Village Gatherings occur every month at Pearson College UWC. At these gatherings, the entire campus community is welcome to discuss ideas and issues relevant to living together. During Village Gatherings, members of both the student and adult communities can participate in vigorous, meaningful and respectful discussion and pick up important conflict resolution, public speaking and active listening skills firsthand. The gatherings are based on the belief that there is wisdom in listening to the whole community before making major decisions. Normally, these gatherings are facilitated by two or more students who work with their peers and faculty advisors beforehand to ensure meaningful discussions.