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?
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.
The 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.
It 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.
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.
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
Report 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.
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
The 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.
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.