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SDGI Offers Scholarships to New Learners

The SelfDesign Graduate Institute offers scholarships of $3500 or $4000 to new learners. Each scholarship is distributed as $500 toward tuition for the first seven or eight courses in the program. You can find out more about the scholarships here! The Brent Cameron Memorial Scholarship ($3500) is aimed toward those with a particular interest in […]

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The First Core Course: SelfDesign Principles and Praxis

SD 500: SelfDesign-Principles and Praxis is Our First Residency Course Learners begin in SD 500 before they come to our Residency by engaging in SelfDesign Praxis, an online introduction to SelfDesign, its philosophy and its models, including the SelfDesign Mandala, the Life Spiral, Life Phases, and the Learning Paragon. The Residency takes in mid-August on […]

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WEBINAR: Understanding Global Politics from the Perspective of the Evolution of Human Consciousness

WEBINAR:Understanding Global Politics from the Perspective of the Evolution of Human Consciousness with David Marshak, April 9, 4-5 PM PDT – REGISTER NOW!  We live in unique historical times, given our capacities to communicate instantaneously with people all over the Earth and to travel across continents in a matter of hours. Despite these technical innovations, we […]

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WEBINAR: The SelfDesign Foundation Certificate Program

WEBINAR: The SelfDesign Foundation’s Certificate Program, with David Marshak Sunday, April 2, 4PM PST  – REGISTER NOW!  Do you already have a Master’s degree yet you have an interest in deepening your learning through a selfdesigned pathway? The SelfDesign Foundation’s Certificate Program provides access to all of the learning resources of the SelfDesign Graduate Institute. […]

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ATB: Awareness Through The Body

WEBINAR: Awareness through the Body (ATB) with Margo MacLeod

WEBINAR: Awareness through the Body (ATB) with Margo MacLeod, Sunday, March 19, 4-5 PM PDT  In this free, one hour webinar we will explore Awareness Through the Body (ATB) as a way to expand consciousness, explore our different planes—mind, vital/emotional, energy and physical bodies—and integrate these around our in-most being. As a practice it is engaging, experiential, comprehensive, and […]

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WEBINAR: Nature-based Play as an Essential Medicine for Human Health and Development

WEBINAR: Nature-based Play as an Essential Medicine for Human Health and Development with Hilary Leighton Sunday, March 12, 4PM PST  – REGISTER NOW!  By our very natures, we are embedded and inextricably linked to our larger worldly home. It follows then that when we are disconnected, all beings suffer on a physical, social, emotional and mental […]

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Three SDGI Learners Publish a Paper in Transformative Dialogues

Deb Martens, Laurel Tien, and Erin Woodford have published a paper in the journal Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal. The paper is entitled Intersubjective Knowing: An Innovative Model in Graduate Level Course Design. Read their paper here!  De Quincy (2000) argues that the study of consciousness within Western science and philosophy is polarized between “investigations […]

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WEBINAR: Design Your Own Masters Program

WEBINAR: Design Your Own Masters Program, with David Marshak Sunday, February 26, 4PM PST  – REGISTER NOW!  At every step in the life cycle from early childhood to elderhood, we can lead and design our own learning through spirals of discovery, introspection, integration, and expression. This is the central insight that guides our engagement at the […]

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What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Participatory Study Engaging Teacher-Student Relationships with Personally Relevant Curriculum—a thesis by Brandy McCray

Brandy McCray recently completed her thesis, which described a brilliant study of the importance of relationship between student and teacher in the high school classroom. Brandy wrote in her abstract of the study: Engaging students emotionally is paramount in academic and personal success. Emerging fields such as Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) and burgeoning programs […]

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WEBINAR: Truth and Reconciliation with Annie Smith

WEBINAR: Truth and Reconciliation. What does it mean for you? What does it mean for me? with Annie Smith Sunday, February 12, 4PM PST  – REGISTER NOW!  Canada and the US share a history of cultural genocide, and in many cases, physical genocide perpetrated against our Indigenous hosts and treaty partners. In 2015, Canada completed a […]

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