Introducing keynote speakers:
Terry has many years of experience in all things Integral, he also has a passion (same root as “pain”) for the planetary transition we are in and what it is requiring of us humans.
Terry Patten is a philosopher, activist, teacher and social entrepreneur. He is the author of A New Republic of the Heart and Integral Life Practice, which he co-wrote with Ken Wilber and colleagues at Integral Institute. He is also the host of the podcast State of Emergence and a leading voice in facing our urgent global crises through higher consciousness and activism.
Yin Leadership: Fear, Courage and Cooperation
Join us in this experiential workshop where we bring the best of deep ecology practices, dialogue and an Integral perspective to bear on who we are at this time.
“We are entering a new phase in the history of the Integral movement. We have vital contributions to make — as practitioners now, rather than merely as professionals.
A new field is arising — that of intentional cultural evolution. It advances — not abstractly and academically, but through Action-Inquiry. Urgency dictates that we must learn by doing. This means prototyping social experiments attempting next-stage human capacities and culture, then “failing forward” and iterating toward greater adequacy.
Paradoxically, the key to the (dramatic, “yang”) rapid nonlinear social transformation we now need requires “yin” relational virtues like quantum humility, integrity, generosity, kindness and receptivity.
We are all products of and fitted to a completely unsustainable phase of human civilization. “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Disasters may lead to social breakdowns. The Integral movement’s pioneering work to create next-stage approaches to every aspect of life and culture will now need to express itself in our very ways of being.
What practices and capacities matter most now?”
The Integral Work that Reconnects
Peter Merry and Terry Patten both have many years experience in all things Integral. They also share a passion (same root as “pain”) for the planetary transition we are in and what it is requiring of us humans. Join us in this experiential workshop where we bring the best of deep ecology practices, dialogue and an Integral perspective to bear on who we are at this time.
Generous Facilitation for Co-Creative We-Space
In this workshop, we will practice and explore the principles and practices of yin leadership and facilitation. We will aim to nurture deep “We-Space” and profound depth of contact, mutuality, generative cooperation and synergy. New dynamics of co-leadership are humbler than ancient and traditional heroism and yet nobler than the ironic antiheroes of post / modernity.
What engenders new levels of cooperative synergy? Humble spiritual leadership is yin, or feminine in its character. It doesn’t merely balance the excesses of patriarchy but expresses an important positive developmental advance. This also recontextualizes “followership” and foregrounds “first-followership” (the leadership enacted by active responsiveness and the building of collective coherence.) We will attempt to enact this together briefly in this workshop while using our shared experience to highlight the very different principles involved.
Also Terry is giving an online talk soon, that you might be interested in:
January 15 at 12 Noon PST (CA)
While we are entering 2020 with a sense of tremendous possibility, our hearts are also hurting with all those whose year has begun with fire, loss, and pain. Many of us sense that it’s time for big changes, and fast. Rapid social transformation seems urgent. But is it possible?
We want to share and encourage our IEC friends to attend an important and timely teaching event called Cracking the Code of Rapid Social Transformation being offered by philosopher-activist Terry Patten. In this free public event, Terry will ask us to see and relate to our current crises in a new way.
He will share provocative insights about our collective predicament and practical wisdom about how we can all begin the process of becoming the change we want to see in the world right now. We strongly encourage you to join live for Terry’s assessment of our daunting challenges and his vision for rapid, nonlinear transformation in this new decade.
Reserve Your Spot for Free – Cracking the Code of Rapid Social Transformation on January 15 at 12 Noon PST (CA) (Recording available after the event)