We Are In.Tuition is a creative residency, dojo, retreat, open value network and fieldbook. It’s the result of 15 months of dojos / gatherings jamming on a loosely defined field of shared practice: intuition and mutual care in leadership, innovation and the future of work.
In February this year, we spent a weekend at Cowra’s The Corridor Project, a rural Australian Woolshed to explore the question- what does it mean to be intuitive, trusting in flow, emergence and embodied wisdom when living in patriarchal structures?
When I designed the playshop series I pulled out a big sheet of paper and wrote down all the methods, exercises, ideas and practices that had inspired me recently. As a result, our workshop became a bootlegged remix of all kinds of ways of working, and I thought it’s useful to list them here:
- Coyote Pedagogy – Jon Young’s 8 Shields
- Emergence Pedagogy
- The Art of Hosting
- Possibility Management
- Non-Violent Communication – Marshall Rosenberg
- Dragon Dreaming
- Value Polarities – Daniel Barcay
- Social Presencing Theatre – Otto Scharmer
- Theory U – Otto Scharmer
- Open Space Technology
- Collective Impact
- Open Value Network
- Dojo Principles
- Deep Ecology – Joanna Macy, Arne Naess
- Positionality – Rebecca Freeth
- Serendipity Management – Inkinen Jaako
- Taboos and Authority – Arnold Mindel
- Hidden Commitments / Immunity to Change – Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey
- Epic Storytelling and Hero’s Journey
- Aboriginal Lore
- Political Literacy
- Conversational Intelligence
- Magic and Shamanism
While I was wondering whether this wild mix would make for a confusing retreat, it turned out to be just fabulous. Everyone said that we learned and did “sooo much, but it didn’t feel that way”.
A year into the project, we’re now raising money to help design and print a fieldbook we made as a result of our explorations in Cowra earlier this year. We’re inviting you to pre-purchase a fieldbook through our crowdfunding campaign. We have also pulled together range of “rewards” to suit a variety of tastes and budgets as a way to say thank you for your kind donation.
This think-and-do’ fieldbook will be produced under Creative Commons licence, to be shared and remixed by anyone!
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