Leading as Sacred Practice

 

With Gisela Wendling, David Sibbet, Alan Briskin and Holger Scholz
(Conference-Language: English.)

LEADING AS SACRED PRACTICE – For Leaders, Hosts and other Facilitators.
September 3–2, 2018, Beuerhof Retreat Center, Vulcano Eifel, Germany

We invite you to participate in a five-day conference to explore together how leading can be practiced with a sense of the sacred—through mutual sense making, supporting crucibles of transformation, and envisioning wise action in challenging times.

What does it mean to be open to sacred intent?

By sacred we like Ann Dosher’s definition as “that which has value in and of itself and gives meaning to the whole.” This definition invites exploration rather than makes a conclusive statement about what is sacred. It is related to the idea of sacrifice, humble inquiry and service. The word sacred often indicates numinous and intangible qualities that beg for special respect and nurturance.

We are finding ourselves in a time when there is a growing interest and pervasive need to purposefully attend to the sacred dimension of our work.

We will explore and share practical aspects of working with the sacred such as

  • initiating, holding and closing sacred space
  • designing transformative processes that purposefully invite the sacred, and
  • accessing to deeper wisdom and ‘sacred’ knowledge that can be present in groups.

Our exploration will be informed by archetypal frameworks such as rites of passages and collective wisdom. Furthermore we will experience ceremony together. We are open to move beyond the edges of personal and collective understanding of our work as leaders, hosts and facilitators toward something greater, holistic and wiser.

Highlights

  • Learn how to create a safe and generative space for mutual sense making, moral decision-making, and wise action.
  • Visually map our collective experience of the sacred in our work with organizations, communities, and society.
  • Explore archetypal patterns of traditional ceremonies and rituals for insight into how to activate them in our personal lives, work, and client engagements.
  • Practice attending to aesthetics and walking the beauty way in our leading, facilitating and hosting.
  • Spend time celebrating our connectivity and how working from a transformational perspective taps into deep life energy.
  • Be open to learning from the land, walking the Medicine Wheel, sitting at the Fire and experiencing the spaciousness of the Place.

Who should attend:

This conference is intended for people who lead group process as consultants, facilitators, change agents and for organizational leaders who are called to collaborative, holistic ways of leading their companies, businesses, and nonprofits. It is for professionals seeking to work differently and asking fundamental questions about how to open to the sacred in their leadership roles. We come together to share our insights, questions, and learning edges. We expect that the experience will have lasting personal impact and we invite you to open to that possibility.

‚Honor the rational, be open to the mystery.‘ This principle inspired our time together at the 2016 Leading As Sacred Practice gathering in Germany. We engaged in beautiful dialogues, shared our experiences in small and large learning groups, spent time on the land, and deepened our reflections on the mystery. One of our topics was how to bring back meaningful ritual into our lives, as leaders and at work. I had an incredible experience and now am looking forward to continuing our exchange in California in October 2017.

Michael Knauf, Vice President
Kabinencrews München Deutsche Lufthansa AG

 

COSTS & LOGISTICS

Early Bird (until May 31): €1,700.00 (approx. $ 2,000).  Price includes tuition, accommodations, and meals.  A 19% VAT tax will be added on registration.

Standard I (June 1 until July 15): €1,896.00 (approx. $ 2,235).  Price includes tuition, accommodations, and meals.  A 19% VAT tax will be added on registration.

Standard II (July 16 until Sep. 6): €2,100.00 (approx. $ 2,475).  Price includes tuition, accommodations, and meals.  A 19% VAT tax will be added on registration.

The Conference begins 1:00 PM Monday and ends at 3:00 PM Friday.

  

 

 

 

 

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Conference Leadership Team

Alan Briskin, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, artist, and leadership consultant. His most recent book, the co-authored The Power of Collective Wisdom: And the Trap of Collective Folly, was the Nautilus Silver award winner in the category of Conscious Business and Leadership.
His other books include The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace and the co-authored Bringing Your Soul to Work and Daily Miracles, which earned the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year award in Public Interest and Creative Works. He is also a contributor to the recently released The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the 21st Century.

Co-founder of The Collective Wisdom Initiative, his interest in alternative education and compassionate health care environments led to his being the principal consultant for over ten years to the George Lucas Educational Foundation and a founding member of the Relationship Centered Care Network.   He is a consultant and an executive coach helping leaders apply practical wisdom to complex issues of organizational change and transition. Kaiser Permanente, Institute for Health and Healing, and the Goi Peace Foundation have been long-term clients. Alan has given keynotes and conducted workshops on collective wisdom throughout the United States and internationally, including Canada, England, Germany, South Africa, Australia, and Japan. He has co-led retreats with spiritual leaders including Reb Zalman Schachater Shalomi and Reverend Lauren Artress, whose re-discovery of the labyrinth has become a world wide movement.

www.alanbriskin.com

Holger Scholz is the founder of Kommunikationslotsen. His professional passion is cultivating our natural capacity for facilitating and mentoring as a practical means of working with leaders and organizations. As a Kommunikationslotsen consultant he has worked with individuals, groups and entire organizations. Holger became involved with large group interventions in the 1990s. During this period, he came into contact with American ideas about organizational development and process consulting. As a result, he has been able to progress the approach known as „change management“ by incorporating visualization and facilitation and to broaden it into a genuine style of facilitation – Kommunikationslotsen was born. Together with Neuland, Kommunikationslotsen develops products, tools and literature. Holger is the author of the Basic Bundle (16 Cards for Natural Facilitators) and co-author of the Learning Maps, which include Open Space, World Café, Appreciative Inquiry, Dynamic Facilitation and The Circle Way.

Holger now creates and hosts spaces for meaningful passages and transformation. He hosts circles and inspires leaders to let go and not know.

Much of what Holger implements in his work is based on his training as a large-group facilitator, coupled with his personal experience of Native American traditions, ceremonies and cultural techniques, with which he first came into contact at the age of 25. In „Leading as Sacred Practice“ these paths join both his professional career and his personal life-experience.

www.kommunikationslotsen.de

Gisela Wendling, Ph.D. is Director of Global Learning at The Grove Consultants International. She provides organization development, leadership coaching and program design services to business, non-profit organizations and communities. Her expertise is based in over twenty years of working with a wide range of organizations in the private and public sectors. She holds a doctorate in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University. She is former Director of the Masters Program in Organization Development at Sonoma State University, CA. For several years she facilitated the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply, a statewide, multi-year, multi-sector stakeholder initiative focused on applying whole systems approaches to developing sustainable water management solutions. At The Grove she is the leader of the Grove’s new Global Learning and Exchange Network (GLEN) and she teaches in the Psychology Ph.D. program at Meridian University, CA.

Being German-born and raised and with field experiences with indigenous people in South America, Africa and Australia, she brings a multi-cultural perspectives on change, transformation and indigenous spiritual healing traditions. Her research focuses on re-envisioning rites of passages as a human systems change framework which re-introduces attention to the sacred as a core dynamic into the work of leading, facilitating and serving. Her cross-cultural perspectives and understanding of rites of passages make her work with her clients insightful, psychologically sensitive and transformative.

www.liminalpathways.com

www.grove.com

David Sibbet is founder of The Grove Consultants International, leader in visually based tools and services for innovation and change. He works with corporations, government, and non-profits throughout the world. David is author of Wiley & Son’s best-selling Visual Leadership Series: Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes & Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity, Visual Teams: Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, & High Performance and Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Management, and Organization Change. David is also designer of The Grove’s Sustainable Organizations Model, the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance System, The Grove’s Visual Planning Systems, and Facilitation Series. He is a recipient of the Organization Development Network’s Lifetime Achievement.

David holds a MS Journalism from Northwestern University, a BA in English from Occidental College, and a Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs. He was a staff member of Coro Center for Civic Affairs in the San Francisco area for eight years directing leadership development programs. David is a student of Arthur M. Young and his Theory of Process and has received an award from the Anodos Foundation for ToP’s practical application. Raised as son of a Presbyterian minister, David understands Christian Protestant perspectives but is also long-time vision quester and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. Seeking an integral perspective across these traditions is a passion.

www.grove.com

www.davidsibbet.com


German Version


Leading as Sacred Practice

Mit Gisela Wendling, David Sibbet, Alan Briskin und Holger Scholz
(Konferenzsprache: Englisch.)

LEADING AS SACRED PRACTICE – eine Erfahrung für Menschen, die führen, begleiten und gestalten.
3. – 7. September 2018, Seminarzentrum Beuerhof, Vulkaneifel

Wir laden Dich ein zu dieser 5-tägigen Konferenz, in der es darum geht, Führung als guten und heilsamen Akt zu erfahren. Führung im Sinne von „Sacred“ ermöglicht gemeinsame Sinnfindung, echte Transformation von Organisationen und gelingende Beziehungen.

Was bedeutet es, offen zu sein für eine heilige Absicht?

Wenn es um den Begriff „heilig“ bzw. „sacred“ geht, dann verweisen wir gerne auf die Definition von Ann Dosher als „das, was Wert an und für sich hat und dem Ganzen Bedeutung gibt“. Diese Definition lädt ein zu erkunden, anstatt eine abschließende Aussage darüber zu machen, was heilig ist. Es steht im Zusammenhang mit der Idee einer bescheidenen Untersuchung und des Dienstes. Das Wort heilig steht oft in Verbindung mit göttlichen und immateriellen Qualitäten, die nach Respekt und Hingabe verlangen.

Wir leben in einer Zeit, in der es sinnvoll erscheint, dass wir uns vielleicht bewusster als bisher mit den höheren Dimensionen unserer (Lebens-)Arbeitszeit befassen.

Worum geht es konkret?

Wir erkunden und teilen in einer intensiven und inspirierenden Woche an einem außergewöhnlichen Ort praktische Aspekte einer Art der Führung, die wir „Leading as Sacred Practice“ nennen. Es geht unter anderem um:

  • Öffnen, Begleiten und Schließen heiliger „Spaces“ (Räume, Settings, Versammlungen)
  • Gestaltung transformativer Prozesse, die größere Kräfte einbeziehen, und
  • Zugang zu tiefer Weisheit und Momenten der Wahrheit in Gruppen.

Unsere Untersuchung wird durch alte Grundstrukturen wie z.B. Übergangsrituale (Rites of Passages) und die Lehre Kollektiver Weisheit (Collective Wisdom) befruchtet. Außerdem erleben und erkunden wir gemeinsame Zeremonien.

Wir sind gewillt, Erfahrungen zu machen, die jenseits der üblichen Definitionen und Denkmuster von Leadership, Hosting und Facilitation liegen.

Highlights

  • Lernen, wie wir sichere und schöpferische Räume schaffen für gemeinsame Sinnfindung, moralische Entscheidungen und weisere Taten.
  • Visuelles Kartographieren (Visual Mapping) unserer kollektiven Erfahrungen mit dem „Heiligen“ in unserer Arbeit mit Organisationen, Gemeinschaften und in der Gesellschaft.
  • Erfahrung archetypischer Muster traditioneller Zeremonien und Rituale mit Blick auf deren Aktivierung in unserem Alltag, unserer Arbeit und in Projekten.
  • Praktiken der Ästhetik, Schönheit und Freude in Führung, Begleitung und Gastgeberschaft (Hosting).
  • Gemeinschaftsbildung und Feiern als Akt der Transformation.
  • Das Land erfahren als Co-Host und Lehrer. Das Medizinrad abschreiten, am Feuer sitzen und die Weite der Gegend erfahren.

Für wen geeignet?

Diese Konferenz richtet sich an Menschen, die Gruppenprozesse als Führungskraft, Berater, Facilitator und Change Agent beraten und begleiten. Menschen, die einen Ruf hören für kollaborative, ganzheitliche Wege der Organisationstransformation (Profit, Non-Profit, Staatlich).
Das Programm ist für Professionals, die anders Arbeiten und die fundamentalere Fragen fragen.
Wir werden unsere Ideen, Einsichten und Fragen teilen, ebenso wie unsere jeweils individuell verschiedenen (Lern-)Grenzen. Wir wissen aus Erfahrung der letzten Jahre, dass diese Zeit ggf. lang anhaltende und tief gehende, persönliche Auswirkungen haben wird. Wir laden dazu ein, für diese Effekte offen zu sein.

‚Honor the rational, be open to the mystery.‘ This principle inspired our time together at the 2016 Leading As Sacred Practice gathering in Germany. We engaged in beautiful dialogues, shared our experiences in small and large learning groups, spent time on the land, and deepened our reflections on the mystery. One of our topics was how to bring back meaningful ritual into our lives, as leaders and at work. I had an incredible experience and now am looking forward to continuing our exchange in California in October 2017.

Michael Knauf, Vice President
Kabinencrews München Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Investition & Organisatorisches

Early Bird (bis 31. Mai 2018): € 1.700.00 (approx. $ 2,000).  Der Preis beinhaltet Teilnahmegebühr, Übernachtung und Verpflegung.  Der Preis versteht sich zuzüglich 19% MwSt.

Standard I (1. Juni bis 15. Juli 2018): € 1.896.00 (approx. $ 2,235).  Der Preis beinhaltet Teilnahmegebühr, Übernachtung und Verpflegung.  Der Preis versteht sich zuzüglich 19% MwSt.

Standard II (16. Juli bis 6. September 2018.): € 2.100.00 (approx. $2,475).  Der Preis beinhaltet Teilnahmegebühr, Übernachtung und Verpflegung.  Der Preis versteht sich zuzüglich 19% MwSt.

Die Konferenz beginnt am Montag, den 3. September um 13 Uhr und endet am freitag, den 7. September um 15 Uhr.

   

 

 

 

 

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