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From The Inside Out: The human dynamics of sustainability

Teacher: Graham Williams
Cost: 2 days’ accommodation + R150 surcharge
Dates: Sunday 03 December 2017 - Tuesday 05 December 2017

graham williamsUkuphosa itshe esivivaneni –
Make a personal contribution to a great and worthy task

The earth is in a sorry state ecologically, socially, economically, politically and spiritually. It is fraught with tensions, discontent, dis-ease, divisiveness and unethical behaviour. Scientists maintain that ‘humans are eating away their own life-support systems at a rate unseen in the last 10,000 years’. This mid-week retreat is for those who wish to develop ethical, compassionate, forward-looking, collaborative and effective leadership, and for those who feel unconfident about being able to make a real difference, but who really want to contribute to a better world. If “a flea can bite the bottom of the Pope in Rome” (Les Miserables:  Little People) then we each can make an impact. You will experience and learn a model that is simple, practical and profound, and is comprised of deeper mindfulness, future orientation, more effective decision-making and organic behaviour change.  Experiential and interactive, the learning will be through enjoyable exercises.  We will develop a perspective whereby the serious remains serious, but is approached in a relaxed manner, and that 'activism' isn't necessarily confrontational. The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better. Oppositional energy only creates more of the same - Richard Rohr

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Graham Williams is a management consultant, thought leader, speaker, and author who has worked in over forty countries around the world. He focuses on the use of narrative, anecdote and metaphor as important contributors to successful business interventions, and believes that the time has come for business to be based on character virtues.