In many spiritual and religious traditions, a trinity of some sort plays an important role. During my research into Volution I discovered that all these trinities seemed to be pointing to the same underlying dynamic. This dynamic can be explained by the toroidal process of manifestation as described in Volution. It seems all the traditions were pointing to their process of creation through their trinity story. To put it another way, life learned to describe its very own process through the lenses and languages of diverse human cultures. This Merry Musing dives into the nature of the trinity and its relevance for our individual and collective journeys today.
Many people exposed to Re-inventing or Teal Organizations, Integral Theory, and/or Spiral Dynamics love the concepts but struggle to work out how to apply the theory in practice. Dr Peter Merry has been applying them to organizations for nearly 20 years. In this short course he shares his understanding of the theories as well as his framings for and experiences of organizational design and development. His experience covers corporations, government and NGOs.
The Live Online version of this course includes 4 hour-long live sessions with Peter Merry, every Friday at 16.00 CET.
By the end of the microcourse, you should be able to:
- explain how Integral Theory and Spiral Dynamics can be applied to organizations
- use the theories to inform your conversations with colleagues and clients in organizations
- analyze the current situation and dynamics in an organization from an integral evolutionary perspective
- explain how change works in organizational cultures and systems
- design interventions in organizations informed by an integral evolutionary approach
The program includes:
– 10 videos
– downloadable pdfs of the slides used
– 4 live interactive webinars with Peter Merry (Live participants)
– links to extra resources
– quiz for you to check how much you have understood and what you need to take another look at
– group discussions and short assignments with interaction and feedback for those in the immersive version
– access to a private online group only for participants in this course (for Live participants includes interaction with Peter Merry)
– about 3 hours of work per week
Peter Merry, PhD is the Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity University, Founder of the Centre of Human Emergence Netherlands, and a Founding Partner of Engage!. His experience includes facilitating integral change processes in multinational organizations, in government ministries and in mutli-stakeholder initiatives with global stakeholders. He has also spent many years in the not-for-profit sector. He is a recognized expert in the field of energetics and evolutionary systems dynamics and Spiral Dynamics Integral in particular. His books include “Evolutionary Leadership”, “Why Work?“ and “Leading from the Field“ (forthcoming). He has a PhD with Ubiquity’s Wisdom School in Volution Theory.
If you are interested in developing yourself in a highly interactive, well resourced programme about how people can work together more satisfactorily with like-minded inquisitive, open people then this course led by Peter Merry is for you. (Course Participant – Andy)
This is a presentation that I gave to the Council of Europe’s Youth Directorate and partners about the future of education and our attempt to create an example of that through Ubiquity University.
This is a talk I gave on Brian Bates’ work on the Wyrd – a West European Tradition of Subtle Interconnectedness.
In the so-called “Dark Ages” Western Europe was home to the Anglo-Saxons and Norse. These cultures had great respect for the interconnected web of life that they referred to as “wyrd”. Over the last decades the Western world has imported Eastern concepts such as ch’i which have helped us to rediscover the sacred/hidden dimensions of reality. However, few people know that we had our own native concepts, language and practices for the subtle world. Brian Bates, in his book The Way of Wyrd, brought it to our attention, creating a novel based on an ancient manuscript in the British Library that tells the story of a missionary scribe being sent to discover the ways of the “pagans.”
This talk explores the world of wyrd and how it relates to eastern traditions as well as recent scientific discoveries. It is part of the Merry Musings series with Ubiquity University. If you would like to join the module with the background materials and online discussion group, you can sign up here. For the whole Merry Musings series, see here for more info.
This emerged as an incredible impulse from our work at Ubiquity. A gathering of people and organizations who are committed to taking the world forward into a positive post-pandemic future. Hundreds of speakers and partners are lining up. Do check it out! https://humanityrising.solutions/
Here’s a TEDx talk I gave Oct 31 2018 on the state of the world, the implications for education and how we are trying to provide an adequate response at Ubiquity.
Originally posted at https://www.ubiquityuniversity.org/why-would-a-university-include-self-mastery.
Here’s a 20 minute podcast from the Congress on Personalised Education in Utrecht.
Here’s the film of a talk I gave on the state of the world and how we are responding to that with Ubiquity. At a congress on personalised learning in Utrecht, 23 January 2018.