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Change Makers: Alchemy of Courageous Choice

Course dates: 
Monday, 30 October, 2017 to Friday, 3 November, 2017

With Mac Macartney and guests

At the centre of the Earth a great fire heaves and smoulders. It is the same with us. Whether scholars, poets, farmers, administrators, or dreamers, we each have ears and we have heard the call even if we sometimes pretend

Buried beneath the layers of stories that diminish, excuse and apologise, the molten core of latent potential awaits the choice each human longs to take. It desires to ignite, take form and dance as fires are born to dance. When the Hopi Nation Elders announced ‘We are the ones we have been waiting for’ they were not speaking in the abstract. They were inviting us to recognise that destiny is calling. That we have volition. That an invitation requires a reply.

The journey to becoming a change maker - a person of influence, a catalyst for action - necessitates a rite of passage. We have to send a call deep into the bowels of our very being, a heart-song that reaches to the centre and softly commands attention.

Change Maker is a ceremony of initiation for those who have heard the call and yet feel somehow inhibited in taking action.

Change Maker is a deepening journey that will encourage and inspire those who are on a pathway and yet know that another threshold beckons.

Change Maker is a crucible of intention from which choices can be ignited that will endure and serve.

Change Maker is a gathering of people from diverse backgrounds who seek to bring their gifts forward to greater effect and impact.

This week-long course enquires into the subterranean world of self-worth, good intentions, deep feeling, inspiration, determination, and leadership. Join us.


Mac Macartney

Mac Macartney is an international speaker, writer and change-maker. He is also the founder of Embercombe, the centre for leadership and learning with a mission to catalyse the emergence of leaders and change-makers for a just, peaceful and sustainable future.

Over a period of twenty years Mac was mentored by a group of indigenous elders. During this training and ever since, he has attempted to bring two worlds together – an ancient world-view that emphasises relationship, interdependence, and reverence for life with the significant challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.

Mac works with leaders across all walks of life – from business to education – inspiring them to put up their hand and join the chorus of people who are singing alive the world of our longing.    He was a faculty member of the WWF/IMD Business School ‘One Planet Leaders’ programme in Lausanne for three years and received an Honorary Doctorate in Education from Plymouth University for his work in service to community.

In 2016 Mac co-founded Liquid School, a network of experts helping organisations imagine a sustainable future. He sits on the Advisory Board for DanoneWave, the largest Public Benefit Corporation in the U.S. and is an
Associate with Leaders’ Quest, collaborating on global issues with leaders across business, government and civil society.

£ 795.00
NOTE: Course fees include all vegetarian meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions. The programme will run from Monday of the first week to Friday afternoon the last week, and includes four nights private accommodation from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure.