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  • Meridian's Center for Transformative Learning presents:

    The 2018 Integral Practitioner Convergence
    Connect • Collaborate • Create

    Berlin, Germany
    May 18th - 20th, 2018
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Last Year's Convergence
  • June 10 - 11, 2017: Integral Practitioners from around the world converged on Berlin to Connect, Confer, Collaborate, and Create. Catalysts included Jean Houston, Roger Walsh, George Pór, and Don Beck and participants hailed from Europe, North America, and Asia.
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Why the Integral Practitioner Convergence?

Our Historical Moment Requires a New Kind of Professional

We live in a time of agonizing challenges and creative disruptions that require a deeper and higher order of capability from those who choose to engage this historical moment. The challenges humanity faces are so complex that our historical epoch is sometimes described as a crisis of complexity. This is at the core of our current ecological, economic, and political turmoil. In each case, what is required of humanity is more complex than what our current capabilities support. Even our own inventions—technologies, cultural memes, and organizations—have been evolving into increasingly complex forms which have increased the demands of everyday life.

In response to these challenges, transformative initiatives are emerging and converging all around the globe. Our global circumstances require practitioners involved in transformation and leadership to develop a unique ecology of competencies that is complex enough for the requirements of the present.

Many of us are are called to lives of sacred purpose where we seek to connect professional livelihood with personal meaning and passion. However, there is a widening gap between the challenges of complexity and our individual and collective capabilities. To realize our potential for passionate and meaningful livelihood, it is imperative that we close this gap by building a bridge of capability.

What do Integral Practitioners do?

“Let the beauty we love be what we do.” -- Rumi
“My work is loving the world.” -- Mary Oliver

Integral practitioners foster the development and transformation of individuals, teams, organizations and social systems by empowering the whole person and the whole system. In domains such as education, business, healing, coaching, and the arts, integral practitioners bring imagination to complex challenges in the service of transforming mindsets, cultures and social systems.

Integral Practitioners catalyze development in multiple domains of professional practice through facilitating transformative learning at different levels: individuals, teams, organizations, and social systems.

Integral practitioners make an impact by:

  • Facilitating incremental, adaptive and transformative change.
  • Catalyzing development through transformative learning.
  • Engaging the vitality and emergence of development and evolution.
  • Leading in ways that take responsibility for the whole.
  • Evolving new methods of creative collaboration.
  • Securing the function of integrity in integral practice.
  • Developing the whole person: cognitively, emotionally, somatically, and spiritually.
  • Integrating action and reflection through collective action inquiry and learning.
  • Anchoring the sacred by reuniting the artistic and the scientific.
  • Innovating prototypes that can be scaled while sustaining beauty and practicality.
  • Inhabiting both the contemplative and the performative.
  • Inquiring through both expressive and scientific methods.
  • Healing division within historically wounded systems of relationships.

Integral Practitioner Convergence - Berlin, May 2017

The 2018 Integral Practitioner Convergence

Who Should Participate:

Participants will include aspiring, early career, mid-career, established, and distinguished Integral Practitioners in the domains of education, business, well-being & healthcare, and the arts.

During The Convergence You Will:

  • Experience a diverse community of inquiry and practice.
  • Engage with established Integral Practitioners from around the world - in-person and via live video - regarding their professional work and learning journeys.
  • Connect with other aspiring and emerging practitioners.
  • Collaborate with others in prototyping your practice idea.
  • Discover the distinct web of competencies required for realizing your unique vision of integral practice.
  • Participate in the ongoing development of the Integral Practitioner Convergence.
  • Explore the core consciousness capacities vital for Integral Practitioners.

Calling Coaches, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Consultants, Changemakers, Leaders of next-stage organizations…

Integral practitioners from around the world are converging in Berlin on May 18 - 20, 2018 to learn from each other about the capabilities, methods, models and practices that they are innovating in the context of their professional engagements.

The format of this gathering will not be like a typical conference organized by keynote speakers, panels, and workshops. Instead, the three-day Convergence will draw on self-organizing processes that support the emergent discovery and self-management intrinsic to integral practice.

2018 Convergence Catalysts

Aftab OmerConvergence Convener

Aftab Omer
Convergence Convener

Jean HoustonChancellor of Meridian

Jean Houston
Chancellor of Meridian

Rainer LeoprechtingEducation

Rainer Leoprechting

George PórBusiness

George Pór

Melissa SchwartzPsychology

Melissa Schwartz

Raymond FismerWell-Being and Healthcare

Raymond Fismer
Well-Being and Healthcare

Nico RoenpagelThe Arts

Nico Roenpagel
The Arts

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And others...

Integral Practitioner Convergence - Berlin, May 2017



Event Details & Registration

Friday, May 18th
2 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, May 19th
10 am to 9 pm
Sunday, May 20th
10 am to 2 pm
Cost: €250
Full three-day 2018 Convergence event
Coffee to be provided during event.

Advance online registration only

Venue Information

The Refugio

Lenaustraße 3-4, 12047 Berlin, Germany

Living and working with newcomers

A five-floor live, work, and event space in Neukölln, Berlin, the Refugio draws individuals from all over the world who are looking for meaningful community. Refugio runs a coffeeshop, provides catering, organizes events and is launching a rooftop garden space.

The Refugio was developed with and for the Berlin City Mission by Sven Lager & Elke Naters (www.sharehaus.net) and launched in May 2017.

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