, 2015

The Mindful Path – Mindfulness Connects Police and Community

Hello from guest blogger, Lisa Robinson! In this last post of the quarter on Mindfulness and the Community, we’ll introduce how mindfulness practiced by police officers connects them to the community in a unique and meaningful way that improves outcomes. Let’s start with a video from mindful.org, the online home

26 08, 2015

Team-Building

Can We Help Build Your "Team"? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the term "team" in its simplest form; "A group of people who work together."  At Peace Learning Center, we think it's a little more complicated than that.  At the very least, our notion of an effective team is any group,

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