|When:||October 20, 2020 @ 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm|
|Where:||Zoom Executive Forum|
(Connecting Consciousness with Purpose in a new world)
In a rapidly changing world, the skills that served leaders well in the past, including command, planning & control, are not the same as those that will create the new future for society. So, it is not just organisations and employees that need to change and adapt but also leaders as role models.
The new order requires leaders who are conscious of the need to engage in a continuous process of development towards an increased awareness of both themselves and others. They are “the learners” in tune with humanity and the environment around us. This is about being a catalyst with the agility to respond quickly and decisively not only to new material opportunities but with a sense of what matters beyond the material for the wellbeing of all those we are connected with. It all starts with getting to grips with defining one’s purpose and in making the commitment to make a difference in one’s organisation and society. This back to basics is what today’s workshop is about.
Note: For more information on “Conscious Leadership” see the home page at www.sibl.org.uk
The Aim and Workshop Approach and Outcomes
The workshop aims to help enhance your sense of personal and professional purpose.
The modern materialist story in mainstream science is allergic to any mention of intrinsic purpose and meaning in life. It remains unaddressed. And yet deeper human experiences reveal feelings of connectedness to the energy and spirit of others and our environment. It is this experiential truism that tells a different story from one dimensional education and materialism and one that is consistent with the study of the fundamentals of quantum physics and ecosystems respectively.
We are therefore in fact deeply embedded in a vast network of inter-connectedness. The point of departure is the fundamental paradoxical question of “So what is a human being?” Connected with this is: “What kind of human being do I want to become?” And: “When I look back will I have a sense of fulfilment from having contributed to the whole and greater good in the world?
The Process before and on on the day
On booking delegates will receive a copy of the Inspiring Purpose – Sustainable Futures – template to print off and work through hopefully before the workshop. The most important pages are
- Page 1 – The values and qualities of,
- Page 2 – The inspirational figure or project
- And the aspirations of page 3.
The afternoon will begin with an overview, then there will be time in small groups to discuss pages one and two. With a bit of luck there will be someone with a strong sense of purpose in your group such that you can work out how this was developed in their life (Jane Goodall is a good example)
Then on page 3 you can focus on your vision for a sustainable future/better world in relation to your professional work. We can discuss your thoughts emerging from pages 2 & 3 in the main group and conclude with a review the practical steps you intend to take in shaping your life’s next phase
The Keynote Speaker – David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA
David is a writer, lecturer and editor who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network (www.scimednet.org www.mysticsandscientists.org, www.beyondthebrain.org) and former President of the Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society.
David was originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and editor of over a dozen books, most recently The Protein Crunch (with Jason Drew) and A New Renaissance. His new book of essays, A Quest for Wisdom, comes out in Spring 2021.
He is a founding member of the International Futures Forum and was editor of its digest, Omnipedia – Thinking for Tomorrow (www.internationalfuturesforum.com). He was also a Trustee of the St Andrews Prize for the Environment and a Churchill Fellow. He is the originator of the Inspiring Purpose Values Poster Programmes, which have over 350,000 young people. See www.inspiringpurpose.org.uk. Personal website: www.davidlorimer.co.uk
Notes a) Access codes for this Zoom on-line event will be issued within 48 hours of the start time.