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?
 

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Speakers

Amadou Diallo
Amadou Diallo
PeaceJam
Youth Leader
Jasmine Mazwi
Jasmine Mazwi
PeaceJam
Youth Leader
Earl Mentor
Earl Mentor
Mentoring PeaceBuilders South Africa
Director & Founder
Jacob Reagan
Jacob Reagan
PeaceJam
Youth Leader
Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe
Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe
Tutu Desk Campaign
CEO
Melissa Durda
Melissa Durda
Synergos
Senior Director, Philanthropy

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.

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Speakers

Dr. Angel Acosta
Dr. Angel Acosta
Contemplative Scholar & Practitioner
Mallika Dutt
Mallika Dutt
INTER-CONNECTED
Founder
Sharon Salzberg
Sharon Salzberg
Insight Meditation Society
Co-founder
Jonathan L. Wiesner
Jonathan L. Wiesner
Garrison Institute
Chief Executive Officer
Marilia Bezerra
Marilia Bezerra
Synergos
Managing Director, Philanthropy

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.

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Speakers

Marlene Ogawa
Marlene Ogawa
Synergos
Director
Kathryn Uhl
Kathryn Uhl
Synergos
Manager