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- How to Speak in Public About Your Organization$150.00Public life (economic, social, and cultural) is undergoing profound change and upheaval every minute, every day, every decade. These changes create both huge challenges and immense opportunities for the Michael movement on the planet, including many anthroposophically inspired institutions and initiatives. The need to be able to deepen and articulate our core values while continually evolving our practices is becoming clearer every day. WHEN: The date and time will be announced!! WHERE: Spring Valley, New York COST: $150 per person $125 per person for two or more people
- Heaven and Earth$75.00Are farms where the heavens meets the earth? In this workshop, Professor Dan McKanan of Harvard Divinity School, Steffen Schneider director of Farm Operations at Hawthorne Valley and Claus Sproll Program Director, AdminInstitute will follow diverse spiritual communities as they go back to the land—by creating church and school gardens, establishing ecovillages, celebrating the sacraments with the four elements, practicing carbon farming, and participating in the global food sovereignty movement. Dan will trace the spiritual history of organic agriculture, identifying the spiritual teachings of Rudolf Steiner as one seed of the movement and highlighting the ways practitioners of many spiritual paths have collaborated since the very beginning. Hands-on sessions with farmers and gardeners will introduce participants to farming practices that reach up to the spirit and meditative practices that keep us grounded on earth. Not everyone can be a farmer, but everyone who eats can and should be part of a farm community. This workshop will show you how. WHEN: DATE TO BE DETERMINED TIME: TBD WHERE: Hawthorne Valley Farm
- Developing Financial Competence$200.00The aim of the course is to have participants develop an understanding of money, consciousness and energy, a flexible approach to viewing money in new ways and further knowledge and skills regarding budgeting, investing and current market and economy concepts and language. Participants will also learn how to read financial statements, get an introduction to investment strategies and develop the ability to gain an understanding of an organization's health through a penetration of the finances. WHEN: TBD WHERE: TBD COST: $200 per person. *Please complete registration form at bottom of page prior to checkout.
- Who’s in Charge Around Here? – Good Governance in a Waldorf School$150.00Participants will have a morning with 2 amazing guest speakers, followed by an opportunity to explore case studies and ask questions. We will explore deeply the role of the board and how healthy leadership can be fostered. This workshop will be valuable for seasoned , as well as new board members, seeking a deeper understanding of the real work of a Waldorf school board. WHEN: TBD WHERE: 3750 Bannister Rd, Sacramento (Sac Waldorf Campus) COST: $150 per person. ($750 cap per school) *Please complete registration form at bottom of page prior to checkout.
- Building a Successful Development Program$175.00This course will outline the essential elements of a development program for small development offices, with particular emphasis on philanthropy and fundraising work in anthroposophic organizations (Waldorf Schools, Camphill Communities, etc). WHEN: TBD WHERE: Camphill Soltane - 224 Nantmeal Rd. Glenmoore, PA 19343 COST: $175 per person. *Please complete registration form at bottom of page prior to checkout.
- Elements of HR$200.00The aim of this course is for participants to develop a full understanding of the legal and social aspects of managing people in a professional context, both vertically and horizontally. Based on an understanding of current legislation and policies, we will discuss how to bring practices and values core to Camphill communities and similar organization to bear on evaluative practices. The course content is experienced through a combination of presentation, discussion, group work, “fishbowl” activities, role play, and sharing. Beginning with personal introductions and guided conversations on issues and questions determined by the participants’ own experiences, the course proceeds with discussions of on-boarding, off-boarding, and evaluation processes. The course culminates with opportunities for participants to explore how to integrate what they’ve learned in their position at work. WHEN: TBD WHERE: TBD COST: $200 per person. *Please complete registration form at bottom of page prior to checkout.