This ten-day intensive course covers the complete and current Holistic Management body of knowledge and prepares participants to become accredited professionals in the practice of Holistic Management.
This intensive includes all five core courses in the Savory Institute curriculum:
The Foundations of Holistic Management
This course covers the fundamentals of Holistic Management: the four key insights; the four ecosystem processes and how to assess their condition; the tools for managing the ecosystem processes, and the results they tend to produce. The course then moves into holistic decision-making: defining the whole under management, creating a holistic context, and using the seven context checks and the feedback loop to ensure better decisions. It ends with an overview of the Holistic Management planning and monitoring procedures.
Holistic Financial Planning
This course covers the fundamentals of Holistic Financial Planning: the role of holistic decision-making in Holistic Financial Planning; where Holistic Financial Planning fits in business planning; the sources of wealth; planning for profit; selecting appropriate enterprises; and, prioritizing expenses. Participants then create an annual holistic financial plan, and learn how to operate, monitor, and control the plan.
Holistic Planned Grazing
This course covers the fundamentals of Holistic Planned Grazing: the role of holistic decision-making in Holistic Planned Grazing; where Holistic Planned Grazing fits in Holistic Management; why grazing needs to be planned; what up front decisions need to be made; and, how to manage the tools of grazing and animal impact to regenerate land and enhance animal performance. Participants then create growing season and/or nongrowing season grazing plans, and learn how to operate, monitor, and control the plans.
Holistic Land Planning
This course covers the fundamentals of Holistic Land Planning – how to design the ideal layout of facilities for a grazing operation: how holistic decision-making is used in Holistic Land Planning; how Holistic Financial Planning is used in implementing a holistic land plan; the critical information to gather before planning; the maps needed; and, the decisions related to livestock that will also come into the planning. Participants then create an ideal holistic land plan and learn how to pay for and implement the plan over time.
Holistic Ecological Monitoring
This course covers the fundamentals of Holistic Ecological Monitoring: how holistic decision-making is used in Holistic Ecological Monitoring; where Holistic Ecological Monitoring fits in Holistic Management; why yearly monitoring to establish trends is important; and how to develop your ability to read the land by assessing the condition of the ecosystem processes. Participants then go through both the basic and comprehensive monitoring procedures on the land and learn how to assess whether the land is moving toward the future resource base desired, and if not, how to modify the tools in use to achieve the desired resource base.