What To Expect
Every immersion workshop is tailored to the local ecosystem, ensuring each day is brimming with content and exploration. You should plan to clear your agenda and fully immerse yourself in the biomimicry experience! From our home base of the North Cascades Institute in the heart of North Cascades National Park, we’ll explore glacier-fed lakes, beautiful meadows and old-growth forests. We’ll be mentored by osprey and pikas as we hike the rocky slopes and explore cascading streams as we reflect on the endurance of nature’s genius. It makes for a jam-packed seven days of full-on, biomimicry-based exploration. Click below to get an inside look at one of our immersion workshops.
Over the course of the workshop, our expert biomimicry instructors will teach participants to:
- Practice applying biomimicry thinking toward individual and team challenges
- Define leadership challenges for which nature’s examples can best provide solutions
- Re-imagine organizational leadership, strategy, planning, and operations with inspiration from healthy and evolving ecosystems
- Apply the biomimicry process to model teams and organizations after healthy and evolving ecosystems and to become skillful at adaptive change
- Be part of a diverse learning network guiding the growth of biomimetic applications for organizational development and social innovation
- Apply design lessons from nature that can help grow resilient organizations and foster a regenerative society
Dr. Dayna Baumeister | Biomimicry 3.8 Co-Founder Dr. Dayna Baumeister is a world-renowned biomimicry lecturer and consultant as well as the Director of the Biomimicry Professional Certificate Program and co-director of The Biomimicry Center at ASU. With a background in biology, a devotion to applied natural history, and a passion for sharing the wonders of nature with others, Dayna has worked in the field of biomimicry with business partner Janine Benyus since 1998 as a business catalyst, educator, researcher, and design consultant. As a workshop leader, she will share her 18+ years of experience bringing biological intelligence to a wide range of audiences as well as her visionary leadership for the meme.
Toby Herzlich | Biomimicry for Social Innovation Founder Toby Herzlich is a leadership trainer, master facilitator, certified Biomimicry Specialist, and the founder of Biomimicry for Social Innovation. Toby is committed to the creation of a just, healthy, and regenerative society, and heartfully enthused about the transformative potential of applying nature’s wisdom to humanity’s sustainability aspirations. With more than 25 years of facilitation experience, she is a Senior Trainer with the Rockwood Leadership Institute, co-founder of Cultivating Women’s Leadership, and a consultant to organizations such as the Sierra Club and the AgroEcology Fund. She finds much of her purpose in catalyzing diverse networks of social change innovators, including the Young Climate Leaders, and intends to germinate a co-evolving network of leaders using nature’s intelligence as guidance and inspiration.
Registration and Deadlines
The all-inclusive price for the workshop includes delicious, organic, and when possible, locally harvested breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks; overnight accommodations for six nights; all activities during the week; tuition and course materials; transportation from the Everett, WA Paine Field Airport (PAE); and administration costs. All rooming types are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Reserve your seat for only $500.
Lodging is in European-style lodges with guest rooms offered in single or double occupancy in twin beds and shared gender-specific bathrooms with private showers. Bedrooms also include wi-fi, writing desks and built-in wardrobes.
Shared double room | $3,500
The majority of the room options are a shared room. You may request a specific roommate or we will assign you a roommate of the same gender.
Private room | $3,950
There are a limited number of private rooms.
Deadlines Online registration forms must be completed by April 3, 2022. A $500 deposit is due with registration and payment in full is due on April 11. All instructions and pricing information is included within the registration form. Late registration will be accepted through April 25, 2022, pending availability. A $200 late fee will charged.
Scholarships and Discounts
Scholarships – Apply by March 1
A limited number of scholarships are available to BIPOC leaders, change agents working in non-profit social change or climate/environmental organizations, and to students and people with lower incomes who would otherwise not be able to attend. Scholarships will be awarded by the workshop leaders with the purpose of building a broad and diverse cohort and are based solely on your answers on the application. Learn more and apply for scholarship here.
Discounts – Limited Availability!
All discounts have limited availability, are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and may not be combined.
- Student discount: Enrolled university students save $250. Must upload copy of current student ID upon registration.
- Biomimicry Global Network member discount: Members of a local Biomimicry Global Network save $250. Must upload brief, written endorsement from local network leader upon registration.
In addition to a life-changing experience, immersion workshop participants also receive access to the Introduction to Biomimicry online course and earn credit toward a Biomimicry Specialist Certificate.
Learn more about immersion workshops here.
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Covid-19 Cancellation Policy | We are planning now with optimism for gathering with the utmost health safety measures. We will follow the Covid protocols set by the state of Washington and the venue at the time of the workshop. If the workshop is canceled due to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund and will be given the opportunity to sign up for a later workshop.
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