Yearning for A Different Conversation, Yearning for a Turning Point

The conversation we are yearning for is a worldview conversation. Maybe the turning point can be discovered through the Worldview Intelligence explorations because the framework provides a structure and a language that offers a different starting point for stuck, entrenched or polarized issues.

ShapeShift

One of the teams I have the pleasure of being part of is an Art of Hosting team comprised of me, Jerry Nagel, Dave Ellis and Bob-e Simpson Epps. We most often have hosted open enrolment programs in the Twin Cities and we have worked together on a few other initiatives. One of the joys in working with this team is the rich and deep learning we are in with each other all the time. Our backgrounds are more varied than the colour of our skins as are our experiences.

When we check in together about hosting conversations, the topic often turns to difficult and challenging conversations, particularly around race, power and privilege, the need for which is growing more pressing every day. The essence of our many conversations is floating through my awareness as I read about the great unrest that is alive in the…

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