I recently completed a book chapter in which will be published soon in which I bring a relational self lens to Schmarer’s Theory U. As we shift our understanding from the idea of individual self to seeing ourselves as fully relational, always, already in relationship, our focus shifts as well as our way of being in our relationships, our work and our world. As we seek to understand and bridge differences, to come together through common aspirations, we need to learn how to learn, and be influenced through our encounters with “the other”. We will discuss or dialogue about how we might change if we hold concepts such as authenticity and authority in a relational space. I will engage participants in reflecting on encounters that shaped them and how they were willing to be vulnerable to enable the transformative learning that occurred.
What is the format of this topic?
Presentation and conversation/dialogue
Where have you brought this to life before?
I teach these concepts through courses at Saybrook and how presented them in various forms at the Transformative Learning conferences. I am eager to engage my SoL colleagues in these ideas to see what might emerge in how we think and act together as a learning community.
Do you have the presentation on slideshare, haikudeck or prezi?
Any chance you have this on youtube or vimeo?
What do you feel is the heartbeat of your topic?
I am hoping to gather people who wonder how we might begin to bridge the gap between what is being discovered through biology and brain research about our relational being and our concept of individual self. I am hoping the group can begin to imagine what could change if we begin to embrace our relational self and a way of being that is "in care".
How could the community collaborate with you to build your vision?
Are you looking for sponsors, funding, grants?