Courses

Our project-based courses weave together insight and strategy from social entrepreneurship, activism, and contemplative practice.

 

Level 1

For those relatively new to leading social innovation initiatives who are committed to seeing their projects through to completion.

 
 

Virtue and Value

A 6 Week Course to Launch Your Social Venture

Beginning soon, apply below...

  • Align your values, intentions, and actions

  • Make significant progress on your social venture

  • Learn and immediately apply the best entrepreneurial strategies/skills without getting overwhelmed by theory

  • Learn with other social entrepreneurs in an environment that emphasizes community, collaboration, and trust

  • Learn meditation techniques to help you focus, get more work done you care about, build partnerships, and seriously enjoy the process

  • Use the best of both rationality and intuition

  • Tuition: $450Limited scholarships and follow-on funding for participant ventures are available.

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  Instructor:  Zach Schlosser is the founder of The School for the Future. He cofounded the leadership development technology company  Numina . He has taught meditation and self-development for over 10 years and has written about the intersections of  meditation and technology  and the  philosophical foundations  for socially engaged contemplative practice.

Instructor: Zach Schlosser is the founder of The School for the Future. He cofounded the leadership development technology company Numina. He has taught meditation and self-development for over 10 years and has written about the intersections of meditation and technology and the philosophical foundations for socially engaged contemplative practice.

 
 
 

 

Level 2

For those with social innovation leadership experience looking to up-level their skills by implementing leading applied research.

 
 

Entrepreneurial Liberation

Pursue personal liberation by becoming a force for positive change. During the course you will:

  • Develop deep insight into what makes new ventures succeed: Effectual Entrepreneurship (Sarasvathy), Discovery Skills (Dyer, Gregerson, and Christensen), Disruptive Innovation (Christensen), and Design Thinking (Stanford d.school).
  • Apply these skills to you business in real time.
  • Train in practices to increase your concentration, insight into social-emotional dynamics, mental resilience in the face of uncertainty, unconditional wellbeing, and the pro-social virtues necessary for healthy partnerships.
  • Tuition: $900Limited scholarships and follow-on funding for student ventures are available.

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  Instructor:   Christopher Quang Zobrist  has spent the last 15 years founding, advising, and mentoring hundreds of entrepreneurs and early stage startup teams. He practices daily meditation and has completed over 15 weeks of residential meditation retreat practice.

Instructor: Christopher Quang Zobrist has spent the last 15 years founding, advising, and mentoring hundreds of entrepreneurs and early stage startup teams. He practices daily meditation and has completed over 15 weeks of residential meditation retreat practice.

 
 
 

Effective Campaign Design

Effective Activism will train students to bring an experimental mindset to campaign design. Students will implement small scale rapid escalation campaigns through

  • post-consensus participatory meetings to maximize participation and agile decision making simultaneously
  • conditional commitment to lever critical masses of people to take collective action
  • direct political action from very low to very high commitment levels which put the opposition into a dilemma - and thus win political ground
  • Tuition: $500Limited scholarships and follow-on funding for student ventures are available.

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  Instructor:  Roger Hallam is an activist and Ph.D. student at King's College London, studying how to maximize political participation. He's a founding member of the  Radical Think Tank . He recently led the first successful rent strike in London in 30 years and compelled King's College to commit to fossil fuels divestment by 2020.. 

Instructor: Roger Hallam is an activist and Ph.D. student at King's College London, studying how to maximize political participation. He's a founding member of the Radical Think Tank. He recently led the first successful rent strike in London in 30 years and compelled King's College to commit to fossil fuels divestment by 2020.. 

 
 

 

Level 3

For already quite skilled practitioners who are innovating in their fields.

 

Integral Phenomenology

Change the structure of your interior experience from habitual and neurotic responses, which drive socially conventional behavior and self-referential motivations, to active, enlightened modes which are post-conventional, compassionate, and open to more degrees of freedom. Learn to transform

  • affect into intuition
  • perception into insight
  • tacit knowing into wisdom
  • inner perceptions into creative imagination
  • Tuition: $300

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  Instructor:  Bonnitta Roy is an award winning process  philosopher, coach, and organizational consultant. She is the founder of  Alderlore Insight Center  and  APP Associates . Her  writing  is focused on building organizations as open participatory structures. 

Instructor: Bonnitta Roy is an award winning process  philosopher, coach, and organizational consultant. She is the founder of Alderlore Insight Center and APP Associates. Her writing is focused on building organizations as open participatory structures.