In 2009 and 2010, an exquisitely crafted program on sustainability and social justice was presented at the Academy of Management. I’ve just found out that it is available, free, for downloading and presentation. Since I heard from many faculty that they had conflicts with attending the programs, and/or attending the trainings in their area, this is good news. I can tell you, there has been quite a debate about turning this loose in this manner, but the creators at the NGO, the Pachamama Alliance, have decided that the urgency of the global crisis demands that they give it out, without insisting on pre-training, and rely on the innate integrity of the design to carry the day.
This program has been presented to more than 200,000 people in 52 countries worldwide, and has 3000+ trained facilitators. It contains a wealth of exercises, information, and 85 minutes of beautiful and powerful video. It’s being used in universities, companies, governments and NGO’s around the world. It is not political, nor religious, and contains no orthodoxy, prescriptions, or enrollment. It does report on and draw on the finest minds, from Paul Hawken to Bishop Tutu, from Hunter Lovins to Brian Swimme, from Julia Butterfly Hill to Van Jones and Robert Reich. It is sobering and inspiring, thought-provoking and motivating and community-building. All that and more.
Here is the link to the front page, where the short video gives you a taste of this delicious program. www.AwakeningtheDreamer.org
After you’ve seen the trailer, I think you’ll want to know more about how to either attend a Symposium or how you can access the materials. This link will take you to the downloadable material. http://awakeningthedreamer.org/get-involved/presenters-kit/
Here is all that I ask of my colleagues: that you use this material with high integrity, seriously considering bringing the entire program into your classes or community groups, so that the real power of the experience comes to bear. In addition, if you are willing, I would very much appreciate hearing from you if you download the material and how you are using it, so that I can bring that information back to the larger volunteer community.
I’m eager to support you with this. Contact me with any questions!