The Augustine Centre and Borderlands Co-operative – partner in the Oases Masters Program in Hawthorn, Melbourne – will host a July workshop with Dr Caresse Cranwell – Transformative Activism – Exploring the links between self-awareness, inter-personal capacity and eco-social transformation.
Dr Caresse Cranwell is trained in experiential therapies and has a PhD in Eco-philosophy. Her passion is to stimulate evolutionary transformations in individuals, communities and organisations which support the ‘flourishing of the whole of life’.
Kenneth Fernandes is a social activist and community development practitioner integrating human rights in his work. Part of the Borderlands Co-operative, Kenneth also teaches community development at Victoria University and has written several articles and books on housing rights and community development.
Paul Sanders, director of the Augustine Centre, has trained intensively in contemplative spirituality in the US and in Australia. He leads retreats and programs in contemplative spirituality and is a senior Zen student.
Date 23-24 July 2009 9am – 4.30pm
Venue Augustine Centre 2 Minona Street, Hawthorn, Melbourne
Cost $60 including a simple lunch
Contact Paul Sanders 03 9819 2844 or email@example.com
1. The Borderlands Co-operative/Augustine Centre is an independent, non-profit network for holistic community development, activism, sustainability and action research.
Their social impact research and project/program evaluation features sustainability measures and assessment and their work is research-based and favours participatory approaches to research and evaluation.
2. The Oases Masters Program in Integrative and Transformative Studies explores our personal, social and global well-being.
“What if the leadership we need in order to change the human condition is something quite different from that we are used to? We need to transcend the practice of leadership as an extreme sport. Today’s dynamic is one of living global networks in which flows of ideas and information ricochet and collide in continuous streams of opportunity. In this context, network sports are in. Living systems leadership is in.” Richard Hames
The Masters program is a response to the contemporary challenges that are affecting every dimension of our reality – the ecological, spiritual, social and aesthetic – and shaping our world personally, socially and globally.
3. For 35 years, Augustine has sought to ‘inspire people, ideas and spirit. The Augustine Uniting Community Program today is for the 30+ age bracket. This is a learning centre that focusses on sustainable personal, communal and global well-being – life in all its fullness.
One particular focus is on personal balance in life and work.
Might meet some PWF readers at a Borderlands brekkie?