• Like
  • Save
An introduction to Gentle Action
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

An introduction to Gentle Action

on

  • 1,164 views

A brief introduction to the concept of Gentle Action, which F David Peat PhD has developed in a book of the same name, and further explores in GentleAction.org

A brief introduction to the concept of Gentle Action, which F David Peat PhD has developed in a book of the same name, and further explores in GentleAction.org

Statistics

Views

Total Views
1,164
Views on SlideShare
1,159
Embed Views
5

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

2 Embeds 5

http://www.slideshare.net 3
http://www.twylah.com 2

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    An introduction to Gentle Action An introduction to Gentle Action Presentation Transcript

    • Gentle Action: I ntroduction & Discussion with Author F David Peat Hosted by
    • Gentle Action F David Peat, author & physicist http://www.fdavidpeat.com Pari Center for New Learning http://www.paricenter.com
    • Gentle Action
    • Gentle Action Conversation forums Blog http://www.gentleaction.org Facebook http://bit.ly/GentleActionFacebookGroup Twitter http://twitter.com/fdpeat Gentle Action book Study guide following each chapter Webinar series Including today’s discussion
    • Gentle Action Today’s discussion • Introductions • Where did the concept of Gentle Action come from? • What does Gentle Action mean? • Six characteristics of Gentle Action • Open discussion
    • Gentle Action Where did the concept of Gentle Action come from? It was created in response to: • The attention we give to “the cost of inaction” • The aggressive language we typically use to describe action • Asking, “Why do well-intentioned organizations end up disrupting a community, or an economy, or an environment?”
    • Gentle Action What does Gentle Action mean? A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation.
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation What doesn’t follow: • A prescription or strategy, i.e. Seven Steps to Gentle Action • A series of rules, or even suggestions, would imply we’re standing outside the system and making those observations
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation What does follow: • Characteristics that are common to ways in which an individual or organization might discover new and creative measures that can spread within a system • For each characteristic, examples of what each of us can do in our own lives, families, work, and community to help bring about Gentle Action and creative change
    • G but highly intelligent activity that arises out of entle Action A kind of minimal the very nature of the system under investigation Characteristics periods of creative suspension + seeking appropriate levels of control + operating from within a system + honoring complexity + responsive and flexible + trust
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation Characteristics periods of creative suspension + seeking appropriate levels of control + operating from within a system + honoring complexity + responsive and flexible + trust
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation periods of creative suspension Composer Michael Tippett Composers and artists The Fetzer Institute Peter Benenson Gordon Shippey Artist Anish Kapoor
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation periods of creative suspension Composers and artists The Fetzer Institute Peter Benenson Gordon Shippey
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation periods of creative suspension Composers and artists The Fetzer Institute Peter Benenson Gordon Shippey
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation periods of creative suspension Composers and artists The Fetzer Institute Peter Benenson Gordon Shippey
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation Characteristics periods of creative suspension + seeking appropriate levels of control + operating from within a system + honoring complexity + responsive and flexible + trust
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation Characteristics periods of creative suspension + seeking appropriate levels of control + operating from within a system + honoring complexity + responsive and flexible + trust
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation Characteristics periods of creative suspension + seeking appropriate levels of control + operating from within a system + honoring complexity + responsive and flexible + trust
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation Characteristics periods of creative suspension + seeking appropriate levels of control + operating from within a system + honoring complexity + responsive and flexible + trust
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation Characteristics periods of creative suspension + seeking appropriate levels of control + operating from within a system Gordon Shippey + honoring complexity + responsive and flexible + trust
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation Characteristics periods of creative suspension + seeking appropriate levels of control + operating from within a system + honoring complexity + responsive and flexible + trust
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation Characteristics (a recap) periods of creative suspension + seeking appropriate levels of control + operating from within + honoring complexity + responsive and flexible + trust
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation Today’s discussion • What is meant by “Gentle Action” and where did the concept come from? • Characteristics of Gentle Action • Open discussion
    • Gentle Action A kind of minimal but highly intelligent activity that arises out of the very nature of the system under investigation Conversation forums Blog http://www.gentleaction.org Facebook http://bit.ly/GentleActionFacebookGroup Twitter http://twitter.com/fdpeat Gentle Action book Study guide following each chapter Webinar series Including today’s discussion
    • Gentle Action: I ntroduction & Discussion with Author F David Peat Hosted by
    • Gentle Action Evidence • Of trust • Of opportunities for empowerment • Of an “output emphasis” on “good questions” rather than answers • Of a context that actively encourages broad ripple effects of even the tiniest of actions • Of an explicit dance forward into the “do-able” parts of a problem and then back, to take into account the overall context and meaning of the much wider issue, on both the individual and organizational level
    • Gentle Action Evidence • That participants are able to express their individuality • That participants value their local and global citizenship • That participants are taking personal responsibility for what is going on
    • Gentle Action Evidence • Of a sense of obligation to the rest of the world and a responsibility to the future • Of careful consideration for the ethical and moral dimensions of the decisions being made, and actions being taken
    • Gentle Action Evidence • That the experiences and advice of elders is honored • That family and community connections are being highly valued • That artists’ participation is encouraged and celebrated
    • Gentle Action: I ntroduction & Discussion with Author F David Peat Hosted by