Deep Democracy and Co Resolve Experience
STEPPING UP TO TODAY’S BIGGEST CHALLENGES:
A Multilayered Learning Experience
* Deep Democracy & CoResolve Experience 6-8 June 2017
* Instructors' Programme: 9 June 2017 (accredited instructors only)
* Elders' Programme: 10 June 2017 (by invitation)
Every period in history has its challenges, but today we are facing a confluence of challenges. The global refugee crisis, xenophobia, historic divisions in the Middle East, extreme political polarization in the west, poverty, terrorism, materialism and planetary destruction: we are experiencing the perfect storm of events. Many parts of the world are speeding towards major change, and major transformation.
The 2017 Deep Democracy & CoResolve Experience is open to everyone who has had some experience of the Lewis Method, whether it's the Level 1 training in Deep Democracy, CoResolve, Let's Talk or the Elders program. Together we will explore how we can step up to the world’s challenges as we experience them in our nations and communities, at work and in and our personal lives.
We recognize that the tools we hold in our hands -while they are no magic bullet- hold a tremendous potential to be helpful in these tumultuous times. While many of us don’t work directly with the hottest global issues of our times, we recognize that they inevitably impact us, our teams, our clients, our families, our relationships, and ourselves. At the 2017 Experience we ask ourselves: do I step up in my milieu? And if so, how?
The Experience is not so much a conference as it is the gathering of a community or practitioners wanting to take their Lewis Method skills to the next level. The programme will include presentations and information sharing about the newest developments in the Method and the Community of Practice. It includes meaningful interactions with local issues and actors, tuning into Brussels as a microcosm of the larger world. It also includes a series of small and large group processes on topics’ of your choice, where we expect the most impactful learning and insights to happen. Equivalent to master classes, these group processes will be led by highly skilled elders of the community and debriefed collectively.
The Learning Opportunity:
You can expect to learn from attending the Experience on multiple levels: gain new awareness in relation to your topics of interest and in relation to yourself, enhance your skills through observation and practice, learn from demonstration of a variety of effective personal styles in using the tools, gain inspiration and find ways to make your work more powerful. You are also likely to find likeminded people within our large international community, who may become friends, colleagues, thinking partners, motivators and support in your ongoing journey.
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Presenters (Click thumbnails for profile)
Belamie is an independent consultant, coach and facilitator working with individuals, couples, families, teams and organisations on growing awareness, decision making and working through tension. She has a passion for exploring what is, identifying what can be as well as providing people with the relevant skills and support to get there.
Belamie is a certified CoResolve instructor and coach. She holds a Social Science degree from University of Cape Town and is a graduate of the Red & Yellow School of Advertising. She has worked in close collaboration with Myrna Lewis, the founder of CoResolve. Belamie runs the Personal Development Program for CoResolve practitioners who wish to grow their skills. She has trained and facilitated meaningful conversations in meeting rooms, boardrooms, classrooms and clinics in South Africa and Europé, and is currently living and working in China.
Presenting in the teams with CoResolve Therapeutic and CoResolve Youth Speaks
Myrna is a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of transformative leadership and facilitation. She is a co-founder of the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy which was born out of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy in 1993. Myrna has a BA degree in Social Science, BA Honours degree in Psychology and a M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology. She is responsible for the professional services and development of Deep Democracy Ltd. Myrna consults internationally and facilitates large-scale transformation processes within corporate, NGO, NPO and social activist organisations. She is the author of’ Inside the No’ (2008) and recipient of several international awards.
Danielle is an expert in the field of leadership, change and organizational culture. After her studies in African- and Asian witchcraft and religions, she did her PhD in leadership and organizational culture with the Dutch police force, and then worked as a consultant and regional director of refugee centers within the Netherlands. She is dedicated to deciphering the cultural DNA of organizations and helping leaders to fulfill their tasks, and she facilitates organizations and executives through complex changes.
Jitske is an expert in the field of diversity, international teamwork and corporate culture. As a trained ethnographer she did research in Botswana, Uganda and then entered the corporate world of organizations and companies. She worked as an international consultant on international teamwork, and is dedicated to cracking the code of powerful leadership, combined with inclusive decision-making. It is her desire to (re)connect people through their differences and to build strong tribes which are safe for diversity. In 2013 Jitske received the Dutch award ’Trainer of the Year’. Best-seller author of the books Deep Democracy (Dutch), the award winning De Corporate Tribe (Dutch, Management book of the year 2016), Managing Cultural Dynamics and Wow! What a difference.
Alexandre is a trainer and facilitator for adults, children and teenagers at the Universite de Paix asbl in Belgium. He works in the following areas: socio-emotional learning, positive conflict management, prevention and intervention in situations of school bullying and cyberbullying in school context. He also teach Mindfulness-Based Program. He is currently testing the CoResolve Youth Speaks method in secondary schools.
Marie works as a facilitator and trainer in conflict management for children, youth and their teachers at Youth Town in Copenhagen, Denmark. Youth Town is an organisation that provides general education for schools in areas such as conflict management, democracy and active citizenship. I have a degree in rhetoric where my main focus is conflict, arguments and communication in public debates. I am part of the co-resolve youth program where I am currently implementing the method and tools at a public school by training their 5th grade classes and their teachers. The goal is that the students and teachers can use the tools on their own by the end of the program and my hope is that they will be able to teach or inspire parents, colleagues as well as fellow students with this approach to conflict.
Malgorzata is an antidiscrimination educator, with 12 years of experience in David Kolb’s experiential learning in teams. She is a board member of Antidiscrimination Education Society which tries to diagnose and provide equal treatment in schools at all levels.
She designs and carries out courses, seminars, and trainings for different types of learners - mainly on diversity management, team work and advocacy building. She supervises XIX School of Trainers for NGOs. She is a graduate of Jagiellonian University and London School of Economics.
Malina is a cross- culture psychologist, trainer and coordinator of the "Embracing Contorversy" and "Let's talk about refugees" projects organized by Center for Citizenship Education in Warsaw. Malina graduated from University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw and completed post graduate studies at the School for Trainers at Laboratorium Psychoedukacji. She specializes in intercultural competences, cross-culture communication, cultural adaptation and re-adaptation as well as anti-discrimination education. She works with schools and runs trainings for teachers and students. She is currently participating in the CoResolve Youth Speak instructors training.
Working with conflict in the university
Aftab is educated as an urban planner (MUP, PhD), environmental scientist (BSc) and visual artist. She is an adjunct professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia and among the first three North Americans to qualify as a Deep Democracy Instructor. In March this year she was appointed Director of Dialogue and Conflict Engagement within the Equity and Inclusion Office of the University of British Columbia. She works primarily as a process artist and facilitator, supporting strategic planning, conflict resolution, intercultural communication, innovation and leadership development processes.
She is an instructor for Deep Democracy Levels 1, 2 & 3, and CoResolve Instructor.
Jenny has been working with Deep Democracy since 2001. She is accredited as a Deep Democracy and Co-resolve trainer and uses the methodology as a core skill in all her training and facilitation work. She qualified as an Integral Coach through the University of Cape Town Graduate Business School in 2010. Up until 2015 she was in formal employment and served as the Human Resources Director of various businesses within the AVI Group. At the beginning of 2015 she left to form her own independent consultancy, specialising in people transformation projects. Clients she has worked with include Unilever, Shell, Aon, Unicef, Tharisa minerals, Primedia and St Peters College. Jenny is currently registered for a M.Phil in Leadership at the University of Johannesburg which she aims to complete at the end of 2017.
Peter qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) as a Chartered Accountant and has 31 years of corporate experience including holding the position of Group Chief Information Officer in three large South African companies. He has been exposed to Deep Democracy and its evolution since the mid 1990's and is presently deepening his skills in Myrna's Elder's Programme. He is a qualified Master Instructor.
Peter seeks to work with people who are prepared to challenge themselves and their views of the world - people who want to explore new awareness. He brings significant business experience and a desire to challenge himself with group work and with the training. He has facilitated and otherwise been a part of over 200 conflict processes and has conducted training in South Africa, India, Holland, Sweden, England, Turkey and Canada.
Jenny Leclezio & Peter Jordi operate under the auspices of the Great Life Company and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org for information about training courses in South Africa.
Yonathan Keren has been a Deep Democracy facilitator and instructor for almost 10 years. Originally trained as a singer and actor he has been working in (arts) education since his studies, and has incorporated Deep Democracy in his educational practice as well as his personal and work life. Yonathan co-created the Let’s Talk method and the U&Me app with Myrna Lewis. He teaches open Deep Democracy courses, in-company courses and facilitates processes in a wide variety of contexts, from the classroom to the boardroom. Yonathan is the initiator and facilitator of large scale Deep Democracy conversations on societal topics in the Netherlands and through the Dialogue Hunters is building capacity to facilitate these conversations in Europe as a response to the rising tensions around themes such as the influx of immigrants and the polarization between Muslims and non-Muslims.
He is a Deep Democracy Elder, an Instructor of Levels 1 - 4 in Deep Democracy, and co-creator of the Let’s Talk Method and the U&Me app.
Cigdem Tas Yerli is a consultant, team coach and facilitator working with individuals and teams on enhancing dialogue, facilitating change and developing leadership in organizations. She is an ICF accredited, ORSC trained team and relationship systems coach, Deep Democracy The Lewis Method trainer and facilitator. She also delivers ’Parent Effectiveness Trainings’ as a certified trainer to realize her motto of ’democracy starts in the family’. Her background includes both HR line management and consulting roles with over 16 years’ experience in different sectors. She has worked for Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and Koç Group. She has significant work experience in cross-cultural environments and has managed projects in Turkey, UK, Romania, Kazakhstan, Russia and Austria. In 2011 she founded Tribe together with two of her colleagues with a common ambition to strengthen leadership, relationship and organizational capability. Cigdem graduated from Robert College and Istanbul University. She has a daughter and a son, enjoys running and travelling, and lives in Istanbul.
Cigdem Tas Yerli