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Capra Course

Summer 2024

Welcome to Born Global, where we transform education into an adventure that combines passion, nature, and innovation. Our nonprofit is dedicated to applying nature-based solutions to tackle the world's significant challenges in ecological restoration, environmental technology, and social change-making. Part of this change and innovation is education which generates  solutions from a new (and ancient), interconnected paradigm.

This summer we invite you to join Born Global and Fritjof Capra to explore a novel, holistic way of approaching the pressing, converging challenges (crises) of our time.  The Capra Course is based on the revolutionary systems thinking textbook, The Systems View of Life. In this course you will learn to see the world through a systemic conception of life at the forefront of science, and its application in economics, management, politics, design, medicine and law.


This course will give you the conceptual tools to understand the nature of our systemic problems, and to recognize systemic solutions that are being developed by individuals and organisations around the world. Uniquely, this collaborative presentation is offered with an additional option: our focus on the intersection of systems thinking and biomimicry, and their application to real world problems.
 

Video: Hear from Fritjof Capra

We have a special offering for partaking in the Capra Course this year:

Join us on an expanded learning journey looking at the Capra Course content and systems thinking in relationship to living systems and biomimicry. Centered around the Capra Course, and the Born Global program provides a deeper dive into the perspective, philosophy and practice of biomimicry.


We have curated  additional resources, group calls, teamwork possibilities, and reflection prompts which will take place in the Born Global learning portal. These focus on the intersection of industry-relevant applied systems thinking and nature-based solutions.

The program will journey through the following topics in relation to the Capra Course:

 

The Systems View of Life (Capra Course)

 

  • May 14th - Opening Call with Fritjof Capra

  • May 16th - 1. Systems Thinking

  • May 23rd - 2. Web of Life

  • May 30th - 3. Order and Complexity in the Living World

  • June 6th - 4. The Systems View of Evolution

  • June 13th - 5. Mind and Consciousness

  • June 19th - Group Call with Fritjof Capra

  • June 20th - 6. Science and Spirituality

  • June 27th - 7. The Systems View of Health  

  • July 4th - 8. Life, Mind and Society

  • July 11th - 9. Life and Leadership in Organizations

  • July 18th - 10. Ecological Dimension of Life

  • July 25th - 11. Systems Thinking

  • August 1st - 12. Systemic Solutions

  • August 1st - Closing Call with Fritjof Capra

 

Course Offering

Born Global x Capra Course

Format:  On-line Course Certification

Duration:
14 Weeks Online (14th May - 15th August)
 

Expected time commitment: 2.5 - 4.5 hours weekly

  • Online Content from Capra Course (1.5 hours)

  • Online Content from Born Global (1.5 hours)

  • Fortnightly Calls (1.5 hours)
     

Enrollment Fee: $385

The Capra Course is based on the revolutionary systems thinking textbook, The Systems View of Life. Centered around the Capra Course, and the Born Global program provides a deeper dive into the perspective, philosophy and practice of biomimicry.

The Capra Course offers three live calls and 12 lectures, with PDF content and additional resources to explore systems thinking. This course will give you the conceptual tools to understand the nature of our systemic problems and to recognize the systemic solutions that are being developed by individuals and organizations around the world.

This offering is run alongside the Capra course. In addition to the Capra Course content, you will have the benefit of:

  • Live Fortnightly Calls: This course offers a total of ten live calls facilitated with guest lecturers and a focus on the intersection of systems thinking and biomimicry.
     

  • Born Global Portal: A portal where you will find additional content and resources from leading industry thinkers focused on the intersection of systems thinking and biomimicry, alongside and prompts for reflection and discussion
     

  • Born Global Community Forum:  An interactive community forum and harvest library for biomimicry and nature-based solutions content as it pertains to systems thinking.

Requisites & Prerequisites: This program is a prerequisite to our Born Global Fellowship and is a prerequisite to becoming a Born Global mentor in our summer internship programs. There are no prerequisites to take part.

No plans available

Once there are plans available for purchase, you'll see them here.

Group discount options, scholarships, and Global South pricing are available for this program. Please email us at info@bornglobalfoundation.org for more information.

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