Mentorship Program

Mentoring Animators

Wild! Mentorship is available on an ongoing basis to all alumni of Play in the Wild! Animator Trainings.

Wild! Mentorship CURRICULUM:

Continuing with a Needs-Based Curriculum, the Wild! Mentorship will offer an opportunity for leaders and educators to get the quality of support they need to bring their work with youth fully into the world.  Animator Training Leaders will work closely with mentees to develop a specific project to fruition.

Wild! Mentorship, will specifically cover (and not be limited to):

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[li]What you most want to deepen in your practices of Mindfulness, Nonviolent Communication, and Being Nonviolence[/li]
[li]Supporting your real world applications of bringing this work to youth[/li]
[li]Creating your “dream job” with youth[/li]
[li]How to design your own program with youth[/li]
[li]Writing your own personal educational philosophy to be your foundation for leading[/li]
[li]Leading a Team who is working with youth[/li]

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This 7 1/2 month online course includes:

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[li]12 Private Mentoring Sessions – six with each of two different Play in the Wild! Animator Team members of the participant’s choosing[/li]
[li]ALL curriculum materials and recordings from both Wild! Elements and Wild! Leadership[/li]
[li]ALL Special Sauce Session tele-workshops offered during the seven months of the course. [/li]

[li]Access to The Animator’s Tent online gathering space and resource library[/li]
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YOUR ONLINE CLASSROOM:

Phone:

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[li]Private Mentoring Sessions: one-on-one Support and Guidance with an Animator Training Leader. Over the course of this training, you will have the opportunity to meet six times each with two different Animator Training Leaders of your choice, for consultation on topics of your choosing. These sessions will be approximately every two to three weeks. Animator Training Leaders will post their available days/times to meet and you will choose the slots that work for you.[/li]

[li]Special Sauce Sessions: 1 to 2 hour tele-workshops with an Animator Training Leader on specific topics and skills. Special Sauce Sessions in the past included such topics as “Sex, Drugs, and Social Media”, “Conflict Transformation and Protective Use of Force”, and “Creating Curriculum from your Passions”.[/li]

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Web:
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[li]Animator’s Tent: an online gathering space available 24/7 where participants will be able to chat live, ask questions, post learnings and ideas, create discussions, share materials, and access a library of resources, including all the Solo and Partnership Practices from Wild! Elements and Wild! Leadership, and recordings of all Special Sauce Sessions offered during the training.  Click on the images below to explore the Animator’s Tent:[/li]

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LOGISTICS

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Completion of prior Animator Training, or equivalent.  In addition, all applicants will need to have a specific project they want to develop during their Mentorship course.  Each applicant will be interviewed by phone or in-person to assess if the Wild! Mentorship is a good fit for their learning needs.  Participants will need either a phone or Skype to dial into the tele-classes, and Internet access for the Animator’s Tent.

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For this course, you will need your Animator Training Binder. We recommend that you also have a journal that you use solely for this training. As subjects come up that you want to explore in more depth, you will likely want to purchase books specific to those subjects. Any other materials will be sent via email and stored in the Animator’s Tent. All the materials and activities can be utilized in your work and adapted as needed. We will request that you include all original attributions and Play in the Wild! copyright citations, when duplicating any materials exactly.

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Hours from this training can be applied to certification with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and may apply towards course study in certain schools or CEUs (Continuing Education Units).  Participants who complete the Wild! Mentorship Animator Training course can also apply to intern with Play in the Wild!.

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Cost:

We offer our work freely in service to peace. At the same time, we request monetary contributions to cover the costs of this unique program and offer sustainability for Play in the Wild! and the Animator Team who make it all possible (all amounts are in USD):

    • $25 USD non-refundable Application Fee to set up your interview
    • $1420 USD Tuition (for other currencies, contact us to find out the current request) – This contribution covers costs of materials, sustainability for Play in the Wild! and the Animators leading the training, costs related to the online technology, and miscellaneous surprises.

If you are concerned about your ability to meet the Tuition request, but feel genuinely called to the Wild! Animator Training, we invite you to still apply. During our interview, we can help you find a creative solution, and discuss alternative payment plans.

If you are able to contribute more than the requested amount and would like to help make this Training accessible to everyone regardless of where they come from, consider making a donation.  Your donation can be applied directly towards the Tuition of applicants with limited financial resources.

Registration:

  1. Click on the Sign Up Here! button at the bottom of this page to fill out an online Application and submit your $25 application fee.
  2. After we receive your Application and application fee, we will schedule an interview with you by phone or Skype to see if this program is a fit for your needs. If there is mutual agreement in the interview that the program is a fit, then we will request your full Tuition payment (unless an alternative financial arrangement has been made during your interview).
  3. Once we receive your full Tuition payment, you are fully registered.  Until then, we will not guarantee your place in your course.

If you have any questions about the Animator Training, including the Registration process, feel free to contact us.  We are happy to respond.

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