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Esalen Integral Leadership Program

For College Students and Recent Graduates

"I have also realized that so much of who I have become was due to people exposing me to new ideas and new places when I was in college and the years that followed…the Integral Leadership Program is really a service to the world that may not see the fruits for many years down the road, but will be part of the expansion and maturing of the mind of a whole generation."
— Dr. Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffettt, Religious Studies Program, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Our mission is to change the world by inspiring & supporting the next generation of conscious leaders.

Today’s world calls for a new paradigm of leadership. At Esalen, we believe that leadership is about being of service to the world and helping humanity to realize its fuller potential. Esalen’s Integral Leadership Program provides students with the opportunity to supplement university learning with an unparalleled immersion into the Esalen experience. The program explores conscious leadership skills that are critical for today’s world: emotional intelligence, ecological awareness, compassion, cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, and self-expression. Esalen’s integral, living-and-learning educational model combines classroom experiences and transformative practices with communal work and living, guided by the idea that the mental and physical dimensions of the self, other, and land are inextricably linked.

The Integral Leadership Program is open to university-enrolled, college-bound, “gap-year” students, and recent graduates. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion. Many schools offer credit for the Integral Leadership Program. Speak to your professor or external studies department to see if you qualify.

Details about the Summer Integral Leadership Series for 2016 will be posted soon.

Click here for the Integral Leadership Program Overview and application.


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