Online - April 16 - 18, 2021

Integral Practitioner Convergence

Evolving Integral Practice in a Time of Cascading Crises

Save the Date for the 2022 Integral Practitioner Convergence

The 5th Integral Practitioner Convergence is taking place May 6-8, 2022. This page includes the program from the 2021 Convergence.

Why The Convergence, and Why Now?

Our Historical Moment Requires a New Kind of Professional

We live in a time of agonizing challenges and creative disruptions. The challenges humanity faces are so complex that our historical epoch is sometimes described as a crisis of complexity 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, organizations, and communities—have been evolving into increasingly complex forms which have increased the demands of everyday life.

For those who choose to engage this historical moment, a deeper and higher order of capability is required.

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 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.

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"No matter how bad our crises, our responses will decide both their consequences and our destiny. If that’s so, and it is, it raises one of the great questions of our time and of all time: How can we contribute most effectively to help mitigate or heal these crises?

As integral practitioners, this question becomes: How can we use our integral skills to contribute most effectively? Of course, beneath this lies another question: How do we discover our most effective contributions?"

— Roger Walsh, MD, PhD
From "Calling All Integral Practitioners" -2021

What are Integral Practitioners?

Integral practitioners foster the development and transformation of individuals, teams, organizations, communities, and societies 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 of systems: From individuals, and all the way up to societies.

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.
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"The ultimate, most sacred form of theory is practice."

— Nikos Kazantzakis

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"There is nothing so practical as a good theory."

— Kurt Lewin

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"You could say paradigms are harder to change than anything else about a system…. But there’s nothing physical or expensive or even slow in the process of paradigm change. In a single individual it can happen in a millisecond. All it takes is a click in the mind, a falling of scales from eyes, a new way of seeing."

— Donella Meadows

The 2021 Convergence: Connect, Collaborate, Create

Calling Coaches, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Consultants, Changemakers, and Leaders...

In past years, the Integral Practitioner Convergence has taken place in Berlin and Vienna while Integral Practitioner Labs have been convened in Vienna, Berlin, Boston, Oakland, and San Francisco.

Now, integral practitioners from around the world are converging online on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16th, 17th, and 18th to learn from each other about the capabilities, methods, models and practices that they are innovating in the context of their professional engagements.

Who should participate?

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

What will Convergence participants do?

  • Experience a diverse community of inquiry and practice.
  • Engage with established Integral Practitioners from around the world 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.
  • Explore the core consciousness capacities vital for Integral Practitioners.

Panelists from the 2021 Convergence

100+ panelists are expected at this year’s Convergence.

Click on each photo to learn about each panelist.

Convergence Program

Convergence panel topics and themes planned for April 16, 17, and 18 include:

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Moderated By:

Convening Circle

Panelists:

  • Monica Sharma
  • Annette Kaiser
  • Diane Hamilton
  • Melanie Goodchild
  • Rama Mani
  • Alexander Schieffer

Moderated By:

Eric Reynolds and Natasha Mantler

Panelists:

  • Robin Wood
  • Brett Thomas
  • Rebecca Colwell

Moderated By:

Bonnitta Roy

Panelists:

  • Jeremy Johnson
  • Julian Baller
  • Brad Kershner

Moderated By:

Beena Sharma

Panelists:

  • Tom Murray
  • Otto Laske
  • Daniel Gortz
  • Kristian Stålne

Moderated By:

Marilyn Hamilton

Panelists:

  • Hauda Najem
  • Paddy Pampallis
  • Gall Hochachka
  • Lada Kanevska
  • Said Dawlabani

Moderated By:

Kazuma Matoba

Panelists:

  • Eva Pomeroy
  • Lukas Hermann
  • Melanie Goodchild
  • Arawana Hayashi

Moderated By:

Tom Murray

Panelists:

  • Annette Kaiser
  • Griet Hellinckx
  • Elizabeth Debold
  • Roger Walsh
  • John Dupuy
  • Doshin Nelson

Moderated By:

Convening Circle

Panelists:

  • Duane Elgin
  • Anneloes Smitsman
  • Coleen Elgin
  • Rama Mani
  • Alexander Schieffer

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Moderated By:

Convening Circle

Panelists:

  • Susanne Cook-Greuter
  • Tomas Bjorkman
  • Rama Mani
  • Alexander Schieffer

Moderated By:

Melissa Schwartz

Panelists:

  • Susan Shaw
  • Paddy Pampallis
  • Pier Lattuada

Moderated By:

Bettina Geiken and Elke Fein

Panelists:

  • Jeff Salzman
  • Hanno Burmester
  • Indra Adnan

Moderated By:

Annette McCall

Panelists:

  • Anna Betz
  • Hillen Cocq
  • Pier Lattuada
  • Nomali Perera

Moderated By:

Rica Viljoen

Panelists:

  • Eric Reynolds
  • Greg Thomas
  • Erica Harpe
  • Marco Robledo

Moderated By:

Raymond Fismer

Panelists:

  • Diana Claire Douglas
  • Lisa Norton
  • Abigail Lynam
  • Tom Habib
  • Lada Kanevska
  • Miles Kessler

Moderated By:

Convening Circle

Panelists:

  • Riane Eisler
  • Rama Mani
  • Alexander Schieffer

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Moderated By:

Convening Circle

Panelists:

  • Thomas Hubl
  • Doshin Nelson
  • Rama Mani
  • Alexander Schieffer

Moderated By:

Anne-Marie Voorhoeve and Diana Cleire Douglas

Panelists:

  • Mathias Weitbrecht
  • Maria Bakari
  • Pia Anderson
  • Lawrence Kampf

Moderated By:

Anouk Brack

Panelists:

  • Eleanor Criswell
  • Raquel Torrent
  • Miles Kessler

Moderated By:

Susanne Cook-Greuter and Akasha Saunders

Panelists:

  • Lisa Norton
  • Markos Perrakis
  • Rama Mani
  • Greg Thomas

Moderated By:

Paddy Pampallis

Panelists:

  • Geoff Fitch
  • Jonathan Reams
  • Beena Sharma
  • Lawrence Kampf
  • Nomali Perera

Moderated By:

Robin Wood

Panelists:

  • Mathias Weitbrecht
  • Nico Roenpagel
  • Erica Harpe
  • Natasha Mantler

Moderated By:

Daniel Gortz

Panelists:

  • Jeff Salzman
  • Patricia Albere
  • Jeremy Lent
  • kaa Faensen
  • George Por

Moderated By:

Convening Circle

Panelists:

  • Susanne Cook-Greuter
  • ​Thomas Steininger
  • Rama Mani
  • Alexander Schieffer
  • ​Jan Henriksson
  • Tomas Bjorkman

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