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.
Mar 27, 2017

Visiting Trainers Provide Needed Advanced Help

Leaders show their visions and commitments
Leaders show their visions and commitments

Dear Social Artists,

Janet and I (Evelyn) pushed hard for Advanced training for the many people who have received training and have cosponsored or collaborated with us through the years in Nepal.

 Often when we return to Nepal, we have new people to work with from ICA, very smart and good people, but who have not had SA before. So the three-day advanced design course for people who had previous training was interspersed between other programs that Tatwa and his team set up.  

KCC is a two-day community college teacher orientation, which was richly appreciated since Janet got Amba to co teach with Attmaram, both very experienced SA facilitators and curriculum writers. Also Janet listened and incorporated the college history and story telling by the chairman, weaving Social Artistry into the process.

Then the Differently Abled (rather than called Disabled) Association two-day training challenged our creativity to think what is it like to be blind, with limited mobility)? How does a blind person see a sunset? We learned that hearing is enhanced, and movement is often so limited, that when given an opportunity, every one literally dances, they dance their arms, or shoulders, or legs, or hips or faces, but it is joyous from the soul. Hearing praises always was at the near end of any program and never failed to bring both laughter and tears.

The one-day Youth Rotary program and the Women's Empowerment program touched all our hearts. Leadership training is so powerful with dance, vision and connection.

The 15 days of training happened so fast it is hard to recall the blur of events. The trainers and the participants welcomed the deep learning and the continuing work to equip leaders to recover and rebuild in Nepal.

Please open your ears and hearts to hear the praises of the trainers and particpants in appreciation for your continuing financial and spiritual support.

Gratefully,

Evelyn

Whispering Praises process to enhance possibility
Whispering Praises process to enhance possibility
Recent Advanced Social Artistry Leadership Trainin
Recent Advanced Social Artistry Leadership Trainin
Nov 22, 2016

Still Much to be Done

There is still so much to be done to restore the damage from earthquakes.  Not only does the infrastructure need to be repaired, but houses and other buildings sustained such severe damage.  The disadvantaged people are suffering the most since they do not have the knowledge and resources to do repairs and rebuilding in a timely way.  Leadership training of community leaders provides skills that help in rebuilding.

ICA Nepal in association with the Jean Houston Foundation conducted a series of Social Artistry Leadership Trainings. Two day training for teachers was conducted on May 7th and May 8th followed by a two day leadership training for differently abled people on 10th and 11th May. Also youth focused training on Social Artistry Leadership was conducted for Rotaract/ Non-rotaract, on the date 14th May. Similarly, ICA Nepal also conducted training on Social Artistry leadership for participants from various Rotary clubs within Kathmandu valley as well as Non Rotarians on 15th May. A three-day long advanced training as training design session was conducted for selected few participants, who had already participated in the first level of the Social Artistry training on 13th, 17th and 18th May. With an aim to empower rural women through the tools and techniques of Social Artistry and Promoting women entrepreneurship through Social Artistry Leadership Development Training at Khanigaun, Parbat was held from 27th to 29th May.

Your assistance has made these trainings possible.  Thank you.

 

 

Oct 14, 2016

Social Artistry Team in Nepal Reaching More Leaders

ICA Nepal in association with the Jean Houston Foundation conducted a series of Social Artistry Leadership Trainings in the month of May.

Two day training for teachers was conducted on May 7th and May 8th followed by a two day leadership training for differently abled people on 10th and 11th May. Also youth focused training on Social Artistry Leadership was conducted for Rotaract/ Non-rotaract, on the date 14th May. Similarly, ICA Nepal also conducted training on Social Artistry leadership for participants from various Rotary clubs within Kathmandu valley as well as Non Rotarians on 15th May. A three-day long advanced training as training design session was conducted for selected few participants, who had already participated in the first level of the Social Artistry training on 13th, 17th and 18th May. With an aim to empower rural women through the tools and techniques of Social Artistry and to promote entrepreneurship of women, the Social Artistry Leadership Development Training at Khanigaun, Parbat was held from 27th to 29th May.

Plans for the rest of the year are in place for continuing leadership training to support development in villages across Nepal.   It is scheduled to start at the Western side of Nepal and to visit Darchula & Baitadi district.  With our financial support the Nepali trainers will be bringing the Social Artistry leadership tools to places not before visited.

Our trainers send warm namaste and gratefulness for our caring and support.  Each training gives more leadership tools for effectively organizing projects and developing communities.  

  

 
   

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