Radical Transformational Leadership: What does this imply? Guest Speaker: Gulan Kripalani

10-09-18 Radical Transformational Leadership: What does this imply? Guest Speaker: Gulan Kripalani

New Narratives for a New Humanity

What we ‘see’ is what we say. Our lenses color what we see. In order to generate new narratives, we need to take off our ‘blinders’ open up our compassionate hearts and radical minds so that we can actually ‘see’ the emerging icons who are shifting the paradigm. Join us with Gulan Kripalani to explore how we can distinguish the ways in which stories are currently told from narratives that generate paradigm shifts.

Too often, we write about what we see ‘directly’, but without seeing the related patterns, and we miss opportunities to generate transformative actions. As citizens, we have a crucial role in transforming the narratives that maintain disempowering status quo. Do we know the difference between information that promotes consumerism from information that promotes our well-being and the well-being of our family, society and Earth? Responsible media and advertising is critical for a thriving humanity and planet.

We will share how film makers, musicians, singers, media professionals used the conscious full-spectrum approach. They shifted narratives that stereotyped and stigmatized people, and challenged social norms that were exclusionary. We will explore common transformative approaches that people from different walks of life have used to generate results.

Are we willing to transform disempowering narratives?

Fallacy: Media professionals should always write facts from a neutral point of view. They have to write what the ‘audience’ and people want! Leadership development and universal values are irrelevant and has nothing to do with media professionals.

New Learning: Media professionals need to report facts. The universal values of dignity, equity, compassion are an essential foundation for every human being to manifest their full potential, including media professionals. What they ‘see’, influences how they choose to lead their lives and what they report, write and document; which in turn shapes the mindsets of people and the trajectory of the future of humanity and our planet. Transformational stewardship development is of paramount importance for media professionals too.

Twelfth Episode: Guest in the 2nd segment: Gulan Kripalani

Bio: Gulan Kripalani is a practitioner-coach of the Transformational Leadership Programme and has been working with the process for over 15 years. She was a communications consultant for the HIV/AIDS project at the UNDP and worked with artists and media people in several countries in Africa, Arab States and Asia. She has worked with NGOs, corporate organizations, educational institutions etc. using this methodology to address a wide range of issues including domestic violence, identity, sustainability, child rights, education and health.

Set up and ran SOMAC ( Social Marketing and Communications) the development communication division of Lowe Lintas ( one of India’s premier advertising agencies) to provide professional communication support to NGOs. Master Trainer for the all-India project of Tata Institute of Social Sciences to build youth leadership among students in universities. Trustee of Citizens for Peace, an organization that works to promote peace, communal harmony and pluralism. On the Advisory Board of History for Peace – a project of PeaceWorks. Currently leading a project to produce short films celebrating India’s diverse culture.

Researched and directed India’s first documentary film on domestic violence (titled Char Diwari: Behind Closed Doors) Directed and acted in short improvised plays to address patriarchy and question gender roles for general audiences and school students

Gulan Kripalani’s Special interests include Transformational Leadership development, Human rights, gender issues, films, theatre, reading, travel.
Gulan Kripalani
E mail: gulan.kripalani@gmail.com
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Prosperity and Wellbeing: Beyond Money and GDP Guest Speaker: Hazel Henderson


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09-25-18 Radical Transformational Leadership: What does this imply?
Guest Speaker: Hazel Henderson

Prosperity and wellbeing: beyond money and GDP

We invite you to a discussion on prosperity and well-being with Hazel Henderson. Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC (USA and Brazil), a Certified B Corporation. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She created the Ethical Markets TV series in global distribution at www.films.com, the EthicMark® Awards, the Green Transition Scoreboard® and co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®.

We will examine societies’ obsession with money as the primary measure of all things: personal self-worth, companies’ success, the progress of nations-even the value of social achievements, literature and the arts. how much money a movie makes at the box office (however violent); is a book a best-seller, the homage paid to the richest 400 in the world. We all know this story!

Yet being a good parent, volunteering in the community, starting a movement to save children from traffickers, protecting the environment or an endangered species—all supposed to be done for love—-not money. We’ll explore how the worship of money came about; why economic textbooks ignore this unpaid “love economy” that actually is the foundation of all societies, why the work of women in raising children and caring for the home, the sick and elderly is termed “non-economic”. The truth, of course, is that money is not wealth—but simply information that tracks and keeps score of our activities, production and use of nature’s resources.

These obsolete economic ideas focusing on money are slowly giving way to broader measures from the money-denominated GDP to the united nations sustainable development goals (SDGs). The new award book “Radical Transformational Leadership” outlines how social progress goes beyond conventional rules, models and economies. It challenges the old models and empowers us toward making positive social change.

The basic question: how can we transform money-focused market fundamentalism and work toward universal prosperity?

Eleventh Episode: Guest in the 2nd segment:  Hazel Henderson

Bio: Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC (USA and Brazil), a Certified B Corporation. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She created the Ethical Markets TV series in global distribution at www.films.com, the EthicMark® Awards, the Green Transition Scoreboard® and co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®.

Her editorials are syndicated globally by Inter Press Service, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha.com. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including Harvard Business ReviewNew York TimesChristian Science Monitor, as well as journals in Japan, Venezuela, China, France and Australia. Since becoming a full-time media executive in 2004, Hazel has stepped down from many of her board memberships, including Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network. She has been Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980.

She remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil; is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and the World Business Academy; and is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome. She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts, founded in 1754.

In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was honored as a “Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America. In 2012, she was honored with the Reuters Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame.

Her 2014 monograph, Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age, published by ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company, UK, is available for free download from www.ethicalmarkets.com.

Transformative Results for Humanity Across Cultures Guest Speaker: Bridget Horkan

09-11-18 Radical Transformational Leadership: What does this imply? Guest Speaker: Bridget Horkan

Transformative results for humanity across cultures

Knowing who we are, sourcing our universal values and wisdom constantly for courageous strategy and compassionate action, brings enduring results and ensuing dignity for all human beings. When we loosen the stranglehold of exclusive and divisive social identities, we create a vibrant and peaceful future for ourselves, for one another, and for generations to come.

A fundamental question for us all is: Are we humans more than a compilation of social characteristics? Or are we profound conscious human beings?

This work and praxis allows us to see that our personal selves are not separate from our professional and political selves in all cultures; and that everyone can contribute to radical transformation. Significant change is possible by starting where you are standing, by designing for results with specificity and by doing things differently, anchored in universal values. Each of us have the power to make a difference no matter what level of formal or informal leadership role we have, through the way we nurture our families, the conversations we shift in our communities, societies and workplace.

We will share examples of how ordinary people are courageously creating extraordinary change, inspiring us to act and generate transformative results. Let’s ask ourselves: will we, each one of us, answer the call to generate equitable and sustainable futures?

Tenth Episode: Guest in the 2nd segment: Bridget Horkan

Bio: Bridget Horkan grew up as the eldest of a big family in the west coast of Ireland which brought her into early leadership and a strong sense of collectivity and interdependence. She was shaped by a strong sense of justice and the values of care and service to the whole. A formative turning point in her life was as an aid worker in post genocide Rwanda, this experience shook her to the core and cracked open an intense period of questioning both world order and her own internal conditioned patterning.

There was a profound resonance the first time she heard the charter of the international township of Auroville with its call for human unity with constant inner and outer progress at its core. She recognised it was also her dream and held the potential for progress and evolution. Bridget move to Auroville in 2005 and has co-founded Thamarai projects a series of educational platforms dedicated to fostering full potential in local communities.

The stewardship for new emergence work has given her the ability to be passionate about what she really cares about, to align this to what she sees as needing to change in the world and in giving her the resources for value based action. She has seen the youth that are the Thamarai team unfold through this work and move from dependency to see themselves as instruments of change in their communities. The stewardship training was pivotal in shaping a series of educational projects, a campaign aimed to tackle addiction and violence and in opening up a space of equality and opportunity for the workers of Auroville.

Bridget aspires to dedicate her life to unfolding potential and she is committed to working for the fullest that she and other can be.
Bridget@auroville.org.in

Towards a Thriving Planet Guest Speaker: Karen O’Brien

08-28-17 Radical Transformational Leadership: What does this imply? Guest Speaker: Karen O’Brien

Towards a Thriving Planet

Join us for this radio show. You will hear Professor Karen O’Brien who is a leading international expert on the social and human dimensions of global environmental change. Karen shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to both the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Albert Gore, Jr. We will explore the powerful roles people can play in forging connections between different themes and fields, breaking ground for new ways of thinking, and opening up exciting frontiers for transformations to sustainability. We will discuss how to shift perspectives on climate change, from seeing it as a technical problem linked to greenhouse gas emissions to a social and human issue related to past and current systems and cultures that are undermining natural ecosystems and human well-being.

Climate change is a broad and deep problem, linked to social and cultural patterns, to globalization processes, and not the least to the beliefs, values and worldviews that perpetuate systems that undermine human and ecological security. When it comes to climate change, there is a tendency to look at people as the problem – reducing them to the size of their personal carbon footprint, rather than activating individual and collective agency and the human potential to shift systems and create alternative economic and social relationships. It is not surprising that many people feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem and are convinced that they cannot really make a difference, as if our small actions are insignificant. In research, education, and engaged action. We will use a conscious full spectrum approach to change the narrative on climate change, helping people to recognize that they matter more than they think and they have an important role to play in leading change.

Ninth Episode: Guest in the 2nd segment:  Karen O’Brien

Bio: Professor Karen O’Brien is a leading international expert on the social and human dimensions of global environmental change. With 30 years of experience in climate change research, her work forges connections between different themes and fields, breaks ground for new ways of thinking, and opens up exciting frontiers for transformations to sustainability. Throughout her career she has held an unwavering commitment to understanding the human dimensions of climate change. Karen shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to both the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Albert Gore, Jr. She has many publications, including an award-winning book on Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures. She received the Burtoni prize for excellence in climate change adaptation research and an award from students for excellence in teaching.  She is a co-founder of cCHANGE, an initiative that helps people to recognize the powerful role that they play in transformation to sustainability.

As a radical transformational leader, Karen’s work is grounded in a commitment to equity and integrity.  Her research has made significant contributions to shifting perspectives on climate change, from seeing it as a technical problem linked to greenhouse gas emissions to a social and human issue related to past and current systems and cultures that are undermining natural ecosystems and human well-being.  She has contributed to shaping the international agenda for global change research, opening up for research that recognizes humanity’s potential for generating radical transformations to a thrivable world.

Karen O’Brien
Department of Sociology and Human Geography
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1096 Blindern
0317 Oslo, Norway
Email: karen.obrien@sosgeo.uio.no
www.cchange.no
Twitter: @cCHANGE_OBrien
Current Research: AdaptationCONNECTS project
http://www.sv.uio.no/iss/english/research/projects/adaptation/