Weekly Update for 3/17/17

March 17, 2017

Greetings Community,

Happy St. Patricks Day! I’m getting this newsletter out a bit late this week because I wanted to get everything together to announce the New Economy Seminar Series, posted below. I’m so excited about it! This is a culmination of months of work and forming a partnership with the Impact Hub Academy. I care about this topic deeply and hope this series has a strong impact.

In This Issue:

  • The New Economy Seminar Series starts Wednesday April 5th with Tom Thomison from Encode and HolacracyOne giving a presentation about Teal Organizations.
  • Michael Porcelli discusses the core of Authentic Relating, “Revealing Your Experience” in a blog post.
  • Robert MacNaughton’s series, Integral Theory and Practice continues this Monday with a talk on “States and Ecstasis”.

There’s a lot of great events so look at our online calendar for more info and any last minute changes.


In Community,
Jacki Saorsail
Membership Coordinator, Building Manager, etc.

New Economy Seminar Series


Old ways of doing business are becoming obsolete as the speed, complexity, and distress of the world increases. Technological innovation and depleting resources are creating the perfect storm from which a new economic system must emerge. This system doesn’t extract natural and human resources and turn them into profit for the uber-rich. This system regenerates degraded ecosystems, revives debased communities, and recapitalizes the middle class as innate outcomes of day-to-day operations. In this system every human being has the opportunity to discover their higher purpose and give their gifts fully to the world. Workers have autonomy and flexibility and make enough to thrive. How is this possible? Join us in this series of 6 talks to find out what the New Economy looks like and how to become a part of it.

First Seminar is Wednesday April 5th 6:30-8:00pm at the Impact Hub

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

Rapidly changing business environments reward organizational agility, which prompts a move to decentralized decision making. Emerging Teal models of self-organization like Holacracy® distribute authority across the organization while aligning the work with an overarching purpose.

But too often the employer / employee divide still persists as a refuge for personal power holding. Encode.org pushes the decentralization of power even further by encoding new legal, financial and social agreements in the pioneering model of the „For-Purpose Enterprise“ comprised of Organization, Company and Association.

With its groundbreaking work encode.org is deeply aligned with the fundamental Teal principles of self-management, wholeness and evolutionary purpose as described by Frederic Laloux in “Reinventing Organizations”. At the same time the For-Purpose Enterprise is not just an aspiration but an actual lived reality that an increasing number of pioneering organizations are adopting and exploring.

Speaker Bio:

Tom Thomison, co-Founder and partner of encode.org and HolacracyOne, will share encode.org’s genesis from evolutionary tensions emerging from successful implementations of Holacracy and how encode.org addresses them within its new framework to go beyond employment and liberate purposeful work.


The Seminar is followed by a full 1-day workshop hosted by encode.org:

Encoding Self-Organization Beyond the Work

Experience what needs to shift to take self-organization to the next level: build pathways not only to work on purpose, but to earn and live on purpose as well.

-Tom Thomison & Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller

April 6th, 9 am – 5 pm, Integral Center, Boulder

Info and tickets: http://buytickets.at/encodeorg/81229/r/ihb

Revealing Your Experience


At the core of Authentic Relating is the ability to reveal our inner experience to others. Deep down we want to belong, to be understood, accepted, and appreciated just as we are. Yet we’ve learned through social conditioning that we “should” figure out what others expect or want from us, and to try being that instead. This is understandable, and though we can often get what we want or need by meeting other’s expectations, if we lose contact with our authentic selves, then we sabotage our ability to experience belonging, just as we are. Read more

Integral Theory and Practice: States and Ecstasis

Monday March 20th 5:00-6:30pm in the Chapel

In this edition of our bi-weekly series on Integral Theory & Practice, we’ll be unpacking a core element of Integral Theory: States of Consciousness.

Particularly, we’ll talk about the critical differences between States and Stages of consciousness, non-ordinary states of consiousness, flow states, ecstasis, and “Hedonic Engineering.”


Integral Theory & Practice is a bi-weekly conversation that is designed to help develop the cognitive intelligence of the Boulder and IC community by specifically focusing on Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory, associated work, and best practices for integrating this knowledge into our lives.


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