The Global Schedule displays upcoming events led by or recommended by ICA colleagues. There are four color-coded types of offerings:
Purple: Innovative approaches to book studies and meaningful conversations on talks, movies, podcasts, YouTube presentations
Green: Significant conversations on social and environmental topics that result in new perspectives and actions.
Orange: Training and methods creation
Blue: Global, national and local gatherings available online.
Sign up for the events that interest you and invite friends to tune in as well. To add your event or give feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Within 48 hours you should receive a response and/or posting of your event.
As a leader, do you have the courage to turn the lens inward to examine what you bring to your
As a leader, do you have the courage to turn the lens inward to examine what you bring to your daily interactions?
If leadership is about relationships, who are you in those interactions? Are you willing to look inward to evaluate how you show up in the world?
How do you keep learning from your experiences, and trusting your own inner wisdom?
What role do you want to play in the change process in society, work, community and family?
If you have ever asked yourself these questions, we would like to invite you to join our 13-week online study series (every Thursday, starting September 23 – December 16, 2021), where you will get to explore your relationship to life, self and the world. The aim of this study is to provide the tools for deep reflection on how you can become the best leader you can be.
What this study is not:
A workshop of tips and techniques on how to be a better manager
A crash course in leadership skills
What would be required of you?
Dedicated time to read one chapter of “The Courage to Lead” book per week
The willingness to complete reflective exercises on each chapter
Contribution of your personal perspective and experiences in online discussions with other participants
An open mind and heart to hear from those who see things differently than you
Sign up today to reserve your spot. After you have registered, you will be emailed the log-in details a week before the study series start date.
Please note that we’ll be using “The Courage to Lead” book (2012 publication – 2nd edition) for the study which can be purchased separately on iUniverse, Indigo and Amazon.
For more information or inquiries regarding the study, please contact ICA Canada (email@example.com)
September 23 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - December 16 (Thursday) 9:00 pm 8-9 PM Eastern Time(GMT-04:00)View in my time
ICA CanadaThe Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA Canada) has a 40+ year history in developing the leadership capacity of individuals who are committed to positive social change. We do this through our Courage to Lead programming, tailored training and facilitation offered to non-profit organizations and community groups and through the development of knowledge firstname.lastname@example.org Richmond St. W., Suite 405, Toronto, ON. M5V 3A8
Change Your Thinking – Change Your World
Are you deeply concerned about the climate crisis and about the growing
Change Your Thinking – Change Your World
Are you deeply concerned about the climate crisis and about the growing social and economic inequalities that we see deepening around us? Do you feel overwhelmed and powerless to do anything about it? Common Earth is offering an eight-week module to equip people with the tools to think differently about how we tackle these issues and empower the agency that each of us possesses. By participating, you become part of a growing community of people at Common Earth who are collectively trying to remove the barriers that currently prevent us from moving to a post-carbon caring society.
New programs are offered each quarter. The next eight-week program is offered:
* September 27 – November 17th on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern
* September 28 – November 18th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
* September 29- November 21st on Wednesdays and Sundays from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern
If you are interested in participating in any of these options, email Sarah Patterson at email@example.com.
September 27 (Monday) 12:00 pm - November 17 (Wednesday) 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00)View in my time
The art of documentary storytelling is a two-edged sword. It delivers clear messages to the mind while powerfully inspiring heart and gut. It reaches deep where minds change and action
The art of documentary storytelling is a two-edged sword. It delivers clear messages to the mind while powerfully inspiring heart and gut. It reaches deep where minds change and action gets started. Water Docs Film Festival has been wielding this sword for ten years, insisting that water be protected and carbon gets put in its place. Five-day film festivals every year have delivered hundreds of superb films and thousands of people inspired.
Film festivals influence public sentiment. Before COVID, that sentiment was growing for meaningful action to protect water, climate and our living world. COVID has knocked a good deal of steam out of that momentum. Now, recovering that momentum is humanity’s number one challenge. We all have a stake in this and a part to play – including film festivals.
Here’s how we are playing our part, and to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Water Docs is convening film festivals across Canada to jointly produce one high-impact, globally-marketed festival to drive serious message impact. Pooling the strengths of several festivals will generate far greater impact than the festivals can do separately.
This seven-day, mostly online event is called ReSurge: Canadian Film Festivals for a Liveable Climate. It takes place November 1 to 7 with a series of potent films on water and climate themes, meaningful discussions, learning opportunities, and direct connections to action.
Film festivals across Canada are lining up to be a part of ReSurge – including some of the biggest festivals like Hot Docs and Banff World Media Festival. Climate Action Network joins other big online networks helping make ReSurge a rallying event leading up to the United Nations COP26.
The ReSurge Film Festival is an innovative initiative that responds head-on to the urgent need for climate action. It is a platform that will help sway public sentiment and foster action.
If you are interested in participating in the film festival, contact Stan Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder and ED: Ecologos Environmental Organization, Water Docs Film Festival
and ReSurge: Canaian Film Festivals for a Liveable Climate
In this November 6, 2021, one-hour online conversation, Gene Marshall will facilitate a discussion reflecting on the Christian thought and ethics of Søren Kierkegaard, Rudolf Bultmann, Paul Tillich, Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
In this November 6, 2021, one-hour online conversation, Gene Marshall will facilitate a discussion reflecting on the Christian thought and ethics of Søren Kierkegaard, Rudolf Bultmann, Paul Tillich, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Richard Niebuhr, and Joe Mathews and some updating of these six luminaries during the last 44 years.
In January Gene is introducing two seminars on his most recent book, The Thinking Christian: Twenty-Three Pathways of Awareness, both seminars are scheduled for Saturday January 15, 2022 and the nine following Saturdays. The first of the two January seminars is on Part One of The Thinking Christian – a philosophy of religion that pertains to all religious transformation for this century. Part Two is on Christian theologizing in this post-Christendom Era.
If you are interested in participating in this November 6th conversation, send Gene Marshall an email at email@example.com and he will send you a zoom link.
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-05:00)View in my time
It is so easy to forget or let go of what is so important to us.
If you are feeling a sense of disappointment or restlessness about your life, it may
It is so easy to forget or let go of what is so important to us.
If you are feeling a sense of disappointment or restlessness about your life, it may be time to dream. This class will offer a support structure to create, develop and nurture your precious wishes.
We cannot underestimate the importance of both night and day dreaming. Enlightened companies have given their people open time to consider what’s possible. At the same time, neuroscience is confirming how crucial dreaming is to our well-being.
The D.R.E.A.M. class will include discussion, laughter and elements of ceremony in the following areas:
D – Deciding & Distilling .In this class we will look at old dreams and decide if they need to be re-imagined or simply released. As we know, it is often true that until one lets go of the old, there is no room for the new!
R – Reaching & Resonating. This week we will look at creating a vision that resonates and opens up our imagination….and will be in the realm of reaching beyond what one thinks is possible.
E – Emoting & Evoking. This third class will focus on bringing emotional life to your dreams and how our own level of enthusiasm starts to attract this dream in existence.
A – Attention Holding & Acting. One must act on one’s dream, otherwise it remains just a dream. This week we will look at how to align your life around your dreams….rather than simply giving your dreams a moment or two in our busy lives.
M – Motivating and Momentum. This final class will look at structures to keep us motivated in the midst of the dance of life and learn the art and science of what momentum feels like day to day.
Don’t downgrade your dream to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny. — Stuart Scott
Are you ready to pull out that dream and make it into a reality? Together, we will:
Examine areas of your life that aren’t what you want.
Create ways to nurture and discover dreams.
Learn ways to keep your dreams alive.
Event Guide: Katherine Barton has studied ancient Mayan culture, Jean Houston, Kristin Neff, Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Sandra Ingerman, Robert Fritz and other bearers of wisdom. She creates circles of community where people can speak and listen deeply to one another while they receive the support they need. She has helped clients create inspiring visions in government, higher education, corporations and nonprofits. Katherine is committed to helping you connect with the vitality and truth of your own spirit and the tools to make you shine.
Event Details: Video Zoom over five consecutive Mondays: November 15, 22, 29 and December 6 and 13 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Central Time.
Cost: The costs is $150. However, it is being offered as pay what you can! Ten per cent will be donated to the ICA!
If you are interested in joining Katherine Barton, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.247.9806 to receive a zoom link.
November 15 (Monday) 6:00 pm - December 13 (Monday) 6:00 pm(GMT-06:00)View in my time
Many ICAs are currently implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These sessions aim to share ongoing projects and people related to them
Many ICAs are currently implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These sessions aim to share ongoing projects and people related to them are targeted to be available in Quarter I: January – March of 2022. People who could give “ICA Ted-Talks” on their work include:
SDG 2 No Hunger: “How to do a zero waste food project”
ICA Spain: Ana Castaneda
SDG 4: Education for All. “How to motivate human talent in the pandemic crisis”
ICA Spain: Juan Jose Roca
SDG 5: Gender Equality: “A women’s collaborative platform for cultural and creative arts”.
ICA Spain: Natalia San Juan (Spanish)
SDG 8: Decent Employment: “Informal workers and cooperative participation”
Guest of ICA Spain: Colombia Perez (Spanish)
SDG 10: Reduce Inequalities: “Indigenous Youth and Informal mining activity in the Andes”
ICA Spain: Alex Cuslyunca (Quechual)
SDG 17: Partnerships: “How could ICAs become engaged with UN agencies programs?”
ICA Ukraine: Svetlana
If you have a project you would like too share, contact email@example.com.