Our Model

Our courses integrate seven different approaches to leadership development, providing accessible and effective tools no matter your learning style or leadership challenge.

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A world where individual and collective leadership is based on justice and sustainability for all people, communities and the Earth; leadership that is self-aware, compassionate, collaborative, courageous, empowered and accountable.

To co-create a learning space that develops compassionate, reflective and responsive leadership in individuals and communities, supporting leaders to skillfully navigate emotions, conflict, power and difference grounded in a commitment to social justice, diversity and equity.

Commonly described as “awareness practice”, Process Work methods are applied to a wide range of situations such as personal growth, conflict situations and relationships. Learn more

Through a unique and powerful process of self-discovery, learn to identify how your ego trips you up, build on this insight from your best self, and act on your most important aspirations. Learn more

Through transformational learning, the Haven focuses on human connection and recognition promoting self-responsibility, effective communication, healthy relationships and integration of body-mind-spirit through experiential learning. Learn more

NVC is based on the principles of nonviolence – the natural state of compassion where no violence, either physical or verbal, is present. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and greater conflict resolution. Learn more

Drawing from deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual traditions, the Work That Reconnects (WTR) deepens and repairs our connections to ourselves, our human community and all planetary life. Rooted in work of Joanna Macy, its experiential methods build motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for creating just and sustainable relationships with all life.Learn more

This approach embeds and integrates a critical consciousness and social justice analysis to leadership development. Often using a popular education framework, it incorporates the larger contextual, social systems of power and privilege that impact individuals and groups. This is crucial to building effective and respectful relationships across difference and our ability to develop as fully inclusive leaders to create lasting change. Learn more

Grounded in social movement organizing throughout the world, popular education is a participatory, creative and empowering process. Building on participant knowledge and experience, its method of developing critical analysis strengthens collective capacity for social transformation. Learn more

Read the final paper from our three-year research project that guided the development of the Inner Activist and our courses.

Take a look at our upcoming courses

Develop the leadership skills you need to become a transforming influence at work and in the world.
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March 29 - April 2, 2019

Building Personal Mastery

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

September 23 - 28, 2019

Conscious Use of Power

Understand your relationship to power. Be a more effective collaborator and ally.


Building Strong & Respectful Relationships

Learn how to find common ground across differences and build healthy interactions with others.