Become a Working Member

Are You an Open Floor Teacher with Skills, Time and a Passion for Making a Difference?

Join us in making a difference. As an Open Floor teacher, are you longing for more connection with your colleagues? Perhaps you are motivated to actively contribute to the development of Open Floor International’s not-for-profit mission? Being a volunteer Working Member will give you the opportunity to build relationships with other Open Floor teachers world-wide and learn how to work with the principles of Dynamic Governance

Take a look at our volunteer openings below. If you’d like more general information on becoming a volunteer, please email us.

Embodied Sexuality Circle

Job Description: Circle Member

Date: March 16, 2021 – 2 to 4 Positions. Open until filled.

As OFI curriculum and we as teachers have evolved, the time feels right to expand the circle of how we work with sexuality beyond the curriculum of the original Libido Fundamentals thus the name “Embodied Sexuality”.

Responsibilities
Circle members are responsible for being present in circle meetings, being part of operational work groups, and working on tasks and assignments between meetings.  Applicants must be willing to meet regularly in smaller teams in the times between the main ES meeting.

Qualifications

  • Willing to become an OFI Working Member by holding OFI vision, mission and aims.
  • Strong organizational, communication and leadership skills
  • Be able to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Be willing to collaborate on projects.
  • Have years of embodied practice.
  • Prefer those actively teaching Open Floor Libido Fundamentals, Open Floor teaching practice with the theme of sexuality, or working with sexuality in another context.
  • Have a strong desire to uphold Embodied Sexuality within Open Floor curriculum and beyond.

We are looking for representation of different continents within the ES Circle.

Circle meetings: Once a month, for the first 6 months. Day of the week to be determined. The meeting will be in the evening CEST, late morning PST, very early morning for Australia.

Current Members:
Cathy Ryan, Cynthia Kennedy, Monika Körschner, Andrea Juhan (in transition), Elizabeth Barnum

Time commitment per month: 8 – 12 hours a month

How to apply:  Email Monika Körschner[email protected].  Please share your background and what you are curious to pursue in this area. Also please let us know a day and time you could attend a circle meeting.

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, and you will be helping shape the future of OFI as we launch our new trainings online. Benefits include an OF email account. Other tangible benefits are under revision and will be announced soon.

Why join this circle?

Your work on this circle is an excellent opportunity to learn about the different ways that we can work with sexuality, gender, pleasure, body image and the rather large scope of issues that come up regarding these themes. There has been a lot of harm done in the name of sexual education and exploration. We are committed to valuespractices and trainings that protect, heal and enhance the creative, spiritual and relational possibilities inherent in working with Embodied Sexuality.  

 

Members of this circle are encouraged to educate themselves and OFI teachers about the many layers of inquiry possible and the ways movement resources can heal and enhance sexuality. To create curriculum in this field demands a lot of self-study, learning of various modalities, and learning new research and theories. Self-reflection and accountability are mandatory! 

Please note, being a WM of this Circle, does not mean you will be trained in libido fundamentals. 

 

Domains and Aims of Embodied Sexuality Circle

Plans (to be further defined into a Domain & Aims of the Circle)

  • To create an Open Floors where embodied sexuality can be explored.
  • To build a diversity of programs and teachers, where all kinds of themes around sexuality can be included.

Such as

  • Gender fluidity
  • Sexual abuse, Trauma
  • Support exploration and programs for LGBTQ+ populations
  • Men’s / women’s work
  • Tantric approach
  • Embodied studies appropriate for middle school and teens
  • Parental programs for supporting healthy embodied sexuality for children
  • And areas we haven’t even thought of yet!

We will be co creating curriculum/guidelines with the key elements of embodied sexuality within the OF curriculum. We want all our teachers to be able to address sexuality with some level of skill. Starting from the existing libido work, the new Embodied Sexuality Circle will develop core principles and basic guidelines for ethics, consent, inclusion, diversity, boundaries, etc. We will establish core concepts for anyone working on sexuality. We are tasked with creating specific seminars, webinars, and workshops on embodied sexuality which could be electives or prerequisites for the Teacher Trainings. We will develop programs addressing sexuality in embodied conscious dance, as well as programs for the general public.

Therapy in Motion Circle

Job Description: Circle Member

 

Date: Jan. 21, 2021 2 to 4 Positions. Open until filled.

Responsibilities

Circle members are responsible for being present in TiM circle meetings, being part of operational work groups, and working on tasks and assignments between meetings.  TiM Circle members are part of an on-going process of creating and developing the TiM curriculum, and educational programs. 

Qualifications

Experienced and qualified therapists, and TiM practitioners. We will also consider: 

  • Representation of different continents within the TiM Circle 
  • Years of practice, 
  • Ensuring a wide variety of therapeutic modalities of TiM members 

 

 

Skills needed:

  • Be able to work as part of a team and individually 
  • Open to working in DG  
  • Critical thinking 
  • Emotional stability 
  • Creative approaches to problem solving, the ability to lead and inspire others 
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) 
  • An interest in developing education programs 
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills 
  • Patience 
  • Observation 
  • Sensitivity 
  • Sincerity 
  • Empathy  
  • Positive outlook  

 

Circle meetings: Once a month, Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (PST) 

Current Members: Zuza Engler, Andrea Juhan, Irit Ziv-Ron (OL)

Time commitment per month: 1.5 h of TiM meeting + 2-4 h of task force assignments

OL Contact information: Irit Ziv-Ron

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, and you will be helping shape the future of OFI as we launch our new trainings online. Benefits include an OF email account. Other tangible benefits are under revision and will be announced soon.

Domains and Aims of Therapy in Motion (Sub-Circle of Education Programs Circle)

Domain

  • Therapy in Motion within the OFI curriculum.   
  • World-wide availability and quality of TiM programs. 
  • Therapy in Motion Curriculum Development for the Teacher Trainings, and content and delivery of professional development for TiM practitioners. 
  • Direct and ongoing support, community building and supervision for TIM practitioners

Aims

  • Uphold the curriculum and develop the Therapy in Motion Teacher training path and educational programs. 
  • Draft, design and teach TiM immersions, TiMpractice days, online ch.#2, TiM training webinarsand educational programs. 
  • Make sure TiMprograms are communicated well and accurately represented on website and on calendar. 
  • Feedback and quality control management  

Online Learning Circle

Job Description: Admin Support for Online Learning

Date: Jan. 21, 2021 –  1 or 2 open positions to start ASAP

Job Skills/Qualifications

  • The ability to assist OFI teachers in producing their courses. Supply information, be a point of communication, outreach and support to the course creators.
  • Interest in using Teachable online learning platform to help maintain a comprehensive site for the OFI school.
  • Knowledge of Online Learning platforms and potential.
  • Have an interest in the workings of Dynamic Governance (DG).
  • People with previous support and admin experience preferred.

 

Circle meetings: Every two weeks for one hour and a half, Mondays 10am PST / 6pm GMT

Current Members: Kathy Altman and Sarah Davies (OL)

Time commitment per month: Approx. 8 hours = 3 hours in meeting and 5 hours operational tasks

OL Contact information: Sarah Davies

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, and you will be helping shape the future of OFI as we launch our new trainings online. Benefits include an OF email account. Other tangible benefits are under revision and will be announced soon.

Domains and Aims of Online Learning Sub-Circle

Domain

  • Online Programs for Training aligned with EPC and OFI Curriculum
  • Online courses for teachers, dancers and general public
  • Quality Control of Online Programs
  • Roll-out and scheduling in conjunction with PIC. 

Aims

  • Build a collection of courses that can be packaged and offered as OFI content, some paid for and some parts as free content to support marketing and our non-profit status.
  • Add new training material as required.
  • Setting criteria for faculty of online programs.
  • Working in conjunction with PIC to make a final decision about what is scheduled and offered to the public.
  • Creating a process for faculty to propose and deliver online webinars.
  • Review Webinar Content/ curriculum, program resources and summarized program feedback from participants.  The teaching faculty would prepare, collate and summarize the reviews and recommend changes.

Job Description: Secretary for Online Learning

Date: January 26, 2021

Job Skills/Qualifications

The secretary is responsible for meeting logistics. Several days before the meeting the secretary confers with the facilitator and the operational leader and publishes the agenda and supporting documents to all circle members. Note, this role is under review and some responsibilities may change.

  • Attention to detail.
  • Timeliness of carrying out responsibilities.
  • Technical knowledge/skills for chosen record-keeping methods/systems.
  • Relatively good typist.
  • Ability to collaborate with the facilitator in preparing meetings.

 

Responsibilities
The secretary is responsible for managing the circle’s recordkeeping system. The secretary:

  • Supports (or arranges support for) the facilitator during circle meetings.
  • Collects agenda items (including review of previous meeting records to determine what decisions need review).
  • Builds the agenda with the facilitator and operational leader. Sending the draft agenda is sent to the OL and facilitator one week in advance.
  • Prepares the meeting room and/or virtual meeting space.
  • Sends out meeting notices, the proposed agenda, and sometimes copies of the proposals related to agenda items.
  • Records the precise wording of each consented proposal, including working with the facilitator as needed to finalize the wording of a proposal.
  • Managing a record keeping system for the circle. This is in part referred to as a “logbook.”
  • Publish the minutes (i.e., make available to all participants).
  • Note any amendments to the minutes consented to at the following meeting, making those amendments and distributing the revised copy to all participants.

 

Commitment: Approx. 8 hours = 3 hours in meetings and 5 hours on operational tasks.

Term: 1 year

Circle meetings: Every two weeks for one hour and a half, Mondays 10am PST / 6pm GMT

Current Members: Kathy Altman and Sarah Davies (OL)

OL Contact information: Sarah Davies

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, and you will be helping shape the future of OFI as we launch our new trainings online. Benefits include an OF email account. Other tangible benefits are under revision and will be announced soon.

Domains and Aims of Online Learning Sub-Circle

Domain

  • Online Programs for Training aligned with EPC and OFI Curriculum.
  • Online courses for teachers, dancers and general public.
  • Quality Control of Online Programs.
  • Roll-out and scheduling in conjunction with PIC.

 

 

Aims

  • Build a collection of courses that can be packaged and offered as OFI content, some paid for and some parts as free content to support marketing and our non-profit status.
  • Add new training material as required.
  • Setting criteria for faculty of online programs.
  • Working in conjunction with PIC to make a final decision about what is scheduled and offered to the public.
  • Creating a process for faculty to propose and deliver online webinars.
  • Review Webinar Content/ curriculum, program resources and summarized program feedback from participants.  The teaching faculty would prepare, collate and summarize the reviews and recommend changes.

Job Description: Tech position for Online Learning

Date: Jan. 21, 2021 –  1 or 2 open positions to start ASAP

Job Skills/Qualifications

  • Interest in using Teachable, an online teaching platform, to maintain a comprehensive site
    for the OFI school.
  • Video editing skills and post-production (ie, adding logos, adjusting quality, etc.).
  • Knowledge of online learning platforms and potential.
  • Interest in the workings of Dynamic Governance (DG).

 

Commitment: Approx. 8 hours = 3 hours in meetings and 5 hours on operational tasks.

Circle meetings: Every two weeks for one hour and a half, Mondays 10am PST / 6pm GMT

Current Members: Kathy Altman and Sarah Davies (OL)

OL Contact information: Sarah Davies

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, and you will be helping shape the future of OFI as we
launch our new trainings online. Benefits include an OF email account. Other tangible benefits are under revision and will be announced soon.

Domains and Aims of Online Learning Sub-Circle

Domain

  • Online Programs for Training aligned with EPC and OFI Curriculum
  • Online courses for teachers, dancers and general public
  • Quality Control of Online Programs
  • Roll-out and scheduling in conjunction with PIC.

 

 

Aims

  • Build a collection of courses that can be packaged and offered as OFI content, some paid for and some parts as free content to support marketing and our non-profit status.
  • Add new training material as required.
  • Setting criteria for faculty of online programs.
  • Working in conjunction with PIC to make a final decision about what is scheduled and offered to the public.
  • Creating a process for faculty to propose and deliver online webinars.
  • Review Webinar Content/ curriculum, program resources and summarized program feedback from participants.  The teaching faculty would prepare, collate and summarize the reviews and recommend changes.

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