The GSW-Lab 2020 will provide a space where diverse perspectives/experiences from artists, scientists, spiritual practitioners, and political activists will inspire participants to better understand and embody global social witnessing in their mind, heart, and body. Throughout the lab, we will co-create new ideas, strategies, tools, and energy to help us become mature global citizens in our times of disruption and transformation.
The CMMi is co-sponsoring the GSW-Lab2020 with the Institute for Global Integral Competence (IfGIC) and members have a special discounted participation fee. Early bird registrations close October 31, 2019.
To learn more about this inspiring lab/conference: https://www.globalsocialwitnessing.org/
Commentary and news
Special Webinar Healing Communication: A Scholar-Practitioner Approach You are invited to Join Fielding Graduate University’s Provost and the international community of scholar-practitioners for an hour-long discussion on how communication can create positive change. It will be held on September 12. ... Read More
CosmoKidz stand in Louisianna In April, Chipps Taylor and Nicole Wells, a 2nd grade teacher, spent the day at the Capital building in Louisiana to showcase CosmoKidz as part of the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund. The woman who made the last set of puppets also made the table cloth for us. Big smile!!! ... Read More
Community happenings 2019-2020 Cancellation of July community meeting, Invitation to meet up, 3rd Annual Conference on Anticipation, A new program at Columbia, and Changes to LE program. ... Read More
Inviting others into non-polarizing conversations We have been having monthly CMM community calls this year on topics of social importance. The May Community Call focused on the question of how to invite others into non-polarizing conversations. Arthur Jensen, the host for May describes the highlights. ... Read More
Cultural roots of our political problems David Brooks recently published an opinion piece in which he identified five widespread cultural "lies" that are responsible for our contemporary political problems. His arguments against those lies and his alternative proposals align significantly with our vision for Cosmopolis. ... Read More
Global social witnessing and shifting social fields Lukas Herrmann, CMMI Fellow 2018 Lukas is an action researcher and PhD Student with Witten/Herdecke University, Germany. His research focuses on uncovering cultural trauma patterns and facilitating generative social fields through embodied systems sensing practices. Here he introduces the ideas he explored with us at the last Learning Exchange. ... Read More
New bibliography completed We’ve completed our bibliography of the more recent CMM orientated books and publications, with a specific focus on the period from 2000 to the present. ... Read More
Facilitating conversations that matter and groove: CMM as a dialogic approach and method Rik Spann and Eerika Hedman-Phillips had a creative jam session at the Organizational Development Network Europe conference in May. Rik’s report provides an overview of the session and delightfully captures its vibrancy. ... Read More
Making social worlds better: Grammars of action in traditions of practice In this post, Sergej van Middendorp discusses the article, Making social worlds better: Grammars of action in traditions of practice, that he retrieved from the W. B. Pearce Archives. It was a controversial article and Sergej raises some provocative possibilities from it. ... Read More
The Handbook of Communication Training There are two significant chapters with a CMM orientation in this latest handbook: one by Bart Buechner and colleagues and another by Don Waisanen, last year's CMM Fellow. ... Read More
Embodying Metaphors in Systems Sergej van MIddendorp has recently published his book, using CMM and exploring the metaphor of jazz improvisation to help design systems that support the creation of health and wealth. ... Read More
Moral Injury on the front lines of truth This is an exciting and innovative chapter written by three of the CMMI's board members, Bart Buechner, Sergej van Middendorp and Rik Spann. The chapter interweaves CMM and the metaphor of jazz improvisation in the context of Schutz’s lifeworld phenomenology. ... Read More