RolandFicht_Forum06-005Social skills have two main components: the ability to manage conflict and the willingness to cooperate. At first sight these may seem opposed, but socially skilled people can apply each of them when it is appropriate and beneficial. Our seminars are designed for everyone looking for meaning and profound experiences in their life. Participants can broaden their personal leadership qualities, develop empathic communication skills and improve their ability to establish and lead teams in a cooperative way. What we offer is based on more than 30 years of experience in building community.  


Forum creates a space of trust and openness between people. The aim is to reveal whatever is authentic, alive and true within us. In many social circumstances being seen by others can be experienced as "the death of possibilities". Forum overcomes this difficulty. In a supportive environment, the eyes of the others serve as generators for healing, growth and empowerment. "To see deeply is to love" – this is an experience very often gained in ZEGG-Forum.  

The Practicalities

ZEGG-Forum is a deep and intimate process for groups with 15 to 50 participants. The group gathers in a circle. One person, the presenter, enters the middle of the circle and shares whatever is alive in him or in her. She is invited to move around, to speak, act and to connect with her feelings. The only goal is to be or become authentic. The facilitators help this process by acting as "midwives" and assist the presenter. The circle supports with their full awareness and presence. Their role is to perceive and to bear witness.   Whatever happens in the middle serves as an example of similar processes within many of those observing. ZEGG-Forum has been used for many years in our community-building process. It is one of the best tools to create group cohesion. Forum has spread from our community into the world, where many communities and projects in different countries use it.  

Trailer about ZEGG-Forum with english subtitles.

For more information please visit:

ZEGG – Center for Social and Cultural Design

Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 89
14806 Bad Belzig

Telefon: +49 (0) 33841 595-100
fax: +49 (0) 33841 595-102


The ZEGG is a community of about 100 adults and children. How can we create a sustainable and creative life and an awake awareness to promote issues of love and sexuality, ecology, community, and create policy. We invite you to visit us, especially our summercamp.

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