Leadership Development Opportunities

This 2.5 day course is desgined for leaders at all levels who want to super-charge their skills for gathering people. In today's world of hybrid meeting spaces, cameras, multi-tasking on multiple devices, or getting people in a room for urgent and rapid change-we have given new meaning to the phrase "death by meeting."

If you (or your organization) are tired of wasting time talking about things with no time to act on them, this Certification is for you. Participants will learn how to lead a meeting that ensures innovation & productivity. You will practice with methods such as Art of Hosting, Open Space Technology, Wold Cafe, Complexity Theory, Remote/Online meeting management, conflict mediation, Agile, data collection, questioning theory & embodiment to ensure that your meetings, workshops, retreats and team builders are facilitate results!

TWO Basic level courses offered in 2024: (Advanced courses to be annouced)

San Francisco- TBD June 2024

Austin- TBD May 2024

Email: if you are interested and want more...

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May 15, 2024 - September 23, 2024

This cohort is facilitated by Cultivate Leadership to create a unique opportunity for change makers, activists, artists, organizers and passionate concerned citizens wanting to bridge divides in their communties.

In 2024, our teachers, Marcie Telander and Mark Schwiesow will teach Cultural Animation using their 40-year running leadership case study, Vinotok, to model how communities come together across political, class, & belief divides to create unity and reconnect people with the stories of their place. Apprentices will create their own unique community Earth-based event after completing the immersion, and Cultivate Leadership will provide coaching for all cohort members.

Our 40-year, week-long event serves as a powerful model of a Culture of Vision, of collective assistance and persistence. It has become an international image of enactment for all forms of Community Celebration. This festival is the result of decades of experience, co-creation, education and dedication through some of the first originators of Community Animation and Earth-Honoring communal...


Lisa Rueth was interviewed by BLR and HR Works about a keynote talk she gave titled "The Role of Leaders when robots, hackers and Uber drivers rule the world." Listen here for a 40 min recap of how leadership as we know it is changing!