FOR TEACHING PEACE
this is a Work-In-Process. We learn
from every new Centre For Teaching Peace created.
Everyone has a unique piece of the puzzle to bring, which we recognize
and honour. Are we doing our best?
That is our quest – we invite your consideration and contribution to
help us serve in the highest and best interests of the Universe and all
WHY IS THIS
most important life skills are not being taught in schools or by parents (eg.
Social intelligence, spiritual and emotional intelligence, conflict
transformation, relationship building, transformative communications, financial
independence, self-actualization, etc.)
a specialist in organizations, information and leadership working in education
for over a decade, it is clear that, in the next twenty years, we’re going to
get the society we’re creating now. But,
we have it in our power to build better people and communities.
Leaders in our Communities and Families, if we want to increase our success, we
must take the time to look at:
What we are doing now, what is working, and what is not
What will we do in the near future, to make it a saner
and more socially intelligent place to live for all of us?
What we must
do is bring our leadership, management & social acumen to bear on individual
and Community Development.
bottom line is that there is a lot of opportunity for improvement and
there is a lot of opportunity for us and our respective institutions to make a
significant difference for the better.
Holistic Education and Community Development Initiative is a process to simply
provide the venues, support and guidance to “Open Space to Open Minds and
Hearts to Holistic Education and Community Development”.
Holistic Education and Community Development process is open, transparent,
patient and committed, drawing people from all walks of life, freeing them from
their stasis and mobilizing them.
members of the Holistic Education and Community Development movement have to be
leaders in their own right, drawing on their own potential and inner strengths,
galvanizing, inspiring and energizing the movement. Everyone is a Holistic
Education and Community Development leader and educator.
day we must take ownership of ourselves and our relationships: we can do
anything we set our minds and hearts to; we do no harm, expect and demand no
harm be done to us or others; no one is better than another; we are
critical thinkers, finding our own truths; education is our best investment
and social contacts are our most important resources.
a healthy culture is about building healthy relationships – we can do that.
we take ownership of Holistic Education and Community Development, others will
follow – because it will be uplifting and empowering, it will be infectious,
and lead to sudden, massive, cultural change.
hope that our evolving Holistic Education and Community Development Model will
provide you with food for thought. It
is being used to feed into the development of an NWT Holistic Education and
Community Development Strategy. Your
input and suggestions are welcomed.
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