Schedule of Presentations... Four Arrows.... Don Trent Jaocbs
The Indigenous (Aboriginal) World View Factor for Successful Businesses and a Healthier World.
For too many decades well meaning citizens, busiinesses and activists have been asking the wrong question with regards to the people of North America's First nations. Instead of asking "what can our social institutions and businesses do to help Indigenous People?" the more appropriate question is "What can Indiegenous People do for US? Four Arrows shows corporate leaders and communities how to take iinto account that Indigenous employees or business leaders are value or principle based and can lead to not only profitability but also to sustainability and wellness. In an interactive workshop, participants contemplate exactly how traditional Indigenous values in the workplace can help both Indigenous communities in Canada and the U.S., but also the larger world.
Trauma Patient Communication:
Based on his book, Patient Communication for First Responders and his acclaimed video, Emergency Hypnosis (Westwood Publication), Dr. Jacobs shows how certain communication strategies can allow a rescuer to help a trauma patient control a variety of autonomic nervous system functions. Emergency room physicians, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, police and caring citizens throughout the US and Australia have participated in these workshops to emerge with new tools for saving lives.
Unlearning the Language of Conquest.
Based on the chapters in his book by the same title contributed by such notable educators as Vine Deloria, Jr., Barbara Mann, Jodi Byrd, Greg Cajeti, Bruce Johanson, and many others, this presentation shows how media and academy have conspired to denigrate authentic Indigenous World Views, often intentionally, in order to support opposing ideologies that foster globalization. In this presentation, Four Arrows awakens people to the reality that hegemony is a phenomenon that we must overcome for human survival.
breaks down the barriers to this last arena for understanding how a teacher's words can hypnotize..
Teaching Virtues Workshop
Everyone seems to be talking about the importance of "Character Education" these
days. A quick search on the Internet reveals hundreds of "programs" that
many k-16 schools have adopted. Unfortunately, most do not truly integrate
awareness and application of virtues into all subjects on a daily basis.
I say this is unfortunate because research clearly shows this is necessary
for successful outcomes.
Our workshop approach is based on traditional Native American understanding of teaching and learning, is not another "add-on" program. It enhances academic work while at the same time develops character. I have already conducted a number of highly interactive workshops for K-16 teachers and the response has been extremely positive, as has been the feedback for previous presentations on related subjects around the US and Australia.
I hope you will invite me to share this important way of teaching with your faculty. It is way past time for teachers to learn a way to get out of the behaviorism paradigm for classroom management and skills testing. They will be able to do this the very next day after having taken this workshop.
Dr. Jacobs, Four Arrows, is also available as a character education consultant. He can help your organization set up and implement an American Indian approach to character education. This approach can complement and enhance any existing program or can be a stand alone program.
The Building Character Across the Curriculum Workshop:*
"I have been teaching for many years and can honestly say this is the most useful, most inspirational workshop I have ever attended."
"Very interesting. Learned more than I thought I would."
"Energetic and motivational!"
"I could relate to everything presented and will be able to use in the classroom right away."
"Another workshop on this would be great. I want more."
" I loved the interaction. We all contributed to the learning."
"Audience involvement was wonderful."
"It helped me focus on meaningful things I can do in my classroom and in my life."
"I learned more about myself, about teaching and about my ability to help make the world a better place."
"Teachers need more workshops like this. College professors as well as K-12."
* From workshop evaluations forms on file
Contact Dr. Jacobs , Four Arrows for further information
Walking in Thorny Places (co-presenter) American Educational Studies Association Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, November 2, 2001