Meridian's Center for Transformative Learning Presents:
Integral Practitioner Perspectives
A two-day seminar with Meridian University President Aftab Omer and guest teachers. Coming to Berlin - April 8th and 9th, 2017
The Integral Practitioner Perspectives Seminar
“My work is loving the world.”Mary Oliver
Those of us who are called to engage the whole-system issues and challenges of our time in our professional practice are faced with making powerful choices regarding our own development and education.
This seminar presents transformational perspectives, practices, and approaches designed within Meridian’s Integral Practitioner Lab - with recent sessions having been held in Europe and the United States.
Participants will be empowered with the tools to direct their own unique evolutionary journey towards an enlivening livelihood as a learning-leader within the professions of psychology, business, education, and the arts.
We will explore how true education can evoke, inspire, and empower us with the capabilities required to bring our vocation and profession together into a meaningful whole.
Calling Coaches, Entrepreneurs, Healers, Consultants, Changemakers…
If you want to explore the intersection of passionate meaning with professional fulfillment, Integral Practitioner Perspectives may be for you. Participants will be introduced to practices and resources that facilitate the growth of a unique ecology of competencies through which they can bridge passion and profession.
In this seminar you will:
- Learn how to deepen and strengthen the inner life and its inter-connectedness to the whole.
- Discover the distinct web of competencies required for realizing your unique vision of integral practice.
- Explore how through the patterns of social backlash, consciousness is remaking itself, with results both creative and chaotic.
- Engage complexity capability in creating a life-world that is coherent enough to hold many worlds.
- Experience embodied practices that evoke the impact projects and initiatives you are called to.
- Connect and collaborate with others who are engaging their call to sacred purpose.
Ideas shaping the seminar:
The problems humanity faces are so complex that our historical epoch is sometimes described as a crisis of complexity. This is the root of our current ecological, economic, and political turmoil. In each case, what is required of humanity is more complex than what our current mindsets allow. 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 join 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, we must close this gap by building a bridge of capability.
The Integral Practitioner Perspectives seminar offers the opportunity to identify, develop and refine a unique constellation of competencies that are required for impact.
This seminar is designed to help participants choreograph the dance between inner and outer complexity, in service of aligning our capabilities with what the world needs and finding “the simplicity on the far side of complexity.”
Professionals across all domains are looking for tools and practices responsive to this new world of unprecedented and accelerating complexity. The old rules do not apply, while the new rules are yet to be handed down.
We are often in over our heads, overwhelmed by the demands of our everyday and professional lives. We can learn to transform the complexity both within and outside of ourselves in ways that can enrich our lives and enhance our professional contributions.
What is an Integral Practitioner?
Integral practitioners foster the development and transformation of individuals, teams, organizations and communities 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 make an impact by:
“Let the beauty we love be what we do.”Rumi
- Facilitating incremental, adaptive and transformative change.
- Engaging the vitality and emergence of development and evolution.
- Securing the function of integrity in integral practice.
- Developing the whole person: cognitively, emotionally, somatically, and spiritually.
- Integrating action and reflection by cultivating consciousness capacities.
- Anchoring the sacred by reuniting the artistic and the scientific.
- Healing division within complex systems of relationships.
- 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.
- Leading in ways that take responsibility for the whole
- Evolving new methods of creative collaboration.
Aftab Omer, PhD, 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 complexity capability. 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.
How Can You Attend?
Forum for Meditation and Neuroscience:
Prenzlauer Berg Center
Saarbrücker Straße 6
(5 minutes from Senefelderplatz U-Bahn station)
April 8th & 9th, 2017
10am - 6pm
Registration is Closed