The courses, the mentors, and the guiding philosophy behind SelfDesign have made my experience of the SDGI M.A. program both enlightening and empowering. I feel deeply inspired by and committed to this enthusiasm based, self-directed learning; already I can see how it has changed my life.
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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The beautiful relationships between mentors and learners support our learning journey. SDGI helps me to believe in myself again that I can compose my own learning in a meaningful way. For me the blend of both mentor-directed/cohort learning and self-directed/mentored learning has been seamless and complementary. I’ve been self-directing my learning for over 30 years. […]
Mali Burgess, Ph.D. received her B.A. from Princeton University summa cum laude and her Ph.D. from Union Institute and University. She is a faculty member at California Institute For Human Science, Energy Medicine University, SelfDesign Graduate Institute, and educator and consultant for Iris Institute. Her research has involved cross-cultural arts and disciplines, healing and spiritual […]
My experience of the SDGI M.A. program so far has been inspiring, enlightening, and motivating. I have been impressed by the program flexibility, and grateful for the responsiveness of program administrators who have worked with me to ensure that my own learning needs are being met in a way that keeps my learning relevant and […]
Enriching, liberating. Appreciative inquiry of all stakeholders. Empathy, encouragement. Professionalism. Integrity. Sincerity.
Peter’s interests: Educational leadership, holistic health, alternative schools, holistic coaching for adolescents and families, leadership coaching, adult development and learning, curriculum development, teaching strategies, literacy strategies, content area development, environmental education, charter schools. Learn more about Peter at: Peter Berg
Personalized learning means that learner decides what to learn as well as how and when.
The opportunity to be part of the program has expanded my capacity to learn, my ability to dialogue and participate in meaningful conversation. It’s helping me to find tools to promote a more gentle activism towards a better world. Even being from a different country, it’s always possible to apply this new knowledge in my […]