Sunday, March 14, 2010

Workshop: Tools for Creating a Culture of Virtue

Tools to Create a Culture of Virtue

A Socratic Practice Workshop - Thinking for Yourself, Integrity, Service to Others

Michael Strong


The Habit of Thought:

From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 1-5:30 pm

3051 Buck Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Adults $40, Couples $60, Family $75, Children (ages 7-14) $10

Registration 12:30 pm

Contact Landon or Michelle Synnestvedt 267.222.2409

Workshop Schedule:

1 - 1:30 Introduction to Socratic Inquiry and Socratic Practice at Home

(For adults, though if older children want to be there that's fine.)

1:30 - 2:30 Socratic demonstration with adults

(It’s always good to start with an experience as a learner oneself and experience the norms directly before trying to develop them in younger people.)

2:30 - 2:45 Debrief of adult session

2:45 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 3:30 Demonstration with younger children (age 7 & up)

3:30 - 4:00 Debrief demo with adults

4:00 - 4:30 Demonstration with older children

4:30 - 5:00 Debrief demo with adults

5:00 - 5:30 How to craft a custom Socratic program for your children.

Michael Strong is the Chief Visionary Officer of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. and FLOW, exploring and documenting ways that organizations can make the world a better place. He recently co-authored Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems along with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Hernando de Soto, Co-Chair of the U.N. Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor, and others.

Prior to founding Conscious Capitalism, Inc., Michael spent fifteen years in K-12 education, where he founded several schools based on Montessori and Socratic principles, including a charter high school in New Mexico that was ranked the 36th best public high school in the U.S. by Newsweek. The author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice, he has provided Socratic educational consulting for hundreds of groups around the world. He was educated at Harvard, St. John’s College (Santa Fe), where he was valedictorian, and the University of Chicago (where his dissertation advisor was Nobel Laureate economist Gary Becker).

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