The organizers of the Northern Lights Conference said today that they are ‘absolutely delighted’ with the success of the conference on Thurs 21/ Fri 22 May. ‘Feedback has been fantastic’.
21 & 22 May 2009
The Park, Findhorn, Moray, Scotland
How can we find within us what we need to sustain ourselves and inspire the new generation of learners?
opens the 2009 Northern Lights Conference with solid educational wisdom - how we can care for ourselves in order to care for others?
Kosha Joubert & Robin Alfred
presents an overview of Spiral Dynamics - a model of personal & societal development pointing to how our next generation may develop.
Olivier Mythodrama Associates
lead an experiential journey into Shakespeare's Henry V as a model of inspiring & integrated leadership.
Where is the place for schools and teachers in the 21st Century?
re-enact the stories of conference participants - parents, teachers, pupils past & present
Workshops choose from
Keys to Happiness / Role of Parents
Eco Education / Co-creating the Curriculum
Integrating Technology with Nature
World Cafe Interactive Plenary
illuminate radical new routes for a sustainable, holistic, educational future
perform in an Open Mike / Open Space
The Northern Lights teachers conferences have been designed to refresh teachers at a deep level, by providing a holistic experience within a nourishing and supportive environment.
This year, the conference focuses on Inspiration, looking at the new avenues opened up by the Curriculum for Excellence to nourish the source of inspiration within each of us, and to find how we can radiate that inspiration in our teaching.
As always, there will be a range of exciting international and local speakers, as well as community artists, writers, actors and teachers providing enlivening workshops arising from the 40-years experience of this eco-community, supported by Findhorn College.
A now-indispensable ingredient of the teachers conference is Playback Theatre, who re-enact the stories the audience bring to the conference, bringing in elements of spontaneity, surprise and recognition that our experiences are both unique and shared by us all.
Intellectual stimulation, laughter, time in nature, opportunities to engage with other teachers from a wide range of backgrounds, book stalls and exhibitions, evenings spent in celebration - all these are among the rich ingredients that are part of the Northern Lights event. Come to be re-vitalised, renewed and re-inspired!
Dorota Owen & Joan Wilmot
At the 2009 Northern Lights Teachers Conference:
Coach, consultant and Lead Presenter for Olivier Mythodrama
Poet, storyteller, performance artist
Kosha Anja Joubert
Berlin-based educational consultant specialising in heart-to-heart communication
Founder and executive director of "Wild things!" environmental education charity
Initiator of Circle Time, inspiring speaker and prolific writer on self-care & educational themes
Educational consultant with Alchemy Associates
Arts consultant, facilitator and coach, Associate of Olivier Mythodrama, Clown Doctor
John Muir Award Manager for the Cairngorms
Psychotherapist, coach, conductor of Playback Theatre, Supervisor and Co-director of CSTD.
Parents and Pupils of Moray Steiner School
"May all your trails
be crooked, winding, dangerous,
leading to the most amazing view...
where something strange and more
beautiful and full of wonder
than your deepest dreams
waits for you."
The Universal Hall in Findhorn Foundation Community and Ecovillage
"The Northern Lights conference was the kindling fire that has grown into two years of innovative and effective school policy at our school."
£190 for the 2-day conference - non-residential
(includes organic, locally-sourced lunch for both days)
£330 for the 2-day conference - residential
(includes all meals for both days and three nights accommodation, with Wednesday welcome event)
Early bird discount 10% if paid by January 30th 2009.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form.
Registration starts 08.30am Thurs 21 May.
Full programme details will be sent to participants.
Ends Friday evening with optional follow-on events.
For more details, call Dorota Owen on 07813 455152
Conference Brochure (pdf, 7,269 KB)
Findhorn Foundation College
(www.findhorncollege.org), is a registered provider of CPD offering Professional Well-Being Days. We are therefore able to offer this conference to teachers as part of their CPD.
Dorota Owen, Alchemy Associates