Welcome to the Teal Track of IEC 2018!
Gathering of the tribe of next-stage/Teal organisations
When hundreds of people working for more soulful, more democratic organisations are converging for 5 days of connecting, learning, having fun together, and co-presencing the future of the next-stage/Teal organisations movement, then there is cause for hope.
The movement is not only alive and kicking, but also gaining momentum every day as more and more companies, educational institutions, and even government agencies, start experimenting with new ways of working. You can learn more about all that if you visit our media hub, Enlivening Edge, and read the Highlights of EE’s Jan-Feb publishing cycle dedicated to the movements for next-stage organisations.
We will be journeying to this gathering from all over Europe, as well as from Australia, India, Japan, and North America. What awaits you is a rich program of workshops, meetings, and entertainment that we hope you will join and enjoy. Below are some highlights from the program.
Join us for the pre-conference day (Tuesday, May 22)
During the morning of the 22nd, you can participate in workshops about:
- The For-Purpose Enterprise and its practices that go beyond self-organising the work to upgrade our legal and people systems, and achieve greater wholeness and integration.
- How applying adult developmental knowledge with Internet sourcing and organisational culture measures can help reinvent recruiting to connect people with organizations through a shared purpose and meaning!
Your three treats in the afternoon of the 22nd are:
- Embodying Teal resilience
- Envisioning Teal organisations through the lens of Appreciative Inquiry
- Experiencing the power of Transformative Communities of Practice as an evolutionary force, with Aftab Omer, President of Meridian University and George Pór, Teal Mentor and Founder of Enlivening Edge.
Teal Organisations track plenary (Wednesday, May 23)
You will certainly not want to miss the first jewel of the Teal Track, the plenary that will open it, the morning of the 23rd. There, we will start getting to know each other, engage in action research, from communities of practice, pick of the first issue of Next Stage News (a special conference daily produced by Enlivening Edge), join the team of citizen reporters interviewing attendees, and much more…
A taste of what is cooking
Here are just a few delicious dishes from the main program, which you can not only consume, but also make even more delicious by spicing them up with your presence in our global ”Teal kitchen:”
- Sociocracy and self-management
- Holacracy for beginners, experts, and anywhere in between
- mapping your way to Teal
- transformative listening
- an interactive, visual map of the Teal ecosystem
- embodied knowing
- living research into the organisation of the future
- surfing the edge of the movement
- wellbeing teams bringing Teal to healthcare
Speaking of the metaphoric “Teal kitchen,” let’s not forget about IEC’s traditional and super-fun outdoors Gulyas Party dinner followed by live music and local dances, on Saturday, May 26!
Embodying Teal in our track
Commitment to evolutionary purpose
The primary motivation of the Teal track’s creators is to enable as many experiences of deep learning and valuable new relationship as possible. Our ultimate commitment is to the track’s purpose to ignite a new booster of the next-stage/Teal movement by helping it become more visible to itself so that synergies can emerge from the interactions of its parts.
Emphasis on wholeness
This will be a place where our ‘whole person’ can show up, play, learn, and work with others in ways that welcome and respect the emotional, intuitive, intellectual, and spiritual selves of each of us.
Preference for self-management
Whilst a big part of the program is pre-crafted, there will be room for the formation of self-managing communities of practice, and invitations to individual initiatives.
How to register
You can learn more about the 2018 Integral European Conference here https://integraleuropeanconference.com/join-us-iec2018/.
To register, you will need to first choose your country. Once you have reached the section corresponding to your region of the world, you will find differently-priced tickets giving you access to different combinations of goodies.
Finally, on the ticket purchase page, don’t forget to check “yes” on “I was invited by Enlivening Edge/Next Stage World.“ This will help us design the Teal track’s events for the right number of people.
One more thing: If you want to participate in the important pre-conference workshops on May 22 (see above), which we hope you do, then on the ticket selection page, scroll down to the “ADDITIONAL EXTRAS” and select “Preconference Workshops on Tuesday.”
If you have questions, feel free to contact Anna Betz at firstname.lastname@example.org .
See you on the shore of the beautiful Lake Balaton!
What you need to know about the Teal Organizations Track
There are more and organizations “guided by the next stage of human consciousness,” where all members can work in joy and dignity, and their call and talents are honored. Their movement got a major boost in 2014 by the publication of Frederic Laloux’s book, Reinventing Organizations, from the subtitle of which we borrowed the phrase in quote marks.
Many things have happened since then: Reinventing Organizations Wiki, Enlivening Edge, Next-Stage World, Teal for Teal, Corporate Rebels, Teal for Startups, just to name a few initiatives.
The women and the men, who are working on developing such next-stage organizations, will gather again at IEC 2018. We call it the TealOrg Track, but it will be more like an adventure holiday, a learning expedition into discovering the future of organizing. Imagine a “conference track,” where:
• Participants are supported in shaping their individual and collective learning agendas.
• Thought leaders and practitioners of reinvention become energizers of new possibilities rather than just transmitters of knowledge. They embrace the fact that they don’t know everything since there is no template for the emerging future.
• Organizers optimize the track’s design for both here-and-now transformative processes, and growing systemic capabilities.
The concept of the 3rd IEC includes that “one thing that surely connects us: we are all Allies of Evolution.” It is also asking us, “What is your vision of the next stage of evolution in your area of interest?”
For the TealOrg track it’s about what Laloux predicted in his IEC keynote in 2016: the new ways of organizing going mainstream in 10 years. How can we contribute to all our efforts reaching that collective impact?
It certainly requires collective self reflection and large-scale sharing of next-stage practices worth replicating, which are conditions for our emergent collective intelligence.
That’s why the purpose of this track is to ignite a new booster of the “next-stage organizations” movement, by:
• Helping it become more visible to itself, so that synergies emerge and the participants feel supported in their learning and collaborative efforts
• Inspiring a mutually enriching relationship between the Integral and TealOrg movements
For presenters and workshop leaders: Evaluation of your proposal
As you work on your proposal take into account the suggestions on the Application Form, as well as, the information on this page, particularly the Purpose of this track. We ask your help to turn it into reality with a proposal that supports it.
Submitted proposals will likely score higher if they are aiming at not only transmitting knowledge but also inspiring on-the-spot experiences, e.g.
• Giving opportunity for the participants’ collective self-reflection
• Fostering collaborative, experiential learning among the participants
• Reflecting the presenters’ cutting edge of not-knowing (best genuine questions at the edge of their own learning)
We recommend that on the Application Form you include:
in your Brief abstract
- What 1-3 specific outcomes can attendees expect from attending your session? (Focusing on no more than 3 key learning points will make your session more engaging and memorable for the attendees.)
in your Long abstract
- Describe your approach to your presentation:
- What learning activities are planned?
- How do they support your specific outcomes?
- What audience interactions are planned? How do they support your specific outcomes?
in your Outline/Stagescript
- What is the outline or flow of your session, including main topics and subtopics and the learning activities or audience interactions you plan to use for each segment?