GLEN Exchanges

are face-to-face and online gatherings that intentionally work with the pooled experience of participants to generate insights.

They are sourced and facilitated by knowledgeable people you can interact with person-to-person in real time. The donations suggested for programs that are offered to the public help support The GLEN.

Featured Exchanges

Experience the GLEN: Information Session 

Single Session: Jan 6, 2022. Time: 9:00 to 10:30am PT

This Exchange is your introduction into The GLEN experience. We will be taking a look at what draws members to this community and how The GLEN can support the questions that inform your practice. Community Membership begins with your agreeing to receive emails and coming to Exchanges and programs. There is no standard fee. Contributing Members are by invitation and more deeply involved.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC/ NO FEE

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The Awakening Program: Transforming Prisons from the Inside Out

Single Session: Jan 7, 2022 Time: 9:00-11:00 am PT; 18:00-20:0 CET

Steven Clark, an incarcerated citizen in Maine State Prison (Warren, ME), is co-creating The Awareness Program together with fellow residents to transform the prison community from the inside out. This session will give an overview of this program and engage the GLEN community in a dialogue about the urgent need for transformational initiatives, what we’re doing, and what’s needed. 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC/ NO FEE

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Cohado:Cycles of Regenerative Development

Single Session: Jan 21, 2022 Time: 9:00-11:00 am PT; 18:00-20:0 CET

Paulo Gregory, a GLEN Member, has help launch the Black Butterfly Network and Conservatory seeding a cohort of Black businesses in Baltimore to embody the principles embodied in the collaborative game— Cohado. Its purpose is to evolve a sustainable ecosystem with the capacity to transform the economics of Baltimore. We have invited him to share an interactive exchange around the principles and practices behind the new regenerative development model guiding this work.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC/ NO FEE

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Generating New Fields of Awareness: the Neuropsychology of Change

Four Mornings Workshop: March 8-11, 2022 Time: 8:30am–1:30pm PT.

(This is a reschedule of the Dec 2021 workshop)

Mary Gelinas, Ed.D., and David Sibbet will co-facilitate a four-day, online workshop that will explore how to understand and work with personal, group and noetic fields through four levels of awareness. These capabilities are essential for any work that hopes to be transformational. This workshop builds on two years of exploration of the neuropsychology of change in The GLEN, and current research and writing about understanding the impact of personal, group and social fields. Their thinking has evolved a good deal and they are excited about sharing it.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / DISCOUNT FOR GLEN CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW & REGISTRATION

Leading Change: Catalyzing Systemic Transformation

Year-Long Immersive Action Learning Program: Summer 2022-Summer 2023

Gisela Wendling, Ph.D. and David Sibbet will co-lead this program, through four in-person retreats, interim web conferences and consultation on participant change projects. The program builds. on six years of conducting Leading Change intensives and a prior year-long program for 20 process leaders in a large environmental services organization. Gisela and David regularly co-facilitate large, systemic change projects in their work through The Grove Consultants International.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / APPLICATION REQUIRED

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Leading as Sacred Practice Retreat 2022 at the Beuerhof Seminar Center, Vulcan Eifel, Germany

Residential Retreat: Sept 11-15, 2022. 
This week-long retreat is being redesigned to push even further into the principles and practices that will guide us in this challenging time.  This will be our fourth global summit. We will continue to work through dialogue and ceremony to develop insights and practices for leading with sacred intent and connecting with visions of what is being called to us individually and collectively.  As always, our goal is to experientially bring to life the practices we are exploring.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / FEE / GLEN CONTRIBUTING MEMBER DISCOUNT

RETREAT OVERVIEW

Recent Exchanges

Unfolding Wisdom Retreat

Retreat. Nov 4-7, 2021 Time Full Days (see website)
This retreat was previously postponed to 2021 due to COVID and is again being rescheduled. Hosts Alan Briskin and Kathia Laszlo intend to explore the realms of paradox, harmonic contradictions, and the felt sense of belonging to a community of seekers, change makers, and consciousness pioneers. The retreat is designed for individuals who work with groups in their capacity as leaders, consultants, facilitators, and change agents. 

OPEN TO PUBLIC / FEE / MEMBER DISCOUNT

Leading As Sacred Practice EXCHANGE SERIES Bonus Session 

Series:  Completed Oct 1 Time: 9:00-11:30 am PT; 18:00-20:30 CET

At the end of each Exchange in the LASP On-line Series, we held an informal "kitchen" session.October is an extended version of this. 

OPEN TO REGISTRANTS IN THE LASP ONLINE SERIES

Resilience: What Hopeful Change is Emerging from the Pandemic?

Initial Session: Aug 17, 2021 Time: Tues 9:00-11:30 am PT; 18:00-20:30 CET

The GLEN's Community Resilience Collaboration is offering an initial Exchange to invite members and our larger networks to share about hopeful developments that are emerging from the pandemic. In the midst of all the challenges, we know that life is continuing and the crucible of this time is seeding new ideas that The GLEN would like to support. What are they? Multiple visual practitioners will be visualizing the ideas that are shared.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC & GLEN MEMBERS

Leading As Sacred Practice EXCHANGE SERIES 

Series: Completed April 23 to July 2, 2021 Time: 9:00-11:00 am PT; 18:00-20:00 CET

This was a six-session series leading up to the LASP face-to-face conference in September of 2022 This series will explore six "Ways" for bringing Leading as Sacred Practice to life. They are linked to foundation principles we've been developing over three years of conferences on this subject. The series has a new LASP eBook describing these six "Ways."

Gisela Wendling, David Sibbet, Holger Scholz and Alan Briskin will co-host this exploration as an ensemble.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / FEE / MEMBER DISCOUNT

Leaders They Do Not See: The Tender, Powerful & Troublesome

Series: Completed March 4, April 1, and May 6, 2021. Time: 9:00–11:00am PT.

Is invisible leadership real leadership? Karen Wilhelm Buckley and Karolina Iwa believe that the less visible sides of leadership are essential to the success to all of our endeavors. They invite you to sense into and map the invisible dimensions of leadership. Invisible can mean “hidden” or “unable to be seen” and at times may even be treated as “not worthy”. We know that recognition and affirmation depend on personal perception and the culture of the system.

Exploring Systemic Racism Through the Film "The Eichmann Show"

Single Session: March 12, 2021. Time: 9:00–11:00am PT

In the light of the January 6th events at the U.S. Capitol and the growing concern about the rise of white-supremacy movements in this country and beyond, Gisela Wendling, Alan Briskin, and David Matthew Prior would like to invite you to explore the roots of white supremacy through a dialogue about the BBC Film The Eichmann Show (2015). The film tells the story of the 1962 globally televised trial in which Eichman is prosecuted in Israel for his role in the Jewish Holocaust during World War II. This Netflix film, which we ask members to watch before the exchange, is an essential lens through which we can examine systemic racism wherever it is present.

GLEN Community Solstice Call: Celebrating Our Voices Together

Single Session: Dec 21, 2020

We gather this solstice at the regular GLEN Bloggers time to celebrate our community, and share poems and insights about our relationships with the light and the dark.
Women of the GLEN: Caring for Self & Each Other

Series: Dec 3, 2020 

In the last months of 2020, we’re coming together to practice care for self and for each other. This will be a gently held space open to Women of The GLEN, facilitated by Ronita Johnson and Nancy Davis. Click the Register Now button for more detail and to register.   

GLEN Community Call: What is Our Complicity With Racism?
Single Session June 28, 2020
Four crises are facing our world right now: COVID–19, climate change, economic free fall and racial injustice. The first three are rapidly exacerbating and laying bare the last: racial injustice. This Exchange was a call for members to collectively and thoughtfully consider how recent events related to racial injustice are affecting us and what each of us wants to do about it. Ronita Johnson, Gisela Wendling, and Mary Gelinas hosted the Exchange.

World Crises Response: Creating the Future We Want
Series July 16, 30 and Aug 13, 2020

We held two GLEN community conversations in March to check in on how each of us was doing in the midst of our dramatically changing world. This Exchange series was intended to continue our connection and deepen our conversations with one another. Together we leaned into what new understanding were arising and what wisdom wanted to be expressed through our collective dialogue—not only for ourselves but also to support our ability to help others. Our exploration combined guided reflection practices with personal sharing and group dialogues. 

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