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May 14, 2018

Gratitude | May 2018 Newsletter

In this issue, 2017 Gratitude Report announced; GiveBIG coming up; Land Steward position opening; and more!


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May 2, 2018

Land Stewardship Position Opening

Land Steward Position Description

Posted May 2, 2018

The Whidbey Institute is seeking a qualified Land Steward to fill a 35-hour per week position and to be responsible for care and management of the landscape, gardens, forest and wetlands, and 3.5 miles of public trails. They will work with volunteers and service learning groups and will be responsible for land-based community engagement and learning. Read More →

Learning from the Land 2018 Event Series

To learn more about registering for any event in the series, email info@whidbeyinstitute.org. Read More →

April 6, 2018

Emergence | March & April 2018 Newsletter

In this issue: Welcoming Noel Bain, Whidbey Institute Operations Manager; Spotlight on Joel DeJong; Learning from the Land 2018 Series announced; SoulCollage Artist joins the Awake & Alive Facilitation team; Trail Building Update; and more! Read the full issue.

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April 3, 2018

Meet Our Board: Spotlight on Joel DeJong

I recently connected on the phone with Joel de Jong, a board member since October 2017 and lifelong entrepreneur, to talk about work, community service, and his Whidbey Institute board involvement. You may have seen his Emerging Future Podcast shared in our newsletters. While we spoke, Joel was tromping through Cheasty Greenspace southeast of downtown Seattle. Here’s our interview. —Marnie Jackson Read More →

From Our Community

These resources are offered by Senior Fellows of the Whidbey Institute or other close members of our community, and are not produced by the Whidbey Institute.

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Conversations with the curious, compassionate, and courageous co-creators of our desired and emerging future, inspired in part by encounters and inquiries at the Whidbey Institute.

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Walking through nature with a neuroscientist who loves plants and ponders big questions.

Nature’s Depths


Leadership Can Be Taught  “A doorway into the classroom of Harvard’s leadership virtuoso Ronald Heifetz and his colleagues—and an approach to adaptive leadership that responds to the challenges of our more complex and changing world.”

Common Fire  “Revealing how we become committed, and sustain our commitment, to the common good in the face of moral ambiguity, daunting complexity, and frequent discouragement.”

Big Questions, Worthy Dreams  “How mentors and mentoring environments will play a vital role in the potential transformations of thinking, feeling, and networks of belonging that are harbored within emerging adults.”

Mentor  “A practical, engaging exploration of mentoring in adult higher education and its power to transform learning.”

Leadership for the New Commons