Name: Dr. Jean Houston, Peggy Rubin & Renowned Leaders In Social Transformation Re: IMPORTANT: This is limited to just a few more people. That’s it!
Allow me to introduce myself and my teaching partner Peggy Rubin. My name is Jean Houston. You'll hear more about me in a moment.
Since 1987, Margaret Nash (Peggy) Rubin has been my principal teaching associate as well as a member of the core faculty of the School for Social Artistry, an intensive leadership training program. Before joining my staff, Peggy was for 14 years the Public Information and Education Director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), one of the largest and longest-running repertory companies in the U.S.
I am happy that Jean and Peggy are presenting this Institute - the creme de la creme of their wisdom and experience. I look forward to this event. It will be a Game Changer for so many.
-Elizabeth Austin, Certified Professional CoActive Coach
Perhaps you have heard of us or even studied with one or both of us in the past. Perhaps not. Please take a few minutes to read over this page. You will find videos of an Interview I did with Oprah and a recent Interview I did with Phil Johncock, an old friend and our newest member of the Jean Houston Foundation family. If you are new to my work, I invite you to watch one or more of the videos to learn more about me and my work.
If you are familiar with my work or want to go directly to information about this summer's LAST EVER 8-Day Social Artistry Leadership Institute, please scroll down to the section where we introduce the Institute.
When you finish, I hope you will join Peggy, myself, special guests and "game changers" like yourself July 30 - August 7 at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR!
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We are in the midst of the greatest change in human history. It is the changing the Game at every level: climate, immigration, governance, ecology, food, education, finance, industry, media, IT technology, relationship between cultures, rise of women, patterns of inequality. All previous agreed upon rules, challenges, interactivity are up for grabs and few have been trained to deal with so total a game change on every level. We’re in the midst of the biggest game of all, having to do with world shift.
History is blighted with the landscape of cultures that tumbled backwards when the time for change was ripe, but the players were not ready or failed to respond. The game was lost. This game, however, is one we cannot afford to lose. The Earth’s 13.7 billion-year-old experiment that has resulted in your life is at risk.
Thus, our opportunity is huge. Surely, you have felt it. You may have even felt yourself yearning to see and be seen as a player in this new game, both changing the old game and being part of the emergence of the new one. Your contribution, great or small, can make the difference as to whether we evolve or perish.
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We’ve been in a way of being for hundreds if not thousands of years. The old game is receding, and a new game of life is emerging, one that compels vision, skill, creativity, courage and collaboration.
It requires active Gamer Changers, people who know themselves as “works in progress,” who have developed the physical, mental, and spiritual potentials needed in this time of radical challenge and transition. We call them Social Artists.
During these eight bright and brilliant days, you will study with esteemed and practiced Game Changers, women and men with years of accomplishments as Social Artists actively transforming communities and cultures, solving problems at mega and micro levels, understanding and working with complexity, and bringing a new story into all aspects of society and institutions, as well as to people of all ages and conditions.
Joining me as principal teacher in this training are superb Game Changers, like Peggy Rubin, Duane Elgin, Ozioma Egwuonwu and many more. I have been privileged to call this magnificent group together for the 2016 Social Artistry Leadership Institute.
Putting all the ideas I learned in the Social Artistry training has enabled me and my fellow Bumi Bwesu Youth Centre Staff to help people who come to our Centre, and the community at large. Even my neighbors have benefited as I encouraged them to use some ideas to overcome obstacles. What a fruitful training it was.
-Grandwell Chilunka, Director of Bumi Bwesu Youth Centre, Zambia
At the end of the eight days, if you take this work seriously, you will have discovered capacities for leadership that give you your rightful place and power in the turning of the times. You will be a vital part of a dynamic, ongoing community. You, too, will be a Social Artist with skills to meet the challenges of society in transition. You, too, will be a Game Changer!
This is deep, soul-level recognition work. You will have been well-met, deeply recognized and evoked to who and what you really are and what you have to offer in this time of much challenge, heartbreak, and alluring possibility.
One of the unique features of this year’s Institute is the power of Emergence and principles of Emergence in chemistry, biology, history, quantum theory, and cosmology.
Social Artistry is a living force in all our lives as we embody its teachings. It catapulted me into leading the transformation of my small South Georgia community. That led to creating a Building Creative Communities Conference where other community leaders came to learn. This year we celebrated its 10th anniversary and the joy of sustainability and a new level of leadership.
-Joy Jinks, Community Leader, Colquitt, GA
On this incredible Journey of Becoming a Social Artist, you will receive inspiration from the Surpreme Artist, Leonardo da Vinci, as well as timely instruction in "game changer" skill-building like...
Opening Session - How to Enhance Capacities that Mostly Were Not Needed Before Today: Practical Skills, Exercises for Mind and Body, Presentation Skills, Openness to Surprises and More!
Day 1 - Latent & Explicit Skills, Charting Your Own Capacities, Energy Medicine, Leonardo da Vince's Curiosita, Destiny, Cause and Calling
Day 2 - The Living Universe, Leonardo da Vince's Sfumato (engaging the shadow), Game Changer Improvisation Skills
Day 3 - Leonardo da Vince's Amore, Leonardo da Vince's Dimostrazione, Trim Tabs, Reversing Wrongs and Creating Rights, Learn about Game Changing By Watching "The Wiz" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Day 4 - Leonardo da Vince's Corporality, Whole Systems Transition, Jump Time Affect on Game Changing Ideas and Projects, Dance and Movement
Day 5 - Leonardo da Vince's Arte and Scienza, Art & Science of Sustainability: From Passion to Action Plans
Day 6 - Moving from Pathologizing to Mythologizing Patterns of Creation as Models for Game Changing and Designing a New World, Power and Principles of Emergence, Mythic and Symbolic Realms as a Powerful Game Changing Tool, Exploring Archetypes
Day 7 - Artful Relationships and Partnerships, Interpersonal and Group Process Skills from Inside Out That Can Be Applied to Organizations and Communities, Powers of Intention in Self and Society
Final Session - How to Enter the Great Game As Players - Psychology and Spirit in Union to Achieve Societal Goals, Keeping One’s Innocence and Open-Mindedness Intact While Working in Local and Global Institutions, Developing Partnerships and Collaborative Teams, Global and Cross-Cultural Fluency
Note: The schedule above is a work-in-progress and is subject to change.
You, too, can take advantage of these 10 features:
Dr. Jean Houston: Lead Trainer - Jean Houston, Ph.D, is said by Deepak Chopra to be "one of the most important teachers of personal and social change in the world." She is long regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement.
She brings her experience as a consultant to the United Nations, advisor to UNICEF, and teacher to leaders around the world to her global work of Social Artistry. Her life has been dedicated to encouraging people all over the world to recognize their own unique talents and visions, and to use them for the betterment of their own lives and those of their communities.
Peggy Rubin: Lead Trainer - Margaret Nash (Peggy) Rubin is founding director of the Center for Sacred Theatre in Ashland, Oregon. She has studied extensively with Elaine De Beauport, Ed.D., founder of the Mead Institute, leading teacher of humanistic and behavioral applications of current brain/mind research; and with William Emerson, Ph.D., pioneer in the field of pre- and peri-natal psychology, and its importance in understanding human development.
Duane Elgin: Duane Elgin is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and social visionary who looks beneath the surface turbulence of our times to explore the deeper trends that are transforming our world. In 2006, Duane received the International Goi Peace Award in Japan in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.”
Ozioma Egwuonwu: Ozioma Egwuonwu is a transformational leader, speaker and strategist who uses her inspirational platforms, BurnBright and World Dream Day, to support the evolution of better lives, better businesses, better communities and a better world. Ozioma has spoken at global venues such as the United Nations and delivered inspiring motivational addresses at numerous conferences, including the Grace E. Harris Women’s Leadership Conference, SXSW Interactive Festival, Social Media Week and TEDxBrooklyn.
She has also been honored as an innovator on NBC, and made guest appearances on CBS, ABC, FOX and MSNBC. Ozioma is the acting chief operating officer of Rising Women, Rising World an organization dedicated to the creation of a world that works for all based on deep feminine truths.
And, Many More Accomplished Game Changers!
Game Changers are highly-attuned visionaries who can see clearly that the old rules are not working. Institutions around the world are failing to meet their purpose for a number of reasons. Game Changers recognize this and are skilled players in the key moments and places where systemic change can occur. In this curriculum, you will be introduced to a rich variety of skills and processes that will serve you, the Game Changer, and tap the vast well of your creativity.
Something spectacular happens when creative and committed people come together to learn and grow. You will find friends that are uniquely capable of supporting your game-changing creativity, and learn how to spark your own creative teaching-learning communities, both at home and virtually.
--Monthly Teleconference Calls With Dr. Jean Houston: For 12 months after the Institute, you will have personal access to Jean with your peers. Continue your growth in a unique teaching-learning community unlike any other. Don't worry if you can't make a call. They will be recorded!
--Free 1st Year Subscription to Social Artistry Companion Monthly eNewsletter: Joyce McNamara edits this heartful, monthly report of Social Artistry doings around the world, creative expression, and thoughtful commentary and review. Discover best practices and practical tips!
--Private Facebook Group: Post questions and get feedback from peers and your trainers quickly, as you need it.
For the first time ever, you'll receive digital audios for every session that include recordings each and every process from this year's Leadership Institute without paying extra. It's our gift to you. We hope the recordings will help you reinforce your magical experience after this amazing event. You'll be able to listen to Game Changer content and processes again and again. Your audio recordings should be available within 7 days of the event. Recordings are only available for Institute attendees.
Dorothy, the Scarecrow, a witch named Evillene and that charismatic huckster the Wiz will light up the stage in this uproarious, song-filled adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, told through the lens of the African-American experience. With its arch social commentary, journey of self-discovery and infectious songs like “Ease On Down the Road,” The Wiz won seven Tony Awards and had a triumphant four-year run on Broadway. Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is thrilled to bring this cultural touchstone of the 1970s to its outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. We've secured tickets for everyone to attend as a group on Tuesday, August 2.
Social Artistry™ stands out from other leadership programs I have taken. There is an emphasis on imagination and creativity that made a powerful difference in my ability to release old ways of being and doing in the world.
–Sandie Davis, Vision Mapping Program Designer
This Last Ever Social Artistry Leadership Institute includes 10 features...
1. Get 8 DAYS of Training with Dr. Jean Houston, Peggy Rubin & Renowned Leaders In Social Transformation!
2. Be the First to Experience New GAME CHANGER Leadership Skills Curriculum While Investing in Your CREATIVITY!
3. Develop Your Inner Capacities AND Your Leadership & Social Artistry Skills
4. Participate in a TEACHING-LEARNING Community During & After The Event. Create Your Own, Too!
5. Enjoy 12 Months of Post-Event FOLLOW UP SUPPORT
6. Access Digital Audio Recordings from ALL Sessions for FREE!
7. RESIDENTIAL tickets include lodging (8 nights), meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner... except 2 dinners on your own)
8. Get Your Favorite Books Signed By The Authors
9. Watch THE WIZ at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) on Tuesday, August 2!
10. Celebrate with a catered dinner on Saturday, August 6
11. Continuing Education Credits
Please click the "play" button in the middle of this final segment of my recent Interview with Phil...
The inspiration for my 'Feed a Thousand' community garden project in Albany came out of my Social Artistry training. The Social Artistry Alliance of the Southeast, a group of us who have been through the training, meet at least 3 times a year to share our projects and to support each other.
-Juby Phillips, Entrepreneur
One of my favorite parts of the Social Artistry experience is the networking. Meeting new people, building powerful connections and setting intentions are what makes the Social Artistry community so prolific. The genius that exists within each person is sparked into action to create opportunities for projects, travel, collaboration and contribution to a better world.
-Tannur Ali, Poet, Event Planner
COMMUTER: Catered dinner/celebration on Aug 6 (Sat), Shakespeare Festival play, and 8 days of training (NOTE: Individual meals may be purchased onsite.)
RESIDENTIAL W/ SHARED DOUBLE room: Lodging for 8 nights (shared room), meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner... except 2 dinners on your own), catered dinner/celebration on Aug 6 (Sat), Shakespeare Festival play, and 8 days of training
RESIDENTIAL W/ SINGLE room: Lodging for 8 nights (single room), meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner... except 2 dinners on your own), catered dinner/celebration on Aug 6 (Sat), Shakespeare Festival play, and 8 days of training
There is a $200 non-refundable administrative fee. All cancellations must be in writing. Full refunds minus the administrative fee will be available up to 30 days prior to an event. For any refund requested 15-30 days prior to an event, the amount paid over the non-refundable portion will be credited to a future Jean Houston Foundation program for a period of 12 months from the date of cancellation. There are no refunds or exchanges on cancellations 1-14 days before the event or within the event itself. Special circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Any refunds will be processed within 30 days of the event.
It was an added bonus to stay connected with many of the people who went through this training with me. We continue to encourage each other and the inner and outer development keeps flowing.
-Dick Dalton, Health and Wellness Trainer