How Integral Practitioner Capabilities are Developed in this Certificate Program
"The future must enter us, long before it happens." - Rilke
Integral practitioners foster the development of individuals, teams, and organizations through facilitating their transformative learning. As well, Integral Practitioners are transformative learners themselves. In this program, integral practitioner capabilities are developed through the principles and practices of transformative learning. Each principle is grounded in a practice and each practice is driven home through learning activities that cultivate specific capabilities.
The curriculum includes a rich mix of perspectives, theories, methods, and methodologies. Perspectives and theories are about what and why. Methods and methodologies are about how. Methodologies are ways of combining and synthesizing methods, techniques, and practices that bring forth distinct worlds.
Utilizing the Power of Transformative Learning
Transformative learning entails shifts in perspective, perceptual lenses, core beliefs, schemas, mental models and mindsets. Such perceptual shifts enable individuals and systems to inhabit new, more complex and emergent landscapes. The program is designed around embodied learning activities that focus on transformations of deep-seated mindsets and emotional dispositions.
Students come away with more than new knowledge and skills; they come away with a new sense of self and of their own potentials. Transformative learning enables the self-organizing processes that support the emergent discovery and self-management intrinsic to integral practice.
Precisely designed learning activities can liberate and restore experience. This enables fresh perceptions that can be carried forward into creative action. Transformative learning is increasingly practiced within multiple domains and levels. Distinct approaches to transformative learning praxis have emerged within local communities of practice.
Cohort and Community
Transformative Learning is both an individual and collective process that has played a powerful role in the emergence of culture. Meridian University’s Center for Transformative Learning draws on the University’s 25 years of experience in facilitating an education that transforms.
No one can change the world alone, and the creation of a learning community is one of the core elements of transformative education. In this program, participants are integrated into a cohort of others with diverse personal and professional backgrounds. Sharing commitments to personal and global transformation while engaging in collaborative work creates a joyous sense of shared adventure. This can be the basis for life-long friendships and productive connection with professional colleagues.