Building Conscious Use Of Power
Building Conscious Use of Power, October 21 - 25, 2013, is your opportunity to explore the role of power in your life and in your work as a change maker.
As agents of change, it is inevitable that we find ourselves working across power differences and divides – both within ourselves, and in the world around us.
Our awareness of and definitions of power are created from our experiences throughout life and impact how we are in the world, how we interact with others, how we collaborate (or not) and how we lead.
Building Conscious Use of Power will help you explore when, where and how the personal and political intersect in power issues. We will take a look at our own biases, how identity is formed, our experiences of marginalization and belonging and how they play out in our daily lives. We will explore how we can be an effective collaborator and ally and harness our personal strength as leverage for change.
In Building Conscious Use of Power we will explore:
- How can you be more effective in how you respond to power and its use?
- How do you hold power and how do you use it?
- What are the mix of influences that form your reactions to power and how do they impact your work as a change maker?
- What do you do when you feel powerless?
- How can you take opportunities to compassionately engage and understand others who hold power and influence on the issues you care about?
- How do you effectively intervene in frustrating debates and power struggles?
Our learning model uses experiential and cognitive learning techniques combined with peer support, and real world application. You will learn in the company of an amazing group of activists from around the world, in an atmosphere of excitement, peace, health and fun.
Tuition: $1,000 (no tax) + accommodation.
Location: The Haven, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Accommodation: All accommodation options offered for Building Conscious Use of Power are shared and include three buffet-style meals per day. Shared accommodation options range from $480 - $565 inclusive for five nights. If you are interested in private accommodations, please contact the Haven directly: 1-877-247-9238. For group rates please contact registrar@InnerActivist.com.
Bursaries: Thanks to the generosity of our donors, The Inner Activist has established a small fund to grant a limited number of bursaries to those who may be prevented from participating in our life-changing programs due to a lack of financial resources. Bursaries are available for tuition only. Participants must be able to pay for their accommodation (which includes food). Each bursary application is treated confidentially and considered with care and respect. To obtain a bursary application please contact registrar@InnerActivist.com.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Tuition will be refunded minus a 20% administration fee if cancellation of your registration is received 21 days or more before commencement of the module. No refund will be given 20 days or less before the commencement of the module. No refunds will be provided for leaving the program early for any reason.
Please note: Our five course modules can be taken as a series, or as stand-alone independent courses taken at any time.