Integral Voices

Convening The Dialogic Commons

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About Integral Voices

"Things fall apart; the center cannot hold" wrote Yeats about 100 years ago in his poem “The Second Coming.” While in the deafening incoherence of an unraveling center, inquiring and transforming conversations necessarily move to the edge. Edges are associated with danger, crisis, complexity, possibility, the unknown, and unknowable. We are now in edge times as never before.

Protected from the noise, a dialogic commons is a place that nurtures generative listening. A listening where the powers of resonance foster the emergence of creative imagination and a re-sacralizing coherence. Integral Voices convenes dialogues at evolving edges to catalyze a renaissance of real human development and the seeding of possible worlds.

Integral Voices is produced by the Center for Transformative Learning at Meridian University.

"We’re living in a time where the reset button of history has been hit. Radical social, economic and environment changes are becoming the norm and creating a rapidly changing world that demands new patterns of thinking, being and doing for our own personal development, as well as for collective well being."
— JEAN HOUSTON
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Peter Senge and Aftab Omer

Freedom is a Simple Word: Allowing Another to be a Legitimate Other

What is the true nature of inner freedom? How do we recognize the legitimacy of the other? How do destiny and humility relate to leadership?

In this touching and emergent Integral Voices conversation between Peter Senge and Aftab Omer, they draw on ideas expressed by Martin Buber, Humberto Maturana and Peter‘s work in South Africa to explore these questions.

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Thomas Steininger and Aftab Omer

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It is Our Care that Creates New Worlds: Dialogic Capability Amidst Cultural CrisisCan we respond to the multi-dimensional crises of our time with a different kind of speaking and listening? Can we protect and preserve the great storehouse of ideas, stories and practices embedded in human cultures?Learn More

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Panel Conversation

1:22:15

Another World is Possible: Unlearning and the World We CreateHanno Burmester's soon-to-be-published book by Perspectiva Press, Unlearn: A Compass for Radical Transformation, offers a doorway into understanding the role of 'unlearning' in transformative change and transformative leadership.Learn More

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Peter Senge and Aftab Omer

1:00:45

Freedom is a Simple Word: Allowing Another to be a Legitimate OtherWhat is the true nature of inner freedom? How do we recognize the legitimacy of the other? How do destiny and humility relate to leadership?Learn More

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Panel Conversation

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Nurturing Our Humanity: Reuniting Care and EconomicsWhat are the enabling conditions for reuniting care and economics? Are these also the conditions for the birth of an ecological civilization? Can we get real about markets and what the social wealth economic indicators are that promote real thinking about the human future?Learn More

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Nina Simons and Aftab Omer

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Revisioning Entrepreneurship: Generativity, Indigeneity and the FeminineIn this expansive and heartful conversation, Nina Simons and Aftab Omer explore the shadows and possibilities of entrepreneurship. Holding a vision of local interdependence and generative globalization, they discuss how transformative innovation gathers social, technological and cultural dimensions in ways that regenerate the commons.Learn More

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Thomas Hubl and Aftab Omer

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Listening to the Voice of the Field: The Great Conductor and the Black HoleIn this wide-ranging and emergent conversation, Thomas Hubl and Aftab Omer explore collective trauma, social healing, and the ways in which scientific inquiry and mystical understanding inform the challenging work of collective trauma practitioners. Aftab and Thomas share their reflections on related themes including the COVID-19 pandemic, collective presencing, the intimate internet, and the power of creative surrender.Learn More

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