The Journey From I to WE
Second year participants dive into a deeper understanding of the 8 Shields cultural learning basket: the operating system of the program. These are people who want to understand the transformational cultural mentoring model they were steeped in for their first year, and want to learn how to recreate and implement it in other environments. The second year provides participants with practical tools for bridging the gap between inspirational programming and “real-world” application.
Utilizing a diverse array of tools for cultural competency, the Fire Tenders spend 9-months co-creating a resilient, regenerative culture of connection, relationship and mentoring. They work side-by-side with the first year Beyond Boundaries group, supporting their learning journey, asking good questions, offering stories, and facilitating certain curricular pieces. The Fire Tenders help create surface area for learning, so that at every turn all of the participants, first, second, and third year alike, are running into a new learning experience or mentoring opportunity.
The training in cultural mentoring is a carefully held individual and group process. Fire Tenders arrive early to help prepare for the week, and stay late to discuss and learn from the outcomes. As people step more fully into leadership, they often quickly bump into their learning edges. Our well-trained staff, practiced in helping individuals meet their edges in healthy and productive ways, surrounds the Fire Tenders, meeting with them and supporting them throughout each week. In addition, the WE Immersion culture itself helps support the participants, in both their healing and learning journeys.
When: Mar-Dec 2019, 13 multi-day in-person sessions, 4 group calls, and 6 Personal Mentoring calls. Please click here for the 2019 program calendar.
Where: Sonoma County, CA
Time: Wednesdays at noon – Sundays at 7:30 pm. The 4 group calls are on Monday evenings from 7-9:00pm, and Personal Mentoring sessions are set up individually with participants. Additional intensives occur throughout the year. See the calendar for details.
Food: All regular weeks of the Weaving Earth Immersion are catered by Carin Mckay of Culinary Magic. This includes dinner on Wednesday, breakfast, lunch and dinner Thurs-Sat, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Certain special events within the WE Immersion are non-catered. See calendar for details.
COST: Tuition includes catering, camping accommodations, & admission to all special events, unless otherwise noted in the calendar. Because some people have more financial means than others, we have created a sliding scale fee system to accommodate a wide range of financial realities. We ask you to self-assess the price point that is appropriate for you. The high-end of the scale reflects the value we believe the program holds, and the low-end offers a more accessible entry point while ensuring we cover all costs. By choosing a higher price point you are helping make the program more accessible to others for whom the low-end may be cost-prohibitive. We also recognize that the low-end might be cost prohibitive. If this is true for you, please be in touch to begin the conversation about financial assistance. At Weaving Earth we are committed to offering financial support as an act of reparations, and as an effort to make this work more accessible to any and all individuals who want to be involved.
Sliding scale: $12500 – $25000
*Weaving Earth is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our federal tax ID number is 83-1110798. Anything you choose to pay beyond the entry level price point can be assigned as a tax-deductible charitable contribution on your tax forms
Payment plans, financing options, and scholarships available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Application: Apply online today. *Applications will remain open until the program fills, at which time you may elect to apply for the waitlist. Space is limited and we do expect to fill, so we recommend applying ASAP.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of WE Immersion year 1 or comparable program