Alumni Profile: Hadeel Qazzaz

Anna-Marie AshtonAlumni Profile, Updates

1. What are the most significant engagements in your life, and why are they meaningful? As a woman who was born and raised in a war-torn country with strong patriarchal structure, heavy political engagement, and controlled by strong traditions and cultural affiliation, my strongest affiliation is my motherhood and commitment to my children’s well-being, followed almost immediately by a strong … Read More

Alumni Profile: Eleanor Finger

Anna-Marie AshtonAlumni Profile, Updates

1. What are the most significant engagements in your life, and why are they meaningful? Right now, I feel like most of my time is taken up with engagements that are of very little significance to my own and humanity’s development.  But even being able to realize that is an indicator of the impact Human Venture Learning has had on … Read More

Alumni Profile: Buffy St. Amand

Anna-Marie AshtonAlumni Profile, Updates

1. What are the most significant engagements in your life, and why are they meaningful? The most significant engagement for me right now is raising our twins to be caring, resilient and curious about life and the world we live in.  Parenting is the hardest job in the world…nothing prepares you for the joy and the challenges it brings.  It … Read More

Turning Everydayism on its Head

Dana PenriceArticles, Updates

It is 8:30 am when I roll my sleepy self out of bed. Sorry people, I have yet to figure out this whole waking up early part of adulting. I get in my grubby clothes, jump in the car and drive out to our farm just outside of town. Feed the chickens, look for eggs, look out in the field … Read More

Alumni Profile: Chris Hsiung

Anna-Marie AshtonAlumni Profile, Updates

1. What are the most significant engagements in your life, and why are they meaningful? Currently, my most significant engagement is producing documentary film. Hidden Story Productions has grown from a little side project to something that has become central to my learning journey. I find the entire process of making a film tremendously rewarding. From exploring stories, researching topics, … Read More

Perspective: The Rise of Trump

Natalie MuyresArticles, Book Reviews, Updates

This past year, the Human Venture Institute has been exploring the rise of Donald Trump as the President of the United States. There have been a variety of opinions and there are many resources out there that attempt to explain how and why he became President. Few resources dig deep enough to understand the causal architectures, or the reasons that … Read More

Solstice Reflection

Anna-Marie AshtonArticles, Updates

by Ken LowHere we are at the solstice once again, the day when the sun stands still, or at least seems to. It is a time of deep significance because of the way it prompts reflections on what life is all about. Most of the time our minds are preoccupied with the habits and details of everyday life. The sun appears … Read More

Solstice Online Fundraising Auction: Dec 16th – 21st

Dana PenriceEvent, Updates

We have some AMAZING items for our small auction, which will be online and open to the public. Bidding opens on Dec 16 at 9 am MST and closes on Dec 21 at 10 pm MST. Please support our fundraising efforts by bidding on these super cool items, starting Saturday! Items include: an abundant selection of live theatre and event … Read More

Personal Essential Story Workshop

Anna-Marie AshtonEvent, Updates, Workshops

Dec 28 & Jan 4: Personal Essential Story Workshop An essential story is the essence or driving force that shapes our lives and helps us find our direction when things become difficult or uncertain. Whatever our situation, nothing is as important to our future than creating an active, positive life story. Hero or victim, leader or follower, it is up to … Read More

Beyond Remembering

Anna-Marie AshtonArticles, Updates

by Ken Low Remembrance Day originated as a memorial to members of commonwealth forces who died in the line of duty in the bloodiest conflict to that point in history. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, so November the 11th was chosen as the annual date for the nation to honour … Read More