They say desegregation was a big step forward; But integration only covered up a rotten core; The surface might’ve changed but the cauldron is still hot; Now we more politically correct with less real talk.
- North by Northwest, Blue Scholars
What this verse speaks to is that legislation and policies are necessary, but not sufficient, because they only regulate bigotry, injustice, and oppression. For long-term, positive change we must include inner transformation. Deeply honest, direct, and sometimes profoundly challenging conversations are a key in this inner transformation, both personally and collectively.
In this short introductory seminar, participants will learn about basic frames and skills to serve in this inner transformation. Specifically, participants will learn about developmental psychology and the powerful frame it offers us to engage our differences in service of our growth and connection. And, alongside the developmental psychology frame, we will practice (emphasis on practice!) the fundamental skills of listening, emotional awareness and perspective taking - foundational skills in having conversations that yield to personal and collective transformation.
Gabriel Wilson, is a talented facilitator and educator skilled at working with difficult issues, diverse perspectives, and across generational boundaries. His interpersonal depth is matched only by his integrity and open-heartedness. He was a lecturer at Stanford University, where he taught and facilitated a personal development course, Designing Your Life, that applied design thinking to students' personal and vocational development.
A Certified Integral Facilitator, Gabe is the Director of the Integral Diversity Initiative, a practice-think tank exploring the application of integral theory and facilitation to the territory of diversity. With clarity and compassion he invites us to experience our interconnectedness through the truths of our differences. He grew up in the U.S. and Brazil and is currently based in Salt Lake City, UT.
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