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Edgewood College
Social Innovation & Sustainability 
Continuing Education 

Spring 2018

 

Mindfulness at Work: Advanced Applications (Advanced Mindfulness Leadership)
Instructor: Lisa Baker, Ph.D.
Course Description:  In this course we explore more deeply the application of mindfulness practices to challenges, such as conflict and change processes, as well as for strategizing and prototyping ways to infuse mindfulness into teams and organizations. Together, we will practice, learn about and apply advanced mindfulness practices, and related leadership and organization change frameworks (e.g., Theory U, Appreciative Inquiry, Process Work). There will also be an applied component to this course where participants will create individualized action goals and strategies, and share the learning experiences during the course.

Dates: Sat. 8:30-1:30p.m., April 14, 28 and May 12
Location: Room TBA; Edgewood College, Monroe St. Campus
Costs: $525 (materials and light snacks included) Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.
Optional graduate credit: This course is eligible for 3 graduate credits at an additional cost of $180 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

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From Passion to Paycheck: Entrepreneurship for Social Good
Instructor: Amy Gannon 

Description: The world needs more people who have the interest and ability to design innovative solutions to our most pressing challenges. While many people can come up with ideas, most don't have the skills or experience to bring those ideas to fruition. This course explores the entrepreneurial process of: 1) generating and evolving ideas; 2) designing pilots and prototypes for products and services; 3) making basic financial projections; 4) developing a roll-out strategy; and 5) presenting ideas to audiences in a compelling and effective way. Over five weeks, participants in this program will work through an idea they already have OR one they generate during the class. It is an applied experience, meaning we will actually try out the entrepreneurial frameworks and gain experience.

 Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 22, March 2, March 8, March 15, March 22, 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Room TBA; Edgewood College, Monroe St. Campus
Costs: $525 Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. After that date, refunds will not be available, but the fee can be applied toward a future SISL professional development course.
Optional graduate credit: This course is eligible for 3 graduate credits at an additional cost of $180 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit. 

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Summit on Mindfulness for an Inclusive, Just, Sustainable World
Instructors/Organizers: Lisa Baker, Steve Gilchrist, Annette Miller, Nola Walker, Carmen Alonso
Description: Awareness and compassion for self and others, resilience, deep listening, and authentic connections are all fundamental to creating an inclusive, just and sustainable world.  Mindfulness practices can help cultivate and express these qualities at the personal, interpersonal, and systems levels.  This summit provides tools, frameworks, and practices that can help us cultivate these qualities and contribute to the urgent need to transform our divided communities. (Taken from 2017 Summit info and subject to modification)

 

Dates: April 20, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Washburn Heritage Room, Edgewood College, Monroe St. Campus
Costs: TBA
Optional graduate credit: This course is eligible for 1 graduate credit at an additional cost of $180 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

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Other Courses

Courses with Community Partners

Permaculture Design Certificate
Instructors: Kate Hieber-Cobb, Marian Farrior
Dates: March 9-11, April 13-15, May 4-6
Location: Terra Simpla in Stoughton
Cost: $1050
Credits: 3
Description: Our Permaculture Design Certificate Training in 2018 will cover all the usual topics and skill sets around Permaculture Ethics and Principles, ecological principles, water, soil, food, wildness, observation, networks, food forests, plant guilds, systems thinking and more.  This is a 7- hour course held over three 3-Day weekends.  Attendance is necessary to receive your certificate.  We will be holding our course this year out at Terra Simpla Permaculture & Retreat Center outside of Stoughton.  We are dedicated to making this course accessible financially for all those who hold it in their hearts to attend and learn.  The Madison Area Permaculture Guild has been supporting scholarship dollars and sponsoring these courses for 9 years now.  We have graduated 150 people.  We believe education and modeling are the best way to create healthy systems change.  For more information visit madisonareapermacultureguild.org.

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Journey of Facilitation and Collaboration
Instructors: Steven M. Davis, Darin J. Harris, Harry Webne-Behrman
Dates: January 8-12, April 2-6, June 18-22; 8:00 am-4:30pm daily
Location: UW-Madison
Cost: $1,250 
Credits: 3
Description: Collaboration (JOFC) is a 5-day group leadership experience that facilitates transformative learning at the emotional, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual levels. Results are accomplished using a unique technology called Integral Facilitation based on a holistic set of 20 facilitation competencies that integrate one’s personal power and presence with attention to task, outcomes, processes, and relationships. Using hands-on multi-modal approaches, we’ll take you beyond theory with hands-on practice you need to serve in the role of facilitator with increased confidence and will help expand your self-knowledge and ability to self-manage, skills critical to your success as a leader.  For more information go here.

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Questions?

Contact Ashleigh Ross for more information.