Earth Leadership Cohort – A Training in the Work That Reconnects for Young Adults

Date(s) - Sep/26/14 - Sep/28/14

Rowe Center
22 Kings Highway
Rowe, MA
United States


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The Earth Leadership Cohort of 15 young adults gathers on three separate weekends in the fall of 2014 to explore the Work That Reconnects (WTR) in theory and practice.  In a supportive learning community of peers, each participant clarifies their vision for meaningful work, hones facilitation skills in WTR, and expands self-awareness.  The series begins on September 26th with a three-day workshop led by Joanna Macy called, “World as Lover, World as Self” in which the cohort is immersed in a larger multi-generational community of people who care deeply about Earth and her living systems.

The second weekend (November 1 – November 2) is an opportunity for Cohort members to deepen their understanding and experience of the Work That Reconnects among professionals from many fields who facilitate WTR in their communities, workplaces, churches, and classrooms.  The Interhelp Network, founded by Joanna Macy and colleagues over thirty years ago, offers an annual gathering for people to engage with the WTR concepts and exercises and to nourish friendships, new and old.  The Interhelp Council designs the program to be welcoming for people with little or no experience, modeling superb facilitation of a complete WTR journey.

The final weekend of the series (December 5 – 7) is a retreat exclusively for the Earth Leadership Cohort, facilitated by the three guides who accompany the Cohort throughout the three-part training.  Here, the group has an opportunity to reflect on the rich experiences of the previous weekends and begin to integrate new perspectives into their personal and professional dreams.  The retreat is also a time for gathering resources, ideas, and support for “going forth” into the world as change agents, healers, compassionate listeners, and empowered citizens.  As a community, the members decide how they would like to keep in touch and support one another in realizing their short-term goals and long-term visions.

Download complete Program Description and Facilitator Information here.

Applications should be submitted by May 15th.  Applications received after May 15th will be considered if there are still spaces available in the fifteen-member cohort.  Download Application Form here.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please also fill out the Scholarship Application Form included with the Application and return it to by May 15th.

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