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A dream school for changemakers

In Dreams on July 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Last night I had this intriguing dream about a school for changemakers:

In the dream I found myself somewhere in the mountains in a changemaker community, somewhere like Boulder, CO. It was kind of laid out like a festival with a bunch of people ‘selling their wares’. There was one woman who ran a school for changemakers which was some kind of cross between Ashoka, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Outward Bound.

Students in the school would learn all about changemaking, ethics and how to do good most effectively. The process of this school was a series of ‘Outward Bound’-like expedition where changemakers would go on journeys to discover different dimensions of the problem and how to best make change.

There were about 7-9 different journeys that each changemaker would need to go through to master changemaking.  These would need to occur over a period of years. The first one was simply about how to understand a problem. The second was about storymaking, and how to reframe stories from the negative to the positive. The final journey would be about how to enact the most effective and efficient change.

In the dream a number of people were lining up to participate and learn from the wisdom of the teacher. Many were not Read the rest of this entry »

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