Get Academic Credit for Studying THRIVE
Both Gaia University and Wisdom University offer excellent educational programs to dive deeper into Thrive related topics. You can sign up for bi-weekly calls, two-week intensives, retreats, and get an academic degree for studying THRIVE. Both Gaia and Wisdom University are accessible internationally. Check them out and follow your interests while helping to create a thriving world!
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Gaia University is a unique un-institution for higher learning. They offer zero residency pathways to diplomas and accredited bachelors and masters degrees focused around personal and community transformation to ecological balance and social justice. Your curriculum (what you learn and unlearn) arises directly from engaging with your chosen eco-social regeneration projects while supported by a global network of skilled advisors and mentors. Gaia University has developed a Diploma in Thriving especially for people inspired by the movie and a Thrive Community Call Series on Gaia Radio with participatory webinars featuring Pioneers from the Thrive movie amongst other key ecosocial actionists.
You can join their vibrant international community and learn and unlearn through an integral blend of online learning, residential intensives with their ecovillage, transition town and permaculture partners, peer exchange, digital documentation and hands-on project work.
To see Gaia University's calendar of all upcoming events, click here.
Wisdom University is a graduate school dedicated to catalyzing personal and professional renewal within the context of granting academic degrees. All of their courses are also open to wisdom seekers interested in deepening their learning journey in a global community setting. The university offers full spectrum transformational programs designed to engage the multi-sensory student. These combine the best of e-learning and social networking capacities with in-person gatherings and pilgrimages. The University’s uniqueness lies in the unusual way it blends intellectual discernment, artistic expression, body movement, and psychological integration, all combined to catalyze the pursuit of wisdom as a way of life.
Each month Gaia University will spotlight a call thread (theme). They will start the thread in their All Gaia Community Calls, then follow with a guest speaker in the Thrive Now: Gaia Radio Webcast Series, and complete the thread during their Thrive Now: Community Conversation Series. Participants do not need to attend all calls to benefit from the information provided or the opportunity to share. Each thread will have an ongoing community forum on Gaia University's interactive online e-learning site.
You can join the entire series or select calls! For more details, click here.
December: Regenerative Economics Creating Ecosocial Livelihoods with Financial Permaculture
January: Cultural Wisdom Cross-Cultural and Cross-Generational Sharing
February: Internal Transformation Tools for Dismantling Internal Oppression, Self-Sabotage and Dysfunctional Social Norms
March: Community Engagement Participatory Community Design and Group Processes
April: Empowered Action Tools for Transformation and Leadership
May: Earth Care Nature Connection and Permaculture
June: Quality Growth Technology for Healthy Communities
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SERIES 1 - Thrive Now: Gaia U Radio Webcast Series, Third Tuesday of each month from 8-9:30 PM EST, unless otherwise noted
Join Gaia University for an engaging and empowering call series with leading edge practitioners in the many fields of Thriving. Call topics and speakers will cover a diverse range of topics around transforming old and emerging new cultures.
You may be tracking THRIVE, the unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on the increasingly visible global consolidation of power. Each of the Thrive Now calls will explore solutions offered in the film, then step boldly forward into applying tools and strategies towards empowered action! Calls draw on professionals interviewed in the Thrive film, from the Gaia University Advisory Board and from Gaia University's extended network.
December 13 (2nd Tuesday): Charles Eisenstein, Author of Ascent of Humanity
January 17: Evon Peters, of Neetsaii Gwich’in (Alaskan Native and Jewish heritage), and CEO of Gwanzhii, LLC for intelligent adaptation.
February 21: Aqeela Sherrills, Gang Intervention Consultant with Urban Leadership Institute
This call series will continue March thru June, 2012. Further dates and speakers to be announced.
$15 per call or $75 for the full series (6 calls)
SERIES 2 - Thrive Now: Gaia U Community Conversation Series, Last Wednesday of each month from 8-9:30 PM EST, unless otherwise noted
Join Gaia University for "the conversation worth having". Each month engaging material from webcasts, articles, news clippings and other sources serve as ingredients for stimulating, thoughtful community conversations. The series follows important threads related to the unconventional documentary THRIVE.
Material will be made available on the Gaia University website for you to look at ahead of the scheduled calls facilitated by Gaia University. This call series provides a significant opportunity for community conversation, harvesting of best practices and cross-pollination of ideas. Expand both your social network and your repertoire of tools for Thriving.
December 7, (1st Wednesday) : Regenerative Economics Creating Eco-Social Livelihoods and Financial Permaculture, with Gregory Landua
January 25: Cultural Wisdom Cross-Cultural and Cross-Generational Sharing
February 29: Internal Transformation Tools for Dismantling Internal Oppression, Self-Sabotage, and Dysfunctional Social Norms
March 28: Community Engagement Participatory Community Design and Group Processes
April 25: Empowered Action Tools for Transformation and Leadership
May 30: Earth Care Nature Connection and Permaculture
June 27: Quality Growth Technology for Healthy Communities
$15 per call or $75 for the full series (6 calls)
SERIES 3 - Gaia U Tutorial Calls, First Thursday of each month from 12-1:30 PM EST
Join Gaia University tutorial calls and receive training in technology important to today's leaders, activists and ecosocial entrepreneurs. Tutorials will cover such topics as using social media, developing a comprehensive ePortfolio on Gaia University's open source platform, using popular software programs and facilitating webinars.
January 5: Creating an ePortfolio
February 2: Webinar Facilitation Essentials
March 1: Creating an ePortfolio
April 5: Excel: Beyond Basics
May 3: Creating an ePortfolio
June 7: Managing Social Media
$15 per call or $75 for the full series (6 calls).
SERIES 4 - All Gaia U Community Calls, Second Wednesday of each month from 12-1:30 PM EST
Join the Gaia University Community in an exploration of personal and ecosocial transformation. Each month Gaia University associates facilitate lively conversations on topics important to these emerging leaders of their community. The calls create an opportunity for associates to share their life experiences, to interview Gaia University core team and to develop skills practicing facilitation. During each call participants receive updates on what is new and exciting in Gaia University with opportunity for discussions related to relevant world change content.
December 14: Regenerative Economics Creating Eco-Social Livelihoods and Financial Permaculture, with GU Associates Ron McCorkle and Will Szal
January 11: Cultural Wisdom Cross-Cultural and Cross-Generational Sharing
February 8: Internal Transformation Tools for Dismantling Internalized Oppression, Self-Sabotage and Dysfunctional Social Norms
March 14: Community Engagement Participatory Community Design and Group Processes
April 11: Empowered Action Tools for Transformation and Leadership
May 9: Earth Care Nature Connection and Permaculture
June 13: Quality Growth Technology for Healthy Communities
Calls free to anyone enrolled in a Gaia U certificate, diploma or degree program or Friends of Gaia U!