The Jean Houston Foundation

The mission of Jean Houston Foundation is to promote positive social change by developing international communities of leaders in Social Artistry to apply a wide range of cutting edge leadership and human potential development skills for finding innovative solutions to critical local and global issues. The Foundation offers training, research, consultation, leadership, and guidance with the aim to advance individual, social and cultural development both locally and globally.

Teaching the Trim Tab Process for Change

Teaching the Trim Tab Process for Change
Akim Shresthe explains to the training group how to engage in the Trim Tab process. When you turn the trim tab slightly of a boat the large rudder gradually moves and eventually changes the direction of the boat. Societal trim tabs are those areas wherein a tiny change can make an immense difference. It is a metaphor that social artists use persuasively when helping groups or organizations with change. (view small | med | large | orig)

Bending Time for Effective Leadership

Bending Time for Effective Leadership
Kumar Acharys holds the meter stick of time. Learning to use time in many different ways is one of our greatest untapped psychological potentials. Internal time can be used to rehearse and improve skills, giving you more time for all that you wish to do. You can also take a minute to see the completion of a task—beginning, middle and end—and gain both a sense of momentum and knowing of the key components of the task. Most importantly, participants discover time to be a friend and not an enemy. (view small | med | large | orig)

Training Team Makes Plan to Empower Women

Training Team Makes Plan to Empower Women
Participant team created a teaching learning community plan and designed the program for women from far west Nepal now living in Kathmandu. The team's plan is to empower the women to come out of their homes and meet, encourage them to realize their potential, and teach them essential social skills to be comfortable to meet outsiders. (view small | med | large | orig)

Leaders Gather in Kathmandu for Training

Leaders Gather  in Kathmandu for Training
29 participants gathered in Kathmandu from Nepal, India and Bangladesh with Social Artistry trainers from US, Canada and Nepal for 10 days to explore their inner capacities and to learn processes they could take back to their communities. One of the participants said after the training, "Social Artistry has helped me build stronger capacities within myself. I am more confident to help people in my community to grow and bring their goals to reality." (view small | med | large | orig)

Managing Micro Grant Projects in Nepal

Managing Micro Grant Projects in Nepal
Tatwa Timsina, Director of ICA Nepal and Social Artistry trainer, oversees community development across Nepal including the micro grants program. Innovative projects and gifted new leaders are emerging through the combination of Social Artistry leadership training and small micro grants. For many it is the first time they have been recognized as potential leaders. One man had worked for over 30 years on environmental programs and had never received any recognition or support until now. (view small | med | large | orig)
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