Have you ever wondered why carefully designed plans, policies, and procedures do not always work? Have you had a feeling that something important is missing in conventional ways of managing organizations and working in teams? Let’s explore it together! Join Hub members and the Bay Area Explorers of Organic Collaboration for an introductory session of the Dialogue on the Essence of Collaboration initiative.
Who Should Attend
This event is great for innovative change makers, open-minded start-up co-founders, participatory process designers, and for everyone else interested in exploring their natural capacity to collaborate and co-create.
The Dialogue on the Essence of Collaboration is an opportunity for Bay Area folks to come together weekly for an ongoing dialogue to deepen their understanding of collaboration. Besides participating in the dialogue, participants are encouraged to share capacity building practices and exercises.
We first came together on August 19th, 2013 and since that time we are gathering at HUB Berkeley every Monday. If you are considering joining us, please note that we practice a specific form of dialogue inspired by Bohm’s principles which means that we agree to let go of any specific purpose, suspend judgement, be as transparent as possible, and build on each other’s ideas. It is important to know that although you might enjoy a single session, a real shift in understanding usually happens collectively when group has already been in the process of dialogue for a while, so it is a good idea to let go of your expectations, join us, and see if this is something you would like to practice in the next few months.
About your host
Fedor is a participatory leadership practitioner with background in intercultural communication. Through his organization – the Center for Intercultural Communication – he educated 200+ executives, entrepreneurs, and business professionals in cultural intelligence. Fedor currently works on several projects in the field of leadership development and social innovation serving a diverse set of communities ranging from social entrepreneurs in West Africa, to China experts in Russia, to homeless people in the San Francisco Bay Area, to entrepreneurship scholars around the globe.
Fedor has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Asian and African Studies, both with honors, from Lomonosov Moscow State University where he studied resilience of complex socioeconomic systems of Asian and African countries. He has also studied team dynamics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and social innovation through courses and workshops offered by the Presencing Institute, the Society for Organizational Learning, the Art of Hosting Fellowship and other communities of practice.
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