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Milestone 4

Overview and Materials

The Path to Mastery™: The Art of Creating a Caring Community is divided into four Milestones. Within each Milestone are specific steps designed to prepare organizations for the next Milestone. The steps for each Milestone are organized into three types of transformation: Personal, Organizational or Physical.

Eden Registry Members all begin with Milestone 1, capturing their story and tracking their success. When that Milestone is complete, they move on to the next Milestone, again capturing their story and tracking their success. It is anticipated that as an organization receives the next Milestone, they may recognize that they have already begun or completed some of the next steps.

Principle Nine promotes ongoing growth throughout the journey. The expectation for all Registry Members is to move through the Milestones at the following pace:

  • Milestone 2 mastery no more than 2-3 years after becoming a Registry Member
  • Milestone 3 mastery 2-4 years after achieving Milestone 2
  • Milestone 4 mastery 2-3 years after Milestone 3

An Eden Path to Mastery Guide consultant is also available if an organization wants additional support to move through the Milestones. Contact Kris Angevine,, if you would like to learn more about the Eden Guides.

As organizations grow in their expertise and creativity in how to implement the Eden Alternative Philosophy and Principles, it is anticipated that additional Milestones will be developed. It is an ongoing journey!

Milestone Flow Charts

To assist organizational leaders in determining how best to connect the various Milestone steps and implement them, The Eden Alternative has developed a flow chart for each Milestone. The flow charts do not show every single step, but capture the bulk of the steps within each Milestone. The steps are brought together in boxes where similar ideas or transformation efforts are linked together. The arrows suggest how the process can flow through the Milestone. For example, you will be able to see that as you strengthen the box on education, with the arrow lines, it impacts things such as leadership growth, implementation plans or organizational transformation. It will become clearer as you view each flow chart. If you have questions, or would like to schedule time to strategize with the Eden Alternative home office team, contact Denise Hyde ( or Kris Angevine (

Milestone 1 Flow Chart

Milestone 2 Flow Chart

Milestone 3 Flow Chart

Milestone 4 Flow Chart