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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Writing the Wild Soul

11/09/2017 to 13/09/2017

With Geneen Marie Haugen and Bill Plotkin | Join us for this three day adventure with writers, wildness guides and soul explorers Geneen Marie Haugen and Bill Plotkin as we explore practices and experiences that encounter the intertwined mysteries of nature and psyche and help us to bring the soul-filled, animate world to the page. Read More...

This course is full.

Soulcraft - Deep Imagination and the Reanimation of the World

04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017

With Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen | Join psychologists, nature and soul guides Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen as they take us on a journey of deep imagination and deep sensing to re-enliven our participatory relationship with an en-souled and animate world.  Read More...

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Earth, Culture, Economy – The Power of Local

24/07/2017 to 28/07/2017

With Helena Norberg Hodge, Stephan Harding and Satish Kumar | Join an in-depth exploration of the steps involved in moving toward integrated, human-scale economic structures in which deeply personal, heartfelt relationships matter most of all. Envisioning a shift from global to local entails grappling with a number of difficult questions: Just how localised should we strive to be? What strategies can be employed to overcome the entrenched power of big business, big banks, and big government? What is the role of technology in a localised economy? How do we start from where we are? Sign up to the waiting list hereRead More...

This course is full.

The Great Work – Science, Consciousness, Jurisprudence and Ethics

03/07/2017 to 07/07/2017

With Stephan Harding, Sean Kelly, Hal White, and Isabel Carlisle | Join leading theorists in Conscious Evolution, Depth Ecology, Gaia Theory, Metalaw, and Earth Jurisprudence to help advance a new synthesis from which the Great Work of Thomas Berry can be accomplished in practice as well as in theory. Read More...

Ecological Restoration By Design

26/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

With John Thackara and Lisa Maria Enzenhofer | This short course will introduce you to a constellation of real-world ecological restoration projects in urban, peri-urban and rural contexts including: regenerative agriculture; civic ecology; sustainable urban drainage, and green infrastructure; river recovery, wetlands restoration, and dam removal; blue-green corridors; pollinator pathways, and the use of plants to restore polluted soil. Read More...

Transitioning to an Ecological Civilisation: East

18/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

With facilitation by Julie Richardson and Lanying Zhang, and guest scholars and practitioners including Wen Tiejun, Li Shouli, Zheng Bin, Sit Tsui,  Liu Yingsheng | Travel to various locations in China (Beijing, Chongqing and Chengdu Province), in collaboration with the Institute of Rural Reconstruction at Southwest University where you will experience first-hand the culture and ecology of China and have an opportunity to dialogue with intellectuals and activists about what creating an ecological civilisation means in contemporary China. We will visit inspiring projects as well as exploring the cultural and ecological roots to traditional Chinese wisdom rooted in Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.  Participants will be introduced to the ancient holistic philosophy and practice of cultivating inner strength for outer action and have the unique opportunity to visit sacred places and monasteries related to modern day practices of these ancient holistic traditions. Read More...

Co-creating the Emerging Future 2017: The Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation

05/06/2017 to 16/06/2017

With Satish Kumar, Mac Macartney, Stephan Harding, Julie Richardson, Iris Schoenherr, Bill Plotkin (Skype) | We invite you to join us for an eight-month learning adventure (2 weeks residential, 7 months online) that will develop your leadership and facilitation skills that will help you co-create a better, fairer and more beautiful world for all, enabling us to lead from and for the emerging future. Sign up to the waiting list here. Read More...

This course is full.

Who Do We Choose To Be? – Reality, Leadership, Sanity

22/05/2017 to 26/05/2017

With Margaret Wheatley | This week-long course with Margaret Wheatley summons us to be leaders for this time of profound disruption, to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil, and to use our influence to create islands of sanity in the midst of a raging sea. Read More...



08/05/2017 to 12/05/2017

With Jay Ramsay, Peter Owen Jones and special guests Nigel Shaw and Clíona O Conaill | Come together through poetry, creative writing and practical sessions to move beyond a purely human centred way of seeing and being in the world into a much more generous and inclusive way of being themselves. Read More...