(Presented in association with The Well Foundation)
facilitated by Michael Tacon
based on the book
THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE WISDOM*
SOOKE: 5 TUESDAY EVENINGS: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
November 8, 15,22, 29 and December 6, 2011
This is another extraordinary opportunity to be a part of a second group of people committed to exploring how, by following a very specific set of agreements and procedures, we can experience the emergence of wisdom amongst us. The group will work with the book THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE WISDOM* which brings together extensive research about enlightened group process as a way of addressing the pressing need for finding better ways for groups of people to work together in the common interest.
PLEASE NOTE: We believe, to get the most out of these sessions, it is best for people to commit to the whole series. The group is limited to 10 participants. Participants are encouraged to get their own copy of the book – however, handouts will be provided.
WHERE: In Victoria at – the upper lounge at the BCGEU Building, 2994, Douglas Street.
In Sooke at – Unit 69 – 5838 Blythwood Road (Lannon Creek Park).
COST: $60 for the 5 sessions (or $15 per evening)
Payment by cheque or cash can be made on the first evening of the group. Cheques to be made out to “Centre for Earth and Spirit”.
* THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE WISDOM – by Alan Briskin, Sheryl Erickson, John Ott, and Tom Callanan (Berrett Koehler Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA. 2009).
REGISTRATION is required for this group because of the limited space.
Please call Michael Tacon at 250-642-2517 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Tacon is a retired psychotherapist who has been active in offering programs under the auspices of the Well Foundation in Victoria since 1999 and more recently with the Centre for Earth and Spirit. He has worked extensively with a wide variety of groups since the 1960’s.
Michael is excited about exploring the potential for generating collective wisdom as a resource for tackling some of the daunting issues facing our society at this time. For example, he is wondering if a collective wisdom group could act as an advisory resource for the recently formed Sooke Transition Town Society and other similar groups looking to facilitate meaningful change in our communities.
Janet Pivnick has worked and studied in the environmental field for the past 30 years. She has been involved with environmental organizations across Canada and the United States and was the Director of an environmental education consulting company, Earth Wise, in Calgary for 15 years.
Janet is particularly interested in supporting people through the process of social change, helping people to connect with their core being – the ecological self, developing models for ecological ways of being within existing systems and exploring the assumptions that underlie worldviews – western and alternative visions. Janet currently works as a Program Coordinator with the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria, where she is responsible for environmental and sustainability programs