12 - 19 November, 2022  | Dominican Republic   |  $1297 per person ($997 Earlybird)
Are you looking to home-school, or have an interest in independent, progressive education?
Join us for an introductory immersive experience into Human Hive Education, and discover a better way of 'doing' learning.
Do you feel mainstream education isn't working for your learners?
Are you looking for a more flexible and creative curriculum?
Do you find that traditional teaching methods and learner engagement don't match?
Are you increasingly saying, 'there has to be a better way'?
We did, too.
Which is why we designed, built and developed our Human Hive Learning Methodology and created Human Hive Education; education that can be set up and successfully delivered in any environment, at any level, and which supports learners to feel empowered and fully engaged in the education experience. 
We want to share our way of 'doing' education, so that you can be the difference you're looking for. Our immersive Introduction to Human Hive Education at our flagship Hive School will set you firmly on the way. 
A foundation-building introduction and immersive experience.
We're offering our first ever immersive training programme that provides an introduction to the foundations and methodology of our education model, and provides you the opportunity to fully experience progressive education at our international flagship Hive School.
Over six days, you'll:
Learn the framework
Get the tools
Make the connections
to get you started as a Human Hive Educator
Benefits of the Programme
Learn the fundamentals of the Human Hive self-directed learning methodology.
Gain skills, knowledge and practical experience that you can put to use in your own context, and in any habitat.
Experience the Human Hive Education model in practice at our flagship Hive School.
Talk directly to teachers, parents and students about their own experiences of progressive learning and Human Hive Education.
Meet like-minded people, connect into a global network and become part of our active, growing community of pioneers, cross pollinators and change makers.
Outcomes of the Programme
Become a certified Human Hive Educator with the potential to teach at our flagship Hive school.
Discover opportunities to expand your experience and create change in diverse communities around the world.
Get lifetime access to our online community of change-makers.
"This is more than a training programme. 
It's a process for those that want to go deeper into
themselves and push the boundaries of what their work can achieve. I would recommend it to all who work in schools.
It’s set the benchmark for what I want to achieve in my career; empowering individuals to take responsibility for their education, to know what they’ll be doing before entering the classroom, to discover the fullest possibility of what their lives can be. Co-regulation: it starts with me."
What Exactly is Human Hive Education?
Human Hive Education is an exciting and adaptive approach to teaching and learning; it's human-centredcollaborative and self-directed, putting psychosocial wellbeing at the heart of every educational experience.
The Human Hive Education programme trains you to make learning environments; 
safe, self and co-regulating, welcoming and inclusive, learner led, and designed to be used successfully wherever learning is taking place across the globe.  
"I found the programme so worthwhile.
I love the way The Human Hive works; unimposing, welcoming and enlightening.
The Training Programme
The training is a balance between theoretical and experiential learning, culminating in an event at The Hive, where you will be sharing new activities with our students designed by you during the course of the week.
Shared Learning Experiences
Today we hand over to you to share your newly created activities with students at The Hive. We’ll conclude the training by discussing your learnings and preparing you for your next steps back in your own context. 
Building Safety
Introducing the Human Hive co-evolution framework and focusing on the foundation of our methodology - how to show up as a safe space for others.
Building Belonging
Now you know how to show up, we’ll focus on how to respond to the needs of other people, looking at effective communication, group dynamics and self reflection.
Building Purpose
Today we’ll take a closer look at the Human Hive Education methodology and start designing shared learning activities based on skills you already have, in preparation for our Day 5 event.
A Day at The Hive
We’ll spend an entire day at The Hive, giving you an opportunity to experience the Human Hive Education Methodology, first hand. You’ll get to talk to students and staff, assist in sessions and most importantly, feel what it’s like to be in a Hive learning environment.
A truly unique location
You'll be joining us for six days in Cabrera, Dominican Republic; a beautiful tropical area of golden sands, palm trees and lush jungle.
Training will take place in the stunning Catalina Tropical Lodge; the site of our original summer Hive School! Our new flagship Hive School,
known as La Colmena (The Hive) is just up the road.
We'll be providing transport to and from the airport, as well as to The Hive.
Breakfast and Lunch will also be provided at the hotel.
There are 12 available rooms on site at the Catalina Tropical Lodge. These can be booked for an additional $1120 per room ($160 per night) for the seven nights of your visit, quoting Human Hive. Other accommodation to suit all pockets is available in the local area.
Watch a short video on The Hive school
Your Trainers

Kate McAllister has over 20 years' teaching experience and has spent much of that time training and developing teachers and educators all over the world.

Kate is the principal and founder of The Hive Cabrera and co-founder of The Human Hive. She is a passionate educator, published author, fellow of the Chartered College of Teachers and The RSA.

Her specialism is relationship-building and innovative curriculum design.

Co-founder of The Human Hive 
Principal of The Hive, Cabrera

Darren Abrahams is a singer, coach, trauma therapist and trainer working internationally as a facilitator and project leader in the fields of personal, cultural and community development.


As well as co-founding The Human Hive Darren is on the steering team and head of pastoral care for The Complete Freedom of Truth, an international youth-led project developing global youth citizenship through culture and the arts and is a trainer and Wellbeing Adviser for Musicians Without Borders where he trains musicians to use music for peace building.


Darren is an expert at making people feel safe while bringing communities together to heal.

Co-founder of The Human Hive 
"It's been great to be part of the Human Hive. I've been able to see this teaching module unfold and it is brilliant. I'm familiar with the inquiry-based learning style, however, The Human Hive has been such a learning experience for myself as an educator and for the students attending the school.
Sign up for our November Training today! 
About The Human Hive

The Human Hive is a Social Enterprise working with individuals and organisations to make a more welcoming, inclusive and sustainable world.


We train, support and resource change-makers working to be the difference

WITH not FOR others.

We believe that real change happens when you supercharge the power of people to help themselves, giving them:

- Tools to rebuild psychological and emotional SAFETY
- Connections to others to feel a sense of BELONGING
- Access to meaningful opportunities to gain PURPOSE
We are experts at forging links across communities, and building skills, knowledge and positive relationships through shared learning experiences. 


We're experts at forging links across communities, and building skills, knowledge and positive relationships through shared learning experiences. 
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I need to be in Cabrera?
Seven days. Our shuttle will bring you to Cabrera on Saturday and return you to the airport the following Saturday. Unless you decide to arrive early or stay on after to enjoy the island, of course!
Where can I stay?
We have 12 double rooms available at the Catalina Tropical Lodge (10 King size bed, 2 twin) at a special room rate of $1120 for the week ($160 per night). An extra 10% discount can be added at check out if you are able to pay in cash (USD or pesos). If you're looking for something different there are other hotels, lodges, BnBs and Airbnbs nearby to suit all budgets and requirements. Please organise your accommodation yourself and let us know where you will be staying when you complete the onboarding questionnaire.
Are meals provided?
Yes, we'll have breakfast, lunch and snacks waiting for you in our training space at the Catalina Tropical Lodge. In the evening you're free to explore and discover the many local restaurants in the area. 
Do I need transport?
Our shuttle bus will collect you and return you to Las Americas International airport in Santo Domingo, and take you to and from The Hive when we visit. If you are staying in Cabrera, transport will be provided on our school bus if you are within our catchment area. If you would like to explore the island, there is local and intercity public transport (bus and coach) and there are a number of limited car hire options. 
Will there be free time to relax and explore?
Plenty! As well as the weekends, you'll finish each training day at 4.30pm so you can get out and about, or just head to the beach.   
Can I bring my child or children with me to try out Hive School?
Of course. We'd love that! Your children are welcome to attend The Hive at a cost of $150 a child per week.
What are the current travel and COVID regulations?
As things are constantly changing, we recommend you check the Dominican Republic travel guidance and your local government websites. We ask all attendees to provide negative lateral flow tests before the start of the course. 
Is there a cancellation policy?
We understand that making plans can be challenging right now. We have a 100% refund cancellation policy for the training programme up to one week before the Programme, minus a $200 administration fee to cover the cost of your place. If you cancel less than a week in advance we will only be able to refund 50% of your fee, or credit your payment towards a training at a later date. We cannot cover the costs of accommodation and flights and suggest you take out appropriate travel insurance for this.
If for any reason we have to cancel the training due to COVID restrictions or other issues beyond our control, we will plan to reschedule later in the year and offer a full refund (minus $50 to cover transaction charges) or if you prefer, hold your payment to cover a place on the rescheduled dates.
Book your earlybird place today!
Until the 30th August, 2022, Training will be $997 per person (down from $1297). 
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