We are finding ourselves in a time when there is a growing interest and pervasive need to purposefully attend to the sacred dimension of our work. By sacred we like Ann Dosher’s definition as “that which has value in and of itself and gives meaning to the whole.” This definition invites exploration rather than making a conclusive statement about what is sacred. The word ‘sacred’ often indicates numinous and intangible qualities that beg for special respect and nurturance. It is related to the idea of sacrifice, humble inquiry and service.
Key Questions for Exploration
What does it mean to be open to sacred intent?
By sacred we like Ann Dosher’s definition as “that which has value in and of itself and gives meaning to the whole.” This definition invites exploration rather than makes a conclusive statement about what is sacred. It is related to the idea of sacrifice, humble inquiry, and service. The word sacred often indicates numinous and intangible qualities that beg for special respect and nurturance.
We are finding ourselves in a time when there are a growing interest and pervasive need to purposefully attend to the sacred dimension of our work.
We will explore and share practical aspects of working with the sacred such as
- initiating, holding and closing sacred space
- designing transformative processes that purposefully invite the sacred, and
- accessing to deeper wisdom and ‘sacred’ knowledge that can be present in groups.
Our exploration will be informed by archetypal frameworks such as rites of passages and collective wisdom. Furthermore, we will experience ceremony together. We are open to move beyond the edges of personal and collective understanding of our work as leaders, hosts, and facilitators toward something greater, holistic and wiser.
Exchange DesignThis five-day conference will support collaborative and creative exploration of leading as sacred practice through mutual sensemaking, supporting crucibles of transformation, and envisioning wise action in challenging times. It is intended for people who lead group process as consultants, facilitators, change agents and for organizational leaders who are called to collaborative, holistic ways of leading their companies, businesses, and nonprofits. It is for professionals seeking to work differently and asking fundamental questions about how to open to the sacred in their leadership roles. Participants will:
- Learn how to create a safe and generative space for mutual sense-making, moral decision-making, and wise action.
- Visually map our collective experience of the sacred in our work with organizations, communities, and society.
- Explore archetypal patterns of traditional ceremonies and rituals for insight into how to activate them in our personal lives, work, and client engagements.
- Practice attending to aesthetics and walking the beauty way in our leading, facilitating and hosting.
- Spend time celebrating our connectivity and how working from a transformational perspective taps into deep life energy.
- Be open to learning from the land, walking the Medicine Wheel, sitting at the Fire, and experiencing the spaciousness of the land and place.