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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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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 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.

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. […]

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Mali Burgess is an SDGI Faculty Mentor

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 […]

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