Development Areas

  • This program enrolling now!

    Innovation & Future-making:
    Create a Future that the Past says is impossible

    New cohorts of our Leadership & Future-making start

    in January and September. Both degree and non-degree options are available for this program.

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    The 13-week I.F. program will launch in March of  2019. Contact us for details.

    Innovation, creativity, and leadership are not special gifts that only a few possess - nor are they something that can be learned through traditional classroom experiences.
    Our I.F. (Innovation & Future-making) programs are grounded in 25+ years of work with leaders in companies like Pfizer, IBM, and Facebook – as well as with social entrepreneurs and startups – in creating Breakthrough, in creating a Future that the Past says is Impossible™. I.F. programs range from 13-week sessions to work on specific projects in your work/life through to an accredited 2-year M.A. degree in Leadership.

    I.F.

    "To remove any boundary, you must first become aware that it is your vision, and not the situation, that is limited." 

    - A.M. Bhatt

  • This program enrolling now!

    Story-telling & Content Creation:
    Tell your story, call your community

    Two 1.5 day weekend intensives +

    6 evening sessions over 13 weeks

    The next public version of this program will begin in January, 2019.

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    CLICK HERE to register.

    Communicating your ideas, your vision, your unique perspective has always been a critical skill - what’s changed is the medium and purpose of communication. PowerPoint, printed brochures, and other static tools have been rapidly replaced by audio and video and the ability persuade/convince an audience has been replaced by the ability to be in a long-term conversation with a community. Our ProduceU programs develop your ability to explore, express, and fully produce your story, including developing mastery of the tools required to create long-term platforms (podcasts, YouTube channels, etc).

    ProduceU

    "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

    -Maya Angelou

  • Insight & Decision-making
    Clarity in a world of complexity and ambiguity

    Launching in
    Fall 2019

    The ability to make meaningful decisions is increasingly reliant on the ability to manage, analyze, and extract knowledge from enormous data sets that are ACES™ (ambiguous, complex, expanding, shifting). Our DScid programs develop Marketing, HR, Healthcare, & Education professionals in leveraging the tools and mindsets of Data Science to become better decision-makers in their discipline. We also provide foundational development experiences for anyone interested in gaining deeper insight and better decision-making skills in an ACES world.

    DScid

    "There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight."

    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Collaboration, Community, & Courage:
    Everything happens in Relationship

    inRelationship programs are offered for in-tact groups in organizations, schools, and communities. 

     

    Contact us for details.

    In an era of fragmentation, acceleration, and overwhelming complexity, 
    individuals, organizations, and communities that are committed to creating healthy, sustainable lives, careers, and organizations must learn that Everything Happens in Relationship™. Our inRelationship programs develop managers, educators, parents – anyone committed to supporting the development of others – in tools, skills, and practices developed over 25 years in hundreds of settings that build interdependency and deep interpersonal connection.

    inRelationship

    "No one can live without relationship. You may withdraw into the mountains, become a monk, wander off into the desert by yourself, but you are related. You cannot escape from that absolute fact. You cannot exist in isolation."

    - Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • Grounding & Presence:
    In a complex and shifting world, clarity & focus are the most valuable skills

    Calm-trepreneur programs are offered for in-tact groups in organizations, schools, and communities. 

    Contact us for details.

    Free public programs are also offered throughout the year.

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    Mental states are both “contagious” and self-reinforcing. In the high-stimulation, always-connected society we've created, the consequence is that a momentary stressor can quickly spiral and overtake one's experience and, over time, become a pattern of negative emotional states. Our Calm-trepreneur programs proceed from the premise that a state of calm and balance can be cultivated with the same rigor and effectiveness that is brought to business or educational outcomes. Programs provide both “triage” approaches as well as long-term strategies for maintaining a state of calm and focus in the face of changing external conditions and stressors.

    Calm-trepreneur

    “You have power over your mind - not outside events.

    Realize this, and you will find strength.”

    - Marcus Aurelius

Working with Us

Our practice is based on a central insight from the past 25 years of supporting the development of Human Beings: Growth is an organic and whole-system phenomena. One can effectively acquire knowledge and skills through impersonal training, but one can only grow in the incubator of Relationship. Working with us is personal, it involves deep trust and commitment. We provide broad and deep space within which you can explore, own, and bring forward your individual and collective voice in the world.

Focused, learn-by-doing experiences that are designed to have participants create specific, tangible results. Each workshop is centered around a learner-defined project within which we provide specific tools, knowledge, and practices. (See "Work with Us page for specific topics)

1-on-1 development in one or two of the Relationship domains. Coaching is ideal for individuals who have very specific and focused issues they are committed to creating change in. Coaching is often also used as a supplement to Workshops or Mastery Programs. 

Programs designed for individuals who are committed to creating systemic breakthroughs in organizations, industries, and communities. These programs have developed business executives from around the world as well as social entrepreneurs and activists.

How we work with learners...

 
 

Who We Are

Between us, among many other experiences, we have: been trusted advisors to senior executives at companies such as Pfizer, AmEx, Shopify, and Facebook; been Ministers in churches; done doctoral research on the role of influence and authority on community; have designed healthcare facilities; have performed across North America and Europe in a successful rock band. 

What unites us is this: We are Educator Artists. We are each deeply committed to cultivating the rigorous but flexible space in which human beings can get into deep relationship with themselves and with their work.

 

Regardless of the program you enroll in, our commitment is to engage with you as an Artist, as source for a unique and valuable expression of the particular content area that the program is focused on.

Faculty

Scott Amore

The technology is the tool, your story is the art.

Founder

A.M. Bhatt

"Enough is a feast."

Faculty

Peter McGaugh

   

Faculty

Jamie Slenker

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Faculty

Angie Arendt

"It's all about the story"

COO

Danielle Frankel

"We belong to each other"

Faculty

Sandra Rodegher

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