Jean Houston, Ph.D.: Scholar, philosopher and researcher in human capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time, one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement and a past president of the Association of Humanistic Psychology. A powerful and dynamic speaker, she holds conferences and seminars with social leaders, educational institutions and business organizations including UNICEF and UNDP training leaders in developing countries throughout the world in the new field of Social Artistry™. She is a prolific writer and author of 26 books.
Margaret Rubin: Founding director of the Center for Sacred Theatre in Ashland, Oregon. The Center creates workshops in Living Life as Sacred Theatre and Sacred Studies of the Divine Feminine. She is the principal teaching associate of Dr. Jean Houston in Dr. Houston’s worldwide multicultural transformational work and in her schools of spiritual studies. Working with Dr. Houston she has presented classes, workshops and trainings throughout the United States and the world community.
The appropriate faculty for specific events will be drawn from the following faculty, and all of the faculty will not participate in a given event.
Saul Arbess & Penny Joy are world experts in peace building methodologies which address the root causes of violence. They lead experiences and assessments of the global movement for ministries and departments of peace in all nations. They are working with 24 countries to create national departments of peace.<
Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. She lectures and conducts workshops worldwide, bridging cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religions. Her work is currently used in medical, academic, and corporate environments. Her work with multi-cultural issues, mediation and conflict resolution has been used with the International Rights Commission and the World Indigenous Council.
Don Beck, Ph.D. has implemented transformational practices for almost thirty years in corporate, governmental and community settings worldwide. His Spiral Dynamics™ model charts a bio-psycho-social map of living human systems and offers whole new integral solutions, a multi-diemnsional model for understanding the transformation of human values and cultures.
Carol Hwoschinsky is a licensed counselor, an educator, and mediator. She has taught psychology in the former Soviet Union, worked in Armenia/Azerbaijan to support dialogue and joint projects, and now serves as trainer/facilitator for The Compassionate Listening Project which fosters dialogue and reconciliation between parties in conflict in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.
Janet Sanders, founder of PEOPLEnergy, teaches Social Artistry™ programs internationally. She combines Social Artistry™ leadership curriculum with development themes, including HIV/AIDS, governance, community development and indigenous wisdom. Facilitator, program designer, project manager and trainer with 20 years international experience with the Institute of Cultural Affairs where she helped pioneer methods of wholistic community development, including twelve consulting assignments with UNDP.
Monica Sharma , M.D.: Director, Leadership and Capacity Development at the United Nations, responsible for whole systems transformation and leadership development worldwide, with a focus on least developed countries; served in UNICEF in global, regional and country positions that are meeting the needs of children worldwide; served as director of HIV/AIDS for UNDP generating over 720 initiatives with measurable results in 40 countries, reaching 4.5 million people directly and influencing another 130 million.
Theodosia Southern: consultant, executive coach, change facilitator and Social Artistry™ leadership trainer is the founder and managing principal of the Center for Executive Leadership. She helps leaders and their teams achieve leadership excellence and mastery in communication, team alignment, strategic thinking and sustainable implementation. She has been helping organizations implement change processes for 18 years in the US, UK and Europe. She is a member of the World Business Academy.
Tatwa P. Timsina, Ph.D.: Consultant, researcher, teacher, and Social Artistry™ facilitator, is the executive director of the Institute of Cultural Affairs in Kathmandu, Nepal. In working with community development in Nepal, Tatwa guides Social Artistry™ leadership training, program design, project management and strategic planning. He brings volunteers, programs and financial support from national and international agencies together with community projects such micro-loans, sustainable agriculture, health awareness, gender issues, youth education and others.
Lynne W. Twist a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author — has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. She has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and trained thousands of fundraisers to be more effective in their work.She has spent more than three decades working in positions of leadership with many global initiatives including: ending world hunger, protecting the world’s rainforests, empowering indigenous peoples, improving health, economic, and political conditions for women and children, advancing the scientific understanding of human consciousness, creating a sustainable future for all life.
Tricia Webster: Dynamic speaker, workshop leader, coach, writer and Social Artistry™ Leadership Trainer brings 20 years of experience in providing leadership and team training to individuals, national and international corporations and non-profit organizations. An associate of Dr. Jean Houston she serves as a member of her teaching staff. She combines her business knowledge with her passion for empowering individuals and organizations to make a difference in both local and global forums.
Robertson Work: Human development practitioner with 38 years experience in 55 countries, United Nations Principal Policy Advisor in Decentralized Governance for 15 years; senior staff member of the Institute of Cultural Affairs for 21 years with UN ECOSOC consultative status, working at the executive director level in community, organizational and leadership development in Asia, Latin America and North America; founder/director of the Hillside Institute; consultant for UNDP, UNDESA, East-West Center, University of Hawaii.