meditate/center ourselves together 6:45-7
group discussion 7-9pm
Come share in a talk with Barbara Brown on Spiral Dynamics. (Suggested pre-reading below) It is sure to be an interesting and thought-provoking discussion on "Beyond Development to Unique Individuals at Flow – Types and Talents along the Spiral"
PLEASE NOTE THE PRE-READING for this talk (link at bottom of description) Some of the terminology will be new to us
Please arrive as close to 6:30 as you can, to have time to get a beverage, seat, and be settled-in in time for meditation.
And -- if your schedule does not allow that, come when you are able. You are welcome anytime.
Here is what Barbara says about this talk:
Beyond Development to Unique Individuals at Flow – Types and Talents along the Spiral
We know that our current capacities are an individually unique combination of our biology (genes), our social/cultural support system (past and present), and our current psychological development. We’ve all experienced lots of training and development programs that just didn’t last after-the-fact. Most of the individuals participating can’t keep up new behavior, even when they gave the program good evaluations at the close of the course. Why? Because, either the program methodology or the actual new behavior is NOT a fit for the individual’s current capacity.
In this session we will take a look at Spiral Dynamics and other adult development models in the context of individual differences, in particular Type and Multiple Intelligences. We’ll use Kegan’s Subject-Object model to help identify the bleeding edges of our own development. At that point, we can make conscious decisions about the actions we take around the holes in our current capacity. We might use ITP to expand our capacities. Many people, however, find it more productive to leave the biggest gaps and get scaffolded by a network of supporters whose natural capacities compliment theirs. A more developed individual obviously has more coping capacity. However, a well-rounded assemblage of people with common interests can have adequate coping capacities, even if no single individual can handle the complexity alone. As a side effect, coping well at flow frees up a lot of energy that can go to both enjoying life and moving up in our capacities.
Constructive Engagement with all Forms of Mind