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A SelfDesigning Community In Action

  With our fall semester  over half-way complete, I pick my head up and notice the buzz of powerful self-designed learning underway throughout every level of SDGI. For my part, I have been immersed in David Marshak’s SD 501 course. Here, Dr. Marshak has introduced the learners to theories of consciousness evolution including Spiral Dynamics […]

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The Roots of Deep Change: Transformative Conversations at SDGI

In my first week at Princeton, freshmen were encouraged to have “conversations that matter.” We heard speeches and watched videos about this theme. But there wasn’t anything that helped an introverted girl like me discover how to actually access those kinds of conversations. Agonizing over choices about what to major in, what kinds of summer […]

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Joyful, Emergent and Collaborative: SDGI’s Pre-Residency Weekend A Huge Success!

August 11- 12, 2018 witnessed a historic event at SDGI. This weekend served as a reunion, collaborative visioning and planning session, and a celebration for the entire SelfDesign Foundation Community. It was the perfect embodiment of SelfDesign’s commitment to powerful, co-created learning. The gathering, on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, included representatives […]

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SDGI Faculty – and Learners – Join in Collaborative Studies

Where do graduate-level faculty and learners mingle together in learning adventures, sharing bold insights as well as moments of deep questioning? The SelfDesign Graduate Institute is where. I know, I’ve been a faculty member here since the inception of the SDGI in 2012, a place where I have come to relish the opportunity to learn […]

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I could not be more fulfilled or grateful for my learning experience at SDGI.

The experience at SDGI has allowed me to connect with passionate like-minded individuals who have poured into my development as a person and academically. The staff, professors, and fellow students together have given me support and allowed for major leaps in my understanding from approaches in the classroom and learning, to neuroscience, child development, and […]

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ANNE ADAMS—SDGI Faculty

Anne Adams California Institute of Integral Studies, Ph.D. 2005 Anne AdamsUniversity of Michigan, Educational Psychology, M.A. 1971 University of Michigan, Clinical Psychology, B.A. 1968 I have worked with many Fortune 500 companies and educational institutions both nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. I have designed, co-created, and led individual, cultural, and organizational transformation […]

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