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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...

The Bones of Ritual – Conversing With The Natural World 2017

18/09/2017 to 22/09/2017

With Colin Campbell and Lucy Hinton | Join us for a personal exploration of purpose and meaning using traditional wilderness techniques and ritual practices from South African Traditions. As well as teachings and conversation on the cosmology of these traditions and how they bridge to our modern times, places and cultures, this programme will include divinatory bones readings, a magical steam ritual and a supported solo vision quest on Dartmoor with reflection, sharing and integration in the classroom and wild surrounds of Schumacher College. Read More...

Economy for the Common Good – Changing Business from the Ground Up

Economy for the Common Good – Changing Business from the Ground Up

25/09/2017 to 29/09/2017

With Christian Felber, Tim Crabtree, Bridget Knapper and special guest Rob Hopkins | Join us for this visionary week with activist and initiator of ‘Economy for the Common Good (ECG) Christian Felber who believes that placing human beings, all other creatures and nature itself at the centre of all economic activity, will not only enable business to survive and thrive, but allow us all to engage in a financial system that delivers the one thing that really counts – a good life for all. Read More...

Making Ceremony: A Call and Response

02/10/2017 to 06/10/2017

With Colin Campbell and Pat McCabe | Join us as we look at the oldest methods of conversing with the natural world – making ceremony – from North American and South African indigenous perspectives.  What can we learn about our own relationship and conversations with life around us – what is our call and response? Read More...

The Wounded Healer – Bringing the World Back to Life

09/10/2017 to 13/10/2017

With Pat McCabe and Lyla June Johnston | How does the wisdom that indigenous cultures hold, contribute to the map of restoration that the world is seeking? In this week, we bring together mother and daughter, Pat McCabe and Lyla June Johnston, to look at global healing practice from the perspective of North American traditions. Read More...

Schumacher Experience - Autumn 2017

09/10/2017 to 13/10/2017

With Satish Kumar, Stephan Harding and guests facilitated by Rebeh Furze and Richenda MacGregor  | Immerse yourself for a week in the vibrant community of Schumacher College. This course is designed to give you space to enquire into what has meaning in your life, and what role you wish to play in the world, while also being inspired and invigorated by some of the concepts and ideas the college is based upon and participating in the rich daily life of the Schumacher community. Read More...

Food and Farming Short Course at Schumacher College

Food, Farming, and a 21st Century Renaissance

16/10/2017 to 20/10/2017

With Colin Tudge, Ruth West, Stephan Harding and Tim Crabtree and guests Geetie Singh and Ed HamerWhat we need as an Agrarian Renaissance - a 'people's takeover of the world's farming' - based on agroecology, food sovereignty and economic democracy. Enough is happening around the world to suggest this is already happening - come and learn about the people, the ideas and the projects that we can all build upon. Read More...

Change Makers: Alchemy of Courageous Choice

30/10/2017 to 03/11/2017

With Mac Macartney and guests | 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. This week-long course enquires into the subterranean world of self-worth, good intentions, deep feeling, inspiration, determination and leadership. Read More...

Three Horizons: A Pathways Practice for Sustainability and Transformative Innovation

20/11/2017 to 24/11/2017

With Bill Sharpe and Daniel Wahl | How we can improve the way we face the complexity and uncertainty of the future and come together to create pathways of change? Learn the practice of Three Horizons for transformative innovation as a way to face complexity and uncertainties in a practical way and transform our ways of life to bring human civilization and planet Earth into a sustainable relationship. Read More...

Designing For Peace

27/11/2017 to 01/12/2017

With Jon Young, Deborah Benham, Root Cuthbertson | In this course, we will introduce simple structures to support safety, understanding, and authentic communication. We will learn to recognise and reduce fear and shame, approaching challenging interpersonal situations with compassion and clarity.  We will learn how to create a culture of appreciation, where every person is seen, included, and valued, so everyone can thrive and grow into their true potential and brilliance.  We will tell stories from various peace-making wisdom traditions, as well as on-the-ground case studies using these practices to support healthy connection with each other. Read More...

Re-Wilding – Our Deep Connection to Nature

04/12/2017 to 08/12/2017

With Stephan Harding and Jon Young | The connection to nature in a deep and meaningful way has proved elusive despite the recognition that it is vitally important for our human well-being. Simply spending time outside is not enough to create a deep and meaningful connection with the natural world around us – we need to find ways that work for us that go beyond many of the educational, recreational and wellness-focussed approaches that are becoming more available. Join Stephan Harding and Jon Young as we explore the relationship between people and nature, with first-hand accounts of the most exhilarating and compelling examples of connection with the other-than-human world. Read More...

‘Let Darkness Be Your Candle’ (and vote Rumi)

11/12/2017 to 15/12/2017

With Jay Griffiths and Chris Salisbury | Join us for moonlight walks, exploring the poetry of the night and the worlds of night creatures and examining the meaning of the trickster-twilight. Jay Griffiths will lead a themed creative writing course on night and winter, dovetailing with Chris Salisbury leading an investigation of our own relationship with the dark through immersive experience and storytelling. Read More...

Beyond Development 2018

22/01/2018 to 09/02/2018

With Rob Hopkins, Ashish Kothari, Dr Stephan Harding FLS, Paula Andreewitch, Robin Bowman and Jonathan Dawson |  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...

Enterprise Live - Three week intensive course at Schumacher College

Enterprise Live 2018: Taking a Lead in the Midst of Complexity

19/02/2018 to 09/03/2018

With Tim Crabtree, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Patricia Shaw, Maria Llanos Del Corral | Drawing inspiration from ecology, complexity theory and mindfulness-based approaches, participants will explore the limits of mechanistic and instrumental approaches to leadership, and experience new ways of leading in uncertain and unpredictable contexts. 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. There will also be regular sessions of InterPlay, a powerful mindfulness tool to grow ease, connection, and wisdom through play. Read More...

Call of the Wild 2018

09/03/2018 to 29/10/2018

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...

Gaia and Symbiosis

12/03/2018 to 16/03/2018

With Stephan Harding, Merlin Sheldrake and Phoebe Tickell | Join us for a week in which we look to Gaia and the sciences of symbiosis – the ability of different organisms to live together – to learn how we might more effectively navigate our way through the current socio-ecological crises. 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, 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. Read More...

Leading with Soul – Authentic Leadership for Troubled Times

07/05/2018 to 11/05/2018

With Richard Olivier and guests | We invite you to reflect on key patterns that run through your life and career. Through appreciating the value of our formative experiences and revealing our implicit assumptions, we can notice the archetypal instincts that often underpin these and so earn the freedom to make conscious choices about our future. This experiential workshop will draw on the wisdom of an ancient story re-imagined for the modern leader and will take you on a compelling journey of self-discovery and soul enquiry. Read More...

Psyche & Climate

14/05/2018 to 18/05/2018

With Stephan Harding and Jeffrey Kiehl |  In this course we’ll explore the connections between the inner dynamics of the psyche and how these manifest outwardly as climate change. More specifically, we’ll explore the ways in which insights from Jungian depth psychology can help us to explore the roots of the climate crisis and to therefore act more effectively to do something about it. Read More...

Nourishing The Soul 2018

20/07/2018 to 22/07/2018

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell | Participate in a weekend meditating, walking and spending time in nature away from the daily stresses of life and discover the importance of bringing soul into the heart of everything you do. Read More...

EMK Complexity Methodology Short Course with Eve Mitleton-Kelly

Working With Complexity – The EMK Method 2018

05/11/2018 to 16/11/2018

With Eve Mitleton-Kelly | 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...