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This presentation is on Integral life Practice based on Cindy Lou Golin's, Developmental Action Inquiry ILP article in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, and has been presented as part of the MA of integral theory program at JFK University

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  • INTRODUCTION # welcome EVERYBODY BEFORE WE GET STARTED – HONOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES that bring us together today – THANKYOU Liquid learning Ian Metcalf Ron Laurie Today’s presentation will cover 3 TOPICS --- The - integral theory of ken Wilber ----- integral AQAL Assessment ----- INTEGRAL LIFE PRACTICE or ILP HOW THESE 3 APPLICATIONS or APPROACHES CAN BE USED for personal and professional development AND increase leadership capacity -- and becoming integral rather than reading about it – 1 st person embodiment rather than just 3 rd person objective use A little about me – Cert 4 - Life Coaching from the Life Coaching Institute Australia 2006 Specialty Stream in Executive Coaching Integral Coaching Canada Ken Wilber’s work for about 15 years Friends with a lot of the students from the JFK masters program expose me to some if the current emerging insights in INTEGRAL THEORY
  • # A brief over view of today We will first look at exactly what is ILP What it can do for----- development ----- leadership # A brief look at a Design Over View – The process of constructing ILP # AQAL assessment – Ken Wilber’s All quadrant, All level, All line , All state, All type An practical but extremely diluted demonstration of ILP - How to use it both to awaken your unfulfilled potential # A quick look at the some suggestions for business heading into the future. # Q and A
  • # What is Integral Life practice – # Is a way of embodying all the parts and potential of your self to create ongoing permanent change. By selecting personal activities or practices in all the 4 QUADRANTS , that will create greater choices on not only how you see the world but more i mportantly the amount of awareness you bring to those choices # ILP EMBODIES – GROWS – BRINGS AWARENESS to all the 4 perspectives of ken Wilber’s AQAL integral framewor k as discussed in Ian Metcalf’s presentation this morning THE 1 st ------ Person Perspective --- Thoughts Emotions – Feelings – intentions THE 2 nd --------- Person or “We” perspective ---- Cultural and Communicative Spaces THE 3 rd ------- Person or IT or It's perspective ---- the external physical body and behavior ----- systems theory and systems interaction # These changes mentioned before can and will extend in to both your Personal and Professional Life # It can and will make you both a better Manager or Leader, AWAKE HUMAN BEING
  • # INTEGRAL LIFE PRACTICE ILP IS DESCRIBED AS Body, Mind and Spirit in Self Culture and Nature EMBODYING THE 6 PARTS ABOVE INTO AN INTEGRAL WHOLE FUNCTIONAL AWAKE WHOLE DESIGN CAN TAKE - 4-6 WEEKS PROCESS - INTIMATE AND PERSONAL ILP An extremely intense path to accelerated human growth. EXAMPLE – HANDOUTS Having said that it can lead to Better Management / Leadership Capacity Greater ability to handle complexity Manage change more effectively Expand emotional intelligence range Understand & Manage – your- self / Emotions / Thoughts more effectively Understand cultural interactions in the business environment more effectively manage relationships and networks more creatively and progressively And gives you a wider view of reality and its construction Create flexibility and tolerance, compassion for not only yourself but others it extend nearly every capacity you have ----and introduce you to new ones you never know you had # What I will say is that ILP Its is not purely a business application --- It is a process and a commitment to increase your awareness and contact with all aspects of the world The power of this process is the accuracy of it’s ability to target multiple areas of growth at once –
  • # Transforming You - using Ken Wilber’s 4 quadrants or perspectives on reality. Today we will cover ----- gaining greater capacity to grow, experience and live in the all the 4 major perspectives offered by integral theory the 4 Quadrants. I - The Self – upper left- thoughts- feeling -emotions - We - Relationships / culture - lower left - family relations – work relationships – interpersonal dynamics - meanings It - Biological objective nature – , human behavior – human body – energy –physical health It’s - Physical systems – lower right – work place - workplace systems
  • # This is a brief look at the design over view This process has three distinct stages not including the AQAL assessment. VISIONING – INQUIRING - Finding out where you are – and what’s missing or holding you back – and re-owning so parts of your self you may have split off DESIGNING – MAPPING – creating a personalized plan for your future PARTICIPATING AND RECORDING – participating and BEING in the practices , and recording how to map the progress. Also FEELING the movement and growth. ----- Presence ------- and being ------- it is an awakening,------ and for some people a rude awakening . TRIPLE LOOP FEEDBACK # Each of these stages has three filters or loops of validation or perspectives that we pass each of the processes through to get the greatest amount of feedback and input – each LOOP PROVIDES DIFFERENT KINDS OF FEEDBACK 1 st Person - personal reference about my thoughts my feelings emotions 2 nd Person – a like to call getting a second opinion - An engaged and reflective dialogue with another person ( usually a coach) – to avoid to many Personal Preferences and tendencies. 3 rd Person the external world reference – Results, Changes, Problems and external references Most People want to play their the strong suit the entire time.
  • Educators - Employment – Trainers – I ll be covering these elements as I would as a coach – from assessment for capacity and growth. # AQAL Assessment covers all of Ken Wilber’s 5 major components and as you will see AQAL assessment is extremely inclusive and covers an enormous amount of ground with those being. Because it covers not only the parts of the human being but the spaces and perspectives that a human being inhabits. Quadrants – 4 Perspectives Levels – Developmental worldview – Outside view Lines – Multiple intelligence -- Personal inside view of development States –- managing states of Energy - Types – Behavioral Orientations – personality typologies –such as Myer Briggs- Disc- Enneagram All of these Components when used together allow businesses 1 -To functional fit the job towards particular people 2- Identify and target weaknesses for improvement - Increase leadership potential and capacity. 3- Be more informed about the components of businesses and how to speak to particular offices and positions and understand their needs and wants. Today’s focus will be just a brief going over of each of the 5 components with a lead up to the ILP - just to giver you a brief insight of how deep human functioning assessment can be
  • Quadrants The 4 primary perspectives of reality according to Ken Wilber’s Integral theory Think of these as the ( Length Width and Height) Dimensions of reality Upper Left is related things that are only privilege to yourself- thoughts feelings emotions : First Person pro-noun _ I or ME Lower left is communicative space – understanding where people can share a space or quality where you can communicate with another person – a cultural engagement : We or US – Second Person pro-noun Upper right is is the Exterior of the Individua l – empirical and behavioral orientations Third person singular pronoun IT - L ower Right is Management of Collective Empirical Systems: Summary : From a coaching perspective – where does this person orientate - Where are they lacking
  • Levels of Development in Human Beings what you are seeing is a basic map of how some of the capacities or parts of the humans beings mature or evolve some of these capacities include : World views , Self concept , Values - Spiral dynamics, Orders of Consciousness, Cultural world views, Needs and so on. YOU CAN BE A LEADER AT ANY OF THESE STAGES – BUT TO BE AN INTEGRAL LEADER YOU HAVE TO BE AT LEAST INTO THE SECOND TIER PROGRESSION NOT TIME DEPENDANT AGE IS NO GURANTEE YOU CAN SKIP STAGES FREE RIDE CUTURAL MERCHANISMS – SCHOOL – UNI – The First 6 stages are what we call 1 st tier stages - INDIGO - GREEN , This are motivated by the needs or desires to get something from the world – money ,Love, Status. The Locus and focus of ones desire is ones self or a group familiar to them. 97-98% of people In business and the general population fit in theses 1 st tier stages 2 nd Tier and this is where there is a profound Shift / Change in the motivation of leaders The focus shifts towards SUMMARY This is the region of Integral Leadership …… Benefits of a Second Tier approach Jim Collins - Good to Great Out of the 500 companies 11 companies that changed things around all of the CEO’s were the equivalent of - Second tier Level 5 leaders - Jim Collins Spiral Wizards Spiral Dynamics Ego development – Post Autonomous Individual Probabilty waves
  • How to identify LEVELS in individuals So if you’re a business looking to get a rough orientation of where at potential or current employee is currently at … Then in my opinion this is a great place to start …. This is Susanne Cook Greuter’s Ego Development Test :The Leadership development profile developed in conjunction William Torbert’s leadership maturity framework based on Jane Loevinger’s EGO DEVELOPMENT SUMMARY - # I find this test great for coaching to get a general back up to a hunch and can inform or fill in some minor intricacies Habitually make sense of the world Unique strengths and weaknesses likely fall back positions Areas of greatest challenge and possibilities areas for potential growth and transformation
  • LINES OF DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN BEINGS Integral Psychograph 24 different types of intelligence For most part though for business assessment we tend to focus on These particular 6 Cognitive – ability to take perspective Self – Ego development- self concept Emotional – capacity for emotional stability Moral – ability to make choices that affect others well being Interpersonal – communications – comfortable with others Spiritual - what is of ultimate concern EACH OF THESE CAPACITIES GOES THORUGH 4 MAIN STAGES WITH UNIVERSAL FOCUSES 1 ST STAGE FOCUS ON ME – EGO CENTRIC 2 ND STAGE FOCUS ON MY GROUP OR GROUP INDENTITY – SOCIOCENTRIC 3 RD STAGE FOCUS ON EVERYONE - WORLD CENTRIC 4 TH STAGE FOCUS ON EVERYHITNG - KOSMO CENTRIC SUMMARY – SO ITS TO SEE THAT KNOWING THE LEVELS OF DEVELOPMENT IN PARTICULAR AREA S OF A POTENTIAL EMPLOYEE COULD HELP CHOOSE THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB
  • MANAGING ENERGY : Managing energy in business people is one of the trickiest things to do – as most corporate executives and leaders are highly driven people … A what point does a positive – DRIVE – become a NEGATIVE At what point does MORE actually become LESS – What and Who does this Effect and how do we turn that around – once again by increased awareness Hand up who has heard or used The power of full engagement – These states above closely reflect Steven Covey’s 4 th effective habit – Think Win-Win SUMMARY : As moving more than one negative quality is difficult ---- QUANTITY or QUALITY Usually I focus on moving into a the negative component into a positive space.
  • TYPES Now Finally for the last of Ken Wilber’s 5 integral components … Types most of you here would at some point would have completed some form of psychological assessment . I’ve used three but there are so many more Hands up here who has completed ---- Myers Briggs ---- Disc ---- The Enneagram Behavioral Types I FEEL THAT EVERYONE THAT HAS DONE ONE these profiles become instantly AWARE OF HOW VALUABLE THEY CAN BE . Any of the ones above can be very powerful in helping you understand a part of orientation to the world that you have Types really are only functional once you know what level they are operating from. 1 ST STAGE FOCUS ON ME – EGO CENTRIC 2 ND STAGE FOCUS ON MY GROUP OR GROUP INDENTITY – SOCIOCENTRIC 3 RD STAGE FOCUS ON EVERYONE - WORLD CENTRIC 4 TH STAGE FOCUS ON EVERYHITNG - KOSMO CENTRIC So what really matters is knowing the levels altitude of the client as much as their Type.
  • # Now that we have been over the 5 main components of the Integral model . And about the integral stage of development Lets See how we get there and use the 5 components It also allows me as best I can to see the clients world as they see it to really get into that we space You can bring more tools into the assessment if you want. You can use less if you want And then we move on to the 1st phase of the ILP process : INQUIRY – where we are at the moment See themselves in 5 years time in all the 4 Quadrants. Mentally – Physically – Emotionally -- Work or Purpose Wise I am going to emphasize the fact that this generic version of the ILP is very diluted and to give you a greater idea of the depth. So I have included MY own ILP for you to have a look at and see what a fully constructed one looks like.
  • So at this point what you can see is an overview you an over view of the Inquiry process Now that you have a new far more detailed view of who you are from the AQAL Assessment process , lets us take a bit of journey into realizing some of your unfulfilled potential . Its an interesting to see how large and encompassing the human being really is By focusing on WHO we are now and INQUIRING into future not yet The INQUIRY PROCESS offers us three potential insights – 1/ Where we are that moment ------- Identifying – what’s happening now or what s not happening 2/ Where we want to be in the future--------- Visioning - Future 3 / The Transformational space separating them --------- Responsibility – Its up to you We are about to give you the chance to move through all 4 QUADRANTS or phenomenological spaces to try and identify some of your potential for transformation + Grab a piece of paper and a pen as we , and more importantly you work through each of the next slides .
  • a walk through your personal ” I” Subjective space : And Think / Look / Feel / into these particular questions or spaces Please take some notes list some suggestions :
  • a walk through your personal ” We ” inter Subjective space : And Think / Look / Feel / into these particular Questions or Spaces Please take some notes list some suggestions :
  • a walk through your personal ” We ” inter Subjective space : And Think / Look / Feel / into these particular Questions or Spaces Please take some notes list some suggestions :
  • a walk through your personal ” We ” inter Subjective space : And Think / Look / Feel / into these particular Questions or Spaces Please take some notes list some suggestions :
  • Designing Please choose one from each box Try some new territory . Now we are going to look activities to assist you not only to stabilize you present levels of development but help you grow into the anchor point you have created through the inquiry process earlier Choose one activity from each of these boxes -
  • How many times are you going to do these particular items or exercises ? Don’t be afraid to go over board to start with but be reasonable ? And what are you helping to get from each one of these activities ?
  • Be practical ; Think about your commitments Think about how much time you really have
  • Get a journal because you can record the greatest mounts of information in multiple formats Feelings Thoughts Actions Behaviours Insights Awakenings Structures Business ideas
  • Summary page ! What we have covered today ? Is the 5 components of Ken Wilber’s model and how to use them for assessment ! A diluted version of a very powerful process for development and change Some thing to take home with you to practice
  • Suggestions !!! Just a few things that I put together for the future of business and leadership
  • Thank you !! Any questions ?
  • Integral life practice

    1. 1. ILP Integral Life Practice A long term program of practice for developing Integral Leadership using the AQAL Integral framework. “ Integral is not a tool, it’s a way of Being ” Rochelle Fairfield, Master of Integral Theory Program, JFK University, 2008 Integral Emergence 2008©
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Integral Life Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What it means for Integral Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ILP Design Overview </li></ul><ul><li>AQAL Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quadrants, Levels, Lines, States, Types </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embodiment – a practical ILP demonstration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating/Reviewing/Recording </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heading toward Integral Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>Integral Emergence 2008©
    3. 3. Integral Life Practice Integral Emergence 2008©
    4. 4. Integral Life Practice <ul><li>Mind, Body and Spirit in Self, Culture and Nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Why have ILP : what are the benefits to Leadership ? </li></ul><ul><li>Towards functional Integration: “BEING” Integral </li></ul>Integral Emergence 2008©
    5. 5. Transforming – YOU Integral Emergence 2008©
    6. 6. ILP Design Overview - 3 Stages 1 - AQAL Assessment 2 – Visioning & Inquiry 3 - Designing 4 – Participating, Recording and Reviewing Triple Loop Inquiry Integral Emergence 2008© 2 nd Person : Dialoging 1 st Person : Intentions - Feelings 3 rd Person : Vision statement 2 nd Person : Dialoging 1 st Person :Thinking - Feelings 3 rd Person : Mapping 2 nd Person : Dialoging 1 st Person :Thinking - Feelings 3 rd Person : Outcomes
    7. 7. Integral Emergence 2008© AQAL Integral Assessment AQAL – Quadrants, Levels, Lines, States, Types A Comprehensive Assessment of Human Functioning
    8. 8. Integral Emergence 2008© The Quadrants
    9. 9. Integral Emergence 2008© Developmental Levels – A General Overview
    10. 10. How do I determine my LEVEL ? Integral Emergence 2008©
    11. 11. Lines of Development The Integral Psychograph - Multiple Intelligences Integral Emergence 2008© 3 rd Stage : Everyone - Worldcentric 2 nd Stage : Just my Group - Sociocentric 1 st Stage : Just me - Egocentic 4 th Stage : Everything - Kosmocentric
    12. 12. States – Managing Energy HIGH LOW Resourceful Unresourceful Integral Emergence 2008©
    13. 13. What behavioral Type am I? Which personality inventory should I use ? MBTI - INFJ MYER – BRIGGS TYPE INVENTORY The Enneagram Integral Emergence 2008© D.I.S.C personality test
    14. 14. Transforming – YOU Integral Emergence 2008©
    15. 15. 2 – Visioning – 5 years from today Integral Emergence 2008© I We It It’s <ul><li>What capacities do you see in your Self in the future ? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s different about you. </li></ul><ul><li>What defines you in this future ? </li></ul><ul><li>What Really / Deeply matters to you ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is stopping this from happening ? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I not doing ? </li></ul><ul><li>How are my energy levels </li></ul><ul><li>How is my presence ? </li></ul><ul><li>How could my health be improved </li></ul><ul><li>What is stopping this from happening ? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I not doing ? </li></ul><ul><li>What relationships do I want to have ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it about these relationships that really matters to me ? </li></ul><ul><li>On what level am I present with those I am close too ? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I want to deepen these relationships ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is stopping this from happening ? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I not doing ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is my job in line with my purpose ? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I happy at work ? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I make more of a contribution to my role ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is stopping this from happening ? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I not doing ? </li></ul>
    16. 16. I – Subjective - Individual <ul><li>What Really / Deeply matters to you ? </li></ul><ul><li>What capacities do you see in your Self in the future ? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s different about you ? </li></ul><ul><li>What defines you in this future ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is stopping this from happening ? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I not doing ? </li></ul>Integral Emergence 2008©
    17. 17. WE – Inter-Subjective – Individual <ul><li>Are my relationships with those around me as open and strong as I would like ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it about these relationships that really matters to me ? </li></ul><ul><li>What would it look and feel like to be closer in your relationships ? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I want to deepen these relationships ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is stopping this from happening ? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I not doing ? </li></ul>Integral Emergence 2008©
    18. 18. IT – Objective - Individual <ul><li>How are my energy levels at work and home ? </li></ul><ul><li>How is my presence with my clients and in personal life ? </li></ul><ul><li>How could my health be improved and what would it bring to my work , and home life ? </li></ul><ul><li>What would a more present and energetic you look like ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is stopping this from happening ? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I not doing ? </li></ul>Integral Emergence 2008©
    19. 19. IT’s – Objective – Collective <ul><li>Is my job in line with my purpose ? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I happy at work ? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I make more of a contribution to my role ? </li></ul><ul><li>What would be your perfect role ? </li></ul><ul><li>Picture yourself in that role – what makes it perfect ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is stopping this from happening ? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I not doing ? </li></ul>Integral Emergence 2008©
    20. 20. 3 – Designing ( choose one from each box) Integral Emergence 2008© <ul><li>Meditation ( recommended ) </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling </li></ul><ul><li>Shadow work ( recommended ) </li></ul><ul><li>Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting quietly </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Creative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Dieting </li></ul><ul><li>Weights </li></ul><ul><li>Conscious Eating </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetarianism </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Pilates </li></ul><ul><li>Conscious Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Conversational practice </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Group Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Conscious parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Intimacy exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Community service </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring ( at work ) </li></ul><ul><li>Donating </li></ul><ul><li>Child Sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>Creating community projects </li></ul><ul><li>Business coursers </li></ul><ul><li>MBA extensions </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring new business application </li></ul>
    21. 21. List the four things you have chosen ! <ul><li>How many times a week are you going to do each one of these activities ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you hoping to gain from each of them ? </li></ul>Integral Emergence 2008©
    22. 22. 4 – Participating - Recording - Reviewing Integral Emergence 2008© <ul><li>Subjective “I” Practice : </li></ul><ul><li>Times per week = </li></ul><ul><li>Objective “It” Practice : </li></ul><ul><li>Times per week = </li></ul><ul><li>Intersubjective “We” Practice : </li></ul><ul><li>Times per week = </li></ul><ul><li>Interobjective “It’s” practice : </li></ul><ul><li>Times per week = </li></ul>
    23. 23. Recording Transformation – Buy a journal and record EVERYTHING ! <ul><li>Expression - Writing, Poetry, Song lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>Physiological changes </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in state of Mind and Being </li></ul><ul><li>Affective and emotional adjustments </li></ul><ul><li>Increases in Intimacy and Compassion – not just to humans . </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings, Emotions, Thoughts </li></ul>Integral Emergence 2008©
    24. 24. <ul><li>“ As I see it, the dilemma of our times can be stated thusly : We need an integral culture to emerge because it is only through its capacity to embrace the complexity of our global problems that we will find adequate solutions ” </li></ul><ul><li>Jon Geselle, </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Integral Theory Program, JFK University, 2007 </li></ul>Integral Emergence 2008© Heading into the future
    25. 25. Integral suggestions for Business and Leadership in the future ! <ul><li>Collaboration : Mutli Company : Joint Venture – not everything has to be competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Development – Using ILP and other methods on a company based scale </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical Assessment – Not just types, but Levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics – An Integral Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Embodiment – Not just 3 rd person external theory </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Bottom Lines – All 4 Quadrants </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Development – Starting at the top </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability – A long term view : Not Starbucks culture </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency – No more transforming weekends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education ! </li></ul></ul>Integral Emergence 2008©
    26. 26. Questions ? Q & A Integral Emergence 2008©