The Inner Activist is a leadership education program that is part of a global movement rooted in social justice, equity, self-awareness and our place in nature. Our comprehensive curriculum integrates traditional leadership tools from seven innovative approaches. We then go beyond these approaches to facilitate the unpredictable, powerful learning that happens in community when we work on our own diversity and conflicts in moment-to-moment relationships. We provide change makers new tools to transform intractable problems, deeply value diversity in all its forms, and lead with authenticity and compassion.
THE PROCESS WORK INSTITUTE
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
LEARNING AS LEADERSHIP
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
THE HAVEN INSTITUTE
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
THE CENTRE FOR NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION (NVC)
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
THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS
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
EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION
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.
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Building Personal Mastery
Create a more self-aware, balanced and inspired social change practice.
Conscious Use of Power
Understand your relationship to power. Be a more effective collaborator and ally.