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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Jenny Mackewn short course

Co-creating the Emerging Future 2018: The Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation

04/06/2018 to 15/06/2018

Led by Jenny Mackewn | 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.

Led by Jenny Mackewn | 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. Read More...

Stone Circle

Story, Ritual and the Natural Magic of Place

28/05/2018 to 01/06/2018
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Natural Magic - Bridging Heaven and Earth

14/05/2018 to 01/06/2018

 

Why do we only look to the East when seeking answers to spiritual questions? We have a wealth of knowlege gained through our deep relationship where seasonal rituals have been an integral part of our culture. Could they now give us new insight into the many ecological challenges we face? In this course we will examine these esoteric ideas that have been bound up in our cultural life for centuries and the relationship between magical thought and practice and science and materialism and ask what relevance they have to the modern world.
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Schumacher College Gardens

Forest Gardens and Edible Ecosystems; Design, Harvest and Use

14/05/2018 to 18/05/2018

With Martin Crawford and Caroline Aitken | Join Schumacher College for an exciting opportunity to experience edible ecosystems at different stages of development and with differing emphases and to learn about gathering and using the harvest with expert practitioners and joint authors of Food from your Forest Garden.

With Martin Crawford and Caroline Aitken | Join Schumacher College for an exciting opportunity to experience edible ecosystems at different stages of development and with differing emphases and to learn about gathering and using the harvest with expert practitioners and joint authors of Food from your Forest Garden. Read More...

Mind, Matter and Life: A Unified Systemic View

20/04/2018 to 22/04/2018
Sacred Activism

Sacred Activism 2018

16/04/2018 to 04/05/2018

With Bayo Akomolafe, Frederique Apffel-Marglin and Justine Huxley | This three week intensive will bring together activists from different traditions and perspectives to address some of the pressing questions we ask ourselves as we decide how to taken action for change.

With Bayo Akomolafe, Frederique Apffel-Marglin and Justine Huxley | This three week intensive will bring together activists from different traditions and perspectives to address some of the pressing questions we ask ourselves as we decide how to taken action for change. Bursary Funding Available Read More...

Holistic Business Short Course

Holistic Business: Transforming Business from the Inside

16/04/2018 to 20/04/2018

Led and facilitated by Jenny Mackewn with Guest speakers Hege Saebjornsen, Country Sustainability Manager for IKEA UK&Ireland, Seb Pole, CEO of Pukka Herbs; Guillerme Ferreira, Senior Manager in Unilever (skype); Kathrine Maceratta, Sustainability Consultant at Unilver and Designer of Gaian project; Nigel Topping, CEO of We Mean Business, Karen Creavin from Birmingham City Council

Led and facilitated by Jenny Mackewn with Guest speakers Hege Saebjornsen, Country Sustainability Manager for IKEA UK&Ireland, Seb Pole, CEO of Pukka Herbs; Guillerme Ferreira, Senior Manager in Unilever (skype); Kathrine Maceratta, Sustainability Consultant at Unilver and Designer of Gaian project; Nigel Topping, CEO of We Mean Business, Karen Creavin from Birmingham City Council – plus a surprise visit from Satish Kumar | Increasing numbers of people in business and organisational settings yearn to transform their business or organisation into ethical and purpose-led enterprises which they can be proud of. We introduce a completely new way of economics - a model of economics which is suited to our Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous times. Outstanding leaders in large and small businesses, private and public sector - tell us positive stories about how they are transforming their businesses from the inside – thus providing inspiration for participants who want to do the same by taking action to co-create good business which serves both human beings and the wider web of life.Read More...

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Changing the Frame - The Science and Art of Communicating for Transition

19/03/2018 to 06/04/2018

With Nadine Andrews, Tom Crompton, A.L. Kennedy (Skype), George Marshall, Philip Ralph, Prof.

Chris Rapley CBE, Kate Raworth, Janine Benyus (Skype), Manda Scott and  Jonathan Dawson | This course provides an opportunity for a deep dive, in the company of internationally recognised scientists, writers and artists in various media, into the science underlying the process by which we make sense of the world and how we can use this knowledge to become more effective communicators in the service of liberation. In addition to a study of the science underlying effective communication, there will be ample opportunity for solo and/or collaborative creativity, coached by our team of writers and artists. Bursary Funding Available Read More...

Erotic Ecology Short Course with Andreas Weber

Erotic Ecology: Love as a biological principle

12/03/2018 to 15/03/2018

With Andreas Weber and Stephan Harding | We are rediscovering love as a biological principle. As bodies, every living being participates in a live-giving exchange with others, led by the desire to nourish the self through intimacy, through touch and exchange.

With Andreas Weber and Stephan Harding | We are rediscovering love as a biological principle. As bodies, every living being participates in a live-giving exchange with others, led by the desire to nourish the self through intimacy, through touch and exchange. During this course we will work towards an “Erotic Ecology” as an art of living, of caring for the biosphere and of creating satisfying relationships inspired by the Eros of life – the power which makes everything in our reality yearn for connection and transformation. Read More...

A Mindful Life 2018 - Inner and Outer Transition

05/03/2018 to 09/03/2018

With Kaira Jewel Lingo & Sophy Banks | Cultivate attention and learn how to apply mindfulness in all areas of your personal and community life. Each day there will be meditation, mindful breathing, outdoor mindful walking, group discussions, eating mindfully (with some part of the meal in silence) and deep relaxation.

With Kaira Jewel Lingo & Sophy Banks | Cultivate attention and learn how to apply mindfulness in all areas of your personal and community life. Each day there will be meditation, mindful breathing, outdoor mindful walking, group discussions, eating mindfully (with some part of the meal in silence) and deep relaxation. There will also be regular sessions of InterPlay, a powerful mindfulness tool to grow ease, connection, and wisdom through play. Read More...