To begin we will be offering courses in two general categories, for Individuals and Groups and Organizations. In some cases the links will take you to resources at other Web sites that we have found to be particularly valuable for helping you achieve your personal or group goals and objectives.



THE PRACTICE – this is the place for Self Management Institute (SMI) and Reverence for Life (RFL) students and other participants to start. This course is the foundation of our efforts at transformation, revitalization and empowerment.

Solomon Source Empowerment Star is a short course to help individuals learn a straightforward process for success with individual and group projects.

One Breath Village is focused on the process of helping people to experience their own creative potentials through "effortless effort.

Future Self Training your power to flower, a course of personal transformation with Prema Baba Swamiji

A Course In Miracles
recommended by our friend Tom Dooley, and through our experience one of the most powerful tools to re-orient ones view of their life and the world.

Groups, Communities, Businesses and Organizations


Developing Tourism in Your Community - this is a comprehensive guide to understanding community tourism and includes specific action items for development and planning. Developed by the Texas Cooperative Extension and Texas Dept. of Commerce, this information although a little older is very good and applies in any context, although the focus for this publication was Texas.

Tourism Enterprise Opportunities - is an online presentation of the publication Nature Tourism: A Guidebook for Evaluating Enterprise Opportunities

Tourism Product Development - one of the keys to successful experiential, nature or heritage based tourism is quality product development. Dr. Jim Kimmel provides the most concise, and thorough discussions on the topic of "Interpretation", or "telling the story of your place."

Empowerment Concepts for Rural Revitalization - excerpts derived from Dr. Skadberg´s publication, VISION - We Are Re-Creating the World, this is a brief introduction to some of the more important foundational principles and ideas - this is just an introduction.

A New Pair of Glasses - is a short course that was designed for economic development directors, Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor Bureau personnel. However, the course is useful for anyone who might be interested in creative, innovative tourism development.

Business and Entrepreneurship

Marketplace for Kids - This is one of the most comprehensive set of course materials that we have found for teaching young people, and we think adults, some principles and skills for successful, creative small business development. 

Agriculture and Rural - Courses and Resources provided through our Associated project Rural Innovation Institute

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