Education needs to be re-envisioned to include the cultivation of wisdom, as well as learning to live in society and overcoming oppression and exploitation. For education to be more effective, it has to be dialogical, inclusive, and compassionate, and needs to heal the rift between body and mind… Buddhist education begins with humanity’s ultimate questions: What is the meaning of life? What is our own deepest nature? What is our responsibility to others? Buddhism does not separate life from education.

Sulak Sivaraksa
‘The Wisdom of Sustainability’
Founder, ALT Program

Awakening Leadership Training

Towards A New Paradigm of Holistic Sustainability

3 September 2019 – 3 February 2020

If you need more energy to be part of the transformative social change movement, if you are in a transitional stage in your life, if you want to enhance your leadership capacity, if you want to deepen the meaning in your life, if you are confused and not sure of what to do next, this learning journey is for you.

It is a pilgrimage to learn deeply about yourself, the present society and our natural world. It is a journey to build and cultivate good friends, compassion and wisdom, humility and confidence. It is a dance to explore the dynamic balance of Yin and Yang in many aspects of life. It is an inspirational voyage of practical alternatives at various levels.

WHO IS THIS COURSE DESIGNED FOR?

People in transition in their lives and/or in various leadership roles who want to train oneself to awaken and serve others. You may:

  • Work or lead an NGO and a need a break for reflection on the nature of life and society so that you can return to work rejuvenated.
  • Work in non-profit organisations and other social change organisations and feel the need for more self-cultivation and deep reflection on social issues.
  • Work for social change and want to gain more unconditional trust in the universe, reduce self-centeredness and freely dance with life.
  • Want to become a mindful facilitator, helping people to empower themselves
  • Want to positively change society and yourself simultaneously for personal growth and a more sustainable, socially just future.
  • Be questioning your current path in life
  • Be searching for meaning in life

The course is designed and will be facilitated by accomplished, experienced facilitators/teachers with decades of experience teaching new paradigm leadership empowerment courses in Southeast Asia, China and UK. This program is a collaborative venture of SEM – Spirit in Education Movement, International Network of Engaged Buddhists and ETA – Ecovillage Transition Asia, in partnership with Gaia Education and Global Ecovillage Network (GEN).

Title Date Cost
Registration/Arrival & Inauguration Ceremony 3 SEP 19
Building a community of good friends 4-5 SEP 19

Emerging Worldview, Self-discovery and Healing

(EDE Worldview Dimension)

S1,907*

Module

1

Slow is Beautiful: Ecological Wisdom from Asian Traditions  4 days
6-9 SEP
$450
 Module
2
 Paradigm Shift and Emerging Cultural Values 5 days
12-16 SEP 
$450 
Module
3
Mindfulness and Inner Growth 5 days
19-23 SEP
$450
Module
4
Path of Inner Healing and Transformation 3 days
26-28 SEP
$350
Module
5
Art and Self-discovery 3 days
29 SEP–
1 OCT
$350

Interpersonal Dynamics: Power Sharing and Compassion

(EDE Social Dimension)

$1,720* 

Module

6

Compassionate Communication (NVC) 4 days
7-10 OCT
$450

Module

7

Gender & Social Justice 4 days
13-16 OCT
$450

Module

8

Conflict Transformation (Process Work) 5 days
19-23 OCT
$500

Module

9

Participatory Decision Making 4 days
26-29 OCT
$450
Eco-Political Economy: From Global to Local
(EDE Economic Dimension)
$1,720*

Module

10

Asian political Thought and Eco-Political Economy 5 days
4-8 NOV
$450

Module

11

Financial Systems and Local Economies 4  days
11-14 NOV
$450

Module

12

Right Livelihood, and Alternative Markets: A learning Journey 11 days
17-27 NOV
$950
Ecology and Design
(EDE Ecology Dimension)
$1,814

Module

13

Deep Ecology 5 days
3-7 DEC
$450

Module

14

VIsion Quest 7 days
10-16 Days
$600

Module

15

Foundation of Ecology 5 days
19-23 DEC
$450

Module

16

Ecological Design 5 Days
26-30 DEC
$450
Skillful Means for Social Transformation $2,046

Module

17

Mindful Facilitation for Empowerment (Gaia Education Training of Trainers) 14 Days
5-18 Jan
$1200

Module

18

Community Organising for Empowerment 5 days
21-25 Jan
$500

Module

19

Mindful Activism 5 Days
28 Jan – 1 Feb
$500
Reflection and Evaluation on
ALT programme for long-term students

2-3 FEB 2020
SUBTOTAL $9,900
TOTAL with almost $1000 DISCOUNT
when applying for the entire ALT programme
$8,910**
TOTAL with almost $1000 DISCOUNT
including accommodation between dimensions (4×5 days)
$9,130***

Costs include full board, accommodation, and group travel during the module.
*          7% discount if applying for one or more dimensions

**        10% discount if applying for the entire programme
***      Option to add $55 for accommodation between each dimension (5 days break) – $11 per day – adding up to $220 for 4 breaks (20 days)

HOW TO APPLY 

Applicants can apply for the whole program, one or a few areas of learning, or individual module, with the fee mentioned below. If applicant wants to combine the contents in other ways, it is also possible, please contact the coordinator for more arrangement. We plan to run this program annually to accommodate social change workers some of whom can’t afford a long training, but are able to take some modules each year.

APPLY ONLINE

or

Download PDF 

The Awakening Leadership Training Program
TERM DATE 3rd September 2019–
3rd February 2020
PARTICIPANT FEE
SUBTOTAL $9,900
TOTAL with almost $1000 DISCOUNT
when applying for the entire ALT programme
$8,910**
TOTAL with almost $1000 DISCOUNT
including accommodation between dimensions (4×5 days)
$9,130***

Click here to download ALT 2019 handbook

HOW TO APPLY

  • Application deadline for whole program is 15th August, 2019. Individual modules can apply up to 30 days prior to their start date.
  • FIll in our online application at https://form.jotform.me/AwakeningLeadership/2019-application-1
  • ONLY in case you cannot access the online application form, please  DOWNLOAD PDF and send it to our email:  blt.ineb@gmail.com
  • We will make an appointment with selected candidates for a Skype interview.
  • Payments can be made through Paypal and bank transfer. Refer to the application form for details

 

CERTIFICATION

Parts of this program are certified through SEM College & Gaia Education (UK). You will be eligible to receive an Awakening Leadership Training (Advanced Ecovillage Design Education) certification and Mindful Facilitation for Empowerment (Gaia Education Training of Trainers) certification. These certifications can also contribute towards a Master of Arts in Holistic Sustainability and contribute to the pathway to become a certified Gaia Education trainer (www.gaiaeducation.org).

CONTACT US
Coordinator:      blt.ineb@gmail.com

Website:                www.awakeningleadership.net
Facebook:            www.facebook.com/awakeningleadershipineb/

AWAKENING LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
666 Charoen Nakhon Road (Between Soi 20-22)
Banglamphu Lang, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600 Siam (Thailand)

(+66) 2 860 2194, (+66) 2 860 1277

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COLLABORATING PARTNERS

The INEB Institute www.inebinstitute.org (INEB logo)
SEM – Spirit in Education Movement www.sem-edu.org (SEM logo)
ETA – Ecovillage Transition Asia www.ecovillagetransition.org (ETA logo)
Gaia Education www.gaiaeducation.org (Gaia and UNESCO logos)
Global Ecovillage Network (GEN logo)