Leadership Development Workshops


Home of  Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Folk Life Play, is excited to announce the 2016 Building Creative Communities Conference 28-31st, January 2016
This will be the 10th Anniversary of Building Creative Communities in Colquitt, Georgia 
Join us for an Extraordinary Wealth of Community Projects
Jan has been working with the conference for the last 6 years. 
The Building Creative Communities Conference mission is to motivate, encourage, empower and inspire community advocates by sharing ideas, learning new skills, and fostering positive change.
Link: Building Creative Communities Conference
Track 2 of the Conference – Growing Positive Social Change 
This will be the sixth year of a Social Change session with Jan where attendees will experience the transforming power of Social Artistry during the conference.

The ART of Social Change….the creative intersection of the environment, the arts, and your community.

Creativity and passion are required to design new responses to the challenges and changes we face. The arts can play a major role in creating a new vision, of developing shared awareness, and sustaining actions.

Participants will learn of skills to:
• Develop the four levels of active imagination for dynamic vision and actions
• Develop natural capacities for creativity and leadership
• Develop the ability to flesh out dreams and take your vision to reality; make your dreams come true
• Understand the ‘Stages of Change’ in developing sustainable actions and how the arts can facilitate that journey

Facilitated by Janet A. Sanders, senior trainer with the Jean Houston Foundation of Social Artistry Leadership and she will be joined by other social artists sharing their approaches to societal and environmental change.

Pre-conference session “Introduction to Social Artistry” on January 26 & 27, please register on the registration page of this website.

Post Conference session is open to those who have completed Introduction to Social Artistry and would like to attend the post-conference “Train the Trainers” on February 1 – 6, contact Joy Jinks for more details and/or to register.   Email: joy.jinks@swampgravy.com       Phone:  229-220-0123.

LINK: Jean Houston Foundation