Cultivating a Thriving Ecology of Leadership: How Inner Permaculture Brings Depth and Resilience to our Work in the World

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:15pm

Please note: all events are listed in Pacific time. To participate, please register online and you will receive call access information via email.

Many great visionaries of our time have been reminding us that the outer shifts we are working so hard to achieve in the world are rooted - and must be supported - by inner shifts... That we must be and embody the change we are seeking. As we expand our capacity as change-agents in these deep times of transition, this webinar will provide an opportunity to explore the relationship between the landscapes within and how we show up as leaders in our work for the world, and in our lives.  What becomes possible when we deepen our self-awareness to discover our deeper inner operating system, and the often unconscious patterns that hold us back?  What is the role of deep nature connection, personal practice, and community in cultivating a vibrant and fertile ecology for leadership to emerge and thrive - within us and around us?  What will be required, and who are we being called to become as the future generations call us forward to make a difference?  And how can we design a life that feels inspiring AND contributes powerfully to the transformation of our world? 
James Stark, Christopher Kuntzsch, and Katia Sol will draw upon their experience of creating a fertile, transformative village container for change-makers in the Ecology of Leadership program at the Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, CA.  Since 2006, Ecology of Leadership (EOL) programs have served hundreds of non-profit leaders, community activists, eco-social entrepreneurs, and other conscious change-makers in deepening their paths of service by manifesting their gifts, visions, and passions in their lives, their organizations, their communities, and the world.

Through experiential, nature and community-based leadership development practices, the Ecology of Leadership program blends inquiry and skill development, self-awareness, and deepened nature connection with principles of systems thinking and permaculture. The result is a leadership development and healing journey - from the inside out -  in which leaders envision and step into the possibilities they hold for their lives and their service paths.

The next Ecology of Leadership weekend series takes place one weekend per month from May - August 2014 at the Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal Garden in Bolinas, CA.
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"EOL has been invaluable for me. It has allowed me to focus and re-energize my work with my local Transition community. It has given me compassionate confidence to be a nurturing leader, show up with greater integrity, and facilitate group work with my fellow transition leaders to support their inner transition and sustained energy. The ripple effects internally and externally continue to amplify as I practice what I've learned.”
“Through the Ecology of Leadership I am learning and applying valuable skills and capacities to increase my leadership abilities and potential both in my non-profit Board work with Daily Acts and as Energy and Sustainability Coordinator with the County of Sonoma.”
"As a result of the EOL course, I found the strength, clarity, and confidence within myself to powerfully step into my role as Executive Director and hold a space for our organization to re-envision itself. Every aspect of my life has been positively impacted by my willingness to authentically walk my path, fully self-expressed."
"The Ecology of Leadership program has helped to ground me in such a way that I have been able to claim the leadership that I have been practicing from the rear, and bring it forward into full bloom in a public way. The confidence that I gained through the Ecology of Leadership program allowed me to stand up in front of 160 people at the Aromas Grange Centennial celebration and tell the Grange members about Transition Aromas. As an introvert, talking to that many people was a significant accomplishment and a direct result of my participation in EOL."

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