Betty Sue Flowers
Optional Conference Activities
Book Launch, Signing and Reception
Friday, June 8, 6:00-7:15 PM
This conference will launch the publication of The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Carol S. Pearson and published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in partnership with the Fetzer Institute. Several of the book’s contributors will be presenting at this conference and will be available to sign books at a special book signing and reception on Friday, after dinner.
“It is a pleasure to see that Carol Pearson and her colleagues are moving my work on transforming leadership forward in interdisciplinary and contemporary ways.”
—James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer-Prize winning presidential biographer and pioneer in the study of leadership in American life
“A wonderful collection of diverse and wise perspectives, giving shared voice to the need to understand ourselves and leadership from a much deeper place, using intelligence, compassion, and wise action to meet the challenges looming ahead.”
—Margaret J. Wheatley, Author of Leadership and the New Science and other books
“This volume represents what wants to emerge in the field of leadership studies. By significantly addressing the essential impact of the inner condition of leaders, it adds to the ongoing work of illuminating the blind spot that has plagued the field for so long.”
—Otto Scharmer, Author of Theory U: Leading from the Future As It Emerges, and Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
To order The Transforming Leader, call the Pacifica Bookstore at 805.879.7327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Dreaming Matrix:
Dreams Speaking to Dreams
Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 7:30-8:30 AM
Throughout human history, people have been telling dreams in community. This ancient lineage of dreams and dreaming carries great significance in many of the world’s older cultures, and this lineage is trying to find voice in our modern world today. The Social Dreaming Matrix is an experimental container for sharing dreams and images arising from the deep psyche. This opportunity to share dreams, without interpretation, with a dream calling out its response through another dream or an image, helps us to see into each other and into ourselves in compelling and evocative ways. Sharing this process can seed our dreams and inner experiences for long periods to come, offering us inspiration and meaning. Optional social dreaming matrix sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday mornings before the program begins and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The sessions will be facilitated by Pacifica Provost Patricia Katsky, and Willow Young, Chair of the Counseling Psychology Program.
Focus Group on New Certificate and Academic Programs in Leadership
Saturday, June 9, 7:00-8:30 PM
Conference attendees are invited to participate in a focus group and discussion about the potential development of a new certificate and academic program in Leadership grounded in the Depth Traditions. Your insights, thoughts, and ideas will be welcomed at this gathering. Please join us on Saturday evening after dinner to meet with Core Faculty member Michael Sipiora, Pacifica President Carol Pearson, and Director of Admissions Wendy Overend to discuss the vision for programs that prepare students to lead and develop individuals, organizations, and other social systems, and make them able to respond to the call of the future in soulful and innovative ways.