• Discover your best

  • Find yourcommunity

  • Together we can change the world 

HERE WE

GSA

cultivate Communities

GSA is an international immersion course that unites youths from different countries around the world that are seeking change and want to be an active part of it. Here you will learn through interaction with a real community, where the shared knowledge of all serves as the foundation for building collective dreams. The Elos Philosophy reveals itself as a guideline for transforming people and relationships in any social context.

 

 

“Instituto Elos is doing work that is very important for our times. This program prepares leaders who are going to accelerate and deepen the change that is taking place on Earth.” LYNNE TWIST

“I came to know Warriors Without Weapons, a program for youth that restores degregated areas, always with the involvement of the community. Because the most important thing is to transform the community.” FRITJOF CAPRA

Learn to

GSA PROFILE

learn

Young people open to learning, who are in search of the drive for their purpose. People who seek meaning but who have already decided that they want to be at the service of a cause that realizes a greater, broader good beyond itself, in addition to personal fulfillment.

Boneco_Lettering_ing

 

Training

The journey

Guerreiros Sem Armas

Throughout your life you have created your values and belief systems. They are fundamental. However, we ask that you open yourself to experiment something different, other modes, other techniques, other food, other experiences, other dynamics. For us, a disposition and interest to live something new is foundational to the learning process. This is a curse with 560 hours of training in total (340 presencial and 220 remote.)

GSA COMMUNITY

557

GSAs

50

COUNTRIES

11

EDITIONS

1671

IMPACTED LOCALES

Be the best

PRACTICES

version of yourself

Since 1999 WWW has been offering a profound experience of transformation with various stages of learning using a methodology that facilitates work in community.

ELOS PHILOSOPHY

7 disciplines that orient our programs: The Gaze, Affection, The Dream, Care, The Miracle, Celebration, and Re-evolution

INDIGENOUS PEDAGOGY

5 encounters in nature with Kaká Werá, a writer, spiritual leader, and reference for indigenous culture based in the elements. These encounters consist of a series of games that serve to emphasize the transformative power of each participant.

SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES

The OASIS Game, World Cafe, Open Space, Non-Violent Communication, Cooperative Games and Circular Dances

    CULTIVATING COMMUNITIES

    We work with different practices that deepen our life in community on different levels of action and reflection. Each of these practices is based on the principles of communion, diversity, and empathy.

      WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

      In this journey you are going to develop the capacity to design strategies, facilitate processes, make things happen, mobilize people and resources, and cultivate a change-making spirit along three different axes:


       ACTION AND BALANCE – Act outside your comfort zone, use emotional intelligence;
      SELF-LEARNING – Learn to learn;
      CONFIDENCE – find solutions on your own, self-assuredness to move forward


      INTELLIGENCE AND COLLECTIVE POWER – Valorize intelligence and the act of doing together, the belief that together we are more powerful;
      LEARN WITH THE OTHER – Affective support, looking at things from different angles;
      INTERDEPENDENCE – Experiences in nature, a sense of global community;

      THE LOCAL IS GLOBAL – Articulation of global networks, management of projects starting with local talents and resources;
      YOUR LARGER COMMUNITY – Connection with nature, the community of life;
      MAKE THE WORLD WE ARE DREAMING OF HAPPEN RIGHT NOW – Learn by doing together, dream and build the best world possible in community;




      To keep the

      INSPIRATION

      flame burning

      Every day, in each moment, from the moment you wake up, eat, and participate in collective activities, the learning methods incorporated, your experience, everything, is thought out in order to make your journey spectacular.

      Let's make it

      INVESTMENT

      happen together

      Over the course of our history we have learned that doing things together is best. If for our part we commit to bringing together resources to subsidize a portion of the cost for each participant, we invite those selected to make their journey viable through individually and collectively gathering the other 50%.

       


      Your ticket to participate in a game developed by Instituto Elos that will propel your journey as a social changemaker. You will receive practical challenges that invite you to put yourself in motion and impact your own community. 

      – 32 days of immersion;
      – 6 months of online training with 11 classes; 7 study scripts; 5 community meetings of practice; 5 project mentors; 6 collective challenges;
      – Access to the Elos platform: video content, articles, activity descriptions, case studies of different projects, reports, publications, and tools to further develop your skills;
      – Be part of a global learning community present in 49 countries;


      *the services noted below pertain only to the immersion phase of the program in July 2018*
      – Food (3 meals daily); breakfast and dinner are ovo-lacto vegetarian, lunch has an option with meat;
      – Accomodation in a collective living space;
      – Local transportation;
      – Medical treatment;

      *the services noted below pertain only to the immersion phase of the program in July 2018*
      – Airfare;
      – Vista and/or passport costs;
      – Transportation between the airport/bus station and our collective living space;



      TO GUARANTEE THE CULTURAL AND SOCIAL DIVERSITY THAT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE WARRIORS WITHOUT WEAPONS EXPERIENCE, WE STRIVE TO OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO PEOPLE WITH HIGH POTENTIAL, WHO LIVE IN CONTEXTS WITH LIMITED FINANCIAL RESOURCES, AND FOR WHOM IT IS PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT TO PAY THE FULL COST OF THE PROGRAM.  IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN WE SEEK SUPPORT, SPONSORSHIP, AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH ORGANIZATIONS IN ADDITION TO DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS. THE RESULT OF THESE COMBINED FORCES IS THE GSA SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

       

       

      Do you see yourself

      PRE-APPLICATION

      on this journey?

      Because this is an immersion with various levels, we want to unite people who are committed to personal transformation, take care of others, and dedicate special attention and respect for the communities we work in, their culture, their religion and their way of life. Are you prepared?

                                                   SAY YES                                              

      QUAIS SÃO

      FAQ

      SUAS DÚVIDAS?


      No. The GSA is a training, a course, consisting of four modules. Community work is a learning-by-doing strategy in which participants learn to apply Elos’ Philosophy, guided by a team of experienced facilitators. There are 320 hours of training over 32 days, and 220 hours of distance coaching. 

      When someone is selected for the GSA, this means that Instituto Elos decided to invest in you $ 6,000 (six thousand Brazilian reais), since the value of $ 14,000 (fourteen thousand Brazilian reais), is not enough to cover the costs with staff, guests, teaching materials, facilitation team, external guests, lodging, internal transportation, and food.

      The first payment you will make is R$ 150,00 (one hundred and fifty Brazilian reais) and will give you access to the Sim’s Path, in the Elos Platform of Transformation Games; the second payment in the amount of R$ 350,00 (three hundred and fifty Brazilian reais) allows a team of 3 people to read the content produced by you, evaluate and discuss your process, prepare the content of a personalized mentoring based on its challenges and qualities that will be delivered in a 1 hour conversation, via skype, or similar; After that you will make your payment plan in agreement with Elos, for the remaining R $ 13,500.00 (thirteen thousand and five hundred Brazilian reais).

       Elos is an association, and GSA participants become associated with the organization for one year. This association is governed by an associate file, which you can read here. This document guarantees the rights and shows the duties of each party. 

       This is a relative. The program, which lasts about a year, has a dedicated interdisciplinary team, you’ll receive training and certification in a recognized methodology, each module has a communication infrastructure and pedagogical content specially developed for this purpose. In all, there are more than 500 hours of training, intervention in three communities, teaching material, guests, workshops, food, lodging and internal transportation during the immersion.

      We never said! In fact we never said you have to have this kind of money to be a warrior without weapons. We stimulate participants to fundraise to make their participation viable. An entire module called Game of Abundance exists for this. During this module you will count with a platform, contents and pedagogical materials, besides the mentorship of our team.

      You mean besides of the R$ 6,000 we invest in you from the very beginning? Yes, you can apply for a scholarship ranging from 10 to 90% of the program value. To make it clear: these scholarships are awarded based on the socio-economic information presented by you, and the analysis made based on criteria established by Instituto Elos. Grants, when granted, do not cover travel expenses up to Santos.

       

      We do not cover religious content, but we have spiritual practices typical of indigenous communities through rituals that contain songs, traditional dances and gatherings around the fire. We use circular dances at the beginning of the day and in various activities, due to the present affective, subjective and educational possibilities of building a culture of peace, rethinking and repositioning forms of sociability and cultural practices. 

      You do not have to let go of your values ​​and convictions, but you need to participate in the program’s activities, either circular dances, indigenous games, rituals around the fire, or check-in or sharing circles. If any of these activities make you uncomfortable, for religious reasons, or any other, the GSA might not be the program for you.

       The Yes Path is a self-development process. There are 5 tasks distributed over 20 days. Each of them brings a challenge that takes you out of your comfort zone, offer the possibility to express what you think and put your worldview into action . The registration costs R$ 150,00 (one hundred and fifty Brazilian reais)  and if you want to receive your feedback on the journey and understand what challenges you will have in life, the cost for this stage is R$ 350,00 (three hundreds and fifty Brazilian reais).

      The program is divided into 4 modules: Path of the Sim, Game of Abundance, Immersion, and Path of Expansion. The Immersion is the only step in person, and it happens in Santos, SP – Brazil.

       The immersion happens from July 1st till August 1st 2019.