This time we will focus on “Cathedral Builders”. It is a different kind of model, it is almost like a mindset, a believe system, a set of values, aspirations, or a conscious choice of who do we want to be.
Please read the attached description carefully and let it sit with you for a while. It is only two pages, but it might spark a long after-thought.
“…A cathedral is not ordinary, and it cannot be had by ordinary means. I have one question to ask of you: Why would you ever build anything less than a cathedral?”
And a quote from Matt:
“I think that there is a nuance in regards the attitude and the practice of Cathedral Building beyond the making/doing of Cathedral-like tasks and things. It is bringing the Cathedral Builder grace to all actions.”
This is expanding the art-of-DOING to all one’s actions.
It is also eliminating, as much as possible, in thought and action the mundane.”
What does it take for us all to become Cathedral Builders?
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our session and to exploring the path together.
What are the “Models of the Month” Webinars?
You may have found our organization because you believe in the power of intentional process design and facilitation to solve complex problems.
One key element of our work is based on the MGTaylor models, both as design templates for creating multi-stakeholder journeys towards concrete outcomes, as well as diagnostic or auditing tools to understand the current or future state of a situation, challenge, intention.
Given the current state of our planet and the complexity of humanity as a driving force within — and aiming at creating a future by design and not default — it is now even more important to collectively explore the models at hand, and how they allow us to navigate this complexity together.
How can we as practitioners become better at what we do in service of humanity?
We, therefore, invite you to join a monthly conversation about exactly that: exploring the MGTaylor models, sharing experiences and discussing their application in areas of great need.
Svenja is a facilitator and designer of large scale collaborative sessions. Her passion lies in building resilient communities and facilitating collaborative processes to solve complex challenges on a systems level. She cares a lot about the challenges the world is currently facing and wants to support connecting the dots in order to create impactful, meaningful solutions. She promotes listening to understand, not listening to speak, and holds the space for what is trying to emerge.
Being part the The Value Web, she took on lead design and facilitation roles for international engagements with the World Economic Forum, LEGO Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, International Red Cross & Red Crescent, INSEAD Business School, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Berlin Civil Society Centre, and many others
She believes in servant leadership, and that facilitation is all about making it easy.
Rob Evans is recognized as one of the world’s best known and most respected facilitators. He has taught thousands of leaders and facilitators in the private, public, and NGO sectors.
THE COLLABORATION CODE® is a book series curated by Rob Evans co-founder of Imaginal Labs. Book three in the series, Models: Frameworks for Transformation presents the entire set of models and terms of art in the MG Taylor Modeling Language, including many never-before documented models with illustrations by Kelvy Bird, Christopher Fuller, and Kelly Adams.
For information about purchasing books, The Collaboration Code®
Matt Taylor is a designer, inventor, teacher, facilitator, sailor and entrepreneur. He has focused his career on the application of architectural design methods to solving complex, systemic problems found at the intersection of physical environments, ecologies, organizational practices and visionary ideas. This work involves business processes, tool-sets and software programs, and includes their expression and utilization in the design, construction and use of virtual and physical environments for collaborative work and sustainable creative living. The components of these environments, and the environments themselves, are designed and built in regards their fit with, and long term impact on, social-economic-ecological systems.
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