The dawn of the 21st Century sees humanity in a bind: our most pressing problems are complex and multi-disciplinary, yet in the face of this complexity, we tend to seek deeper and narrower expertise for these solutions. We train our academic, political, business, scientific and artistic leaders to be deeply functional experts in one area, while the problems they face spill over every imaginable boundary.
The result: we are producing deeply fragmented solutions to problems that require an Integral approach. The Institute’s programs focus on research, education and leadership and are just the beginning of the critical work yet to be done.
- Psychological growth
- Global ecology and sustainability
- Conscious capitalism and organizational practice
- Integral medicine
- World hunger/famine
- Education (in first, second, and third-world settings)
- Transpartisan politics
- City and community planning
- Conflict resolution
- Integration of science and spirituality (Integral epistemology)
The Institute’s programs focus on research, education and leadership and are just the beginning of the critical work yet to be done.
Graduate Certificates and Master of Art Degrees from the John F. Kennedy University and Fielding Graduate University are the world’s first higher education partnerships dedicated to Integral theory and practice.
When you enroll at one of our partner institutions, you become part of a global community of learners committed to Integral awareness. Online and face to face, you’ll be inspired by fellow Integral scholar-practitioners throughout the world.
JFK University and Integral Institute offer multiple scholarships and grants to further the academic goals of advanced Integral degree students.
JFK SCHOLARSHIPS and GRANTS
The Indigo Award — An annual award of $3,000 for an incoming JFK student who is successfully applying Integral principles in an exceptional way to their personal and/or professional life.
The Integral Diversity Award — An annual award of $3,000 for an incoming JFK student who has, in an exceptional way, successfully applied Integral principles as a way to address diversity issues (e.g., in the areas of gender, race, sexuality, or worldviews).
The Integral Research Grant — Annual awards of up to $4,000 to second- and/or third-year JFK students, who have completed the Integral Research course and wish to inquire or investigate a subject area of inspiration to him or her.
Deadlines and application details for these three awards are provided to JFK students after they have been accepted into the online MA in Integral Theory.
INTEGRAL LIFE AWARD
The Integral Life Award is an annual merit-based award of $10,000 for students in the online Integral Theory masters or certificate programs at either John F. Kennedy University or Fielding Graduate University (students in the campus programs are not eligible for this award). The Award will be given to the applicant who most effectively demonstrates the potential and capacity to make a difference in the world through the application of integral principles in both their personal and professional endeavors.
Application requirements and deadlines are provided to JFK and Fielding students after they have been accepted into an online Integral Theory program.
Integral Coaching® Certification Program
Integral Coaching Canada Inc. (Ottawa, Ontario) and the Institute have partnered to build a worldwide, best-in-class Integral Coaching® training center serving the growing need to support the evolution of personal development to an Integral level of awareness. Through Integral Coaching Canada, the Institute offers professional coach training programs for new coaches, training for existing professional coaches who want to become certified to practice Integral Coaching® and, with Integral Life, direct Integral Coaching® services to Integral Life members. Integral Coaching Canada’s premier offering, the Integral Coaching® Certification Program is accredited by the International Coach Federation. For more information: Integral Coaching Canada
“Integral Coaching Canada provides by far the most sophisticated application of Integral I have ever seen. It is not just the best I've seen in coaching but the best I have seen in any discipline. The Integral approach Joanne and Laura use not only presents the Integral model accurately it even advances some aspects of AQAL theory.”
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Executive Editor
Journal of Integral Theory & Practice
From August 7-10, 2008, John F. Kennedy University and Integral Institute will host the world's first biennial academic conference on Integral Theory.
The theme of the conference is Integral Theory in Action: Serving Self, Other, and Kosmos. The conference will showcase how scholars and professionals are using Integral Theory to impact the lives of individuals and communities.
Attendees will have an unprecedented opportunity to network, discuss and debate the current state of the Integral field. For more information, click here