As we’re now in the midst of the holiday season, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about work-life balance. It’s definitely a popular phrase in today’s culture. Yet, I wonder if many actually adopt such a way of living. Do you engage in work-life balance? After over twenty years of being a social worker, […]
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 […]
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 […]
I entered the MA program looking for a program that would help me change the way our world thinks about education. Thus far, the one word I would use to describe what I have gained from each and every course is PERSPECTIVE. The courses have helped me look at education and life from a multitude […]
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 […]
Summer is the perfect time to explore! We encourage you to fully live your life and pursue your passions while you earn a masters degree. We invite you to join us for an hour, from the comfort of your home, and learn more about creating your own degree!
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 […]