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Learning Opportunities

Boston College C21 Online
 
Course: Women Envisioning Church
featuring video from the 2004 conference "Envisioning the Church Women Want"
 
In 2004, Boston College's Church in the 21 st Century Initiative presented a conference called "Envisioning the Church Women Want." Employing video footage from the conference and essays in a book edited by Elizabeth Johnson, The Church Women Want: Catholic Women in Dialogue, we will explore both patriarchal and prophetic views of women, an ambiguity toward women in the Church today; and how, despite this ambiguity, women do the work of envisioning a renewed church. If you came to the conference, enroll and continue the conversation! If you did not attend the conference, join us to explore the topic and add your voice! This course is open to both women and men.
 
All C21 Online courses include these features:
  • Participants have access 24 hours/7 days a week to the course's password protected web site.
  • Each participant belongs to a small community for conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • Site is open to participants at least one week before and one week after the course.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • Those who actively participate receive an acknowledgement of completion of course.

    Topics
    • Week 1: The Process of Envisioning Together Johnson (Part I) The Right to Envision The Ambiguity of Our Heritage (Scripture)
    • Week 2: Johnson (Part II) The Ambiguity of Our Heritage A Closer Look at Embodiment
  • Week 3: Envisioning Today (Ada Maria Isasi Diaz)
  • Week 4: A Life of Envisioning (Edwina Gateley)
  • Additional Materials Needed
     
    For this course, participants will want to purchase the following book from their favorite local or online bookstore:
    Elizabeth A. Johnson. The Church Women Want: Catholic Women in Dialogue. Herder & Herder, 2002. ISBN: 0824519795

    Fee: $75
    Lead Facilitator:TBA

    For more information, contact:

    Boston College C21 Online
    140 Commonwealth Ave
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    USA
    617-552-4075/(800) 487-1167
    email: c21online@bc.edu

    http://www.bc.edu/sites/c21online/courses.html

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      Sophie
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      Learning Opportunities 2009/03/10 23:48:16 (permalink)
      Cultivating Women's Leadership
      Hollyhock
      June 5-10, 2009


      Herzlich


      Simons

      Presented by: Toby Lynn Herzlich, Nina Simons

      • Leadership
      • Professional Development
      • Training

      Sponsored by The Hollyhock Leadership Institute
       
      Where:  Hollyhock, Cortes Island, British Columbia (www.hollyhock.ca)
      When:   June -10, 2009

      An experiential training for women interested in developing inner resources and optimizing practical skills to fuel significant progressive change in the world.For women activists, philanthropists, business leaders, and non-profit professionals, this training will help you to:

      • Develop a stronger connection to your own purpose, the source of authentic leadership
      • Explore the nature of shared leadership and practice reclaiming your own inner authority
      • Hone your relational intelligence, helping you navigate differences to enhance collaborations
      • Cultivate a practice of inner reflection to better align your intentions and behaviour
      • Investigate challenges with competition, power, self-limiting stories and internalized oppression
      • Effectively balance your personal self-care with your larger work

      Join us to learn how to consciously evaluate and cultivate your own leadership capacities and connect with a circle of women in mutual honesty, support and compassionate challenge. Explore how to most effectively transform yourself and the world.

      Click here to read about how Cultivating Women's Leadership changed one woman's life.

      TUITION: $595 CDN (meals & accommodation extra), 5 nights

      Nina Simons is a social entrepreneur who is the co-founder and co-producer of the Bioneers Conference. She translates her life experience into tools for serving the emerging leadership of others, and has focused increasingly on programming and teaching women’s leadership (while actively cultivating her own) since 1997. She helps to reveal the correlations between inner awareness and outer work, and celebrate the interconnectedness of environment, health, social justice and the sacred.
      www.bioneers.org

      Toby Herzlich is a facilitator and a trainer with the Rockwood Leadership Program, focusing on assisting groups and individuals dedicated to building community assets and fostering progressive change. She trains women to be effective and heartfelt leaders in the Middle East, Bosnia, the U.S. and Canada. www.rockwoodleadership.org

      http://www.hollyhock.ca/cms/index.cfm?Group_ID=3713&month=06
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      RE: Learning Opportunities 2009/03/10 23:49:38 (permalink)
      The Art of Leadership
      Hollyhock
      August 9-14, 2009



      Robert Gass

      Presented by: Robert Gass

      • Leadership
      • Professional Development
      • Training
      Sponsored by The Hollyhock Leadership Institute
       
      Where:  Hollyhock, Cortes Island, British Columbia (www.hollyhock.ca)
      When:   August 9 - 14, 2009

      This dynamic program is designed for leaders committed to making a difference in their community, business, in education, politics, social change, and the arts. Learn to empower and engage others in effective action to broaden the impact of your work.

      Engage your mind and heart in an intensive process of discovering how who you are impacts the results you create, with training in the three domains of leadership:

      • Personal Mastery: vision, personal power, state-shifting, (the ability to manage our own state of being) and personal ecology (self-care)
      • Partnership: expanding our ability to better collaborate through authenticity, deep listening and compassion, skilful communication and feedback
      • Organizational: improving our capacity to create results through inquiry, planning, and teamwork.
      This training is a unique integration of profound inner transformation with immediate and practical application to your everyday work priorities.

      Participants will receive an extensive manual of materials and tools to support your ongoing work as a leader, and participate in an on-line 360-degree feedback assessment of your leadership from your work colleagues.
      TUITION: $695 + $55 materials fee CDN (meals & accommodation extra) 5 nights

      Robert Gass, EdD, is a Harvard-trained organizational consultant/healer and seminar leader with over 30 years experience working with groups ranging from Greenpeace and MoveOn.org to General Motors. He serves as executive coach to corporate, non-profit, political and spiritual leaders.

      Led by the creator of the Rockwood Art of Leadership Training, this retreat is a rare public opportunity to study with this highly-regarded mentor of leaders. www.SacredUnion.com

      Click here to learn more about Robert Gass’ other Hollyhock program.
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      RE: Learning Opportunities 2009/03/10 23:50:16 (permalink)
      Transformational Speaking
      Hollyhock

      September 6-9, 2009


      Larsen

      Presented by: Gail Larsen

      • Professional Development
      • Social Change
      • Training
      Transform fear into passion and bring your speaking alive.
       
      Where:  Hollyhock, Cortes Island, British Columbia (www.hollyhock.ca)
      When:   September 6-9, 2009
       
      Challenging times call not for polished professionals or students of technique, but for authentic communicators passionately committed to healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.

      The ability to move others comes from eliminating fear and distrust of expressing your deepest values. In this lively experiential program, you'll give voice to your core message: the one that your life—and your life alone—has prepared you to tell. You'll learn to trust your inherent capacity to communicate and make an emotional connection with others. Dispel the myths about great speaking. Emerge with a clear statement of your talents, what's real in your life, and what's next. Limited to 16 participants to allow brief personal coaching.

      TUITION: $525 + $30 materials fee CDN (meals & accommodation extra) 3 nights

      Gail Larsen is the founder of Real Speaking®, the premier presentations coaching program for people of purpose & catalysts of change. She is an award-winning entrepreneur (U.S. Small Business Administration), and formerly served as executive vice president of the worldwide National Speakers Association. Gail is the author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story, and, on a lighter note, Madame Ovary – Midlife as an Art Form. www.realspeaking.net

      "Real Speaking helped strengthen my inner confidence and address some of my deepest fears about public speaking while adding great skills for preparing and delivering effective presentations to my toolkit." ~ Nina Simons, Co-Executive Director, Bioneers

      "Gail operates with a steel fist in a velvet glove. Sign up. It will be the best money you ever spend on any kind of personal or professional development workshop." ~ Brian Nattrass, Sustainability Partners, British Columbia, Author and Strategic Advisor to several Fortune 500 Companies

      Click here to learn more about Gail Larsen’s Hollyhock Vancouver program.
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      RE: Learning Opportunities 2009/03/10 23:50:55 (permalink)
      Speak out for Change
      Vancouver
      April 3-4, 2009



      Larsen

      Presented by: Gail Larsen

      • Professional Development
      • Social Change
      • Vancouver Programs

      Sponsored by The Hollyhock Leadership Institute
      Where:  Vancouver, British Columbia
      When:   April 3-4, 2009

      Build your communication skills to catalyze personal and planetary change.
       
      A condensed course with master teacher Gail Larsen that provides a solid foundation on which to build. Whether you want to enhance your non-profit, business or social enterprise impact, or discover kindred spirits who resonate with your ideas, this work will serve you well. Become more effective with audiences whose worldviews and values vary from your own and learn ten essential principles for speaking out for change, whether you are speaking to one person or to thousands.

      Gail’s classes are lively, engaging, supportive, and fun, inviting you to call forth your best as you stretch to the size of your calling.

      • Discover and appreciate your individual communications strengths and the power of your story, then practice the three speaking skills that count
      • Build bridges rather than walls to open new avenues of understanding and potential support
      • Make the human connection that sets the stage for your message to be more readily heard
      • Catalyze change that is ready to happen

      If you’ve considered joining Gail’s Transformational Speaking class Sept.6-9 at Hollyhock, this introduction to her work will prepare you for more hands-on experience and practice in developing your skills. Plus Hollyhock’s spectacular setting affords the opportunity to synthesize what you’re learning as you work with Gail on a more personal level.

      Gail Larsen is the author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story, and the founder of Real Speaking, the premier presentations coaching program for people of purpose & catalysts of change. A U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Person of the Year award and former executive vice president of the worldwide National Speakers Association. Learn more at www.realspeaking.net.

      “Perfect for anyone who cares deeply about their mission and wants to express it with depth, clarity and passion.” - Nina Utne, Utne Reader

      “Powerful guidance in using your voice for change.” - Marc Lesser, ZBA Associates

      “Remarkably powerful – transformative and practical.” – Nina Simons, Bioneers

      Fri, April 3rd: 6:30pm-9:30pm
      Sat, April 4th: 9:30am-4:30pm
      Location to be announced upon registration
      Tuition: $195 plus GST. Register for two or more Vancouver programs and receive a 10% discount on each one.

      Click here to learn more about Gail Larsen’s other Hollyhock program. 

      Cancellations/Transfers: If you cancel your Vancouver program reservation, a credit will be available to use on another Vancouver program, Hollyhock program or holiday this year or next year, if the notice given falls within the following time periods:

      • Two weeks prior to start date: full Hollyhock credit
      • One week prior to start date: $50 forfeit, remaining balance to Hollyhock credit
      • Less than one week prior to start date: full balance forfeit.

      Note: Credits are transferable to another person with your consent in writing.
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      RE: Learning Opportunities 2009/03/10 23:51:55 (permalink)
      The Art of Storytelling: Engaging the public in your cause
      When: March 27,2009 from 09:00 to 17:00
      Where: Vancouver
      Cost: $150 for non-profits, $200 for for-profits
      Taught by: Donna Barker & Rhian Walker
      Email: (Click to email)
      Phone: 604-669-4802

      Learn to tell both your own, personal activist stories to help you build credibility and trust with audiences; and the stories of your organization to help you engage and connect with new and existing supporters.

      When communicating about a key environmental or social issue, it is critical that we find ways to engage and motivate people to action.  Many of us are experts at communicating the data and statistics about the issues we care so deeply about. We answer our audiences’ intellectual questions exceptionally well, but often forget that real engagement also requires developing an emotional connection. Storytelling is a time-tested way to reach the hearts and souls of the people whose support you want and need. Story-telling, whether it is in a public speaking, a written report, a press release or a media interview, is a powerful tool for getting your message above the clutter.

      With hands-on exercises to get you developing your own stories and an opportunity to share those stories and get feedback from other participants, this course is an excellent kick-start for all individuals who find themselves in situations where they have the opportunity to meet and engage new supporters, and all individuals who want to deepen relationships with existing supporters.

      Who is this course for?
      • Community organizers wanting to engage, inspire and motivate
      • Researchers who talk to the media or make presentations
      • Policy analysts seeking to communicate the impact of policy decisions
      • Campaigners creating relationships with key communities
      • Communications practitioners looking to build their skills
      • Sustainability practitioners communicating complex ideas to staff and teams


       
      Donna Barker is a freelance writer and communication consultant with a 16-year history of working with and for the not-for-profit sector. She has been a regular trainer for the Hollyhock Leadership Institute since 2001, and formally worked for IMPACS, the Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society.

      Donna has developed and facilitated close to two-hundred workshops on a wide variety of communications-related subjects since 1998. Donna’s own background as a storyteller started in university where she pursued a degree in Communication Studies with a specialization in documentary filmmaking. Although no longer dabbling in documentaries, today Donna shocks her friends and family through the storytelling she does in her monthly health column in sharedVISION magazine.

      Rhian Walker is the program director at Hollyhock Leadership Institute, where she regularly develops and teaches programs on leadership, communications, and personal ecology. She also provides communications counsel to environmental and social change projects. Formally, she was a communications consultant for three years, training hundreds of spokespeople, and working with non-profits, government, business and industry.

      A writer herself, she dabbles in non-fiction, journalism, poetry and short fiction, and has been published in Canadian creative writing magazines.

      http://hollyhockleadership.org/programs/programpostingfolder/program.2008-11-20.1832576743
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      RE: Learning Opportunities 2009/03/28 00:52:47 (permalink)
      Dear friends,

      I am writing to share news about current online course offerings in Catherine of Siena Virtual College.  The College is a new venture led by a community of outstanding internationally respected women academics and theologians who are concerned about the plight of women worldwide.  The College specialises in gender studies.  One of its aims is to empower women for personal agency and leadership in secular and faith communities. Courses are designed to help people see the origin of social, religious and cultural prejudices that have kept women in second class status...tackling the roots of prejudice against women so to speak.

      I will share more about the work of the College. In the meantime, I know that many among us will be interested in the round of current course offerings slated to begin on April 13, 2009.  Informational links about the College are here:
      According to promotional literature,  two of its courses are currently offered at 50% off the usual price.  These courses are:
      I am excited to share that our website founder, Dr. John Wijngaards was invited to contribute to the College syllabus.  His two courses will be of specific interest to anyone concerned about the exclusion of women from sacramental ministry.  These courses are:
      I have had a glimpse at each of these two courses. They are top notch. On behalf of the Team here at www.womenpriests.org, we are so pleased to see this international recognition of Dr. Wijngaards' work.

      Let me know if you have questions. 

      with love and blessings,

      ~Sophie~
       
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      RE: Learning Opportunities 2009/03/31 18:39:45 (permalink)
      Dear friends,

      How did we get from the beginning of Christianity when women were apostles, ordained as deacons and included in leadership in a variety of ways to where we are today?

      The the University of Notre Dame's online STEP programme does not directly address the history of women in the Church, their History of Christianity courses do help with gaining a sense of how things have changed through time.

      Their forthcoming  History course focuses on Christianity in the Early Middle Ages.  I have taken the course and found it well worth the while. More information follows in this post. 

      Click here to register: https://shop.nd.edu/C21688_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1059 

      To see their entire roster of online learning opportunities, click here: www.step.nd.edu

      with love and blessings,

      ~Sophie~

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      History of Christianity: The Early Middle Ages
      Course Description | Complete Course Description

      Click here to register: https://shop.nd.edu/C21688_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1059

      This course aims to introduce students to the major developments and traditions of the early medieval church. Building on the material introduced in the lectures on the first five centuries of the church, this course explores the social, political and doctrinal dimensions of life in the church between the sixth and tenth centuries. Most of the lectures focus on the West, but consideration is also given to influential developments in the Greek-speaking East and beyond.

      Course Content:

      Unit 1: The 6th Century

      • The 6th century: an era of fragmentation and dissolution
      • Christians and pagans in the new Europe: the baptism of Clovis
      • Gregory the Great and his world

      Unit 2: The 7th Century

      • Pope Gregory the Great and the Christian mission: the conversion of England
      • The doctrinal controversies of the eastern Roman Empire
      • Christianity and Islam
      Unit 3: The 8th Century

      • The rise of western monasticism
      • Medieval saints and saints’ lives in Ireland and on the continent
      • The iconoclast controversy of the 8th century

      Unit 4: The 9th Century

      • The rise of the Papacy and the conversion of pagans
        Religious life: Charlemagne’s reforms, pagan survivals, and Christian morality
      • Islam in western Europe and the martyrs of Cordoba

      Unit 5: The 10th Century

      • The western Church
      • The Eastern Orthodox Church and the breaking of unity

      Course Format:
      • Six weeks in duration, with one week for orientation.
      • Typically 15-20 students in each course.
      • All readings available online in course.
      • Supplemental readings are provided to encourage further exploration of topic, internet links provided for all readings.
      • Weekly written assignments (150-200 words) required.
      • Weekly facilitator moderated chat sessions with students in course.
      Click here to register: https://shop.nd.edu/C21688_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1059
      Required Texts
      • All course materials are available in the course.
      Participation Requirements
      • Weekly reading of lecture text and primary sources.
      • Participation in class discussion using discussion area (minimum 2 comments, questions or responses weekly.)
      • Weekly written assignment (150-200 words.)
      • Weekly chat session with other students in course (3 required throughout course.)
      • Course evaluation.
      Time Expectations
      • 3 to 5 hours a week (time varies from student to student depending on your learning style and schedule.)
      Course Certificate
      • A Certificate of Completion awarding 25 Contact Hours will be sent upon completion of all course requirements.
      Click here to register: https://shop.nd.edu/C21688_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1059
      Meet the Developer:

      Marcella Perett, M.T.S., M.M.S.

      Marcela Perett is a doctoral candidate in Medieval Studies at Notre Dame's Medieval Institute. She graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont in 1999 with a B.A. in English and in Environmental Economics. In 2003, she received a Masters degree in Theological Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and, in 2005, a Masters degree in Medieval Studies from Notre Dame's Medieval Institute. She is currently working towards her doctorate. Her area of focus is Christianization in Late Antiquity and in the Middle Ages and late medieval Bohemia. Marcela lives in South Bend with her husband.

      Click here to register: https://shop.nd.edu/C21688_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1059

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      post edited by Sophie - 2009/03/31 19:22:22
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