The Schumacher Institute’s learning programmes are designed to equip people with the understanding and tools that will enable them to develop a more meaningful and sustainable life on both personal and work levels. We offer a range of programmes in the areas of sustainability with systems thinking.
- Systems Thinking for Effective Action is a programme for those interested in using systems thinking to make us more effective in action. It is long enough to allow time for reflection, some deep learning and to practice ideas in action - but can easily be balanced with full-time work.
aSALT is a collaborative inquiry course is designed for those working for justice, peace and sustainable co-existence with the natural world. It’s a practical response to the experience of activists and change agents who, being really engaged with their cause, sometimes burn out, lose hope or connection with mainstream society. How do we keep going with joy?Richard St George Scholarship
Our colleague and friend Richard St George sadly passed away in November 2011. To honour his memory we have created the Richard St George Scholarship Fund to support our students. Any donations to these scholarships are most welcome.
Julia Ankenbrand was awarded a Richard St George Scholarship in order to enable her to join the Sustainability Toolkit Course. She says;
I first got in contact with the Schumacher Institute because I wanted to learn more about systems thinking. It is not surprising that I then wanted to do the Toolkit, which the Richard St. George Scholarship made possible for me.
Four months into the course, I am experiencing how wide reaching its effects are. I don't only learn about systems thinking, I get the chance to explore and internalise the systemic approach and to essentially make it part of my own thinking. This has proved to be even more valuable for my perception of the world around me and myself than I had hoped. I am more than grateful to be given the chance to do all this.