The 2010 Gathering, hosted by Kalani Oceanside Retreat, included the following topics, these were chosen by the participants at the start of the week;
- Ecological Sustainability and Programs
- Communication: conflict resolution; synergistic/win-win
- Financial Sustainability/Recession/Debt/Sustainable Employment Practices
- Governance Personnel/Structural
- Bridging Alternatives/Mainstream
- Trends and Programs
- Succession Planning
- Pricing Options
- Spirituality Education
- New Models of Centers
- Issues of small centers
- Safety Net in Bank?
- Success Criteria
- Operation costs as percentage of income
- Where does your growth lie? Is there an optimal place to land in the growth?
- What are developmental stages? Life cycle?
- What was projected? What was actual?
- Occupancy rates/break even points?
- Bigger framework -% of sources of income how stable?
If you’re interested in attending the next Gathering you may like to view the schedule from 2008, held at Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon
Breakfast 8:00-9:00, Lunch 1:00-2:00, Dinner 6:00-7:00
Sunday, April 20
7:30-8:00 Breitenbush Orientation
8:00-9:00 Introductions / Agenda Review
Monday, April 21
9:15-12:00 Thriving in Challenging Times
– Impacts and Responses
– Mission / Vision
– The Economy: rates, inflation, costs
– EDGU 10:45
– Policies:Alcohol, cell phones, internet, assistance animals
2:15-3:15 Systems Tour with Don
3:30-5:00 Ecological Footprint- Walking our Talk
7:30 Breitenbush History Sharing with Peter Moore
Tuesday, April 22
9:15-12:15 Operations / Technology
2:15-3:15 Community Village Tour
– Big Tree Walk
– R&R Time
7:30 Concert with Katie Gray
Wednesday, April 23
9:15-12:15 Marketing / Fundraising / Programming
2:15-4:15 Staffing and More
– Insurance: Medical, Liability
7:15 Dances of Universal Peace
Thursday, April 24
9:15-11:15 Concluding Remarks/Appreciations
– Next Years Venue
The year 2000 and the new millennium ahead of us are food for thought for many. 5 May 2000 in particular is generally considered to be a historic moment for planet Earth and consciousness. Astrologically, 28 May 2000 sees the beginning of a new era as well: shaping a more natural way of living jointly with people from different countries and cultures, with joy. As with the birth of a child, every beginning deserves attention – for the beginning holds the future. A perfect time (is it not?) to meet and discuss life on earth and higher consciousness, following in the tradition of very special World Gatherings of Holistic Centers. [Read more…]
World Gathering of Holistic Centers
3- 5 May, 1996 – Obibo, Amsterdam
Do you really want to contribute to a world more in a balance?
Can you really make your ideals come true?
Can you also make them economically interesting?
Are you also in need of an international network?
Let’s come out of our isolation and let’s concentrate our energy and share information! [Read more…]
Omega Institute invites people involved with holistic learning centers to gather together to learn from one another, share stories, and benefit from the experience of experts in the field. During Omega’s 18 years, we have had many opportunities to work with several other centers in the United States and abroad. Within this developing network, we’ve found many valuable skills and experience to share.
Over the past ten years, a number of holistic centers have been meeting to network, “hang out”, and learn from each other’s mistakes. These meetings have been marked purely by good will: a group of good people trying to do good work. Over the years, most of the holistic centers throughout North America have been represented: Omega, Esalen, New York Open Center, Interface, Naropa, Hollyhock, Wainwright House, Chinook Leaning Center, and many more. Although these meetings have been heartfelt and very rewarding, we have felt a need to spend more time together to work on the “nuts and bolts” of running a holistic learning center. [Read more…]
The time has arrived to register for the 1993 International Center’s Gathering which will be held in Moscow, Russia. As most of you know, it will be the fourth time that center’s from North America, Western and Eastern Europe have come together for a time of deepening connections, learning from each other, spiritual communion and, of course, fun. Those of us who have made this gathering a regular part of our schedule look forward to it as one of the high points of the year. [Read more…]