Intersection of Power + Love
Starts Jan 10, 2021!
If you feel we are at an inflection point in history and feel called to step up to radically innovate solutions that reveal a new balance between love and power, we invite you to join our upcoming pod.
The quality of power has ignited remarkable and terrifying situations across history. The way we leverage power, personally and systemically, determines our ceiling of collective possibility. Reinhold Neibuhr notes, "Power without love is brutality, but love without consideration of power is sentimentality. How to make power express love, and love humanize power, is the distinctive task for the next hundred years."
Some of the many questions we'll hold in our circle: What systems of power enable a regenerative circulation of trust and goodwill? If neuroscience of power is accurate, that power does indeed corrupt, how do we distribute it effectively? When does decentralization simply create a rudderless vacuum taken over by divergent agendas and under what circumstances is the coercive power of centralization helpful? What intrinsic qualities do we need to frictionlessly oscillate between "plan and execute" leadership and "search and amplify" type of servant leadership?
If these questions resonate, we invite you to join our Pod -- hosted by Germany's Innocracy movement! Alongside local changemakers, this Love + Power pod is expected to include guests like Dacher Keltner (UC Berkeley neuroscientist and best selling author of The Power Paradox), Preeta Bansal (general counsel in Obama's government, who gave this Love + Power talk), and Gary Zukav (world-renowned author of The Seat of the Soul).
||Jan 10th: Orientation Call
We'll start with a virtual orientation call to connect all participants and volunteers and to take you through the process of daily prompts and other immersion details.
Time: 90 minutes (Jan 10th, 2020, 8:00AM PST)
||Jan 11-Jan 15: Diving Deeper!
For these 5 days, you'll get a daily prompt with a "head" reading and a "hands" practice, and a "heart" reflection. As you submit your responses, you'll also get to read other participant responses.
Time: 1-3 hours per day. It's self-regulated, depending on how deep you want to dive. :)
||Jan 16-17: Interactions
On Saturday, we'll engage in a public call with Peniel Joseph. On Sunday, we'll come together with to marinate our collective learnings, hear from a guest speaker, and apply our learnings to concrete case studies. Open to all who have completed prior prompts.
Time: 2 hours (Jan 17th, 2020, 8:00AM PST)
To join, simply fill out the form below. As the circle host approves your application, you will receive a welcome email with your login information and next steps.