The Four Rivers: a course for r.evolutionary changemakers is much more than a course. It’s a fledgling learning community of people who are exploring and co-creating a new sense of self, authentic ways of relating to one another, growing an enlivening culture, and designing wiser systems.
This course is also about making a collective contribution to the possible human that we can become only when supported by the power of transformative teaching-learning communities.
The first edition of the Four Rivers was the founding course of Campus Co-Evolve. Already at its inception, it has been inspiring a global cohort of changemakers and thought leaders looking for transformative learning to grow personal and collective capabilities.
The learning journey that this course is based on takes the participants to the A-B-C-D rivers of their development, which are: Awareness, Behavior, Community Building, and Designing with Complexity.
Those four dimensions of the course’s content are neither parallel, nor simply sequential; they flow into each other, they are integrative. For example, when we’ll have completed the Awareness module, it is not complete; it will continue inside the Behavior module, and so on.
We will present to you the opportunity of each of the four modules with some sample questions. The actual questions that will drive our learning will be informed by what is important to you in each of the four areas. You will have a chance to crystalize this and present it in your Learning Agreement.
- Enhance individual capabilities and power up real-word projects of the participating practitioners
- Cultivate relations through which more trust, inspiration, and energy can flow
- Develop a shared language for transformative leadership
- Lay foundations for an ongoing Community of Practice (COP)
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be …
… able to think through requirements and implications of awareness development and use selected tools and insights to increase personal and collective awareness of self and the environment
… able to think through the implications of behavioral patterns and practice new personal and collective routines
… able to assist a community to form and develop a shared purpose and learning agenda
Designing with Complexity
… able to understand the nature and challenges of complex problems and environments and what conditions and methods help working with them
The course is a co-creative learning journey featuring
- A personal learning path based on a learning agreement
- Action learning and peer-coaching
- Virtual engagements in assignment teams and topic groups (online campus)
- Live virtual class- and reverse classrooms (1 classrooms and 2 reverse classrooms in each module)
- A community knowledge garden
- One week in person residential lab – to be confirmed
What Is a r.evolutionary?
It is a play on the words “revolutionaries,” who strive for conscious evolution, and “revolutionaries,” who live their life dedicated to cause maximum ripple effects for positive transformation. If you recognise yourself in either of them, then chances are that you also want to become an ever more effective facilitator of evolution, including your own continuous development.
Pursuing that desire, when you’re supported by a transformative learning community, you can bring your “change facilitator” gifts to the world with ever-greater healing impact on organizations and/or communities. In this course you will learn how to to-create such a learning community. Your cohort is waiting for you..
The Campus operates in the gift economy, with donations instead of set tuition fees. The recommended level of donation for the course is £950.