PÓR, George (United Kingdom)

Title of contribution:

The Power of Transformative Communities            

TEAL TRACK open                                              

Formation of a Community of Practice          

Surf the Enlivening Edge of the Movement    


Closing Plenary

Where & when:

Marabella I.
Tuesday, 22nd 14:00-16:30

Wednesday, 23rd 09:00-12:00

Saturday, 26th 12:00-14:00

Marabella I.
Saturday, 26th 17:00-18:00

Marabella I.
Sunday, 27th 11:30-13:30

The power of Transformative Communities of Practice (TCoP) as an evolutionary force

Communities of practice are not only as old as humankind itself, but they even played a crucial role in our remote ancestors becoming human. However the concept of “communities of practice” is only 27 years old. It’s been embraced by most large organizations and used mostly for low-cost capacity development. Organization reinvention has a special place for a radically new version of it that we call “Transformative Communities of Practice.” It’s not about prolonging the status quo of the old management paradigm. TCoP is a group of people, who share their passion for transforming self, organizations, and social systems. In this workshop, participants will not only learn about TCoP, but will experience a living​ ​version of it. They will be introduced to the principles and methods for cultivating a TCoP in various phases of its lifecycle, group practices, case studies, Transparent Communication triads, interactive media, and the 8 archetypes of community hosting.

Surf the Enlivening Edge

Enlivening Edge is an international community drawn together by a shared purpose—to nourish the evolution of the ecosystem of people, organizations and social systems “inspired by the next stage of human consciousness.” Frederic Laloux wrote about our site, “It’s a great resource to stay current and be encouraged by what’s unfolding.” That’s very much what we continue offering with this workshop, and let you peek into our projects, e.g. our Facebook group, the EE Association, our Learning Products, Community Conversations, and the formation of a social enterprise.
In this workshop, you can not only learn about EE, but also network with other readers and contributors, and help us listen to what the Teal ecosystem wants us to become. In the process you will hear surprising stories of real-world transformation, illuminated by portraits of leading practitioners, practice “ecosystems thinking” about where the movement is heading, and explore ways you can get involved with our work.

About George Pór

George is the founder of Enlivening Edge, and Teal mentor to organizations and visionary leaders in business, public service, and civil society, and to high-potential young leaders. His passion is to contribute to boosting the collective intelligence & impact of the ecosystem of next-stage organizations until they reach the tipping point. He’s also an independent scholar with past posts including UC Berkeley, INSEAD, LSE. His publications list is here: https://independent.academia.edu/GeorgePór.

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