what we do


We’re a step along the way.....a place to reflect, think, listen, question, learn, and discover

thecontactproject collaborates with global NGOs, civil society, and organizations interested in cultivating human capacities of listening, patience and respect to address conflict, diversity, and differences. We serve as consultants, facilitators, trainers, program designers and collaborators for our global partners and clients.



We believe that sustainable relationships and solutions require an emergent design to support the inevitable change that occurs over time. We're not solving isolated problems. We're looking at the capacities that can assist at the personal, community, organizational and global levels. The Engaged Identity Process (TEIP) cultivates capacities for engaging with diversity and difference, providing an emergent, dynamic foundation on which to create. TEIP is used as a stand alone process or as a partner process for a wide range of interests from community building to organizational development, and peacebuilding to conflict transformation. Utilizing contemplative practices, systems thinking, and experiential & collaborative approaches, we explore identities with clients to help them understand the interests and needs required to find the way forward.



Contemplative Practices have been around a very long time and are understood to be many things....so we say YES! If time in silence and nature is what is meaningful today, or an hour of mindful dance is awe inspiring, maybe meditation or prayer? One of the great parts of an engaged identity is discovering other ways of practicing listening, patience and respect (lpr) you might not have tried. We're collaborating to cultivate curiosity and attention....to details, ideas, needs and interests. We’re creating engaged identities that use lpr as a foundation for transformation of conflict, of relationships...of you.



Leaders, organizations, and communities are increasingly working with greater diversity. How do we cultivate the ability to collaborate with this diversity? The Engaged Identity workshop invites participants to look at how listening, patience, and respect can provide a foundation for expanding their own identity and worldview. Trainings are offered in lengths ranging from three days to three weeks. thecontactproject works with individuals, communities and organizations to provide customized workshops that address our partners needs.