Building Personal Mastery

Create a more self-aware, balanced and inspired social change practice.

March 29 - April 2, 2019

Building Personal Mastery

Create a more self-aware, balanced and inspired social change practice.

  • Reconnect with your values and what motivates and inspires you.
  • Identify root causes of inner conflicts and develop new tools for moving old issues forward.
  • Turn this internal self-awareness into more effective external actions, deepening your leadership and creating new ways of approaching change work.
  • Approach polarizing situations with a wider perspective and more skillful capacity to intervene.
  • Nourish your commitment and activism for the long haul by deepening connections to the natural world which sustains us.
  • Build bonds of connection, celebrate diversity and honour contributions to social change.

Download the 2019 Course Description

Building Personal Mastery is led by:

  • Jean-Pierre Guilhaume (Learning as Leadership)
  • Jackie Larkin (The Work That Reconnects)
  • Aslam Bulbulia (Anti-Oppression, Decolonization)
  • Kris Archie (Art of Hosting)

Course Dates: March 29 - April 2, 2019*

*Accommodation includes the evening of March 27 to ensure all participants arrive at the Haven on Gabriola Island on time, ready to begin the course at 9am on March 28. The final session will end at 3pm on April 2, 2019.

Tuition (includes all meals and accommodation):

$2200 - Supporter Tuition (support others as well as yourself)

$1600 - Sustainer Tuition (pays for you)

$750 - Community Tuition (discounted)

Read about accommodation and meals here.

If you require a full bursary, please describe your financial need in an email to Where applicable, describe any support we can help you access (support from your organization/employer, personal networks, grants, etc.).

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All Inner Activist courses are grounded in the understanding and awareness that individuals and groups working for social change do so within the context of social inequity and power difference.

"This course gave me insight into all the ways I get in the way of my own success. I feel my capacity as a change agent is about to blossom as a result of taking this course." Jodi Kobernski, Executive Director, Organic Council of Ontario"