The Social Artistry Leadership journey in Nepal that began in 2004 so far has been innovative and enlightening. ICA Nepal’s initiative to incorporate a Social Artistry approach in all its ventures now has been established on a regular basis. Here are some of the examples from 2014 that have changed lives and organizations for the better.
Social Artistry Training for Social Mobilizers, GIZ
Social Artistry Leadership Training was provided to social mobilizers nominated from GIZ. The course was a 12-day capacity building training for the mobilizers.The Social Artistry Leadership sessions were reported to be very effective and enlightening for the participants especially the “Deep Listening” exercise. The facilitators for the training were Atma Ram Timsina and Pramila K.C.
Social Artistry Orientation for PhD Scholars
On a regular basis Social Artistry orientations for PhD scholars are being conducted. The objective of this orientation is to present the basic concept of Social Artistry: how social artists help others to realize their innate personal qualities and understand the responsibility of personal and social transformation.
Social Artistry Leadership Training for Entrepreneurs, NCMTA
A two-day training was conducted at Nagarkot. The total number of participants was 23 who represented the executive committee of Nepal Cloth Merchant and Tailoring Association of Bhakatapur, Lalitpur, and Kathmandu districts.
Social Artistry Leadership Training for Differently Abled, BB Trust Network
With an objective of innovative application of the Social Artistry approach in wider scale, a workshop for various organizations working in the sector of differently abled was designed. Representatives of more than 15 organizations participated in the workshops.
Social Artistry Leadership Training for Educators at DAV School, Glen Buds and Oracle Ray Schools.
A two-day workshop for schoolteachers, mentors, and coordinators of DAV school was conducted. About 40 educators participated in the program along with the principal. The feedback for the training was quite positive. Similarly, half-day workshops were designed and delivered for teachers of Glen Buds and Oracle Ray Schools. The sessions were facilitated by Janet Sanders, Loren Weybright and Pramila KC.
Social Artists Get Together
Over the years of successful facilitations and teaching and learning experiences, it has been realized that a get-together of Nepali social practitioners and social artists is a must. Hence, an interaction program was arranged and invitations were sent to all the past associates. Overwhelmingly, most of them visited and attended the program where they shared their experiences and how they have been using the Social Artistry approach in their fields and lives. This was on the occasion of Janet Sander’s visit to Nepal, who is the international coordinator for Social Artistry and has supported the growth of Social Artistry leadership training in Nepal since its inception.
Social Artistry Micro Grants Projects
- Social Artistry Orientation to School Youths – Gardening and landscaping in school
- Social Artistry Leadership to Progressive Women’s Group – support to produce sanitary napkins.
- Social Artistry Sanitation and Hygiene Campaign, Changu Narayan
- Dental Camp at Changu Narayan Bhaktapur. More than 180 people participated in the program.