Peers and Mentors discussing Gandhi’s non-violent methods

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We invite you to accompany us on a journey to discover what you have the power to give to the world.

Mahatma Gandhi gave the world an important gift: a proven method for how to shape our lives. You can learn the skills he used to improve community life holistically and sustainably.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to unify towards a common goal
  • How to mobilize your community for action
  • How to confront outside pressures
  • How to (organize to) solve local obstacles

Certificate: Equip Yourself to Make the Change You Wish to See

Learners engaging in converation at the Ashram

This course presents you with a unique opportunity to learn through experiencing Gandhi’s life. You will live in his ashram, eat as he did, and study on the mud floors where he taught. The course will connect Gandhi’s legacy with contemporary understandings of social change using a diversity of learning resources in a blended curriculum.

Together, we will learn how words and actions are change-making tools. You will also gain perspective from a global community of changemakers and have the chance to study modern-day applications of Gandhi’s methods at two Indian NGOs.

Gandhi’s approach for motivating others to come together in action is available today. Although the empire to challenge is not as clear as was his, you have the potential to grow the same skills he used to craft his movement. This certificate is for practitioners new or experienced. You will learn to organize and strengthen local change using the energies and resources which you already possess.

Equip yourself to make the change you wish to see, creating more just and lasting futures for all. As the Mahatma has said,“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”

LINK TO THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE TABLE

Schedule :

Online Portion: December 14, 2017 - January 4, 2018

India Residential: January 13 - 22, 2018 (optional days January 11th, 12th)

India Residential

January 9 Arrive Delhi if Going to Optional trip to Taj Mahal
January 10 Optional Trip to Taj Mahal
Arrive Delhi if not going to Taj Mahal
January 11 Classes In Delhi (Visit Gandhi’s Memorial)
January 12 Classes in Delhi
January 13 Leave Delhi for Gandhi’s Sevagram Ashram (fly to City of Nagpur)
January 14 Class at Ashram (Shaping the Message)
January 15 Class at Ashram (Holistic Change)
January 16 Class at Ashram (Act the Message)
January 17 Class at Ashram (You Create Your Life)
January 18 Visit to modern Gandhian project that focuses on food security
January 19 Visit to modern Gandhian project focuses on community health
January 20 Fly back to Delhi (able to catch return flights after 8:00 PM)
January 21 Otherwise Depart back to your homes

**Please be sure to check flight times/days with current local India time**

Course Details:

You can elect to enroll in the certificate program as an academic course to earn graduate level credits, or you may simply choose to pursue the certificate of completion. If you choose to earn credits for your participation, you may apply these towards the university’s Master’s degree in Applied Community Change (visit www.Future.Edu for more information).

Professor Daniel Taylor instructing students on change-making tools
Course Instructor: Dr. Daniel C. Taylor has for four decades studied and implemented the empowerment-driven approach to improving the lives of communities as well as the natural environment. Growing up in India, he studied the Gandhian method and has worked with his followers. Distilling the larger method of empowerment-driven social change, Taylor helped grow field demonstrations of people transforming their communities in the USA, Nepal, India, China, and Afghanistan. Extending Gandhian concepts into a broader understanding for the modern day, he is one of the synthesizers of the SEED-SCALE method. This method can be learned in detail in parallel certificate courses offered by Future Generations University(see:www.Future.Edu).

Cost : A $90 (non-refundable) registration fee grants access to online course content, and the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion. It is possible to do only the online portion. An additional $850 fee covers program costs while in India for 12 days. Students will pay for and arrange their own roundtrip airfare to Delhi, India, but all travel costs in India are covered by the $850. If you want to take the one-day trip to the Taj Mahal, that cost is $135.

Travel : This certificate requires travel to Delhi and Sevagram, India from January 13-January 22, 2018 (January 11-12 are optional). Depending on from where you depart and if you want the one-day trip to the Taj, you might have to leave your home January 9th. For individuals wanting to stay on, January 26th is India’s Republic Day and January 28th the anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination.

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