LEADING AS SACRED PRACTICE

Join us for our fourth summit conference from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2021

THESE ARE TIMES THAT CALL FOR COURAGE, FELLOWSHIP, AND URGENCY...

…AND IT IS A TIME FOR RADICAL 
EXPERIMENTATION & COLLABORATION

 

Learn to be Circle Wizards, Crucible Guardians, Ritual Intercessors, Space Stewards, Natural Natives, and Potent Servant Leaders!


Since 2016, a network of organizational pioneers have been gathering to address the sacred in leadership. In this time of the pandemics and rising concerns over social justice and ethics, we have pushed even further—launching our LASP Exchange series and then committing to a safe and largely outdoor approach to a face-to-face gathering at Earthrise Retreat Center in September.

LASP is a place to support each other as we shed conventions and embrace new forms. Something positive is emerging in our collective consciousness and we want to amplify it. We invite you to join us and co-create this experience.

THIS SUMMIT IS FOR...

  • Anyone who is actively working on creating social forms that can support a transition to a more connected world.

  • People who lead group process as consultants, facilitators, and change agents.

  • Organizational leaders who are guiding transformational change.
  • Thought leaders bringing forth new ways of thinking and sensing.

This particular gathering is for adventurous souls who believe we can again have "safe" and appropriate face-to-face gatherings. The oak groves, outdoor spaces, and large rooms at Earthrise will allow this to happen.

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Prepare with the LASP Online Exchanges Jan-April, 2021
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Become a

CIRCLE
WIZARD

Learn how this form really works. Cultivate Circle for new ways of connecting, equalizing, & sharing mutual regard.

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Practice being a

SERVANT LEADER

Make contributions to the commons and care for the community as a whole.

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Learn to be

CRUCIBLE GUARDIAN

Work with the betwixt & between, where we are no longer the old & not yet the new - the birthplace of a new future.

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Be a

RITUAL
INTERCESSOR

Broaden your experience with how ritual ignites healing & transformation.

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Become a

SPACE
STEWARD

Experience how to recognize and cultivate physical, emotional, & sacred spaces that call forth our best selves.

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Remember you are a

NATURAL
NATIVE

Practice collaborating with earth wisdom in a humble and deliberate way.

Leading as Sacred Practice is co-facilitated by Alan Briskin, David Sibbet, Gisela Wendling, and Holger Scholz, who are exploring “ensemble facilitation” to create a strong, open container for participants’ collective work.

They are all senior organizational consultants, educators, and authors with deep experience and a passion for working on the edge of their own and the groups’ learning.

Click on any image below to learn more about the co-conveners of the LASP Summit.

WE ARE EXPLORING...

  • Moving from a paradigm of separation to one of connectivity.

  • Working with ritual, circles, and crucibles to amplify coherence, intention, and ecosystem awareness.

  • Activating the old mind in service of the future that is emerging.

  • Overcoming collective folly and bring forth collective wisdom.

  • Authorizing ourselves and each other to step up to social action and transformation.
 

YOU WILL EXPERIENCE...

  • Sharing our accomplishments and challenges with each other.

  • Contributing to a safe and generative space for mutual sense making, moral decision making, and wise action.

  • Visual mapping of our collective experience with the sacred in our work.

  • Working with archetypal patterns of traditional ceremonies and rituals and how to activate them in our lives, work, and with clients.

  • Walking the beauty way and attending to the aesthetics of our leading, facilitating and hosting.

  • Celebrating our connectivity with a transformational perspective that taps into deep life energy.

  • Learning from the land, walking the labyrinth, sitting in the oak groves and experiencing the spaciousness of the EarthRise Retreat Center.
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CO-CREATING OUR SUMMIT EXPERIENCE

The summit will create a space for participants to learn from each other. Everyone will have something to share and something new to discover. People who attended prior LASP gatherings have been inspired to stretch out in many new ways. Circle work in large organizations has moved people to think very differently about hierarchy and collaboration.

A network in Poland and Germany is doing very innovative leadership development work. We look forward to hear about these and other applications.

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SPONSORS

Leading as Sacred Practice is sponsored by the Global Learning & Exchange Network (GLEN), a practitioner-oriented action- learning network supported by The Grove Consultants International, partnering with kommunikationslotsen, a German firm pioneering facilitation-oriented organization-consulting methods.

PARTICIPANT REFLECTIONS

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“The notion of “circle” is probably the best way to describe the experience. I felt that our group developed trust almost immediately, which enabled the deep work and sharing to occur early on in the program. I had no idea that I would be challenged to the degree I was... Thankfully I chose to accept the opportunity to “go there” in fully embracing the invitation to work through my own leadership challenges and opportunities in such a supportive environment.
I continue to experience the benefits of LASP, including practices that help to bring the sacred into daily life as a leader. I also continue to celebrate the authentic friendships that emerged from this transformative week together.”
Claire Lachance, CEO Institute of Noetic Sciences
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“Leading in the end is all about helping people lead themselves, and leaders do not lead people, but consciousness" (Götz Werner). I ask myself, how do I lead consciousness? Is this the spiritual dimension of leadership? In our secular world this is an unusual question. In my 19 years as a leader, I have repeatedly experienced magical moments that I could not explain.
For example, I have experienced good leaders being able to hold a space that connects us to the source of the future, the new, the unknown. LASP offers a protected space for dialogues about such phenomena and it has allowed me to be part of such magical moments again."
Michael Knauf, former corporate executive, new work activist and facilitator, Germany
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"It is a rare occasion when such precious and diverse disciplines and practices come together as they are in this unique event:
the individual and the collective, leadership and service to the world, embodiment and embracing the sacredness of nature around us, and business along with consciousness work.
‘Leading As Sacred Practice’ holds a special place in me and I can highly recommend it to all those that truly want to evolve in community for a higher purpose." 
Mathias Weitbrecht, Visual Facilitators, Germany

SUMMIT COSTS & LOGISTICS

The summit price is $2,100.

Room-and-board charges are additional and will vary depending on your room choice:

Room sharing: $600/ per person
Single occupancy: $860 

If you attended the Online LASP Exchanges, your fee will be deducted from your conference charges.

The summit begins at 3pm Monday, September 27 and concludes at 3pm Friday, October 1, 2021.

Participants should plan to be present the whole time. Time alone and time with the land will be encouraged and supported. Activities taking place in the early morning and evenings will be announced at the conference.

We understand that people have differing economic situations. We have several partial scholarships available. If you wish to apply for a partial scholarship, have questions about registration, the early bird discounts, and travel logistics, etc., or have specific questions about the summit please send an email to lasp@glencommunity.org

ABOUT EARTHRISE RETREAT CENTER

Having a special connection to the land proved important in our last three gatherings. For this year’s conference, we have again chosen the Institute for Noetic Science’s EarthRise Retreat Center, a preferred site for many who want to work in a deep and holistic way. It is in Petaluma, just north of San Francisco, in the rolling oak hills so typical of that part of the world. Sunrise is visible from the hills in back. The food is all organic and sensitive to different needs. We can eat in an outside patio. We stay in quiet rooms near our main meeting room (and a hot pool for evening soaking).

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LEADING AS SACRED PRACTICE 2021

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Gisela Wendling & David Sibbet

The Global Learning & Exchange Network & The Grove Consultants International

1000 O’Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

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Alan Briskin

721 Calmar Avenue
Oakland CA 94610

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Holger Scholz

kommunikationslotsen

Lüderichstraße 2–4 51105
Köln

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