Social Artistry: Building the Vessel of Relationship

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute is pleased to 694780262_8874b4f225announce its Spring Foundations Course, Social Artistry: Building the Vessel of Relationship.

Waldorf education has a social mission, arising as it did in response to the tragedy of the first World War. How can we best fulfill this mission in our Waldorf schools and institutes? As adults in community we play many roles including parents, teachers, and colleagues.  Working together in the social realm requires adults to be courageous as well as compassionate as we strive to create the sort community that we hope our students will one day grow up to build for themselves.
This course will address the weaving of our adult roles in and around the social organism of the Waldorf school as well as the building of healthy classroom relationships with and between the students in our care.

Marianne Fieber Dhara will be the lead instructor, and there will be guest instructors contributing from their area of expertise.

Marianne received an MS Ed in Waldorf Administration and Community Development from Sunbridge College in Spring Valley, NY in 2005 and Waldorf teacher certifimariannecation from Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Education Program in 2008. She has worked in Waldorf Schools for over 16 years in both administration and in the classroom. She worked with adults in the Theatre Arts and Administration for Teachers with Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Education Program in Chicago for several years. In 2012-13 Marianne collaborated with the Mid-States Shared Gifting Group in developing a conversation guide entitled Building Regenerative Communities: a Conversation and Resource Guide based on themes from the 2012 Great Lakes Region of AWSNA conference in Minneapolis, MN. Over the years she has developed and led several workshops at AWSNA events both regionally and nationally. She continues to serve anthroposophy as a member of both the General Council and Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophcial Society in America.

This course, GLWI-Fn3, is a 2-credit course required for the Certificate of Completion. It is also recommended for enrichment for adults working in leadership roles within their Waldorf schools.

Course Details

Weekend Retreat

Social Artistry will begin with an in-person retreat Friday afternoon through Sunday midday, January 20-22, 2017. This time together will help form the community for the continuing work online and will include presentation, social exercises, and artistic work. Individuals may register for the weekend only.

Full Course

The full course will include the retreat plus 10 weeks of participation primarily via an online classroom. The online time will be at the student’s convenience. Any opportunities to attend live presentations by guest instructors will be scheduled in advance.

Course Dates

Orientation to online classroom Friday, January 20, 3-4 p.m.

Brief orientation for new GLWI students 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Retreat Friday, January 20, 5-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, January 21, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 22, 8:30-12:30 p.m.

Asynchronous online for 10 weeks, January 23-April 9, 2017.

Registration information

For credit towards Certificate: $1,090
Registration required by Dec. 23 to hold your place in the course.

Non-credit full course: half-price = $545 by January 6, 2017; $570 after that

Weekend only: $125 by January 6; $150 after that; retreat meals additional cost TBD

Please email Lori Barian to request a paper registration form that you can use to mail in your registration and payment. If you prefer to use PayPal online, please use the shopping cart below.

Contact Lori Barian, Director of Administration, or 414-616-1832 for course syllabus and other information.

Social Artistry
Product Options
1Full Course for Credit toward GLWI Certificate$1,090.00
2Full Course for Enrichment$545.00
3Retreat only$150.00
4Monthly Installments for Certificate$272.50
5Monthly Installments for Enrichment$136.25
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