Newsletter April 2009

New Offices and New Staff!

This is the first newsletter from our new offices at the Park campus. The College team is now based in the Park Building next to the Universal Hall.

Park Building

Yvan Rytz has joined the college for a six-month internship to support academic outreach work and hold the focus at Findhorn for the Butterfly Effect Youth Camp. Alice Fryer started work in February as our new operations manager and Mattie Porte is the new community life co-focaliser for the Findhorn Community Semester.

Yvan Rytz
Yvan Rytz
Yvan Rytz
Yvan Rytz
Alice Fryer
Mattie Porte

Upcoming short courses and day-long workshops

Integral Stream (integral living, consciousness, worldview)
Allan Combs – 24/25 April
Finding Your Genius – 1-4 June
The Integral Vision – 5-10 June
Rick Tarnas – 12/13 June

Holistic Education Stream (teaching methods, sustainable leadership, action for change)
Participatory Teaching and Learning – 20 June – 3 July
Sustainable Leadership: Inner & Outer Resilience in Times of Change – 30 August – 4 September

More information

Findhorn College News

California Institute of Integral Studies - staff visits and seminars
Clara Lindstrom, Associate Coordinator of Public courses at the California Institute of Integral Studies participated in Experience Week in February. A number of other CIIS staff will be visiting Findhorn in the next few months and discussing plans to bring CIIS student groups to Findhorn in 2010.

Don’t miss the rare chance to see these inspiring speakers!

More information: Prof. Allan Combs and Prof. Richard Tarnas seminars.

Learning Partnership for Creative Sustainability
February 2009 - Scottish, German and Austrian youth and outdoor educators, vision quest guides and sustainability educators met at Findhorn as part of a European Grundtvig funded partnership. Participants shared knowledge and skills about using nature-based pedagogical approaches to empower and inspire young adults to become agents of change in the transition towards sustainability.

During the meeting a very successful training day for local multipliers was held with youth educators from our community, the Moray Council, and the wider region.

Learning Partnership

Butterfly Effect Youth Exchange
Youth in Action UK have awarded funding for a 12-day camp for youth from five European countries to take place here at Findhorn in August 2009. More news soon…

World Game at Findhorn

TonyThe College hosted Tony Hodgson of the International Futures Forum (IFF) for a day-long workshop for members of the Findhorn Community using a new facilitation/consultancy tool called the World Game. This process helps participants to work with complex problems in a holistic way.



This year the College has hosted small groups from WWF, University of Highlands and Islands and Aberdeen University.

Weekly showings of DVD’s of speakers at the Bioneers conference are being shown in the community. We are hoping that the first European Bioneers conference could take place at Findhorn in 2010.

The Findhorn College team

Findhorn  College
Findhorn Foundation College, St Leonard's Rd, Forres, Morayshire, Scotland, IV36 2RD, Scotland