Nurturing the conditions for transformational learning since 1972
Whidbey Institute is a home for transformational learning and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
We partner with a network of program leaders working in the areas of generative leadership, ecosystem vitality, community resilience, and more to offer one-day and multi-day workshops, conferences, and retreats. Our 106-acre conservation forest campus on South Whidbey Island is open to the public and features integrated gardens and a four-mile trail network.
Our purpose is to nurture the conditions for transformative learning, healing, and growth in service to a future in which people and planet thrive together.
To serve our purpose, we center these principles:
Dignity: in centering dignity we recognize the inherent value and worth of each being. We recognize one another and all beings as sentient and worthy of love.
Equity: in centering equity we recognize we live in a culture and society that actively undermines the dignity of many. We acknowledge the imperative to dismantle systems of oppression, starting with our own mindsets and ways of being.
Regeneration: in centering regeneration we recognize the imperative to live in alignment with life and the need for the restoration of ecosystems and ecological communities. We commit to rooting ourselves once again in the community of life.
Symbiosis: in centering symbiosis we recognize that generative relationships are mutually uplifting, and that our relationships—from how we structure our organization to how we steward the land to how we partner with others—can enhance outcomes for all.