”A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
In a global and highly flexible economy leadership, at all levels, is about mobilizing people’s energies to create values with a deeper meaning. When that kind of collective energy is mobilized, each and every participant becomes committed, productive and satisfied.
To be in tune with your own self is a prerequisite for all leaders who want to be able to inspire and create, as well as to deserve trust. Confidence in oneself and in one’s role in the group is a basic condition for total presence in constant change. This is the first principle of leadership: to understand the self-improving processes of growth.If these principles malfunction, change cannot generate a contructive energy.Efficient leaders intuitively recognize the interaction between the forces and learn to direct them and to work with them. They take part in the process of growth and eliminate what limits the possibilities for necessary change. Naturakademin trains people to lead towards growth learning and development.
Our Concept – Space for Insight
When we experience the dynamics of life and nature, we also get the opportunity to re-learn and meet ourselves through renewed contact with our slumbering senses, our atavistic instincts and our intuition. The ability to develop an organization or society depends on the inner state of mind of each individual. When we begin to regard ourselves as a part of wholeness, when we dare to let go, things around us start to happen. There is a flow of meaning around us, as if we were part of a greater conversation, sometimes called ”the flow”. We work with learning based on experience to give the whole of man nourishment and energy. We supply the place, the tools and the knowledge for body, senses, intellect, feelings and spirit. We call it Sensing.
The secret – Sensing
Most people have experienced the great mental and physical satisfaction that a sublimely beautiful natural scene combined with sound and smell induces. To reach these spheres both cerebral hemispheres have to be included. We practise Sensing to acquire increased creativity, presense and intensity of life.
Consciously entering into these cerebral frequencies is one of the central skills that Naturakademin trains its participants in. Our aim is that all our clients will be more efficient and creative, but also more balanced after having rediscovered and exercised their senses and stregtened there awareness, thus enabling them to enter into the different domains and facets of their consciousness, all according to the demands of the situation. The Conscious Leadership courses run by Naturakademin are based on modern methods and the latest findings in pedagogy, perception and brain research. In our classroom the skies are high, offering grand views as well as deep insights.
What you bring home
You will take home with you a better calibrated inner compass that allows you to summon up balance and focus in your everyday working life. When you are a more balanced person, you will feel, and be seen to be, more on the ball and focused in the places where decisions are made. A new kind of leadership will emerged and it has proven itself superior – we call it Conscious Leadership.
In this program you will:
– develop natural leadership skills,
– significantly open yourself to creative insights,
– strengthen your sense of meaning in your life and work
– sustain your energy while creating the conditions for others to restore theirs.
Building on the training Göran Gennvi has developed together with Chief Oren Lyons, Sami elder Laila Spik and John P Milton, The way of Nature and Naturakademin. Göran will teach a variety of principles and practices that lead to the direct experience. The principles and practices provide all who learn them with powerful “keys” for Conscious Leadership. We will also learn how to develop Awareness through a deep exploration of relaxation techniques, presencing and the refinement of sensing exercises.
”In the end, we concluded that understanding presence and the possibilities of larger fields of change can come only from many perspectives – from the emerging science of living systems, from creative arts, from profound organizational change experiences-and from directly understanding the generative capacities of Nature. Virtually all indigenous or native cultures have regarded nature or universe or Mother Earth as the ultimate teacher. Few times in history has there been a greater need to rediscover this teacher.” From the Book Presence, by Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Sue Flowers, page 12.