A LEARNING JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF THE AMAZON FOREST TO FORGE THE NEXT SUSTAINABILITY LEADERS
The Amazon Summer school is an intensive immersion course where participants will learn from experienced practitioners, the local community, the forest and each other in order to inspire positive action. Through a collective learning process, the group will build their experience together based on shared purpose, work and values.
The program is sustainability focused and aimed at multitalented participants who share a passion for sustainability and engagement and want to become part of a global community of thinkers and practitioners in this field.
THE COMPLEX GLOBAL CHALLENGES DEMAND AN URGENT RESPONSE
This can not be led by one person alone.
There is a need for conversation, collaboration, and action by a group of leaders who have the passion, practical knowledge and skills, system perspective, and courage to create lasting change towards sustainability.
Will dive into the globe’s largest forest together for an experiential action based education program hosted by facilitators trained in participatory leadership and leading global sustainability experts.
The program will use a conceptual framework for sustainable development, an overview of relevant history, and application to current issues in order to understand global challenges and the inherent complexity of the system.
What will you be able to do after you go through this journey?
Identify and discuss main interrelated issues of the global sustainability challenge, its history and current challenges
Know about the local reality in the Amazon region and link it to different scenarios
Develop capacities and skills for designing, strategically planning and leading sustainability projects
Collaboratively put a project into action with peers and local communities using the tools and concepts learned during the course
Reflect about one’s role and vocation as part of the sustainability movement
Through participatory learning methodologies that balance practice and theory, the participants are guided through a diversity of subjects that are pieces of the big puzzle of the sustainability challenge. The course is led by learning facilitators that support collective meaning making and knowledge sharing, besides the path for the development of individual leadership capacities.
THE PROGRAM STARTS ON THE 12TH OF JULY
AND ENDS ON THE 1ST OF AUGUST, 2016
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The official language is English. We will have bilingual participants to help the communication with members of the communities.
Most of the program will happen in the community of Tumbira (one of the communities of the Rio Negro Reserve). The community can only be accessed by boat from Manaus and the trip takes 4 hours on a big boat (and 1h30 on a smaller boat).
The first two days the group will be staying in a hotel with shared rooms in Manaus, and then travel to the community, where the group will have the chance to live a real Amazon experience, sleeping in hammocks on shared rooms, and waking up with the most beautiful sunrise over the river everyday. We can arrange accommodation in beds for special needs.
We believe that a diverse and multitalented group is extremely important for the learning process. In that sense, we will select a mix of participants that will enhance the development of the group as a whole.
1st STEP: Application
2nd STEP: Skype interview
3rd STEP: Application analysis
4th STEP: Announcement of selected
Applications go until March 1st.
Early bird Fee (10% discount) - until Febuary 1st 2016
Includes full lodging and local expenses.
What it doesn’t include: transportation (from your home until Manaus and back), visas and mandatory health insurance.
* We have limited spots.
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