Leading As Sacred Practice2019-08-14T14:57:56+00:00

Leading As Sacred Practice

Many leaders, consultants, facilitators, and others encounter experiences in their work that indicate the presence and importance of the sacred in peoples’ lives. In fact, more and more groups and networks are forming around the world to respond consciously and holistically to the urgency and demands of our times by paying more attention to the sacred.

For the past several years Holger Scholz, Alan Briskin, David Sibbet, and I have been co-hosting Leading as Sacred Practice Conferences to provide a space for the focused exploration of topics and questions related to the sacred in our work, using inquiry, experiential activities and reflection.

These annual gathering have been alternating between Germany at the Beuerhof Retreat Farm in the Vulkan Eifel and California at IONS EarthRise Retreat Center. The participants—leaders, facilitators, consultants, educators and social activists—explore questions like:

  • What does it mean to lead with sacred intent and does it require practice?
  • How do we lead in ways that engage spirit, soul, mind and body in a holistic approach?
  • What is ours to do when fear and reactivity takes us into chaos?
  • What do we mean by transformational leading and in what ways do transformational processes evoke and engage the sacred?
  • What is involved in the practice of deep listening?
  • What is the role of ritual in supporting individuals, organizations and communities to create meaning and stability as well as forward movement during uncertain times?

Our inquiry is leading to an initial articulation of principles and practices having to do with the potential of circle work; co-creating sacred and transformative spaces; experiencing importance of nature, earth wisdom and place; appreciating the power of lineage; understanding social fields; facilitating in ensemble; and sense making.

In this video the hosts share reflections on the topic of leading as sacred practice.

Our next conference is planned for Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, 2020 in California, IONS EarthRise Retreat Center.

Leading As Sacred Practice 2018, produced by Claudia Meglin on Vimeo.

Leading As Sacred Practice

Leading As Sacred Practice 2018, produced by Claudia Meglin on Vimeo.

Many leaders, consultants, facilitators, and others encounter experiences in their work that indicate the presence and importance of the sacred in peoples’ lives. In fact, more and more groups and networks are forming around the world to respond consciously and holistically to the urgency and demands of our times by paying more attention to the sacred.

For the past several years Holger Scholz, Alan Briskin, David Sibbet, and I have been co-hosting Leading as Sacred Practice Conferences to provide a space for the focused exploration of topics and questions related to the sacred in our work, using inquiry, experiential activities and reflection.

These annual gathering have been alternating between Germany at the Beuerhof Retreat Farm in the Vulkan Eifel and California at IONS EarthRise Retreat Center. The participants—leaders, facilitators, consultants, educators and social activists—explore questions like:

  • What does it mean to lead with sacred intent and does it require practice?
  • How do we lead in ways that engage spirit, soul, mind and body in a holistic approach?
  • What is ours to do when fear and reactivity takes us into chaos?
  • What do we mean by transformational leading and in what ways do transformational processes evoke and engage the sacred?
  • What is involved in the practice of deep listening?
  • What is the role of ritual in supporting individuals, organizations and communities to create meaning and stability as well as forward movement during uncertain times?

Our inquiry is leading to an initial articulation of principles and practices having to do with the potential of circle work; co-creating sacred and transformative spaces; experiencing importance of nature, earth wisdom and place; appreciating the power of lineage; understanding social fields; facilitating in ensemble; and sense making.

In this video the hosts share reflections on the topic of leading as sacred practice.

Our next conference is planned for Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, 2020 in California, IONS EarthRise Retreat Center.