3Chairs Project for Important Conversations

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Vision & Mission

The vision of the 3Chairs Project is a critical mass of individuals, organizations, and institutions around the world working together to respond to the challenges we face, and creating a peaceful, healthy, and sustainable world. 

The mission of the project is people using a triad (3 chairs) structure for having important and difficult conversations — personal, work, political — in a way that creates empathic connection, compassion, and collaboration. It's about the conversations that make a difference in our lives and create the world we want. It is the idea that a triad structure can powerfully support the authentic, courageous, and empathic communication necessary to find new possibilities and solutions together. And it is about being connected with a global community of people who share this vision and mission and can support each other. 

The triad structure integrates components of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC), mindfulness, and a mediation framework. It is hearing and understanding each other in our differences and our pain, without needing to agree, connecting at the level of our shared humanity, and working together to contribute to one another's well being. It's a process you can make your own and share with others. 

Would you like to be part of this project and support it? Here are some ways you can:

  • Learn the 3Chairs Process from me (John) or someone else who knows it.
  • Use it to have the difficult and important conversations in your personal and work life.
  • Share it with others. Help them learn and use it.
  • Join the email forum (Google group) for this project so that you can share your experiences and learn from others' experience, feel supported and inspired, and have a sense of community in doing this (Let me know and I can send you an invite to the group).

Contact me at john@johnkinyon.com for more information.