Mike Seymour

M.S.

Mike Seymour, M.S., has been associated with K-12 education since 1990, most recently in his role as President and Co-Director of The Heritage Institute. Mike is also the founder and Director of a non-profit sponsored by The Heritage Institute, Youth for a New World, which engages youth in global issues and local solutions. Earlier Mike was a consultant and trainer to schools, school districts and Educational Service Districts on such diverse subjects as leadership, visioning and planning and at-risk students. Mike has been board member, Chairman of the Board and volunteer Executive Director of Community for Youth, a highly innovative and successful mentoring program for disadvantaged students in three of Seattle’s most low-performing high schools. Mike authored a text—Educating for Humanity: Rethinking the Purposes of Education—calling on a new vision for education, showing how important the stakes are today for an integral education realizing the interconnectedness of the world. Mike's Awakening Self blog speaks about the important historic shift humanity is going through in our times, and how awakening into a new consciousness is a global phenomenon.

As part of Mike's long-standing support of environmental causes, he attended in July 2013 a Climate Leaders training by the Climate Reality Project founded by former Senator and <span data-scayt-word=“Vice-Presodent” data-wsc-lang=“en_US”>Vice-Presodent</span> Al Gore. Mike is author of the course Climate Change for Teachers & Kids and offers climate change presentations in his home region. 

Mike has a special interest in open, democratic forms of education that allow students to engage in real world issues. Mike has a B.S. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University.

Offered Courses

RENEWING OURSELVES & OUR TEACHING: A Retreat for Educators

Course No. ED466w, ED566w

Tuition $395

Quarter Credits 2

                                                                                                 THIS COURSE IS FULL. 
               Please contact Yvonne Hall,  yvonne@hol.edu or 1800-445-1305 ext 101, if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.


Unplug, de-stress and share together, as we rejuvenate and renewed our energy. During this two-day retreat, at the lovely Menucha Retreat and Conference Center outside Portland, you will:
     *  Learn strategies to enhance wellbeing
     *  Lean effective meditation and mindfulness techniques to relieve stress
     *  Keep a journal of your inner and outer life to deepen self-awareness and knowledge
     *  Learn strategies to take back home and school that will rejuvenate your soul

RENEWING OURSELVES & OUR TEACHING: 2 retreat credits

Course No. ED466y, ED566y

Tuition $140 ‑ $185 $90

Quarter Credits 2

Unplug, de-stress and share together, as we rejuvenate and renewed our energy. During this two-day retreat, at the lovely Menucha Retreat and Conference Center outside Portland, you will:
     *  Learn strategies to enhance wellbeing
     *  Lean effective meditation and mindfulness techniques to relieve stress
     *  Keep a journal of your inner and outer life to deepen self-awareness and knowledge
     *  Learn strategies to take back home and school that will rejuvenate your soul