Experiential Learning with Horses
and Nature

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•  ORGANIZATIONAL SPIRIT
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Professional Training
and CEU

Partnering with Horses for a Better World

Custom Designed Organization and Business Retreats & Training Opportunities for Leadership,Teams, Staff, Boards

  • Innovating, Engaging, Sustaining Positive Change

  • Experiential Learning with Horses, Nature and Biomimicry

  • Building Team Performance

  • Developing Leadership Excellence

  • Engaging Organizational Spirit

  • Inspiring Human Potential

We Deliver powerful action learning experiences with horses and nature for leadership development, team building and communication. The immediacy of the learning will help you to quickly internalize new insights and skills.

Our Approach is grounded in solid business principles, knowledge of human behavior, understanding of team dynamics and creative approaches to conflict and change

We Provide strength based learning experiences and activities relevant to real world, real-time work situations.


National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) Greater Cleveland Conference

Healing Emotional Trauma: A Community Response

Friday, May 20, 2016
Holiday Inn, Independence, Ohio
8am – 5pm

NAMI Greater Cleveland has applied for 6.0 hours of continuing education credits for counselors and social workers with the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board.

Registration available April 1, 2016

Keynote speaker: Jackie Lowe Stevenson, MSSA, LISW, founder of the Spirit of Leadership in Novelty, Ohio

8:30 - 10:30 am

The Courageous Journey of Healing and Post Traumatic Growth: "May Nature and the Horse Be With You"

We will explore the opportunity of healing and well being through post traumatic growth inspired by Natures process of growth and renewal and the horse's energy of strength and freedom.


Embodied Leadership Presence: Authentic Impact from the Inside Out

Increase your range of communication, including body language, to ensure the integrity between the message you convey and the one you intend.

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Case Western Reserve University
Weatherhead School of Management Executive Education Program

Our leadership presence, embodied intelligence and body language communicate much more than our words convey. Our first language is body language, and its impact is profound. Our body language sends, receives, and deciphers a myriad of nonverbal cues, signs and signals. Bringing our attention to this level of communication gives us immeasurable insight, and helps us decode the real meaning beneath spoken words to determine what is really going on with and between people. It also provides us with a deeper awareness of ourselves, allowing us to develop an authentic leadership presence. From this deeper awareness comes the ability for deep listening, solid thinking, insightful reflecting, and effective responding.

In this program, through presentation, experiential learning opportunities, and exploration of their business challenges, participants will develop a better understanding of their leadership presence, embodied intelligence and body language and learn to confidently apply that self-knowledge in all aspects of their lives.

Instructor: Jackie Stevenson
Date and Time: Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Topics

  • What is "embodied presence" and why is it important?
  • The power of leadership presence, embodied intelligence and body language through the alignment of who you are and what you communicate
  • Understanding how we and others are perceived through the map of five archetypal body structures and ways of being
  • Effective decision making through embodied leadership presence
  • Living more deeply in the world using the senses for genuine listening and responding
  • Presence as the act of responsibly entering into meaningful dialogue, vital interactions and genuine relationship with others
  • Leadership presence as the informed decisions we make and the actions we take

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

  • Learn how to stand strong in the midst of chaos and agile in response to new ideas, diverse perspectives and unanticipated change
  • Gain insight into their embodied presence and body language to better understand the non-verbal messages they are giving and receiving
  • Develop a deeper understanding of their leadership presence, body language, body structure and embodied communication
  • Determine a more reliable outcome between what they intend to communicate and influence and what is actually received
  • Build on the strengths and explore the challenges of their personal presence to benefit in practical ways
  • Engage in resonant and meaningful dialogue through embodied presence as a way to create a desired field of collaborative and cooperative influence

Who Should Attend

This program is of value for all who have an interest in maximizing their impact as leaders in their organizations and lives.

Costs

Individual Participants: $695
Package Pricing: 1 class day per participant

Available Discounts


Lake Erie College

Center for Leadership & Professional Development Certificate Program

Experiential Learning with Horses Professional Practitioner Certificate Program

October 11-15 2017

Developing Human Potential for Positive Change for the Future of Humanity and All Life

May the Horse Be with You

This professional certificate program is designed for

  • People interested in integrating and facilitating relational work with horses in their careers and personal lives
  • People interested in strengthening personal mastery in their professional practice and personal lives by engaging with horses

We will

  • Create a community of purpose to learn from each other and to support each other’s personal mastery, visions and purpose
  • Apply cutting-edge theory and expanding awareness, observation, reflection and facilitation skills
  • Be guided by horses and nature in this process of expanding our personal mastery and consciousness
  • Learn and expand skills in facilitating experiential learning with horses

Observing and interacting with horses in their herd provides a lived experience to

  • Develop authentic presence
  • Deepen the quality of the inner place from which you operate
  • Expand capacity to support collaboration, inclusiveness and engagement
  • Serve all life in an ever evolving society

Location: Pebble Ledge Ranch Novelty, Ohio 44072 Lodging available at the Ranch

Fees and Financial Commitment: $2,550.00 for the training program.

Dates for 2017: October 11-15

Program Times: Program meets Wednesday 3:30 - 8:30pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm, and Sunday 8:30am - 3:30pm.

Application Process: Completed application form. A $250 refundable deposit is requested with your application. An interview is required by telephone or in person before acceptance to the program.

Faculty: Jackie Stevenson and the Pebble Ledge Herd of seven horses and a zebra.

The Spirit of Authentic Presence

Five key capacities you can develop in yourself and help others develop through the Experiential Learning with Horses Certificate Program;

Evening 1
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arrival: Getting Present with Yourself and the Community
1) Building a community of purpose engaging the herd with authentic presence

Day 1
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Entering the World of Horse and Herd: Mindfulness and Awareness
2) Leading Positive Change: Being authentically and intentionally present while adapting quickly and resourcefully to unexpected change

Day 2
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Relationship & Leadership: Emotional Resonance Passion and Purpose
3) Creating Positive Relationships: Communicating and interacting with awareness of body language and energy, inclusiveness, interdependence and interconnection

Day 3
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Herd and Group Dynamics: Body Intelligence and Intuition
4) Strengthening Positive Team Performance: Developing awareness of and respect for systems thinking, multiple realities, perspectives and levels of system with a 360 vision of the field

Day 4
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Meeting the Emerging Future: Authentic Presence through the Spirit of Humanity
5) Inspiring a Positive Present and Future: Listening and engaging positively and optimistically to create the conditions for the best possible and most meaningful future to emerge for the whole and then being there to greet it

Horses Challenge Us to be Our Best

Horses are remarkable teachers of leadership and facilitators of team development. They have an amazing ability to resonate with our true emotional intelligence, offer a 360 perspective and reflect back to us our authentic self.

We learn from the herd to create a community of purpose, expand our humanity, create the best possible conditions for a positive future to emerge and then be there to greet it.

Engaging free spirited horses inspires our dreams and visions, frees our passion, carries us beyond our limiting patterns and helps us reconnect with our inner knowing, our primal instincts, intuition, and our natural compassion.

Inspiring Leadership and Teamwork

People partnering with horses for action based discovery focused in the moment, learning experiences relevant to real time issues and authentic work situations.

Powerful experiential and accelerated knowledge opportunities whereby personal insight, learned information and skill development is immediately internalized.

Horses can bring a high degree of chaos and unexpected change. We learn to summon moment to moment calm, strength, focus, respect, and trust to maintain a mutually safe and beneficial working relationship with the horse - all skills essential for teamwork.

Engaging with horses in focused and reflective activity challenges us to learn how to think rather than what to think. Horses offer immediate feedback about our presence, emotional intelligence, and embodied language.

Why You Should You Attend

The professional competencies you will develop as an Experiential Learning with Horses Practitioner can be applied in a variety of business, coaching, counseling and educational settings with broad range applications including working with individuals, families, groups, or organizations. This certificate program is designed to prepare you in facilitating positive change with people of all ages.

Horses change our lives. The relationship with horses challenges us to expand into our potential, to be authentic in our human relationships, to be clearer about our purpose in life and to contribute with choice to the well being of the world.

Our Intention

To create an honest, respectful and trustworthy relationship with horses in service of human development.

To offer a premier training and certificate program furthering the work of this unfolding professional field of horses helping people and preparing its emerging practitioners.

To be of service to communities by accessing what we know about horse and human relationship and bring those resources into peoples’ daily work and life.

To raise consciousness of our ecological identity and ecological responsibility and to follow a path that benefits future generations.

How It Works

The format of the 2017 Experiential Learning with Horses Practitioner Certificate Program will be four and a half days with a total of 44 hours of program time.

Each day will provide a theory base, practical horseperson skills, experiential learning with horses and nature activities, personal mastery and self awareness learning, and facilitation practice with horses and people.

The program provides real time, action-oriented experience with hands on opportunities to apply what you learn and to receive immediate feedback from faculty, fellow participants and from the horses. We will be working with a natural herd of seven horses and one zebra. You will have the opportunity throughout the training to practice what you learn with real clients.

There is no riding. The focus is not on traditional horsemanship and the horse engagement takes place on the ground.

 

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