3Chairs Project for Difficult 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 create a peaceful, healthy, and sustainable world. 

The mission of the project is people using a triad process and structure for having the difficult conversations that matter and make a make a difference, in a way that creates empathic connection, compassion, and collaboration. It is the idea that a triad process can powerfully support people to be able to have the authentic, courageous 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 3Chairs Process integrates components of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC), mindfulness, and a mediation framework. It's about hearing and understanding each other in our differences, without needing to agree, and connecting across divisions and divides to create trust and cooperation. 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.