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Carl Rogers on Laboratory Learning
By John L. Hoff

A Social History of the T-Group
By Steve Potter

Benefiting from the Presence of Children in Community
By Marjorie Gray

Grace Happens Here: The Human Relations Laboratory By Hollis Guill Ryan



Dyanne Harshman, M.S.Ed is a teacher and musician, who was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She has performed a wide variety of musical genre including classical, folk, jazz, and rhythm & blues. In her day job, she is humbled and fulfilled as a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher .  Dyanne is a trained dance leader of the Dances of Universal Peace.  Her voice, true and steady, will be found helping all kinds of musical things to happen and is her primary tool as she teaches us to dance out our souls.

John Lawrence Hoff, ThD. John is a professional educator, counselor, and organizational consultant. John is also a mystic whose own life and faith teach compassion and the value of relationship. He is a social activist for whom creating community as an environment for growing “good people” has been his lifeswork. John received his doctorate in theology and pastoral care from the Pacific School of Religion. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ (1961) and trained by the National Training Laboratories (NTL Institute). His livelihood has been earned through teaching, training, and the pastoral care of individuals and organizations. John is now retired from his formal role in the GEC System and, as available, consulting to the current leadership team, including supporting in the design of the Lab.

Mary Colette Hoff, MEd. Prior to earning her Master’s degree from the University of Puget Sound and the Christian Counseling Service, Colette spent 10 years providing nutritional counseling and motivational workshops for the Northwest Lipid Research Clinic. Colette has extensive experience in adult and family education and in the use of community as a method for human growth and development. She has a recognized vocation for working with women and women’s spirituality and was ordained as a pastor by Convocation: A Church and Ministry. Colette is a coach to many and a trustworthy guide for relationships. She is also a developer of the Sahale Learning Center and the Sahale EcoVillage.


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