Program Participant Reflections from 2015

Are you, like so many others who are inquiring, curious about how Worldview Intelligence programming is being received? As we prepare for our 2016 offerings, we’ve been reviewing comments and feedback from participants in the 2015 programs – both open enrolment and internal to client organizations and from a variety of the places we’ve been. This includes large and small communities; large and small organizations; professional associations, universities, health care organizations; in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. We share a few participant reflections in this post.


From the personal exploration.

worldview awareness day panoramic

“Each conversation I was in was different and had a different tone. I am in search of deeper meaning of my worldview, looking at the influences and how they have impacted how I see the world. I am understanding more the power of taking time to learn a bit about the person I’m working with – honouring their history that is so important to them and their worldview.”

Recognizing others’ path to their worldview can help you appreciate or deal with their worldview while recognizing and appreciating your own path.”

“The Worldview Intelligence inquiry has really enabled me to look at myself and my leadership growth in completely new ways.”

“What is really resonating with me is the idea that we have different worldviews, but many of us believe there is a Truth, a right and a wrong. When we come up against other people with their view, being able to acknowledge it is an essential step to moving forward.”

“Our Worldview is reinforced by the people around us. This makes it harder when our worldview is challenged because it comes as a surprise. When we hang out with people with similar worldviews we are more likely to believe our own worldview and to believe it is the way the world is.”

“We brought our whole selves to the conversations, even conversations about triggers which is a very vulnerable spot for many of us and we could do it with humor.”

“Worldview is organic and fluid, it has personality and attitude.”

“Worldviews are socially constructed. It is easy to forget most everything is like this. Maybe some things are not sacred. I could be more thoughtful about it.”

“I do a lot of thinking about these things. The format you’ve brought is different and helpful.”

“You don’t realize the levels of this work. I woke up this morning wanting to be more open today.”

“I am recognizing the importance of nuance in all of this – things are not so simple. To really hear someone else’s perspective, I need to set aside own perspective, at least temporarily.”

From the Organizational exploration

workforce engagement“Adaptive leadership, cultural competence and crucial conversations – they are all together in worldview and worldview gives a common language and words to verbalize what is unspoken. This gives us greater understanding as a group and more mechanisms for accountability.”

“ I have more ways to look for other people’s perspective and a greater understanding that everyone on my team might have something of value to contribute.”

“I am thinking about collisions of worldviews. We have a strong union in this organization. I have been inserted into this space. I will use my understanding of worldview to try to influence that space more strategically – to encourage everyone to let their thinking brain catch up to the reacting brain.”

“I am thinking about the projects we’re working on and the departments working on them. Worldview will let me step back to be more open minded about their experience and what their worldview of our department might be – which will help us move the markers together.”

“Worldview is about transforming differences into progress but the progress we envision based on our worldview might not be that same way for others. Learning how to be open to that could change the conversation. We influence people through ourselves, our own humility and integrity to get those important conversations out. These worldview practices are to live by and be intentional about. More natural is more authentic.”

“Yesterday opened up sight where I didn’t have any – especially at work – exposing what I need to see. I am filled with gratitude. Thank you for showing me this so I can change it.”

From the Social Systems exploration

live-communityStandardization has become a tell (people what to do), where it could be a strength.”

“We are on a push for standardization across our region but what does that mean? We need a common core that allows uniqueness. Today, I broadened my perspective on each region. There isn’t always just one answer.”

“We are going so fast we haven’t stopped to rewrite history together across the various parts of our social system.”

“Worldview systems can change fast – but maybe they need a catalyst.”

“We have been having Ground Hog Day Discussions. The Worldview framework is exactly what we need to take us out of that and into new territory.”

“I have been searching for tool to think differently about the communities we work in. I can introduce the Worldview process and framework to help more voices be heard.”

What will our 2016 explorations bring? Maybe you want to discover it for yourself or your organization?


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