Meridian's public programs are produced by the Center for Transformative Learning at Meridian University. Public programs include online courses, labs & workshops, conferences & symposia, and podcasts.
The world is suffering to the point where we no longer have the language to address its complexity and where literalism fails us. As we collectively squeeze through a bottleneck in history, human beings need a language to make meaning of the increasing disasters surrounding us. This course explores the language of archetypes – from the theoretical to the praxis in personal and organizational development.
The premise is that particularly in a time of “othering” we need a unifying language. Much like the human genome connects us all, there are archetypal images that unite us as well. When we decode the universal language of archetypes we realize our capacity to hold multiplicity as a response to a time of global polycrises. A polypoetic approach may not only become useful but essential.Learn more »
We live in times of deep relational chaos and complexity, where the information revolution is morphing into a deluge of propaganda and disinformation. As a consequence, it is becoming more and more difficult to cohere a foundation of facts and meanings necessary for collaboration and co-creation. This issue is a challenge to relationality at all living system levels: Individuals, families, teams, organizations, communities, societies, and geopolitical systems.
The effectiveness of any living system is linked to its dialogic capability which shapes both the intended and unintended consequences at all system levels. As dialogic capability is developed the system becomes more coherent, adaptive, and creative.Learn more »
"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.Learn more »
This course explores personal, historical, cultural, and archetypal perspectives to transforming trauma. Participants in this course will engage in collaborative inquiry into aesthetic, psychological, and political responses which bring about social healing and cultural renewal.Learn more »
This course explores underlying patterns found to be universally applicable in change processes, along with principles and practices that support personal change awareness. Students will be invited to explore their own experiences with change and apply the differences between circumstantial, volitional, and developmental change to their own history.Learn more »
Human beings thrive on meaning and purpose. Bringing meaning and purpose together into a coherent professional livelihood is a challenge. In part, this is so because the professions paradoxically and often tragically undermine their purposeful intentions to meet human needs in support of the flourishing of individuals, communities, and societies.Learn more »
We live in times of deep relational chaos and complexity, where the information revolution is morphing into a deluge of propaganda and disinformation. As a consequence, it is becoming more and more difficult to cohere a foundation of facts and meanings necessary for collaboration and co-creation.Learn more »
We live in a time of challenges and disruptions that require a deeper understanding from those who choose to engage in this moment. Learn more.Learn more »