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W2 module 4

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W2 module 4

  1. 1. For Classroom Use Only! No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrievalsystem, or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the priorpermission in writing from the Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University. © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  2. 2. WORLD 2 A Critical Assessment of the Current Human Predicament MODULE 4 The Impact of Dominant Worldviews onGlobal Diversity, Social Structures and Systems © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  3. 3. Focus Questions• Is there a level of continued material growth that is sustainable at the planetary level – and if so, for whom?• What makes world peace and collaboration difficult to implement at this time?• What needs to change at the individual, local, and global levels? © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  4. 4. LEARNING UNIT 1Consequences of the Quantitative Growth ModelLEARNING UNIT 2Economic, Political and Religious Obstacles to Global Peace andCollaborationLEARNING UNIT 3Putting the Current Civilization on Trial from an HolisticPerspective and Pointing to Potential Transformation © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  5. 5. LEARNING UNIT 1Consequences of the QuantitativeGrowth Model © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  6. 6. The Resumption of Economic Growth —Considered a Necessity by Contemporary Western Leaders “Get down to Disney World in Florida… Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed” – President George W. Bush, after September 11, 2001 “A failure of either Europe or the US to return to robust growth would be bad for the global economy” — Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, July 2011 “We need to jumpstart economic growth” — President Barack Obama, October 2011 “Growth is a priority to get us out of the crisis” — Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, January 2012 © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  7. 7. How Much is Enough? © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  8. 8. We Can’t Reconcile Three “E” MegatrendsEconomy Energy Must Grow Can’t Grow Environment Is Being Depleted Source: Avastone Consulting, http://www.avastoneconsulting.com © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  9. 9. Era of Extraordinary Change Source: "A Crash Course" by Chris Martenson, http://www.chrismartenson.com © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  10. 10. Hypertrophy of the Economic Sphere Economic Geosphere Biosphere sphere Cultural Political sphere sphere (education, arts, media, family) Source: Alain Gauthier, http://www.coreleadership.com © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University 10
  11. 11. Managing Without Growth in Developed Countries Image: - Dusk Dining - by *factorone33 on deviantART Source: http://factorone33.deviantart.com/art/Dusk-Dining-24770967 © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  12. 12. Growth Should not be Confused with Development or Evolution• Growth: an increase in size or quantity• Development: an amelioration of conditions or quality• Evolution: a tendency toward greater structural complexity and organizational simplicity, more efficient modes of operation, and greater dynamic harmony Source: Growth, Development and Evolution – the parameters of change in a dynamic world, Dr. Alexander Laszlo and Stefan Blachfellner © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  13. 13. LEARNING UNIT 2Economic, Political and ReligiousObstacles to Global Peace andCollaboration © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  14. 14. What the Creators of the Global Peace Index Tell us Image: gulfnews : Saudi analysts laud launching of World Peace Award Source: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/saudi-analysts-laud-launching-of-world-peace-award-1.891227 © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  15. 15. Fundamentalism can Take Many Formsthat Stand as Obstacles to Peace and Collaboration Image: WORLD Magazine | Illustration by Lisa Haney/SIS Source: http://www.worldmag.com/articles/18744 © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  16. 16. LEARNING UNIT 3Putting the Current Civilization on Trialfrom an Holistic Perspective and Pointingto Potential Transformation © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  17. 17. Poly-crises are Interrelated Facets of a Deeper, Systemic Crisis of Development Meaning- Financial Educational lessness, speculation, ill-adaptation addictions hyper-debt Economic disparity & Erosion of instability solidarity Development Ecological World hunger, threats, pillage pandemics crisis of the Earth Widening gap between rich Political and poor corruption Ethnic and and discredit religious conflicts Source: Alain Gauthier, http://www.coreleadership.comInspired by Edgar Morin’s La Voie © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  18. 18. Applying the Three Principles of Holismat the Global, Local, and Individual Levels • Systemic thinking, sensing and being • Integration of rational and intuitive thinking • Embodying the patterns of nature © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  19. 19. socially desirableculturally acceptablepsychologically nurturing Sustainabilityeconomically sustainabletechnologically feasibleoperationally viableenvironmentally robustgenerationally sensitivecapable of continuous learning Source: Laszlo and Laszlo, Systemic Sustainability in OD Practice © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
  20. 20. What Needs to Change at Global, Local, and Individual levels? Image: S-CAR Undergraduate Program | The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Source: http://scar.gmu.edu/undergraduate © 2012 Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University

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