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2 November 2022: “Becoming an Agent of Transformation” – A University of St. Gallen Course at H4H

From 2nd to 4th November, 24 Bachelor students from Switzerland’s University of St. Gallen, came to Home for Humanity for a 3-days intensive of the course “Becoming an Agent of Transformation – The Art and Science of Integral Transformation”. This highly interactive course is for motivated students who are keen to make a meaningful contribution to the world at a time of global turmoil and transition.Participants are supported in identifying their ʺcallingʺ or ʺlife purposeʺ and mapping their own journeys as transformation agents to develop regenerative solutions to key societal challenges.

The course is designed as a ʺtransformative questʺ, where participants engage with pioneering theory, global role models and skill development exercises. Working individually and in small groups, students combine theory and action and learn by being‑and‑doing. Students are also exposed to real‑life stories of inspiring agents of transformation from diverse cultures around the world who have transformed crises to opportunities. The course is based on ʺThe Art and Science of Integral Transformationʺ, combining two cutting‑edge academic and professional approaches to transformation, developed and taught worldwide by the course directors:First, the ʺIntegral Worldsʺ approach developed by Prof. Alexander Schieffer with Prof. Ronnie Lessem at theTRANS4M Academy for Integral Transformation, Geneva, Switzerland. Second, the ʺTheatre of Transformationʺ approach developed by Dr. Rama Mani at the Enacting Global TransformationInitiative, University of Oxford Center for International Relations, UK.

The immersive intensive module provides the necessary experimental learning-living environment, where students directly engage with nature, culture, innovation, and systems change. The course covers all the integral dimensions essential to becoming an Agent of Transformation for the emerging future: environmental responsibility through learning from nature; transcultural competency through engaging with the role of art and culture for societal renewal; innovative engagement with global knowledge and wisdom resources; holistic capacity for self‑devel