Generation Waking Up 2013 Summer Leadership Training


Generation Waking Up 2013 Summer Leadership Training

Sunday, Jul 28, 2013, 5:00 PM –
Sunday, Aug 4, 2013, 2:00 PM (All times are local to the event.)

EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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The GenUp Summer Leadership Training is for young people ages 16 – 30 interested in bringing transformative social change skills & tools to your community, school, or organization. We recommend you attend this training with 1 - 2 people from your school or community if possible.

This training will offer you skills and tools to:

  • Develop leadership capacities for creating personal, interpersonal, and systemic change
  • Facilitate the WakeUp – a powerful interactive, multimedia social change tool that ignites young people into active engagement
  • Organize your campus & community to engage in shared learning, community building, and collaborative action

What will this training be like?
Each day of the training consists of a morning, afternoon, and evening session. Sessions are interactive and engaging, and include presentations, small group conversations, experiential activities, role-play, games, and creative expression. Each afternoon also includes free time for connecting with others and spending time in nature.

What will you learn?
This training provides foundational skills and tools for being changemakers in the 21st century including:

Self-Awareness * Personal Vision & Values * Mindfulness * Creativity & Self-Expression * Critical Thinking * Empathy & Authenticity * Giving & Receiving Feedback * The Power of Story to Inspire Social Change * Exploring your Life Purpose * Healthy Living & Well-Being Practices * Emotional Intelligence * Compassionate Communication * Public Speaking * Group Facilitation * Shared Leadership * Generating Collective Wisdom * Anti-Oppression & Collective Liberation * Community Organizing * Movement Building * Ecological Awareness * Global Citizenship * Systems Thinking * Creative Problem-Solving * Social Entrepreneurship * New Media & Social Networking * Goal-Setting and Project Planning

How will you be supported after the training?
Each participant will leave the training with a clear action plan for applying their learning back at their school and in their community. Every participant will receive follow up support from a GenUp staff member, will be part of an ongoing "peer support group," and will work with a coach to achieve their goals and continued development as a social change leader. This ongoing network of young changemakers will be supported by an online community platform and tools for sustaining connection and collaboration.

Please contact Joshua Gorman at or 703-380-0913 with any questions or needs.

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Generation Waking Up is a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world. Through our innovative programs, we empower young people with the skills they need to thrive as leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and global citizens in the 21st century.

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$950, scholarships and fundraising support available

Scholarships and fundraising support available to make this training accessible for all. Please do not let money hold you back from applying. A scholarship application can be found on the training application.

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