Workshop: Earth, Action, Spirit

Course ID - CTD0495      

Short Title: Earth,Action,Spirit     

Audience:      Faculty, Staff, Administrators 
Length of Workshop:       18 hours 
Prerequisite     none

Increasing awareness of global warming and the potential for resulting ecological catastrophe can result in feelings of despair and helplessness. Participants in this workshop will engage in activities that counter these feelings and promote positive action in defense of the Earth community.  We will examine how social conditioning can cause us to ignore our interconnected, interdependent relationship with the natural world, and participate in activities that reaffirm our place in it.  We will engage in group exercises designed to foster a feeling of community and turn despair into action within our disciplines, vocations and professions.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how and why, in an academic environment, knowledge about the plight of our natural environment should be tempered with strategies for behavior change
  • List and describe behaviors that signal emotional fatigue, and some strategies for alleviating it
  • Develop empathy for the natural world, and describe strategies for advocating on its behalf
  • Describe the place of humans in an interdependent natural world and our intended and unintended effect on the systems of which we are a part
  • Describe processes that help counter despair about the plight of the natural world and empower people as agents of healing change
  • Design exercises that foster appreciation of nature and concern for the environment
  • Develop new tools for encouraging interactive behaviors of our students and/or co-workers



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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0495
Course Title: Earth,Action,Spirit 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.