The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has launched a new initiative called the Programme for Noetic Action that intends to harness the power of individual and social transformation of people to enable just, inclusive and non-violative societies.
As part of this Programme, TISS is organising a three-day residential workshop titled Changing the Paradigm: Valuing Life Differently. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Monica Sharma (retired Director of Leadership at the UN in New York until 2010) who has extensive experience in working with harnessing creativity and transformative power, for large-scale social systemic shifts for social justice across the globe.
Changing the Paradigm: Valuing Life Differently
- Why does 1 % of the world population own 40 % of the global assets?
- With the Indian economy now the 12th largest in the world, why does one farmer commit suicide every 30 minutes?
- Why are the changes we see so fragmented and incremental?
- How can the work we do change the paradigm – create a peaceful movement that will transform the lives of people?
- Can we find ways together that will enable us to value all life and lives in a way that ensure true well being?
Noetic Work – the new paradigm:
This workshop will introduce you to Noetic work — a cutting-edge, new generation methodology that has been proven to generate transformative changes in societies worldwide. It will engage you in processes that enable transformation in individuals and systems. It will draw upon your own wisdom — and the wisdom of people and communities — to solve immediate problems, enable whole systems change and generate measurable results. It will enhance the valuable work you do in communities and generate new leaders for a transformed future: leaders who will manifest the deeper convergence of principles, purpose and practice to generate concrete results that benefit all of humanity.
Create a substantially new way of being that transforms the way we meet the challenges to create a just and equitable society: by shaking off the current fragmented approaches and create systemic shifts that will manifest sustainable change for social justice and social and economic transformation that is sourced in our wisdom. It recognises that to be effective, there must be coherence between intelligence, action and results.
1. Source participant’s creativity and power for strategic action
2. Build the architecture for sustainable change by generating systems shifts addressing key concerns in transforming their operational areas
3. Enable participants to move from managing projects to leading transformational change
4. Align approaches and strategies across projects to have synergy to achieve transformational change
5. Forge partnerships across sector, issues, regions that will substantially strengthen each project and ensure large scale impact and transformation at the micro and macro levels
6. Find innovative ways to measure project success and real changes in human well being
About the facilitator:
Dr. Monica Sharma was the Director, Leadership and Capacity Development, at the United Nations, OHRLLS. She is responsible for whole systems transformation and leadership development worldwide, with a focus on least developed countries. She is pioneering generative and integral approaches leading to transformation on a global scale. She served in UNICEF in several global, regional and country positions. From 2000-2005 she served as Director of HIV/AIDS for UNDP, generating over 720 breakthrough initiatives with measurable results in 40 countries, reaching 4.5 million people directly, and influencing another 130 million.
Date: May 26-28, 2011
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Place: Sarvodaya, St. Pius College Compound, Aarey Road, Goregaon East, Mumbai.
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