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Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:15pm
“Choiceful Awareness” is the ability to sense all aspects of yourself and the situation in the moment and open up a large number of ways to respond instead of react. But what underlying beliefs drive those choices? What does it mean to be a conscious organization? How can we help leaders discover their level of consciousness, underlying beliefs and philosophies?
During this session you’ll be introduced to an innovative model that is designed to help leaders and organizations understand and uncover unconscious beliefs and their level of consciousness. So often leaders are ‘stuck’ and they may not understand where that ‘stuckness’ comes from. Through scenarios and small group work in this session you’ll have a better understanding of why there is value in helping leaders uncover those blocks and mental models, and how to do it.
Why is an understanding of leadership philosophy important? As one example, the way resources are distributed within an organization has a lot to do with its underlying philosophy. Those beliefs drive moral and ethical decisions. Yet frequently, people don’t necessarily know what their philosophy is. Helping leaders become more conscious of their beliefs can lead to significant shifts in an organization.
The social scientist-philosopher Alexander Rosenberg remarked that “whether we like it or not, even whether we know it or not” all our decisions are choices framed by our beliefs and our beliefs take sides on social (i.e., philosophical) problems.
This session will explore a method, a philosophy grid, to investigate an individual/organization’s belief system that contributes to decisions regarding the distribution of resources. By surfacing these largely unconscious beliefs, a leader and an organization can be more thoughtful about how it wants to align its socially just behaviours with its trajectory toward higher levels of consciousness.
This will be of great interest for OD practitioners that seek to help organizations and leaders achieve higher levels of consciousness, “choiceful awareness” and social justice.
Claude Cloutier is currently the CEO of a small engineering company. He has had a 35-year career in a variety of leadership roles and describes himself as a capitalist with a social conscience. Claude is a graduate of Royal Roads University MA Leadership and Training (2007) program and is currently enrolled in Fielding Graduate University’s Human and Organizational Development doctoral program. He is the author of The Consciousness Quotient – Leadership and Social Justice for the 21st Century (2013).
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 8:00am to Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:00pm
"Collaborating and Innovating Social Systems"
May 7 & 8, 2014
Roffey Park Institute, Horsham, West Sussex, UK