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Becoming Indigenous 2016

Becoming Indigenous 2016 - Finding Our Way Home

09/09/2016 to 21/07/2017

With residential contributors Colin Campbell, Pat McCabe, Mac Macartney and Martin Shaw

And special guests Charles Eisenstein, Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Chris Salisbury, Manda Scott, Philip Carr-Gomm, Lucy Hinton, Eve Annecke, Carolyn Hillyer, Bayo Akomolafe, Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldeback | This 10 month programme is a deep journey into the question of what it means to be indigenous to our place, our land and our community. Once in the place of home, connected to our birth-rite of belonging, how do we act in the world to create change and support others? 3 month residential followed by supported personal research and mentoring. Learn More...

This programme includes the following individual courses which are available to book separately:

Indigeny Today – Connecting to Community and Place
12/09/2016 to 16/09/2016
With Colin Campbell and Eve Annecke

The Bones of Ritual 2016 – Conversing With The Natural World
19/09/2016 to 23/09/2016
With Colin Campbell and Lucy Hinton

Co-Creation: The Future Of The Masculine And The Feminine
26/09/2016 to 30/09/2016
With Pat McCabe and Charles Eisenstein

Sundance and Sacred Ritual 2016 – Teachings from the Lakota Tradition
24/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
With Mac Macarteney, Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook and Karonhienhawe Linda Delormier

The Shaman's Journey 2016
04/11/2016 to 06/11/2016
With Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldebäck

Living Spirit – Shamanism Inspiring Life
07/11/2016 to 11/11/2016
With Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldebäck

A Deep Ecological History of the Earth

26/09/2016 to 30/09/2016

With Bruce Lipton and Stephan Harding | Join Bruce Lipton and Stephan Harding as they shine light on new science and ancient spiritual wisdom that provides  hopeful insight into the unfolding destiny of our species — and how we can each play an active role in nurturing our planet’s evolution. Read More

Hands, Head and Heart - Experience Week

03/10/2016 to 07/10/2016

With guests including Stephan Harding, Jonathan Dawson and Satish Kumar | This is your opportunity to engage in community Hands, Head and Heart with activities including food foraging in the woods to night canoeing on the River Dart, from walking in Deep Time with our resident Holistic Science faculty Stephan Harding, to learning about 'economics for a new world' with Jonathan Dawson. Satish Kumar will also be visiting the College this week for meditation, cooking and a fireside chat. Read More...

Working With Complexity – The EMK Method

10/10/2016 to 21/10/2016

Join Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly from the London School of Economics (LSE) for this two week training in addressing complex organisational, societal and global issues. Eve has worked for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors, advised the United Nations, European Commission, five government administrations and many organisations in the EMK Complexity Methodology for working with complex problems. This is a rare residential opportunity to train with her. Read More...


A Taste Of Spirit...And Then What?

24/10/2016 to 28/10/2016

With Coleman Barks, Martin Shaw and Lisa Starr | Join poet, best-selling author and translator of the work of Rumi, Coleman Barks as he joins Martin Shaw and Lisa Starr to explore, speculate and dream about the power of ancient and modern stories to find out where energy and beauty can be found for us all. Read More...


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The Right Livelihood Programme - Finding Deeper Purpose 2016/17

14/11/2016 to 27/10/2017

Ha Vinh Tho, Julia Kim, Satish Kumar, Otto Scharmer, Julie Richardson and guests | Join us for a year-long transformative learning journey that aims to align your livelihood with a deeper purpose in service of happiness and well-being of people and planet. This programme includes residentials in the UK and Bhutan. Read More...

Tender is the Night - Exploring Darkness

12/12/2016 to 16/12/2016

With Chris Salisbury and Jay Griffiths | Come and explore the dark with us. During this week we will be stargazing, walking at night, searching for gifts and writing poems to the dark. Collectively we will search for understanding and connection with this underappreciated realm of our existence. Read More...

Community, Place and Play: A Post-Market Economics

06/02/2017 to 10/02/2017

With Shaun Chamberlin, Rob Hopkins, Mark Boyle and Stephan Harding | What does 'life well lived' look like in this time of economic, ecological and cultural collapse?  Inspired by the work of the late David Fleming, we think it's time to reclaim this question from the economists.  Join us to reflect on our struggles, successes and joys in building lives grounded in nature and community, in redefining our relationships with money, and in working for a future worth the bother! Read More...

Transitioning To An Ecological Civilization: Dialogues East And West

13/02/2017 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, Rob Hopkins, Sophy Banks and Stephan Harding | Join us for a 6 month learning journey to explore community responses east and west towards growing an ecological civilisation in response to the multiple systemic challenges of our times. A collaboration between Schumacher College and the Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Southwest University in China. Read More...


Beyond Development 2017 - Creating A ‘World In Which Many Worlds Can Fit’

13/02/2017 to 03/03/2017

With Dr. Maria Luisa Eschenhagen Duran, Dr. Karambu Ringera, David Bollier (videolink), Helena Norberg-Hodge (videolink), Paula Andreevitch, Stephan Harding, Jonathan Dawson and Robin de Carteret | In this three-week intensive, we will be seeking solutions and pathways towards creating 'a global heterodoxy of beautiful solutions to living well on a diverse and finite planet'. We will explore what lies beyond the one-size-fits-all development paradigm of the last half century as we step together into the profoundly creative period of innovation, transition and co-operation that marks our time. Read More...

Call of the Wild 2017

31/03/2017 to 20/11/2017

A year long foundation course in outdoor education leadership with WildWise in association with Schumacher College | Located at Schumacher College, the Dartington Hall Estate, Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside including the River Dart, The Call of the Wild offers an extraordinary syllabus to anyone open to spending time in nature, and our job as environmental educators is to cultivate this ‘nature connection’ in helpful and meaningful ways. Read More...

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

05/06/2017 to 16/06/2017

With Stephan Harding, Satish Kumar, Tim ‘Mac’ MaCartney, Dan Burgess, Martin Shaw and special guests by videolink | 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...