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Parts of Awakening Leadership Training are certified through SEM College and Gaia Education (UK). 

You will be eligible to receive:

  • Awakening Leadership Training (Advanced Ecovillage Design Education) certification, and

  • Mindful Facilitation for Empowerment (Gaia Education Training of Trainers) certification.

These certifications can also contribute towards a Master of Arts in Holistic Sustainability (through Bodhisastra University), and contribute to the pathway to become a certified Gaia Education trainer.

SEM College Certification

Participation in the course will lead to ALT certification from SEM College, and it can also contribute towards an ALT Masters degree in Holistic Sustainability (at pilot stage in 2020) accredited by Bodhisastra University.

Completion of the Mindful Facilitation for Empowerment workshop (also known as TOT) will provide additional certification from SEM College.

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Gaia Education Certification

As Awakening Leadership Training adopts the Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) curriculum by Gaia Education, participants will be eligible to receive Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) certification, and Gaia Education Training of Trainer (TOT) as well as SDG Training of Multipliers certification.

These certifications can also contribute to the path of becoming a certified Gaia Education trainer.

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Criteria for Awakening Leadership Training "EDE Certification"

Completion of at least (75%) of 4 Dimensions of Sustainability (Social, Worldview, Eco-political Economy, Ecological)

Completion of an additional dimension (5th Dimension) of Skillful Means for Social Transformation

NOTE: completion of workshops in different learning areas/ dimensions of sustainability for certification can take place over more than one year.

Criteria for ALT Training of Trainers (TOT) Certification

Full completion of Mindful Facilitation for Empowerment workshop, including Edgework.

Full completion of SDG Training of Multipliers workshop.

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