Simon “Si” Norton – Facilitator/ Research and Development Advisor
Hometown: Guilford, Vermont
Education: M.A. Global Education, Harvard University, B.A. World Issues, School for International Training
Currently Senior Director of the World Learning/ School for International Training Youth Programs; Co-Director of the Vermont Governor’s Institute on Current Issues and Youth Activism; Graduate Instructor in Youth Program Leadership & Design and Program Planning and Management.
Si is a Global Educator with 25 years of diverse international education & training experience, working with youth from more than 155 countries. He has been directing experiential global and outdoor education programs, camps and exchanges since 1992 and currently runs more than 30 programs and trainings each year with over 1200 youth and adults from around the world.
I encountered Move Mountains and Charlie early in 2016 when he facilitated some wonderful workshops and activities for our international youth programs. The synergy in facilitation and transformational approach was immediately apparent, and very much aligns with my own style of integrating leadership and outdoor education with peacebuilding and global issues dialogue and the wellness of individuals and communities. I look forward to working with Move Mountains to create powerful learning experiences.
“The world out there is a school. Life is the only real teacher. It offers many experiences, and if experience alone brought wisdom and fulfillment, then elderly people would all be happy, enlightened masters. But the lessons of experience are hidden. I can help you learn from experience to see the world clearly….to turn knowledge into wisdom. ” Dan Millman, ‘The Way of the Peaceful Warrior’