The Proteus Initiative will be running three workshops on Metamorphosis and a Goethean Approach to the Social Sphere at Emerson College during late February and early March 2015.
Social Transformation through Insight:
A short series of inspirational workshops for those who work within the field of social development – from thought-leaders and educators, through to social activists and community outreach workers.
Are our current forms of intervention too technical, too distant, too separate, compared with the truly challenging task of reading what is really going on through a more participatory and observational approach?
Can we really be in a situation and at the same time, really observe what is happening? How can we build capacities to be both active and reflective? The challenge is to enable an observational approach that can shift the stuck places of social change.
Sue Davidoff (The Learning School: A Psycho-Social Approach and The Courage to Lead) and Allan Kaplan (The Development Practitioners’ Handbook, Artists of the Invisible) of The Proteus Initiative, are both social development practitioners, working out of a Goethean understanding of process, movement and metamorphosis.
Their trainings bring this enlightened approach to all aspects of social change – consulting, facilitating, writing, teaching. Striving to bring together a sensibility for, understanding of, and practice towards the relationship between ecological wholeness and social coherence and healing. Enabling people to stretch their processes of inner and outer development to greater edges and depths, providing a foundation for socially responsive and life-supporting practices.
“Gael Surgenor from New Zealand, who studied with Allan and Sue ….reported on a campaign she had led concerned with family violence. She described how Goethean practices contributed to the way the campaign developed and to its success……Their campaign of Family Violence Intervention won the supreme award for excellence in 2010 from the nonprofit Institute of public Administration in New Zealand.“
To find out more about the series of Metamorphosis and Social Change courses at Emerson College, please click this link: https://emerson.org.uk/metamorphosis-and-social-change [page no longer exists]
If you would like further information or to book a place on one of these short courses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.