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  • Power, Authority, and Accountability in Organizational Life

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 11am - 12pm PDT

    Frederic LaLoux and Aftab Omer in Conversation

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      Frederic LaLoux

      Frederic Laloux works as an adviser, coach, and facilitator for corporate leaders who feel called to explore fundamentally new ways of organizing. A former Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company, Laloux holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a degree in coaching from Newfield Network in Boulder, Colorado. He has traveled widely and speaks five languages fluently. Frederic Laloux lives in Ithaca, NY, USA, where he is blessed to share his life with his wife, Hélène, and their two children.

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      Aftab Omer

      Aftab Omer, Ph.D. is a sociologist, psychologist, futurist and the president of Meridian University. Raised in Pakistan, India, Hawaii, and Turkey, he was educated at the universities of M.I.T, Harvard and Brandeis. His publications have addressed the topics of transformative learning, cultural leadership, generative entrepreneurship and the power of imagination. His work includes assisting organizations in tapping the creative potentials of conflict, diversity, and complexity. Formerly the president of the Council for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychologies, he is a Fellow of the International Futures Forum and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Mut zum Fühlen (Courage to Feel)

    Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 11am - 12pm PDT

    Raymond Fismer, Vivian Dittmar, and Martin Bruders in Conversation

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      Raymond Fismer

      Raymond Fismer is a physicist and long-time practitioner in adult education, relationship counseling, ecological engineering, and NGO finance management. He has worked extensively as a researcher and workshop leaders on masculine development. He is the lead organizer for the Integrales Forum’s upcoming Conference in June 2017.
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      Vivian Dittmar

      Vivian Dittmar is the author of The Power of Feelings, founder of the Be the Change Foundation for Cultural Transformation and appreciated as an original thinker on emotional intelligence. Growing up on three continents in very different cultures gives Vivian a unique take on what it means to be human.
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      Martin Bruders

      Martin Bruders is a certificated social worker, mediator and coach and has been working as a comedian in events for more than 2000 companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for 28 years. He is creator of the Integral Roadshow an infotainment show about the integral model of Ken Wilber and co-founder of the Institute for Global Integral Competence (IfGIC) and Innerplace Berlin. He is father of four children in the age of 14-21 years. Martin loves to deepen his self-exploration both through meditation as well as through daily-life. For the past ten years he has studying intensively with the Spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl.

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  • Understanding Leadership and Social Transformation

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 11am - 12pm PDT

    Don Beck and Jean Houston in Conversation.

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      Don Beck

      Dr. Don Beck is the leading authority on societal change, Large-Scale psychology and cultural emergence. Dr. Beck has elaborated upon the work of his mentor, Clare W. Graves, to develop a multidimensional model for understanding the evolutionary transformation of human values and cultures. As cofounder of the National Values Center in Denton, Texas, and CEO of the Spiral Dynamics Group, Inc., Dr. Beck is employing the Spiral Dynamics model to effect large-scale systems change in and among various sectors and societies of the world..
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      Jean Houston

      The Chancellor of Meridian University, Dr. Houston is a visionary researcher who has authored nearly 30 books and worked intensively in over 40 cultures, lectured in over 100 countries, and worked with major organizations such as UNICEF and NASA. Dr. Houston has developed a worldwide network of leaders including Joseph Campbell, Margaret Mead, Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, giving her unique insight into the human potential. Dr. Houston's book, A Passion for the Possible, was an expansive compliment to her inspiring PBS special of the same name. Dr. Houston has served on the faculties of Columbia University, Hunter College, Marymount College, The New School for Social Research, and the University of California. She holds doctoral degrees in both psychology and religion. Since 2002, Dr. Houston has been working with the United Nations Development Program, training leaders in developing cultures throughout the world in the field of Social Artistry.
  • Wisdom and Whole Systems Transformation

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 11am - 12pm PDT

    Roger Walsh and Jean Houston in Conversation

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      Roger Walsh

      Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. DHL. graduated from Australia’s Queensland University with degrees in psychology, physiology, neuroscience, and medicine, and then came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar. He is now at the University of California at Irvine where he is professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology, as well as a professor in the religious studies program. His books include: Paths Beyond Ego (one of Common Boundary’s “Most Influential Books”), Meditation: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives (“Outstanding Academic Book of the Year Award”), Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices with a foreword by The Dalai Lama, and The World of Shamanism. He is currently editing The World’s Great Wisdom: What Sages Say about Living Wisely and Well.
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      Jean Houston

      The Chancellor of Meridian University, Dr. Houston is a visionary researcher who has authored nearly 30 books and worked intensively in over 40 cultures, lectured in over 100 countries, and worked with major organizations such as UNICEF and NASA. Dr. Houston has developed a worldwide network of leaders including Joseph Campbell, Margaret Mead, Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, giving her unique insight into the human potential. Dr. Houston's book, A Passion for the Possible, was an expansive compliment to her inspiring PBS special of the same name. Dr. Houston has served on the faculties of Columbia University, Hunter College, Marymount College, The New School for Social Research, and the University of California. She holds doctoral degrees in both psychology and religion. Since 2002, Dr. Houston has been working with the United Nations Development Program, training leaders in developing cultures throughout the world in the field of Social Artistry.
  • Systemic Constellations in Integral Practice

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

    A conversation with Rainer Leoprechting

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      Rainer Leoprechting

      Originally from Trier, Germany, Rainer now lives in Austria with the rural Obenaus Community he co-founded, where people connect with their inner and outer nature. He initiated and co-hosts the Next-Stage.World gathering for organization re-inventors, consults with leadership and project teams and develops internet matches that align the developmental context of individuals and organizations. Before that, he worked in Brussels with the European Commission from 1994 to 2012, where he founded and led an in-house consulting service. In his work, Rainer combines Art of Hosting practices, Systemic Constellation Work, Action Learning, and process consultation along with his own process innovations. He presented recently at the Integral European Conference and will be co-leading self-organizing processes for this conference again, this year.
  • Emergent Dialogues as an Integral Practice

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

    Elizabeth Debold and Thomas Steininger in conversation

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      Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D.

      Elizabeth is the founder of One World in Dialogue, a virtual space for learning and cross-cultural connection from the emergent awareness of unity in diversity and diversity in unity. She is also one of the world’s foremost authorities on gender development and author of the bestselling Mother Daughter Revolution (Addison-Wesley, 1993; Bantam, 1994). For the past four decades, she has committed herself to the potential of an emergent consciousness that transcend and include deep social differences through her work as an activist, researcher, journalist, spiritual explorer, and transformative educator. She is currently on the Faculty of Education at Meridian University and an editor of the German-language evolve magazine. She lives in Frankfurt.
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      Thomas Steininger, Ph.D.

      Thomas studied philosophy at the University of Vienna, specializing in consciousness and social evolution using the work of Heidigger and Wilber. He worked for the Austrian Radio (OE1) and as a freelance journalist and is the founder of the German magazine, evolve. He also hosts the weekly web-broadcast, Radio evolve. Thomas taught at the Master’s program for Conscious Evolution at The Graduate Institute. He has pioneered the development of the Emerge Dialogue process, a new consciousness-aware collective process for creative engagement. www.evolve-magazin.de
  • Leadership, Well-Being, and Social Transformation

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PT

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      Jean Houston

      The Chancellor of Meridian University, Dr. Houston is a visionary researcher who has authored nearly 30 books and worked intensively in over 40 cultures, lectured in over 100 countries, and worked with major organizations such as UNICEF and NASA. Dr. Houston has developed a worldwide network of leaders including Joseph Campbell, Margaret Mead, Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, giving her unique insight into the human potential. Dr. Houston's book, A Passion for the Possible, was an expansive compliment to her inspiring PBS special of the same name. Dr. Houston has served on the faculties of Columbia University, Hunter College, Marymount College, The New School for Social Research, and the University of California. She holds doctoral degrees in both psychology and religion. Since 2002, Dr. Houston has been working with the United Nations Development Program, training leaders in developing cultures throughout the world in the field of Social Artistry.
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      Rick Hanson, Ph.D

      Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 120,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.
  • Experiencing the Here and Now at Each Developmental Level

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PT

    Conversation with Terri O'Fallon & Kim Barta

    Developmental levels can sometimes be seen as conceptualization of various world-views. Yet there are distinct clues of how each stage can be experienced in the here and now with direct perception or awareness. In this conversation Terri O'Fallon and Kim Barta will explore together 12 developmental levels and each one's capacity to be experienced and expressed directly in the here and now, emerging from concreteness, to subtleness to MetAware.

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      Terri O'Fallon

      A Meridian Faculty member, Terri is a researcher, a coach, a spiritual director and has 52 years of teaching all age groups from early childhood through post PHD. Her research, which arises out of embodied experience, inter-observations, evolutionary grammar and semiotics, integrates ego development with Integral theory, resulting in a periodic matrix of consciousness. Terri presently teaches and consults internationally. She has a MS in Special Education, a MA in Spiritual Direction and a PHD in Integral Studies with a concentration inTransformative Learning and Change.
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      Kim Barton M.A.

      Kim is an internationally recognized licensed professional psychotherapist, coach, spiritual guide, and speaker. His work and insights spring from grounded experimental practice with self and others in his cross-cultural and life long experiences. Kim graduated with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Montana in 1984. He pursued a Masters in an interdisciplinary program that combined Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, and Sociology in a broad perspective for healing. Currently, Kim has teamed up with Dr Terri O’Fallon to present workshops and trainings internationally in a new model of human development designed and researched by Dr. O’Fallon. Kim's developmental learning theory fits lock and key with Dr O’Fallon’s Stages model and his extensive history in clinical human dynamics provides a grounded passion to the workshop experience.
  • Conflict, Truth, and Communication: Bringing people together in an Age of Fracture

    Monday, June 13, 2016
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m. PT

    Conversation with Rebecca Colwell, Cindy Lou Golin, Diane Musho Hamilton, Rob McNamara

    What is the role of "truth" and "truth claims" in conflict and the facilitation of resolution? It has been claimed that we live in a "post-truth" public sphere, where expectations of truth telling are declining, and fact is nearly indistinguishable from fiction. Increasingly, as diversity and distributed networks replace cultural homogeneity, conflicts between perspectives, values, and resources proliferate. This live conversation featuring faculty from the Integral Facilitator professional training program, will explore distinctions and questions that illuminate and enliven our understanding of these issues. We will explore topics and questions including:

    • Are there many truths? Is there “the” truth?
    • How do we deal with conflict when both sides claim to have the "truth," but these truths are conflicting?
    • How do we distinguish between “material” and “immaterial” conflicts? Why is this helpful?
    • How is our exploration of conflict and truth enhanced by an understanding of power dynamics?
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      Rebecca Colwell

      Rebecca is the co-founder of the Integral Facilitator program and CEO of Ten Directions. For over thirty years she has been facilitating and inspiring others to practice facilitative leadership and meet the challenges of a wide range of cultural and social issues. Over the last two decades, Rebecca has become a well-known innovator for design and facilitation of multi-stakeholder strategy development and multi-disciplinary projects that cross organizational boundaries in public, private and not-for-profit sectors in North America. She has led many “firsts” in system and organizational initiatives related to better futures for health, energy, design in business, culture production, natural and cultural heritage, and economic development. Rebecca’s warm, playful and irreverent style is grounded in her deep trust of what is, and a tenacious curiosity about what might be possible. As a certified Integral development coach, she offers this presence and perspective to developing leaders and leadership teams.
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      Dr. Cindy Lou Golin

      Dr. Golin is a life coach, executive coach and business consultant with over 15 years experience in the field of personal and organizational growth. She served as faculty at Integral Institute and in the Integral program at John F. Kennedy University, teaching online experiential graduate courses on Integral Life Practice and Shadow. Cindy Lou has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She has additional graduate degrees and certificates in counseling psychology, soul-centered leadership, spiritual science, and creative expression. Dr. Golin is a faculty member and coach in the Integral Facilitator Certificate Program.
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      Diane Musho Hamilton

      Dianne is a uniquely gifted, playful, and awake group facilitator, consultant and teacher of Integral Spirituality and Zen. She is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition, and has collaborated with the Integral Institute and Ken Wilber since 2004, developing the Integral Life Practice seminars and the Integral Spiritual Experience global events.
      Diane is well known as an innovator in facilitating group dialogues, especially conversations about culture, religion, race and gender relations. She was the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary, where she established mediation programs throughout the court system. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in this area, including the Peter W. Billings Award and the UCCR Peacekeeper Award.
      She has studied and practiced Buddhadharma for over 25 years, beginning at Naropa Institute in 1984 with the teachings of Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche. She was ordained as a Zen priest in 2003 and received dharma transmission from her teacher, Genpo Roshi, in 2006. She is a facilitator of Big Mind Big Heart, a process developed by Roshi to bring the insights of Zen to Western audiences. She is the author of Everything is Workable, published by Shambhala Press.
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      Rob McNamara

      Rob is a leading expert on adult development and human performance. He is a Leadership Coach, the author of two books, Strength to Awaken and The Elegant Self, and has recently served as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University. McNamara works with executives, professionals, and Olympic and professional world champion athletes through his private coaching practice. He is a faculty member and coach in the Integral Facilitator program pathway.
  • Integral Voices Berlin: A Dialogue on Sharing Worlds

    Monday, May 2, 2016
    9:00 - 9:45 a.m. PT

    Conversation with symposium facilitators and contributors Elizabeth Debold, Mike Kauschke, Thomas Steininger, and symposium conveners Aftab Omer and Martin Michaelis

    Take part in this online series of conversations building up to the Imagination and Social Healing Symposium in Berlin. The second conversation in this series will be a dialogue between symposium facilitators and contributors on Shared Worlds. This conversation is part of: Integral Voices: Berlin

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      Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D.

      Elizabeth is the founder of One World in Dialogue, a virtual space for learning and cross-cultural connection from the emergent awareness of unity in diversity and diversity in unity. She is also one of the world’s foremost authorities on gender development and author of the bestselling Mother Daughter Revolution (Addison-Wesley, 1993; Bantam, 1994). For the past four decades, she has committed herself to the potential of an emergent consciousness that transcend and include deep social differences through her work as an activist, researcher, journalist, spiritual explorer, and transformative educator. She is currently on the Faculty of Education at Meridian University and an editor of the German-language evolve magazine. She lives in Frankfurt.
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      Mike Kauschke

      Mike is managing editor of evolve magazine for consciousness and culture, and also works as a translator of books about an integral worldview and spiritual transformation. Mike Kauschke practiced and studied Zen-Buddhism with teachers in Europe and USA and worked in hospice care. He has studied integral theory and evolutionary spirituality for over 10 years and is a trained facilitator of the “emerge dialogue process”. www.evolve-magazin.de
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      Thomas Steininger, Ph.D.

      Thomas studied philosophy at the University of Vienna, specializing in consciousness and social evolution using the work of Heidigger and Wilber. He worked for the Austrian Radio (OE1) and as a freelance journalist and is the founder of the German magazine, evolve. He also hosts the weekly web-broadcast, Radio evolve. Thomas taught at the Master’s program for Conscious Evolution at The Graduate Institute. He has pioneered the development of the Emerge Dialogue process, a new consciousness-aware collective process for creative engagement. www.evolve-magazin.de
  • Integral Voices Berlin: Introduction to the Imagination and Social Healing Symposium

    Friday, April 29, 2016
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PT

    Conversation with conveners Aftab Omer and Martin Michaelis on the upcoming participatory symposium in Berlin

    Take part in this online series of conversations building up to the Imagination and Social Healing Symposium in Berlin. The first conversation in this series will be with conveners Aftab Omer and Martin Michaelis. This conversation is part of: Integral Voices: Berlin 

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      Aftab Omer, Ph.D.

      A sociologist, psychologist, futurist and the president of Meridian University. Raised in Pakistan, India, Hawaii, and Turkey, he was educated at the universities of M.I.T, Harvard and Brandeis. His publications have addressed the topics of transformative learning, cultural leadership, generative entrepreneurship and the power of imagination. His work includes assisting organizations in tapping the creative potentials of conflict, diversity, and complexity. He is a Fellow of the International Futures Forum and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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      Martin Michaelis

      Martin is a licensed Mediator and Leadership Coach who works and lives in Berlin, Germany. He creates and facilitates programs for cultural change and leadership in organizations and post-conflict societies. He graduated in law at the University of Freiburg and in political science at the University of Mainz. Martin has worked as a mediator and lecturer in post-conflict societies including the South Caucasus region, Bosnia and Herzegovina among others. In addition he has trained judges in mediation in Egypt
  • New Views on Leadership and Leader Development

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT

    Conversation with Zak Stein, Theo Dawson, Clint Fuhs, Aiden Thornton

    There has never been a time in which defining, practicing and developing leadership has been so important. The current Presidential race in the United States is a good case in point. What is leadership and where do we find it? Is the best leadership approach direct or subtle, simple or complex, decisive or flexible, focused or distributed? To what extent does context matter? In this conversation we bring together three experts in the field of leader and leadership development to share what they have learned about how leadership develops over time and which leader skills appear to matter most.

    We will explore new research on perspective taking and seeking in leader decision-making, the limitations of behavior-focused initiatives relative to capacity building initiatives, and strategies for supporting the development of leader skills in everyday work life.

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      Zachary Stein

      Zachary received his Bachelor’s from Hampshire College, and his Master’s and Doctorate from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He is Associate Director of Assessment and Student Development and Chair of The Education Program at Meridian University. As a graduate student, Zak co-founded Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to promoting social justice through the reform of large-scale standardized testing, where he worked for over a a decade. Zak’s publications have bridged topics in the philosophy of education, neuroscience, developmental psychology, and psychometrics. He has recently completed a forthcoming book: Social Justice and Educational Measurement: John Rawls, the History of Testing, and the Future of Education (Routledge 2016).
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      Theo Linda Dawson, Ph.D.

      Theo is the Executive Director of Lectica®, Inc. (a nonprofit assessment developer), and the founder of the DiscoTest™ Initiative. Dawson has developed the Lectical™ Assessment System and its electronic counterpart CLAS™, which are employed to construct formative, diagnostic, and standardized developmental assessments and learning resources for children and adults. Dawson is dedicated to delivering tools and resources that support optimal (and joyful) learning for everyone.
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      Clint Fuhs, Ph.D.

      Clint is the co-founder of Core Integral, Inc. and the former Executive Director of Integral Institute, Inc, where he has worked closely with American philosopher, Ken Wilber, over the last 13 years. Clint completed his MA in Organizational Management and Development and his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University. His research and publications span numerous topics including leadership and human development, social cognition, philosophy, semiotics, statistical methods, and systems approaches to organizational development.
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      Aiden Thornton

      Thornton, a Ph.D. candidate, has 20 years of global experience across Australia, Asia and Europe. During this time, Aiden has worked for top tier management consulting firms, large blue chip organisations and most recently as an independent scholar-practitioner. In these roles, he has led multi-million dollar projects impacting tens-of-thousands of people on a global scale. Aiden has deep experience working at an executive level across various industry sectors including financial services, consumer goods, engineering, mining, telecommunications and government. His core functional expertise has been in operating models, organisational design, transformational change, people strategy, leadership development and culture. Aiden has worked with Lectica since 2013, is Certified as a Master Lectical Consultant and co-facilitates the Lectical Accreditation Program. Aiden has tertiary qualifications in organisational psychology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language and is now completing an interdisciplinary PhD which lies in the intersection of human development, leadership and systems science. Ultimately, Aiden is most passionate about creating conditions which support systemic health at all scales. For this reason, Aiden prioritises academic and consulting engagements that focus on building effective leadership systems. He is currently publishing a paper on integrative leadership which integrates all major insights from the science and practice of leadership from the past 100 years.
  • The Enneagram, Relationships, and Transformation: An Exploration

    Friday, November 13, 2015
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

    David Daniels in conversation with Aftab Omer

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      David Daniels, MD

      Dr. Daniels is a clinical professor emeritus of psychiatry at Stanford Medical School, a leading developer of the Enneagram system, and co-founder of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) with Helen Palmer. He also is a co-author of the bestseller, The Essential Enneagram. In private practice for more than 40 years, David has taught the Enneagram system at Stanford, in the community and internationally for 25 years. He brings his knowledge of the Enneagram to individuals, couples and groups, and to a wide range of applications in clinical practice and the workplace. Visit David’s website www.drdaviddaniels.com and ESNT’s site www.enneagramworldwide.com.
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      Aftab Omer, Ph.D.

      A sociologist, psychologist, futurist and the president of Meridian University. Raised in Pakistan, India, Hawaii, and Turkey, he was educated at the universities of M.I.T, Harvard and Brandeis. His publications have addressed the topics of transformative learning, cultural leadership, generative entrepreneurship and the power of imagination. His work includes assisting organizations in tapping the creative potentials of conflict, diversity, and complexity. He is a Fellow of the International Futures Forum and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Enneagram Studies: Psychological Structure and Spiritual States of Mind

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

    Helen Palmer in conversation with Aftab Omer

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      Helen Palmer

      Helen is an international bestselling author with books in 30 languages. A longtime teacher of academic psychology and intuitive perception, she co-founded the Enneagram Professional Training Program with David Daniels, MD in 1988. That work has since expanded into Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition, which offers a curriculum and network of teaching sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Over time, Helen has taught at a wide range of academic, business and spiritual organizations including Harvard, John F. Kennedy University, Loyola Chicago, The Union Institute and University, The California School of Professional Psychology, and Integral Life. She is an elected fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
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      Aftab Omer, Ph.D.

      A sociologist, psychologist, futurist and the president of Meridian University. Raised in Pakistan, India, Hawaii, and Turkey, he was educated at the universities of M.I.T, Harvard and Brandeis. His publications have addressed the topics of transformative learning, cultural leadership, generative entrepreneurship and the power of imagination. His work includes assisting organizations in tapping the creative potentials of conflict, diversity, and complexity. He is a Fellow of the International Futures Forum and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Integral We-Spaces: A New Context for Global Dialogue?

    Monday, June 15, 2015
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PT

    Thomas Steininger and Elizabeth Debold

    Thomas Steininger and Elizabeth Debold have each explored and developed “We practices” for over thirty years. They have undertaken radical experiments with social change involving consciousness raising practices for collective spiritual awakening to a “Higher We,” and new forms of conscious dialogue.

    The question that they are asking is: How can our emerging capacity to shape collective spaces be used to heal the fragmentation between cultures? Over the past nine years, Steininger has developed a communication practice, called Evolutionary Dialogue, based in the awareness of our prior unity and motivated by the creativity that can emerge from diversity. Debold’s work has been to start from fundamental nonseparation to make transparent the patterns of domination and submission that form our gender and cultural identities, thus liberating the self to respond and be responsive in fresh, unexpected ways.

    In this Integral Voices call, Steininger and Debold will have recently returned from a global dialogue event in India. They will share their experience of this meeting point between cultures to reveal the potentials and dangers inherent in such an encounter. Taking a self-reflective look at the successes and failures of this East-West dialogue, they will consider: What makes deep dialogue possible? What capacities do individuals need in order to participate together?

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      Elizabeth Debold

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      Thomas Steininger

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