Day 1: Cultivate the Soul
Moving from Fear to Hope in Uncertain Times
Held in partnership with PeaceJam, this inspiring and experiential session offered participants an opportunity to hear from Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe of South Africa and PeaceJam youth leaders on how we can move from fear to hope in these uncertain times. What are personal practices we can do and how can we collectively make an impact?
Contemplation & Courage: Navigational Skills for a Changing World
What does it take to navigate these deeply unsettling times, when pain, death and injustice became so visible and loud, and use this moment to create the future we all want to share? What does it take to truly look within and transform ourselves in order to collectively create a more loving world?
This session, offered in partnership with the Garrison Institute, aimed to help us cultivate compassion and a sense of interconnection so as to build awareness and community during this challenging and emotionally disruptive time.
Bridging Leadership Moments & Open Networking: Inner Work
Bridging Leadership Moments/Open Networking sessions were held twice this day.
Together, we explored questions including:
- What do we mean by Inner work for social change?
- Why is inner work essential for transformational, purpose-driven leadership?
- What practices support in aligning individual intentions to advance a common vision?
- What is the role of storytelling in inner work?
To help start the conversation, we looked at two videos about inner work from Synergos’ effortsin Namibia,where bridging leadership enabled leaders in the public health system to drive improvements for maternal health.
- Inner Work for Social Change project (Synergos in partnership with Fetzer Institute)
- Building Trust Works: Why Inner Work for Social Impact by Peggy Dulany
- Inner Work: Becoming our most effective selves (video)