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Master Class


Our community of Zen Leadership practitioners, instructors and coaches are ever-raising the bar for how we can apply this work to what’s needed in the world, bring the out best in our teaching, in one another, and in those we reach. Master Class is our annual opportunity to sharpen the sword. In Master Class you’ll learn:

  • How to teach the flips of Zen Leadership and associated curriculum
  • How to apply Zen leadership to personal, professional and societal challenges
  • How the practices and tools of Zen Leadership can be applied in coaching
  • How to apply best practices and feedback from others in strengthening your own teaching
  • How to deepen your own exploration of teaching or coaching from connected consciousness
  • How to apply Zen leadership to better care for people (including racial justice and social change) and the planet.

Stand into what it would feel like to lead the way, stewarding resources in the best possible way, with clear direction, relevance, serving up the talents that are uniquely yours, allowing others to step into responsibility, joyfully balanced.

Jo Anne Preston
Leadership Development RWHC, Author, Lead The Way In 5 Minutes a Day, from Master Class teaching

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Here’s how it works

  • Online, live, cohort-based program
  • Starts Thurs afternoon at 1pm CT, runs most of the day Fri and Sat (with breaks), finishes Sun at lunch
  • Morning and evening sessions staggered to better accommodate participants from US, Europe or Asia


  • What ZL and Permaculture have to offer one another
  • Permaculture Design Principles sprung to life
  • Examples of ZL teaching with permaculture principles
  • Making ZL your own: teaching and coaching practice with feedback
  • Best practices for online training
  • Applications of permaculture to your life and leadership
  • Applications of permaculture to growth of our community
  • A comprehensive workbook
  • Case study coaching on ways to apply “flips” of ZL to your life and leadership
  • An opportunity to teach, coach and learn best practices from other instructors and coaches
  • Qualifies for 12 ICF CCEUs; please indicate if this is of interest when you register
$549Full tuition
$4896 Weeks before start
$42910 Weeks before start

Master Class 2021 (Online)

Begins September 9, 1:00 pmEnds September 12, 12:00 pmOnline – US Central Time Zone

Deeper training to become coaches and instructors in Zen Leadership.

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You Have Questions, We Have Answers

What if I register and then something comes up and I can’t attend the program?

We’ll be glad to roll your registration forward to a future program at the same price.

What if I miss part of the program?

Part of what makes our programs so strong is the sense of community in the cohort, so we encourage you to attend all sessions live.  If you have to miss 1-2 hours, we’ll help you get caught up. If you have to miss more than that, we’ll suggest rolling your registration forward to the next offering.

Am I eligible to attend Master Class?

You’re eligible to attend if you’re a certified ZL or HEAL Practitioner or already serving as an instructor or jiki in one or more of our programs.  Ask us if you have any questions about your eligibility.

Is Master Class required in order to maintain ZL instructor or coach certification?

We strongly encourage regular attendance at Master Class for all ZL instructors and coaches and require attendance at least once every other year to maintain certification.

What if I can’t afford the program?

If you’re committed to training with us, we’d like to try to make it possible for you.  We have a limited number of partial scholarships available to our programs. If you’d like to apply for one, here is an application.