Offered for first time in Canada this September, at the Shatford Centre in Penticton, B.C., Dragon Dreaming is a way to make our dreams come true by creating outrageously successful, transformative projects. It's the brainchild of John Croft: father, change agent, mentor for organizational development and project management, co-founder of the Gaia Foundation Australia.
Born in Australia in 1949, John has worked in the field of Community Development and Empowerment Education in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Africa, the USA, and Europe. He has taught in schools, universities, and conferences, and gives lectures and seminars on organizational development, deep ecology, climate change and peak oil, amongst others. He worked for the Australian government and a number of NGOs as a consultant for Community Building and Ecology. Since 2008, John has been living in Southern Germany. He is currently imparting his knowledge worldwide in the form of the Dragon Dreaming method in workshops and lectures.
The following three courses are being held at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton (see map), in September 2012.
1. Introduction Course to Dragon Dreaming: 6 pm – 9 pm, Friday, Sept 21st and Saturday, Sept 22nd & Sunday, Sept 23rd, 9 am - 5 pm
Dragon Dreaming is an approach and a set of tools for delivering bold projects that empowers everyone involved. It engages their own dreams, energy, and growth, and aligns us with the Earth and the call for a Great Turning. All of us are at the edge of a chasm between who we are and who we might become. How do we maximize our creative potentials on a scale never attempted before? Dragon Dreaming shows us a way. Course fee $200 (includes light vegetarian evening snack and vegetarian lunches).
2. Intensive Course Dragon Dreaming: 6 pm – 9 pm, Sunday, Sept 23rd, 9 am - 5 pm Monday, Sept 24th through Friday, Sept 28th (1 evening & 5 days)
Participants are invited to bring their own dreams and ideas concerning projects that can be realized within a 6-month period. More in-depth knowledge about the different phases of project planning and realization is transferred. Participants will leave with a wealth of inspiration and materials that enable them to start working with Dragon Dreaming in their own projects and organizations. Total Training: 40 hours. Course fee $425 (includes light vegetarian evening snack and vegetarian lunches).
Requirement: Having attended an Introduction Course to Dragon Dreaming.
3. Empowered Fundraising Course: 6 pm - 9 pm, Friday, Sept 28th, 9 am - 5 pm, Saturday, Sept 29th to Sunday, Sept 30th
Successful projects need a stable economic basis. Empowered Fundraising is about inspiring us to organize money and to use it in the sense of our values. The main focus is on personal contact with the people we are asking to become part of our projects through their financial support. Healing our relationship to money is the basis of this work. Course fee $200 (includes light vegetarian evening snack and vegetarian lunches).