VILJOEN, Rica

(South Africa)

Title of contribution:

Spiral Dynamics in Action: a case creating magic


Gaudi, Da Vinci and Picasso – Truly Turquoise?


Refugee Panel


Industrial Theatre Ghana applying Spiral Dynamics


WANT TO BECOME YELLOW Remember the forgotten code


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Spiral Dynamics in Action: a case creating magice

In this interactive session emphasis will be placed on how PURPLE enables social systems to remember SOUL and by celebrating their routes, an anchored-ness is presented that is indeed magical and even spiritual. In search of solutions to transient global or contemporary problems of existence, remembering our Purple may indeed by the key to relatedness. A case study of Interstate Bus Lines (IBL) is presented where a strategy with a Purple logic was implemented with sustainable business results. IBL is seen as the only South African company that successfully implemented co-determination in a way to share leadership with organised labour and create a future that everybody desires. Various examples of Purple from all over the world will be presented and through group conversation the audience will be invited to find traces of Purple in self and their societies. Although an academic article accompanies this interactive session, the emphasis is on self-exploration, reflexivity and group conversation in order to recognise Purple residue in us all.

Gaudi, Da Vinci and Picasso – Truly Turquoise?

During this interactive event of two and a half hours, the participants are invited to step out of their shoes and put on the thinking of Gaudi, Da Vinci and ultimately Picasso. An art-based experience is facilitated to remind participants not only of their inner child, but how it feels to co-create, to have boundaries and what psycho-analytical defence mechanisms are at play in their own psyche. Ultimately, the experience is facilitated through the lens of Spiral Dynamics and emphasis is placed on being Turquoise.


Refugee Panel

One psychiatrist-psychotherapist expert of PTSD and the treatment psycho-therapeutic of torture victims, one researcher and expert of the spiral dynamics, and a lawyer of human rights talk about Refugees. experiences, research, results.


Industrial Theatre Ghana applying Spiral Dynamics

The presenters will focus their presentation on the impact of applied Spiral Dynamics in Industrial Theatre context. The “Cantata” – (Ghanaian word for Industrial Theatre), was used as an integral instrument in a worldwide Mining Organisation to embed company values, teamwork, safety as paramount value and care culture. The play was two and a half hours long and included big group facilitation and “safety skits” that employees could associate with and discuss. The impact of the Cantata was significant and total engagement from employees were evident from the start. The duration of the Cantata was five weeks and total number of employees that attended in excess of 8000. Role players in the community like the Queen Mother, Chiefs of surrounding villages and their linguists attended the opening ceremony and had opportunity to see the play. The incredible significance and success of the play was orchestrated and written by Dr Rica Viljoen from Mandala Consulting using the theory of Spiral Dynamics and she and her team involved the Management of the Mining Company and their Organised Labour leaders in conjunction with the Community Leaders. René – co-presenter is a Director at Metamor Consulting – Training and Development division of Mandala Consulting, project managed the Cantata and co-facilitated the process using Spiral Dynamics as the applied theory.


WANT TO BECOME YELLOW Remember the forgotten code

Treating Beige as the orphan child of the spiral, denying its existence and ignoring the weaving in of the unique intelligences Beige has to offer, may create substantial holes in the tapestry of spiral that we as humanity are weaving together. The lingering question remains – how can we try and be turquoise or coral if large parts of the globe face life conditions that can only be met with Beige, Purple, Red and in a lesser degree Blue and Orange thinking. As we still cannot agree that there is something like global warming; although there is devastating evidence to the effect; how can we claim that Green (F) life conditions will enable S-mechanisms (Green) to switch on in the brain? How can we claim to be Green if we are not daily, constantly busy with earth consciousness and healing humanity? As humanity, we will not move forward (or is it backwards, upwards or downwards) if we ignore the life conditions that daily face the majority of emerging economies, places where there still is poverty, diseases such as malaria and war stricken countries. The paper attempts to conceptualise Beige as a critical pre-requisite of being Yellow.


About Rica Viljoen

Rica developed the Benchmark of Engagement (BeQ), a tool that describes the human energy in systems to perform, that was administered in more than 50 countries. In 2017 Rica has been awarded the CEO award for her contribution to the field of study nationally and internationally by the Institute of Personal Management (IBP) for which she also acted as ambassador. She is a board member of the South African Board of People Practices. She is a world renowned facilitator and author

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