The Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto has been around for decades now, running training programs in anthroposophy and Waldorf teacher education, but recently it seems like change is in the air.
Hiring James Brian as the Centre’s new director is part of it, but it’s the Centre’s new ten-year plan that really sets the stage for what will unfold in the decade ahead.
Envisioning the next ten years
But it’s one thing to have a plan, and it’s another thing to build a team that will carry it forward. That’s why Friday’s "Envisioning the Future" presentation and feedback session looks to be so interesting. You can have all the great ideas in the world but if they don’t find resonance within a community of human beings, what does it amount to?
And although they will be sharing their views and reactions, the group that will come together Friday from 4 - 6 pm at the RSCT will not be pronouncing final judgements on the merits of the RSCT Board’s ten-year plan. In fact the people who may ultimately implement that plan, or some future iteration of it, may not even be in the room this Friday.
Plans and Ideas for the 21st Century
Still, these are brave moves we’re talking about — developing a ten-year plan for the expansion of anthroposophical work in the 21st century — and then taking those ideas to your community for feedback and suggestions. Kudos to the RSCT leadership for boldly stepping forward like this into the future.
Read the details of the RSCT’s ten-year plan here. And come to the RSCT this Friday Sept. 29th to hear it presented and to share your feedback and perspectives.
Join us after the meeting to share soup and dragon bread, and continue the discussion, at 6:15 pm in the Hesperus dining hall.
Photos are from the July 6th, 2017 event at which new RSCT director James Brian was first introduced to the community. In the lead photo, James Brian (middle) chats with Jef Saunders and Regine Kurek.