Livelihood Support

Immunity to Change with Chad Bennett

Second and Fourth Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm in the Salon

The Immunity to Change process, founded by Harvard educators Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey is a structured 4-step process that uncovers precisely why we struggle to make the big developmental changes that would promote significant improvements in our livelihoods, relationships and at home. Albert Einstein once remarked, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solution… no problem can be solved with the same level of consciousness that created it”. The gift of ITC is just so- it helps participants to get clearer on the “problem” itself and then offers a pathway to solution through a new level of conscious understanding.

In the human journey, we make both technical and adaptive changes. Technical changes are lateral moves, developmentally speaking, where we “change what we do” and they include taking up new skills, practices and tools. Adaptive changes, however, require new structures of consciousness to “change how we see”. If we apply technical means to adaptive changes we are bound for failure. Kegan and Lahey frequently use the example of dieting where, on average, people gain back 107% of their weight after a diet. This is because they likely addressed the issue by technical means (e.g. eating fewer calories) rather than adaptive means (e.g. recognizing the catastrophic “big assumptions” they might have about being thin!).

The ITC process is a fast paced learning environment and participants should arrive ready to engage and to be surprised by uncovering unconscious parts of themselves that subvert development, success and wellbeing. The workshop is especially effective for entrepreneurs, leaders of organizations, educators and helping professionals. What is your one big thing that would make all the difference of you shifted it? Come find out how possible it is to discover what will work for a change! See http://www.open-door-counseling.com/p/small-business-coaching.htmlfor more information.

$35 for non-members
FREE for Integral Center Members

Business Coaching Circle with Jacki Saorsail

Tuesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Salon

Starting or running your own business? Want support from like-minded people? Want to practice authentic relating in a business context?

Each week we’ll focus on one participant’s professional challenge that they want help with. To address challenges we’ll use the Theory U Coaching Circle process, developed by the Presencing Institute at MIT. Theory U proposes that the quality of the results that we create in any kind of social system is a function of the quality of awareness, attention, or consciousness that the participants in the system operate from. We’ll practice deep listening and share perspectives from our own experience to better understand complex problems.

$15 drop-in for non-members or 1 Time Dollar on the Boulder Timebank hourworld.org

Free for IC members

New Economy Seminar Series

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 6:30pm- 8:00pm, $15 Suggested Donation

April 5th at the Impact Hub

Encoding the Legal, Financial and Social Foundations for Teal Organizations with Tom Thomison

April 19th at the Integral Center

Social Permaculture For the Next Economy with Adam Brock

May 3rd at the Impact Hub

The New Economy, Beyond Capitalism  with Brian Tsuchiya and Jacki Saorsail

May 17th at the Integral Center

The Human Center of Action in the World with Bob Dunham

June 7th at the Impact Hub

Creating Thriving Companies through Employee Ownership with Halisi Vinson

June 21st at the Integral Center

The New Economy Business Model You Really Want with Alexis Neely

More info at: integralcenter.org/neweconomy

 

Productivity Accelerator

Thursdays 1:30pm – 5:00pm in the Community Lounge

Want to get a week’s worth of work done in one day? We can help!

Each 3.5 hour session includes a check-in, 6 25 minute work blocks, and a check-out. Bring your own work to do and GET IT DONE!

We’ll support each other in maximizing our productivity by providing group accountability. Bring a specific project or several small tasks to do and we’ll help you stay on target. We use the Pomodoro Technique, 25 minute work blocks with 5 minute breaks in-between.

The benefits of the Productivity Accelerator include:
Kick procrastination in the butt! No excuses, come to work and stay at work.
Get rid of distractions! We all work together with nothing to get in your way.
Stay Focussed! Select a bite-size chunk for each work block.
Eliminate burnout! Periodic breaks help alleviate tension.

AGREEMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
You agree to show up on time and stay until the end of the 3.5 hour session

You agree that if you’re in the room, you’re working during the 25min time-blocks, and not working during the 5min breaks.
You’re a member of The Integral Center or bring $10