MindShift Integral

TRANSFORMATION – INSIGHT – LEADERSHIP

Public Lectures and Talks

Examples of Public Lectures: Transformative Processes in Action

Book presentation: Integrale Ökologie

Es gibt heute eine Vielzahl von unterschiedlichen Perspektiven zu Ökologie, Natur und auch zum Klimawandel, die sich nicht selten grundlegend widersprechen. Wie können wir all diese wertvollen Ansichten auf die natürliche Welt – formuliert von vielen Wissenschaftlern, Ökologinnen, Aktivisten und Philosophinnen -vereinen und zu einer umfassenden Perspektive kommen, um unsere Umweltprobleme effektiv in den Griff zu bekommen und in einem angemessenen Einklang mit unserer natürlichen Umwelt zu leben?

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Wir stellen die ‚Integrale Ökologie‘ von Prof. Sean Esbjörn-Hargens und Prof. Michael Zimmerman vor: Diese wendet die Integrale Theorie Ken Wilbers auf unsere Umwelt und unser Verständnis der Natur an, und integriert damit all die unterschiedliche Theorien, Ansätze und Einsichten in einem umfassenden Modell.

Die Integrale Ökologie als Metatheorie macht blinde Flecken und Grenzen einzelner ökologischer Disziplinen dort sichtbar, wo Praktikerinnen und Experten immer wieder an Grenzen stoßen. Aus der Zusammenschau möglichst vieler Perspektiven heraus können komplex-adaptive Systeme diagnostiziert und Initiativen erfolgreich geplant und durchgeführt werden. Wir werden dies praktisch verdeutlichen und zeigen den Teilnehmenden anhand recht verschiedener Themen, wie z.B. Klimawandel, nachhaltigem Tourismus und ökologischem Landbau auf, wie solch ein integraler Methodenpluralismus wesentlich mehr Ansatzpunkte und Hebelwirkung für effektives Handeln liefert. Die Präsentation (ppt) finden Sie hier: Integrale Ökologie.

Talk with Ken Wilber: A recording of a  conversation between Anne Caspari and Ken Wilber about Anne’s action research in the framework of the community talks with Integral Without Borders can be downloaded here.

Lecture:  Integral Leadership – Feeling into the Moment: Applying
 Integral
 Maps
 and
 Processes 
to 
Corporate
 Leadership 
Training
 and
 Trans‐disciplinary
 Education

Presentation at  the international Theory Conference ITC: Connecting the Integral Kosmopolitan. Friday, July 21, 2013, San Francisco, California

The
 application
 of
 more
 recent
 developments
 and
 experience
 in
 integral
 thought
 and
 processes
 to
 various
 domains
 of
 human
 endeavor
 has
 been
 going
 on
 for
 the
 past
 decade
 or
 so.

catThe
 evolution
 of
 how
 we

 use
 integral
 frameworks
 in
 a
 more
 mature
 manner
 to
 support
 transformative
 processes
 at
 both
 individual
 and
 organizational
 levels
 and
 how
 these
 applications 
have 
informed
 the 
development
 of
 our
 theoretical
 understanding 
of 
integral 
leadership
 is
 the 
focus 
of this 
presentation.
Taking 
as 
a 
back ground
 our
 understanding 
of
 using
  construct awareness
 in
 such 
work,
 we 
will 
draw
 on
 recent 
practice 
and 
theoretical
 work 
focused
 on 
two 
areas; 
integrity
 and
 intuition.

Talk: Transformative Processes and Adaptive Pushback: Why are we resisting transformation?

Presentation at  the international conference “Transformation in a Changing Climate”,  Friday June 22,2013, University of Oslo, Norway

In the global change arena we see more and more the need for leaders to know about what happens in transformative processes inside out in order to play a different game.

shiftIt is ironic that our best whole systems  thinkers are becoming ever more frustrated at the lack of visible change in response to knowledge and evidence about growing threats to sustainability. The problem is more often than not that the intrinsic mechanisms of transformation are still not widely understood nor mastered. Transformative processes that are supposed to respond to adaptive challenges require a fundamental shift in perspective and meaning. In order to be able to design, catalyze, foster or lead such shifts, leaders need to recognize stages, depth and width of the process, need to identify patterns of systemic pushback, know what to do with immunities to change and how to handle the usual resistances and escape mechanisms.

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Lecture:  Taking on the Future: Global Transformation, up-close and personal 

January 11, 2013, 13.00-16.00, Georg Sverdups Hus, Auditorium 2, University of Oslo, Norway

Over the next years we are likely to experience global changes at a rate and scale that is unprecedented in human history. Many people are concerned about the future – and frustrated because there is currently so little evidence ofactions at the scale and magnitude considered to be necessary to meet complex challenges like climate change. We often hear talk about leverage points for large-scale systems changes, or about the role of “trim tabs,” whose small moves can make a powerful difference. But how do we actually make change happen? Do we ourselves need to change? To more effectively contribute to collective change, we need to have more hands on knowledge about change mechanisms and how to get around the blind spots–and experience it first-hand so that we can work better with others.sign

In January 2013, we, Anne Caspari and Karen O’Brien, will address these issues head-on by offering a 3-hour experiential intro that focuses on the mechanisms of change, including how our individual and collective beliefs can create immunities to change that can sabotage well-intentioned efforts to make a difference. This is about personal change, collective change, and global change. Participants will gain personal insights on their own beliefs and how they influence their actions in the world around them. For those who are willing to go deeper and want to lead change, the 3-hour workshop will be followed by a 2-day “Transformation” course that will work directly with personal beliefs and attitudes towards change.

 

Talk: Integral Operating System at the State of the World Forum 2009:   June 18  2010 the annual convention of the Integrales Forum German, Berlin
IMG_7892Report from the  2020 Climate Leadership Campagne und State of the World Forum – Belo Horizonte in Brazil, 2009; critical appraisal on how to change the world differently and stop climate change by 2020. 

 

Lecture: The Integral Framework in Action
Behind the Scenes of Change, Complexity and Sustainability

Wednesday, May 2008, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway.

Oslo

Anne Caspari will be talking about how an integral framework can be applied to international environmental planning projects and broader sustainability issues.  She will introduce the main aspects of an integral approach, which provides a new way of understanding highly complex emerging geo-political situations and eco-social issues. Using  examples from her research, she will discuss the implications of this approach for climate change adaptation. Download the lecture on change,_complexity,_sustainability.

Her talk will also give some ideas on how to design successful solutions, initiatives and projects.

Lecture The Integral Landscafe Café

Feb 3rd 2008, Castello Ruspoli di Vignanello, Viterbo, Italy

Giardino Castello RuspoliThe lecture is about how to approach landscape in its manifold significances and interpretations. Taking some input from the basic thought behind the “World Café” concept, the idea is to discuss landscape from all different kind of angles together with the audience.  In the “Landscape Café”, we will have a look at landscape ecology, aesthetics, architecture, as well as planning and discussing what each discipline has to offer in order to deepen the understanding of both genesis and meaning of landscapes such as the Tuscia. A more integral picture will emerge, a process which will be supported by the application of the integral theory on the subject.

Integral Approach to Climate Change and Agriculture
Lecture held November 9, 2007, in Aeghio, Greece

The ACCRETe project was about becoming aware of the interdependencies “agriculture – climate change”, and was coordinated by the Province of Parma (Italy) together with nine partners from Italy, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Romania.

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The partners worked together to develop tools to raise awareness and to inform about the link between agriculture and climate change. The aim of the final conference was to present the results of the project and to encourage more awareness among people and operators of the sector so that attitudes may be changed.

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