Holistic Leadership Communities of Practice and Special Learning Opportunities
The Holistic Leadership Program offers innovative community of practice learning opportunities as part of the holistic leadership program. They are offered through the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Salve Regina University. The three-day continuing education and/or professional development program is offered periodically and will introduce potential master’s level students and interested professionals from diverse fields, disciplines, and careers to leadership from a holistic perspective. The program offers an interdisciplinary approach to leadership and gives an overview of holistic leadership principles and practice when working with individuals, groups, and larger organized systems. Lectures and discussions are combined with hands-on experiential activities.
Acceptance into the program is competitive and requires a formal application, which includes a one-page letter of intent stating how the applicant wishes to utilize the training professionally, along with an explanation of the individual’s qualifications to do so, and a professional resume. Accepted applicants may enroll in the Holistic Leadership Institute as a professional development experience and, upon successfully completing the weekend, will receive a certificate of completion and continuing education units. Additionally, students may earn one credit of graduate work by completing the assigned work outlined on the course syllabus.
The Expressive Arts Institute
The Expressive Arts Institute foundation course is an offering of the part of the Expressive & Creative Arts program, as part of the Holistic Graduate Programs, and the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Salve Regina University. This three-weekend non-credit professional development course has been designed to provide educators, artists, medical caregivers, counselors, and those in related fields with basic training in the expressive and creative arts to facilitate transformation, self-discovery, healing, and the evolution of consciousness when working with groups or individuals.
This introductory course will focus on using a multi-modal approach to the expressive and creative arts concentrating specifically on an integration of the visual arts with movement, sound and expressive writing. Class lectures and discussions on the applications of the expressive and creative arts and research supporting its efficacy will be combined with hands-on experiential exercises. The ability to participate in the experiential portion of this work is an essential aspect of the program. Upon successfully completing all three weekends of the course, along with associated home-practice assignments, students will receive a letter of attendance demonstrating that they have participated in this foundation training in the use of expressive arts facilitation. Continuing education units are available for those students who wish to receive them.
Note: Enrolling in the Expressive Arts Institute also serves as an introduction to the 15-credit CGS or CAGS in the professional applications of the expressive and creative arts, offered at Salve Regina as part of the holistic graduate programs. The Expressive Arts Institute is one pathway to cover the prerequisite foundational content, before enrolling in the full Certificate of Graduate / Advanced Graduate Studies training program.
Acceptance into the Expressive Arts Institute is competitive and requires a formal application, which includes a one-page letter of intent stating how the applicant wishes to utilize the training professionally, along with an explanation of the individual’s qualifications to do so; a professional resume; a letter of recommendation; a personal telephone interview; and a nonrefundable $100 deposit. Each application will be reviewed and approved by the Expressive and Creative Arts Institute program coordinator.
Along with the minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree, students must also have the ability to fulfill the requirements of the program according to accepted standards of the profession as deemed essential by the expressive arts faculty. To receive the letter of attendance a student must attend all three weekend sessions consecutively, attend all classes from start to finish, actively participate in and contribute to all aspects of the program, and complete all outside work assignments to the satisfaction of the faculty. Class times for all three weekends run from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
For upcoming weekend dates, tuition and more information go to: salve.edu/counseling-leadership/expressive-arts-institute or call (401) 341-3122.