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Pathways Forward – Generating Clarity for Movement-building

Evolutionary Organizational Culture Development

Mission:  Generate clarity and capacity needed for unified, long range movement-building.

Goals:

Help bring to bear uniquely Quaker and Buddhist relevance in these unprecedented times of increasingly complex and multifaceted global challenges,

Operationalize deeper unity and integration within and among Quaker organizations and Buddhist networks in order to deepen the impact of our work on social justice concerns.

Objectives: 

Cultivate and connect teams of Quaker and Buddhist practitioners who are knowledgeable and capable of holding the big picture while taking practical, strategic actions to guide a multifaceted change process.

Promote authentic egalitarian practice among Quaker organizations, Buddhist networks, traditions, and practioners, and,

Encourage Quaker monthly meetings and Buddhist sanghas to generate localized solutions that can be prototyped, elevated, framed to show their systemic implications, and made accessible to form a new cultural narratives.

Method:

Introduce the notion of “evolutionary culture design” as applied to organizational governance and operations in order to foster collaborative internal culture. Immerse those who express further interest in the transformation process.

Work with practitioners, organizations and sanghas to develop practical processes for learning, monitoring, analyzing, intervening, and guiding evolutionary culture change.

Offer self-awareness practices grounded in neuro, quantum, and cognitive behavioral science in easily digestible exercises through a variety of learning opportunities (e.g. retreats, workshops, talks) to practitioners and organizations.

Turnkey information and facilitation suites so that groups at any scale can avail themselves of practices which they can then use on their own and share with others.

Quantum science’s clarification of the inter-relational nature of reality yields helpful information for individual relationships and evolutionary organizational development. Quaker organizations and Buddhist networks are invited to foster internal environments that encourage constant learning and innovation. Pathways Forward therefore offers practitioners the opportunity to explore:

Cultural change as a complex adaptive system:

The dynamics and drivers of cultural change, including trend analysis and emergent social behaviors,

Ways to apply an organization-specific a design framework to the cultivation of nourishing human ecosystems, in order to catalyze and guide the process of societal change.

Practical ways that spiritual organizations can utilize systems thinking to better engage with the level of complexity inherent in today’s emergent culture.