Caux College of Renewal
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 MAY 2023
At Caux, we know that leading systemic change within organisations, governments and cross-culturally can feel overwhelming and the pace of change too slow. The Caux Palace is a special place with a unique history of providing individuals and communities with space to heal and redesign their future; by setting up intentional learning communities skilled in the practice of looking back to look forward.
The inaugural Caux College of Renewal will gather a global cohort of change leaders, to practice our uniquely holistic approach to building communities of practice that specialize in organisational renewal.
Organisational renewal is something more than systems change leadership. Renewal humanizes the process of change by attending to the individual, community and systemic dimensions concurrently. It is inherently relational, recognising the need to heal the human experience of the past whilst rebuilding the future.
The Caux Difference
At Caux, participants have the opportunity to engage with world-class academics and practitioners in leading organisational and cultural renewal, who draw from constructivist pedagogy and change theory, narrative transformation and collective narrative practices.
Throughout the week at Caux, participants will have the opportunity to study and practice twelve steps in the course of a day, which can easily be replicated in setting up their own community of practice, or simply used as strategies they can engage with their existing teams.
Who is it for?
The programme is open to expressions of interest from professionals currently employed in leadership roles in community development work, peacebuilding and/or sustainability. We recommend bringing one or two members of your team or within your sphere of influence, who you could work with to build a community of practice in your own context, upon your return.
David Anderson Hooker (USA) - Keynote Speaker & Facilitator
David Anderson Hooker (Ph.D., J.D., M.Div., M.P.H., M.P.A., A.M) is the Founder and Principal Narrator at CounterStories Consulting. He served since 2016 as Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, which is an integral unit of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Hooker was core faculty in the Doctoral Studies (PhD) program in Peace Studies and the Masters in Global Affairs (MGA). His research and practice focuses on post-conflict and post disaster community building, narrative practices and theory, especially as these apply to the multi-generational transmission of trauma, and the role of identity in conflict, trauma, and community development.
For more than 30 years Hooker has utilized his training and expertise in conflict transformation by serving as mediator of multi-party and public policy conflicts and reconciliation processes; especially those contexts where race, class, and other socially constructed variables significantly impact the dispute. Hooker is the author of The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing (SkyHorse, 2016) and co-author with Amy Potter-Czaijkowski, of Transforming Historical Harms (Eastern Mennonite University, 2012).
Hooker is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia where he represented the Departments of Juvenile Justice, Mental Health Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and the Division of Public Health. He later had a private practice focusing on Civil Rights (including prisoner rights and special education). He has worked in Bosnia, Croatia, Cuba, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Southern Sudan and Somaliland. He previously held the posts of Senior Fellow for Community Engagement Strategies at the J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, Associate Professor of Conflict Transformation at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Visiting Scholar at Africa University’s Institute for Peace leadership and Governance (Mutare, Zimbabwe).
He has also previously served as Community Building Advisor for the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, the Director of Research and Training for Healing Historical Harms, and Vice- President of Community Building for The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (BS), The Emory University School of Law (JD), the Candler School of Theology at Emory University (M Div.), the graduate programmes in public health and public administration at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (MPH & MPA) and a cum laude graduate of Tilburg University (Ph.D.). David is also a faculty member of the Caux Scholars Program.
Heather Cetrangolo (Australia) - Programme Director & Facilitator
Heather Cetrangolo is an educator and coach in organisational renewal, with twenty+ years experience in leading personal and collective transformation through community development work and as an Anglican priest.
She is a Caux Scholar and passionate about the uniquely holistic approach that IofC offers. Heather is currently completing her PhD, in which she is developing a Franciscan pedagogy for renewal.
As part of this work she has founded The Francis Project, a community of practice for faith leaders. With a background in legal practice and teaching, Heather was ordained in the Anglican Church in 2010 and currently serves as Chaplain to the Anglican Centre in Melbourne.
Shiung Low (Australia) - Speaker & Facilitator
Shiung Low was the Director of Disruptive Innovation at global NGO World Vision Australia, responsible for initiatives that both increased positive impacts for the global poor while achieving aggressive revenue growth. In 2014 he founded ValueLab.Co, a social innovation corporation that has developed strategy, created multi-million dollar products and launched startups in Australia’s national disability program, large scale urban rejuvenation initiatives, and global food systems.
Shiung is the Director of impact neighbourhood builder Ethical Property Australia, disability accommodation provider Wrightwood Property Group, climate-change focussed hospitality group V Wine Salon and record company Screwcap Records.
He is an architect and an academic, having studied and taught commerce, international relations, lean start-up methodology, design thinking, classical philosophy and partnership brokering. He is also a professional musician, writer and artist for over twenty years, and he loves Tolkein.
Tom Tayler (United Kingdom) - Speaker
Tom Tayler is a sustainable finance professional, working in the Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence at Aviva Investors, the asset management arm of UK-based insurance business Aviva. His work focusses on reform of the financial system to embed sustainability, with a focus on climate and social aspects.
In addition to his work at Aviva he has worked with the finance team of the UN High Level Climate Champions in the build up to COPs 26 and 27 and he is part of the reference group for the UNEP FI/UNPRI Legal Framework for Impact project.
2200 CHF (including course fees, meals and accommodation)
Contact & Further Information
You have questions or would like to know more about the Caux College of Renewal? Don't hesitate to reach out and contact us by email.
Interested? Places for the Caux College of Renewal are limited, so don't miss out and apply today!
Application deadline: 31 May 2023.
We will be in touch by 15 June 2023 latest to let you know whether your application has been accepted or not. If you need a visa to travel to Switzerland, please make sure to apply as soon as possible to allow the necessary time for visa procedures.
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