Saturday Morning – Parallel Sessions
1. Creating your Dream Enterprise Part I (Monique Blokzyl)
Have you ever thought of creating your “dream enterprise”? One where you earn a good living whilst serving society?
Monique will take you through key “M” questions to help you set up your dream enterprise:
Motivation – What is your dream and why are you pursuing it?
Market – Who do you aim to serve and how?
Means – What resources do you have and where will you find what you need?
Mentor – Who should you be looking for to support you on your entrepreneurial path?
2. Beyond Diversity Through The Integral Worlds (Jean Parker)
Today, we are witnessing great societal turmoil stemming from the disunity of the mental, spiritual, relational and physical realms of the individual, organizational and global “self”. This disunity contributes to a world which is increasingly consumed with individual material gain, hyper-industrialization and the destruction of nature. Although there are signs of a realignment toward cooperative and collaborative consultative processes to advance spiritual and cultural connection and planetary justice, a critical mass of reconstructive forces is only beginning to emerge.
To contribute to the reunification of the mental, spiritual, relational and physical realms of our individual and organizational “selves”, our session will introduce the Integral Worlds approach to the redefinition of self and society. Integral Worlds is one of several theoretical frameworks that have been developed by the Trans4m Center For Integral Development (http://www.trans-4-m.com), based in Geneva, Switzerland and which are being implemented by researchers and practitioners around the world. This approach provides an analytical framework for understanding individual and societal imbalances but also stimulates hope leading to engagement in practical actions resulting in concretized action. This interactive session will introduce the Integral Worlds approach then invite discussion of implementation strategies. The question of how we can adopt an integral perspective in our individual lives that we can bring to our organizations and societies will be explored as well as how we can make macro and micro-level decisions that support the reunification of the four integral realms.
What new insights or learning do you hope your keynote and/or learnshop will provoke?
This interactive session will introduce the Integral Worlds approach then invite discussion of implementation strategies. The question of how we can adopt an integral perspective in our individual lives that we can bring to our organizations and societies will be explored as well as how we can make macro and micro-level decisions that support the reunification of the four integral realms.
Saturday Afternoon – Parallel Session
1. Creating your Dream Enterprise Part II (Monique Blokzyl)
You love to get a glimpse into the pitching mysteries? What is a powerful story, an impactful message? What is this irresistible Yes-trigger? How do you convince anyone to give you anything? Join us in this learnshop if you want to get some powerful answers. Besides taking away proven techniques, you will also get many real case stories. And most importantly, you will roll up your sleeves and craft that impactful message for your own business right away. Get ready to trigger a sound Yes!
2. Moving from ideas to action : Co-create your favorite intergenerational workspace. (Birgit Peeters)
In this session we will be focussing on unity beyond intergenerational challenges.
We will co-create your favorite intergenerational workspace ! To do so, you will need to share your natural born talents with us as we will use these for our common goal. Ready to play the game ?
3. Spirituality, Leadership and Performance in contemporary business (Dr. Athanasios Kriemadis)
Contemporary businesses incorporate spirituality into their strategic planning system within the framework of Corporate Social Responsibility activities. This presentation will help participants to understand how spirituality benefits employees well-being, and improves organizational perormance and productivity. In addition, Spirituality can reduce absenteeism, stress, burnour and workaholism.
The connection between spirituality and leadership in organizations as a new strategy in transforming individuals and organizations.
4. Writing Our Way to Inclusion (Fateme Banishoeib)
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” – William Wordsworth
Writing is an important way of knowing, thinking and feeling. Through writing we can start a conscious co- creation and sharing of stories — both the stories we tell and the stories we live. What is the power of writing?
1. Writing allows us to see and make sense of things. 2. Writing helps us to accept.
3. Writing improves our mental and physical health. 4. Writing changes our outlook.
By sharing our stories we invite each other into our worlds. This enhances our interconnectedness, shared awareness, and possibilities for fruitful interaction.
In this session Fateme will show:
we have the power to shape stories individually and collectively
how to connect our hearts and minds
tools to connect with the dynamic story of life unfolding around us
how to consciously and creatively participate in real-life stories.