Marbella II.
May 25, Thursday
11:30 – 13:30
Budapest (CEST)

Exploring Integral Coherence

IEC Conference: 2023

This presentation argues that in order to uplevel the collective capacity of social change agents for transforming a metacrisis into a metamorphosis, we need to practice field intelligence that enhances and generates more coherence within and across networks and systems. It presents questions and insights from an ongoing European action research project which explores the nature of integral coherence as a means to facilitate transformative change, assisted by the SenseMaker technology. Besides working towards a deeper understanding of the structure and impacts of coherent fields, it also explores how we can maintain and reproduce them in different contexts.

Participants are invited to take an integrally informed look at the IEC as an example of a dynamic field aiming to build a minimum degree of coherence through specific practices. A SenseMaker capture helps to map existing field qualities (including unaddressed shadows) based on micro-narratives from involved actors.

FEIN, Elke


Dr. Elke Fein is the co-founder and managing director of the Institute for integral Studies (IFIS) in Freiburg/germany. She is a social and political scientist focusing on large scale socio-political transition processes, leadership and political culture, using adult developmental approaches. She is the initiator and coordinator of the EU-funded “Leadership-for-transition (LiFT) – Politics” project, a Strategic Partnership exploring political innovations based on integral and meta-modern ideas.