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Edgewood College
Social Innovation & Sustainability 
Community Courses (Open to Everyone)

Fall 2018

 

Servant Leadership for Social Innovation

Instructor: Carrie Sanders and Robert Toomey, EdD.
Course Description: In this course, participants explore the ideal of “wellbeing for all, forever” at the intersection of servant leadership and social innovation. We will reflect on the foundations of servant leadership and social innovation while carefully pondering Spears’s “10 Characteristics of a Servant Leader” and their application to social innovation. Participants are asked to reflect on whether and to what extent their practice of servant leadership offers opportunities to more rapidly, more effectively, and more justly engage in positive social change. Each student will complete a StrengthsFinders assessment and use their results as a tool to recognize and grow their own strengths and the strengths of others. Students will practice servant leadership through a mini-experiment that proposes the use of servant leadership to advance social innovation. In addition to drawing on the work of Robert Greenleaf and Larry Spears, students will explore how servant leadership can be engaged in systems thinking (Meadows, Stroh) and Theory U (Scharmer). Course participants are invited to orient their learning around the question, “How might I practice servant leadership to co-create a more just and equitable world where wellbeing for all, forever, is a real possibility?”

Dates: Second Saturdays of month: Sept 15, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8. 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Edgewood College, Monroe St. Campus.  Room TBD
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 2 weeks 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.
O
ptional graduate creditThis course is eligible for 3 graduate credits at an additional cost of $185 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit.

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Introduction to Mindful Leadership: Essential Skills for Leading in a Complex World
Instructor: Lisa Baker, PhD 

Course DescriptionMindfulness practices aimed at cultivating our innate qualities of awareness, focus, authenticity and compassion, qualities that enhance our ability as leaders to create safe and trusting environments, where there is openness and respect for each person’s background, experiences, style, skills, and contributions. This training will also provide the opportunity for participants to explore ways these qualities can apply to the work of creating more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments. Benefits of Mindfulness Training at Work: Improves: mental focus and concentration, time management, interpersonal communication, conflict management, team effectiveness, innovation and inspiration, ability to anticipate and serve clients/consumers needs, and productivity.

Dates: 6 Thursdays: 6:00pm-8:30pm, Sep. 27, Oct. 4, Oct.11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1.
Location: Edgewood College, Monroe St. Campus.  Room TBD.
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 2 weeks 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 $185 per credit. This option will be explained in class for those interested in taking the course for credit. 

 

 

Engaging Emergence

Instructors: Marian Farrior, Kate Heiber-Cobb, Julie Swanson
Course Description: Engaging Emergence: personal practices to learn forward together Engaging emergence is about co-creating space for intentional, grounded, and collaborative learning. Emergence is a process of connecting with one's own inner resources and gifts, and tapping into the collective intelligence and wisdom of a group. It is a way to engage with systems and bring more awareness to patterns of change. This course is for wayfinders and edgeworkers. If you want to deepen your work and life moving forward, and find yourself at the edges of systems..…this course is for you. We will focus our inquiry on three emergent practices. - Be Curious - Widen the Lens - Change the Story And explore the emerging field of social permaculture. We will intentionally integrate: Self Care, Reflection, Multiple Ways of Knowing, and Resilience. This course will be holistic and experiential as we practice different techniques for exploring our questions, perspectives, and stories. Participants will learn more about themselves and ways to access their inner wisdom, as well as be able to apply the techniques they learn to personal and professional group situations. We will draw upon teachings from Emergent Strategy (adrienne marie brown), Theory U ( Otto Scharmer), Emotional and Social Intelligence (Daniel Goleman), Social Artistry (Jean Houston), and Social Permaculture (Looby Macnamara and others). 

Dates: 4 Thursdays, 6-9pm Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6
Location: Edgewood College, Monroe St. Campus.  Room TBD
Cost: $175. Should you be unable to attend, course refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be given up to 2 weeks 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.
O
ptional graduate credit: This course is eligible for 1 graduate credit at an additional cost of $185 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.