Shamanic work appeals to the imagination. Outside shamanic or tribal society, as we are in the West, it seems exotic, and in that it can sometimes appeal as an escape from the very functions it is attached to in the tribal context. The tribal shaman makes or facilitates decisions, heals or does not heal members of the tribe. And in that s/he takes on great responsibility.

Šaman is a Siberian word meaning simply ‘awake’. To be awake means first of all to have woken up to ourselves, and thereby to take responsibility for ourselves. It really is up to us. The Leadership part of the programme fosters self- development, often in quite ordinary contexts, through relationship with your fellow students. We very much want our shamans to leave the teepee and take their skills into the wider world.


  • Leadership as service
  • Leading by example
  • Listening & presence
  • Giving and receiving guidance
  • Knowing your strengths and weaknesses
  • Discover and hone your talents
  • Influence and inspiration
  • Empowering others
  • Hold and negotiate difficult conversations
  • Working with team energies
  • Response and responsibility.