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Initiating Societal Transformation: Catalyst Lab Module 1


  • collaboratio helvetica 112 Reichenbachstrasse Bern, BE, 3004 Switzerland (map)

Module I

Guiding Question:

“How do we strengthen our inner capacities that enable the conditions for societal transformation?“

What will happen:

In this module you will receive the support for creating more explicitly the conditions necessary to initiate societal transformation in your context. This is an essential step as it determines the unfolding of change projects. It’s a time to deepen and sharpen your intention, in particular by:

  • Clarifying your personal calling, the questions and vision you hold, as well as framing more explicitly the challenge you want to address

  • Understanding what it takes to initiate transformational change, both on a personal and group/collective level

  • Starting an inner and outer journey

  • Creating a conscious container and resources for meeting the complex parts when engaging with transformation, including designing a peer group for the journey ahead from your own eco-system

  • Creating a strong and awareness-based intention and calling question

  • Identifying an initial set of driving forces of your ecosystem to explore and be mindful of

Where
This retreat will be held with max. 30 participants in a seminar house in and surrounded by nature. Exact location to be confirmed.

Costs
Course fee for the 2-day training (incl. tea break and snacks - excl. accommodation and food) :
CHF 950.- for organisations
CHF 750.- SFr. for individuals
CHF 500.- SFr. for explorers

Should financial reasons prevent you from participating please reach out to us. We are happy to find a good solution together.

Our approach:
We us an experience-based and interactive retreat format with program parts both inside and outside and sessions that take part in the big group, in small groups and in solo format. Find our toolbox here.
The core methods used are:

  • Theory U from Otto Scharmer, Presencing Institute & MIT;

  • Art of Hosting;

  • the Social Lab approach by Zaid Hassan as well as;

  • topic- and/or group relevant innovation and change methods.

For whom:
People who feel called to or are working towards a meaningful contribution to societal transformation in business, civil society, public administration, academia or any other field. People of all ages, gender, backgrounds and origins are welcome. People who dare to stretch their comfort zones, reflect on their assumptions and beliefs and are ready to work both on a personal as well as on a systemic level.

For more information on the Catalyst Lab, please visit here.

Later Event: October 3
Art of Hosting-Training