Brandon WilliamsCraig

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Brandon WilliamsCraig, Ph.D. is co-founder and CEO of the Bay Area nonprofit, Association Building Community. He has extensive experience with private and public educational institutions, provides corporate leadership and group facilitation training, and has provided conflict management and community mediation services since 1998. His academic work focuses on the psychology of belief and the narrative construction of culture.

Brandon Sensei is a 5th degree blackbelt in aikido and Founder/Chief Instructor of Free Aiki Dojo and Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley. His students learn traditional aikido techniques paired with language that brings about the embodiment of aiki principles. His conflict facilitation method, called Martial Nonviolence, is the heart of the Peace Practices curriculum being practiced by students from four to 74 years of age. He resides in California with his wife and two children.


Contact Information:

brandon at culturesmith dot com

Skype bdwilliamscraig (510) 962-3921 or use the toll free voicemail and fax provided by nonprofit partner Association Building Community (866) 236-0346

Please call to schedule face-to-face client/consultation times.


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About me


Brandon coined and reserves the right for everyone to share the term "Process Arts", which refers to the field of group process design and facilitation. When he teaches or facilitates, he often describe what happens using various names and phrases he originated. He owns the exclusive right to use following phrases, variations, and associated acronyms and URLs: Free Aiki, People Green, Bluevolution, Associative Inquiry (AsIn) and Archetypal Resonance Imaging (ARI), Analogical System Knowledgebase (ASK), Associative Inclusion Dynamics (AID), Healing Friction, Martial Nonviolence (MNv), Culturesmith, Arts of Peace, Flexibility In Adversity Training (FIAT), and variations of: "conflict done well", "peace is conflict done well", "doing conflict well", "Aiki anywhere",, and Also originated and reserved to the Commons are: culturopoiesis and culturopoesis, metashaman, and metashamanism, whereas he reserve the right to own the URLs that reflect these terms.


Peace practices, community building and conflict facilitation; mediation and negotiation; social profit organizing and administration, ensemble creation, and team building; spoken and media-based communications and performance; academic learning and administration; supervision and management.






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+Project(s) Organizing
Associative Inquiry
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Free Aiki Dojo
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Please come to the next class at Free Aiki Dojo!

"Freedom Requires Practice" 

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Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley
Healing Friction
Martial Nonviolence
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Process Arts
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The Myth of Peace
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Guardians of Peace
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+Core Projects
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Association Building Community

  Founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2001, ABC operates as a fiscal sponsor for community building


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