We are excited to run another Model of the Month conversation with you all, this time focusing on “Right Livelihood”. This is both an aspiration and a description of the path to a harmonious life.
“Right Livelihood is the state that occurs when an individual’s work, play, lifestyle, interpersonal relationships, and physical environment are all in harmony with his or her examined inner goals and values.”
It is fuelled through traditional Buddhist teachings: Right Livelihood is reflecting our loving- kindness and compassion in the way we earn our living. It is nurturing and caring for others in our work.
The model is based on a number of design assumptions that we would like to explore further with you all:
- That all life is sacred and has the right to exist and seek its full potential.
- That a life, a society, a planetary culture can be — must be — designed. Today, however, this is done mostly by default, as a top-down, marginally successful process. The design process lacks rigor and true collaboration. It usually employs power over those who cannot fully participate and play equally in the process.
- That art is the greatest expression of human values and potential. It stands alone in its various forms and also can be embedded in all the domains of human existence.
- That our society is buried in a period of severe crises — overwhelmed by our growth and successes and fragmented into competing factions. It is too human- centric. War is our default solution to conflict and our inability to deal with variety.
- That this path is not sustainable for humanity, for the world’s numerous life forms (known and unknown), or for Planet Earth/Gaia herself.
- That design, both individual and collaborative and driven by a new aesthetic and ethics, is required for our survival and for the achievement of true prosperity.
Come and join us for another fruitful experience with dear friends and colleagues from the field of collaborative design and facilitation.
Please take sufficient time to read through the pdf provided to you when you register for this workshop.
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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