October wisdom: a dedicated time for celebrating autumnal beauty, sharing stories, and being in community.
What wisdom does the month of October bring forth for each of us? What can we learn about soil building and the disintegration of fall foliage? How can Thrivability and its underlying principles inform our creative practices?
This four-part learning journey will span the time of transition between the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter. Each week, this learning journey will provide a dedicated time for celebrating autumnal beauty, sharing stories, and being in community.
The number of participants is limited in order to create an intimate virtual environment and enjoy each other’s presence all the while engaging deep conversation and exploring new intellectual terrain.
Your hosts and co-facilitators, Michelle Holliday and Claire Gérin-Lajoie, are each fascinated by Thrivability in their own ways. The following questions are a result of a Summer of shared reflections. They are the harvest, the soil and the entry point into this co-created learning journey that is October wisdom.
- What are you observing that is disintegrating in your daily life? In your community? In your worldview?
- How might healthy soil building and the Thrivability framework be sources of creative inspiration?
- What new stories, patterns or relationships are we sensing?
- How might we contribute to an increased integrity, beauty and regenerative capacity of the living community we are part of?
We look forward to meeting you.
Michelle and Claire
Michelle is a consultant, facilitator, author and researcher. Her work centers around “thrivability” — a set of perspectives and practices based on a view of organizations and communities as dynamic, self-organizing living systems. With this understanding, we recognize that we can create the fertile conditions for life to thrive at every level – for individuals, for organizations as living ecosystems, for customers, community and biosphere.
Claire and Michelle met in the summer of 2018 at the Pop up Lab in Montréal. Michelle gave a workshop and Claire was mesmerized by Michelle’s succinct and powerful illustration of what it means to be an active steward of life’s unfolding process.
Claire is a focusing instructor, process-facilitator and folk dancer. The theme of moving together has continuously fascinated her. Over the course of the past two years, Claire has offered training in tango dancing, group dynamics, Liberating Structures and Focusing. She holds an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning and is currently working with Fabrique_A as a start up process-facilitator.
This particular learning journey, ‘October Wisdom’, is dedicated to Claire’s maternal grandfather, Jean Gérin-Lajoie, who passed away peacefully this summer.
See Claire’s LinkedIn
About Thrivable World
Thrivable World is a space of learning, community and practice to discover together what the emerging story of thrivability means for us.
It’s a space to help us see ourselves more fully as active stewards of life’s unfolding process and as part of a larger living world.
In every discipline and every walk of life, this is essential learning if we’re going to get through the multiple crises we’re facing.
This is our opportunity and our imperative if we’re going to have any chance at ushering in an Age of Thrivability.
A Sur Place partner
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Session 1: October 13, 2020
Session 2: October 20, 2020
Session 3: October 27, 2020
Session 4: November 03, 2020
Start time: 19:00 EDT
End time: 20:30 EDT
Venue: Zoom conference