Time: October 11, 2013 at 7pm to October 13, 2013 at 12pm
Location: Nalanda West
Street: 3902 Woodland Park Avenue N
Website or Map: http://www.nalandawest.org/ev…
Event Type: retreat
Organized By: Elle McSharry
Latest Activity: Jun 20
In this workshop retreat Meg will show us how to transform our grief, outrage and frustration into insight and compassion so that we can consciously choose a new role for ourselves — that of warriors for the human spirit.
MEG WHEATLEY writes, teaches and speaks worldwide about radically new practices for organizing people, communities and corporations in chaotic times. With a doctorate from Harvard University in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, Meg Wheatley is co-founder of The Berkana Institute, a global charitable leadership foundation, and has been an organizational consultant and professor of management since 1973. Her clients include the U.S. Army, Girl Scouts, Fortune 100 corporations, government agencies, healthcare institutions, foundations, public schools, colleges, major church denominations and monasteries.
October 11-13, 2013
Saturday 9am-12noon, 3pm-5:30pm and 7:30pm-9pm
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Meg Wheatley is the co-founder and President emerita of The Berkana Institute, a global charitable foundation founded in 1991. Born and raised on the East Coast of the U.S., first in the New York City area, and then in Boston, in 1989 Meg moved west to the mountains and red rocks of Utah where she raised her two sons, five stepchildren, and now enjoys her 19 grandchildren.
A student of many different disciplines: science, history, literature, systems thinking, organizational behavior, social policy, cosmology and theology, Meg was educated at the University of Rochester and University College London and received a Master of Arts degree from New York University in systems thinking. She also completed a doctorate from Harvard’s program in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, with a focus on organizational behavior and change.
Meg is also the author of several books including: Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey Into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now. (2011), co-authored with Deborah Frieze; Perseverance (2010); and Leadership and the New Science, (1992) which has been translated into 18 languages,and won many awards, including “Best Management Book of 1992” in Industry Week, Top Ten Business Books of the 1990s by CIO Magazine, and Top Ten Business books of all time by Xerox Corporation. The video of Leadership and the New Science, produced by CRM films, has also won several film awards.
Her latest book is titled, So Far From Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World and is described on her website as “An Invitation to Warriorship”. On her website, she also writes: “I wrote this book for you if you offer your work as a contribution to others, whatever your work might be. And if now you find yourself feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and despairing while also experiencing moments of joy, belonging, and increased resolve to do your work. This book describes how we can do our good work with dedication, energy, discipline and joy by consciously choosing a new role for ourselves, that of that of warriors for the human spirit.”
Her articles appear in a wide range of professional publications and magazines, and can be downloaded free from her website.