Circles comes from the age-old tradition of storytelling and gathering as a community. The Circl.es System™ enables the same kind of human connection, virtually. Our video space is perfect for hosting facilitated, inclusive sessions. The unique setting and features shake small groups out of the day-to-day and into intentional dialogue about their most important challenges. Once a circle “jells” they continuously meet to apply and practice, engaging over months instead of days.
Organizations, communities and schools partner with us to go beyond presentations, formatting their content in a way that is interactive and engaging for small groups. The Circl.es System™ guides this process. They either leverage our curated learning journeys off-the-shelf, or start with templates of best practices and modify to quickly construct custom programs. Circles range from one-time events to ongoing small group journeys that apply & practice skills, build trusting relationships and impact culture.
Our team has years of experience in the design, launch and implementation of custom virtual programs. We are able to manage a program from start to finish, or transfer that capability to an organization. The Circles technology platform sorts, matches and schedules diverse participants; drives consistently high-quality sessions; and measures results. After design, a program is easy to replicate and scale. Participants become champions that launch future phases, catalyzing cultural & relational impact across your organization or community.
What is a Circle?
A small group, fewer than a dozen people
Helping each other in facilitated, inclusive dialogue
Content sparks their conversations; no long presentations
Often, a Circle meets every few weeks to deepen openness and accountability to each other.
Chief Human Resources Officer
There are very few places where you can connect with people like this without the hints of competitiveness or posturing that occur everywhere else.
Director, ML Learning Initiative
I was feeling isolated and misunderstood with everything I have gone through from the beginning of my career here. Listening to Foster and everyone in the meeting I felt more understood and truly heard. It helps to be connected in a safe space to really open up and discuss the current weather. I didn’t feel like I needed to be fake like I have before. And by fake I mean putting a brave face on. This meeting was so amazing and very much needed. As my heart is heavy, I do feel more supported than before
[Circl.es] enabled the moderators to have intimate, absorbing dialogues about issues of racial and gender inequity in this pandemic period with virtual hugs no less. Absolutely wizard.
VP of Profitable Creativity
In learning and development, we spend a lot of time choosing…the presents, which are the content. The wrapping are the relationships
TED Circles Host
Circles allows us to replicate the actual experience of being together, sitting in a room, and talking in a group. Every time that we are about to leave one of our sessions, everyone always says it’s really cool because everyone had the space to talk, and Circles was really user friendly.