Title of contribution:

Spiritual Activism: Personal to Political

Sustainability transformation: metaphor to metrics

Where & when:

Friday, May 29th, 2020
11:30 – 13:30

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
11:30 – 13:30

Presentation: Spiritual Activism: Personal to Political

‘Spiritual Activism’ uses the AQAL map to provide a means to creating global change from the personal to the political. This presentation provides case studies to illustrate how activists facilitate change with awareness of the self in systems using tools that can be considered ‘spiritual’, which are essentially universal principles that individuals have learned to work with to create the changes they want to see in the world and can be replicated in various local contexts for global impact.

Presentation: Sustainability transformation: metaphor to metrics

Increasingly, the word transformation is used to describe the kind of social change we need in order to more effectively address global issues today. A key global challenge is climate change. Consequently, “transformation” is now included in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change materials, frequently cited in academic articles, and increasingly highlighted in mainstream media. The word “transformation” points to a dramatic change across a system, yet too often remains under-defined or metaphorical, which in turn makes it difficult to track whether change as such is actually occurring. In this paper, we look first into what is meant by the transformation in each quadrant of Integral Theory and then we consider what methodological framework might be needed to comprehensively assess these multidimensional forms of change. Finally, we bring together these ideas with findings from empirical studies on transformational change in each quadrant to present an integral assessment for sustainability transformations.

About Wanda Krause:

Wanda Krause, Ph.D., is Program Head of the MA in Global Leadership, and Assistant Professor in the School of Leadership Studies Program at Royal Roads University, Canada. Wanda has written, co-written and edited five books. She is invited to give talks and presentations internationally and loves to write and teach on empowerment, leadership, gender, evaluation, civil society, success, mindfulness, and politics. She has published numerous journal and book chapter articles to date.

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