What Can I learn From This Conference?

  • In the organizations we currently belong to, what is the primary task and purpose of the  group as a whole and its subgroups?  How often are we on or off-task, and why does this happen so often? What and who gets overlooked?

  • What is the picture in my mind about this group and how it functions?

  • What are we collectively attempting to re-create? What would we co-create if we had different biases?

  • Each human being carries a unique biopsychosocial history.  As groups form identities, they may overlook complexity and have difficulty holding differences.  

  •  With my many parts, what do I ignore or deny in order to belong and be included?  

  • What is not acceptable or lurks in the shadow of the group?

  • I am a member of an organization, town, state, country, and world system.  I am a member of a social species inhabiting this universe.  What is my role as a citizen in these groups?

  • Does the group assume that a particular worldview is correct or the “neutral” field from which we create together? 

  • What are the time, space, functional, and structural boundaries and resources that the group utilizes or ignores?

  • Technology is accelerating change in this age of data and information.  How can I utilize boundaries and manage myself in role in a constantly dynamic environment?

  • When does the group propel me to take on a role? 

  • How is a group or person authorized to act?  How do we take up our own or view another’s authority?

  • Explore the similarities and differences between authority, power, and leadership in organizational life.

  • In making decisions, we consciously and unconsciously prioritize or simplify through habits and reflexes.  How do our group actions help us see what we collectively prioritize?

  • How to apply what I learn to situations at work, at home, and in my communities?