Let’s take a collective leap in our ability to design and facilitate collaborative change processes in complex situations, by integrating what we know about the human brain and the impact of contemplative practices on it. For over ten years Mary Gelinas has been studying the results of brain research and social psychology and their relationship to Organization Development and collaborative change processes. In this Exchange we will explore the potential of this research and expand the possibilities of how it can strengthen and deepen our work as consultants and facilitators.
Key Questions for Exploration
- How can we use what we know about the human brain to even more effectively experience, design and facilitate collaborative change processes?
- As facilitators and consultants, how can we help those around us stay present and in a relationship with one another, especially in the midst of conflict and the unknown?
- How can we help people feel simultaneously safe enough and brave enough to speak what needs to be spoken and to work hard to understand the points of view of others?
- How can we access deeper wisdom and compassion in ourselves and others for the greater good?
- Introductions and review of outcomes and agenda
- Participants share what draws them to this Exchange
- Guided mindfulness meditation
- Overview of the main theme and questions
- Shared inquiry
- Harvesting insight
- Preview of next session and takeaways
- April 10th / Session 1: The Self-Changing Human Brain: Evolving the Brain for Good
- April 24th / Session 2: Next Level of Change Agency: Being Embodied Instruments of Collaborative Change
- May 8th / Session 3: Integrating Brain Science into Our Practice: Consulting, Designing, and Facilitating with the Brain in Mind