Workshop Margaret Wheatley Creating Islands of Sanity

25 mei 2019
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24 mei 2019
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In this workshop, Margaret will share with us the potential of creating Islands of Sanity. Islands of Sanity have proven to be a viable strategy for dealing with these times. The question she provokes: Are you willing to use whatever power and influence you have to create islands of sanity that evoke and rely on our best human qualities to create, produce, and persevere? Can you step into the identity of a Warrior for the Human Spirit, leaders and activists who pledge to refrain from using aggression and fear, to recognize the harm being done to people, planet, and all life and do the work needed? At the surface level, the concept of islands seems to counter an integrated systems approach, but as large-scale systems fail, it emerges as the only viable option.  And within the island, systems thinking rules!

Margaret will introduce the concept of Islands of Sanity and Warrior for the Human Spirit in the morning. In the afternoon we will explore what the concepts can mean for us personally in break out groups.

Let op: deze workshop is in het Engels!

Over Margaret J. Wheatley

Margaret Wheatley is our guest during the first two days of the system festival. Margaret is a global leadership consultant, teacher, and advisor who has worked since 1973 on all continents (except Antarctica) with a rich diversity of organization types. In 1992, she published Leadership and the New Science exploring how the insights from quantum physics, chaos theory and living systems offer many more possibilities and solutions for leaders, in contrast to the mechanical worldview still dominant today. This book is credited with establishing a new organizational paradigm; it has been translated into 20 languages, and named one of the top ten leadership books of all time by Xerox Corporation.

Since 1992, she has published nine books, each of them an invitation to see the world with new eyes and engage thoughtfully to create change. The books reflect her own learning curve as she draws her ideas and practices from many disciplines: quantum physics, living systems, history, sociology and many spiritual traditions. She knows that in order to discover solutions to our increasingly complex problems, we must integrate people, perspectives and experiences from as many diverse sources as possible.  This is true systems thinking!

Her most recent work is to train experienced leaders as Warriors for the Human Spirit, leaders who are dedicated to protecting and serving people in this troubled time. She speaks globally and has been advisor to many high-level leaders, from the head of the U.S. Army to the head of U.S. Catholic nuns.  Margaret relies on her deep spiritual grounding as a practicing Buddhist.

Some of her latest books are Who Do We Choose To Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity and So far from home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World. A small insight into her vision for leadership: ‘From these deep and varied experiences, I have developed the unshakable conviction that leaders must learn how to evoke people’s inherent generosity, creativity, and need for community. As this world tears us apart, sane leadership on behalf of the human spirit is the only way forward.’


Voor wie: Deze sessie is toegankelijk voor een breed publiek. Je hoeft niet perse eerder kennis opgedaan te hebben over systeemdenken.
Duur: 1 dag
Studiebelasting: 8 uur
Deelnamekosten: € 450
Verblijfkosten: inclusief

Event informatie


Datum: 25 mei 2019

Inschrijven voor: 24 mei 2019

Type event: Workshop

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Locatie: Utrecht