Transforming Organizational Gender and Power Dynamics:
Certification Program for Internal and External Change Agent
"Power without love is reckless and abusive. Love without power is sentimental and anemic" - MLK
Have you fallen in love with the work of Eros/Power? Do you find yourself at a bit of a loss as to what’s next: for you, for your community for your client organizations? We have prepared a program for change agents, consultants and coaches so that more of us are equipped with capacity to demystify the territory of power and relationship. We bring an applied & experiential developmental perspective, so together we learn more skillful interventions in support of sustainable organizational transformation.
Organizations want and need a new level of collaborative creativity. Our program is aimed at deeply exploring the role of Eros and Power in each of our lives, so that we can be trustworthy guides in helping our clients navigate this challenging terrain. We can be the change our organizations need to transition dominant culture.
Let’s be real: transforming power is difficult! Eros and Power are now called to the center of our awareness. The outcome: women and men access authentic collaborative potential as personal, interpersonal and cultural microcosms of innovation.
Our nine (9) month program offers certification in facilitating transformative change with a special focus on Eros/power dynamics both as obstacles and catalysts of deep collaboration among women and men. To this we bring adult development theory within a deeply experiential, embodied and relational peer-learning action research program. This global, hybrid-learning program includes:
At successful completion you’re certified to:
Designed for change agents willing to engage the shadow and light of power in its expression from coercion to mutuality. Expect both to engage in your own inquiry/practice and to be a friend to others in the program as they do likewise.
START: F2F August 2-5, 2017 in Portland OR.
TUITION: $4, 990 (EU 4,500)*
WHO: Organizational Change Agents.
REGISTER: Primary Contact
* Tuition may be paid in one or two installments. Does not include lodging and travel for two F2F meetings.
By application. Program LIMITED to 12.
Contact: Hilary Bradbury, Ph.D., e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Carman. Mobile: + 1 425 830 8514
Heidi Gutekunst co-founder of Amara Collaboration, previously an advertising CEO leading her digital agency through a significant transformation. Recipient of numerous International leadership awards.
Dana Carman - a seasoned executive coach and leadership consultant working globally. Hilary and Dana bring additional zest to their work together given their inquiry filled - delightful and tormented - life partnership and collaboration.
Hilary Bradbury, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational Psychology, a leading action researcher, convener of AR+. Integrating Zen and relational social science/practice, her recent book, with Bill Torbert, is Eros/Power: Love in the Spirit of Inquiry (Integral Publishers, 2016).]
Bill Torbert, Professor Emeritus Carroll Graduate School of Management, recipient of numerous teaching awards. Bill’s research recognition includes Top Ten Harvard Business Review article on leadership & adult development.
“About the Eros/Power Workshop I will use just two adjectives: shocking and revealing! Shocking because of the very loving but professional way it led me to explore my deep and hidden aspects about my sexuality and sensuality, both male and female sides, with which rarely I made contact. And revealing because that exploration allowed me to understand that the way these issues work and that the process is critical to everyday relationships with others, especially women.” - Juan Carols Aldir Brazil
The EROS POWER workshop started a deep journey within. The feminine and masculine EROS power dynamics fascinate me, and the workshop brought to the surface that this area holds so many answers for me - professional and private. It created a deep longing in me for stepping into a world with more depth, more passion, more healing. - Hanne Lindblad, CEO, Denmark.
“This workshop was one of the highlights of the conference for me. “Intriguing,” is the impression I am left with. So many new avenues were opened that I had never before considered, and there was not enough time for thoroughly satisfying answers. For example: “How do I approach chocolate (in life)?” is a more profound question than it initially appears. The teasers in small group exercises led only to a realization that this is an invite to a life-long inquiry about how Eros, our “soul’s surging for another” can be navigated more skillfully and harvested for greater juiciness and creativity at home, at work and in solving the pressing issues in the world. I can’t wait to go back for more.” - Riina Raudne, Ph.D., Public Health Activist, Estonia.
Eros/Power: The Primal Fuel for Reinventing Organisations through Cultivating Relational Action Inquiry, London, November 4th-5th 2016
Amara Collaboration and Enlivening Edge invited an Eros Power Journey with Heidi Gutekunst, Dana Carman and Hilary Bradbury. Two days of practice and exploration journeyed into the healthy and shadow sides of creative collaboration. With a view to enhancing individuals, team and organizational creativity, we brought special attention to how whole-hearted interpersonal relations can re-energize our work, weaving our life and work in service to the whole. We explored what we mean by Eros & power with reference to historical, cultural and sociological dynamics. Then we looked keenly at how love and power are navigated and expressed at different levels of adult maturity. The workshop was playful, provocative and interactive.
Thank you to all participants in London!
Eros/Power: Explore the Relationship to Eros, Power and Inquiry to Unleash Creativity, Stockholm, September 25th 2016
Dana Carman, Heidi Gutekunst and Bill Torbert lead an Eros/Power workshop at Ekskäret Klustret in Stockholm for 27 people. The event created a warm and loving space and had participants from half a dozen countries. Thank you Stockholm participants and Ekskäret Klustret!
Eros/Power at GEN Conference, San Diego, August 11th 2016
Hilary Bradbury and Bill Torbert lead a workshop at the annual Growth Edge Network at University of San Diego.
Session Description: "The session is based on our continuing inquiry with others about the topic of our new book Eros/Power: Love in the Spirit of Inquiry - Transforming How Women and Men Relate. The book presents our dual erotic autobiographies, with mutual critiques and reflections from an adult development perspective. The session will include presentation, small group meetings, somatic, relational exercises, meditative journaling, and discussion."
Integral European Conference, May 5th, 2016, Siofok, Hungary
Transforming Gender Relations through Relational Action Inquiry
The interactive workshop at the IEC was an interactive inquiry into the question how creativity - Eros - may be cultivated as the practice of relational action inquiry among women and men.