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Transformative Conversations Praise For Transformative Conversations In The Superstorm Of Writings About The Crisis In Higher Education This Little Gem Of A Book Stands Out Like A Mindfulness Bell It Calls Us Back To The Only Thing That Truly Matters The Energy And Wisdom Buried In The Minds And Hearts Of Dedicated Educators Diana Chapman Walsh, President Emerita, Wellesley College Trustee Emerita, Amherst College Member Of The MIT Corporation This Book Is Revolutionary It Is About Transforming The Very Essence Of Higher Education Through The Power Of Authentic Conversation, Knowing That As The People Within The Institution Evolve, The Institution Will Transform Patricia And Craig Neal, The Art Of Convening Authentic Engagement In Meetings, Gatherings, And Conversationsfounders, Heartland Inc This Is A Radical Story About How To Create A Intimate And Relational Culture Inside The Halls Of Higher Education For Those Who Long For Higher Education To Return From The Abyss Of Siloed Isolation To Its Original Charter As A Cooperative Learning Institution Committed To Developing The Whole Person In Service Of The Common Good Peter Block, Flawless Consulting And Abundant Community Transformative Conversations Offers Guidance To Help Readers Create And Sustain Formation Mentoring Communities, Where Faculty, Staff, And Administrators Can Speak Openly And Honestly To The Heart Of Their Work As Educators And Human Beings.


12 thoughts on “Transformative Conversations

  1. says:

    The world of higher education can often be de formative than formative, given the pressures, politics, and financial pressures The technologizing of higher education raises further questions of relating to large virtual networks of students and colleagues and having very few experiences of real collegiality with flesh and blood colleagues.The four authors of this book believe they have found a way to change that Their journey began with a Fetzer Institute program and a mentoring experience with Rachel Naomi Remen and Angeles Arrien who have worked with formational communities in other contexts They then set out to form formational mentoring communities at each of their institutions So what is a formational mentoring community Most basically, it is a safe place for mutual conversation among peers about the important questions of meaning, calling and values and how each other are living these out For these communities to work, they need to be characterized by hospitality, safety, courage, honesty, trust, diversity, humility, accountability and friendship.The authors go on to describe the practical questions of how to form the groups place, frequency, how to invite people, size of the group and so forth And in a chapter on collaborative stewardship, they go on to describe practi...


  2. says:

    This book is subtitled as a guide, but I didn t really find much guidance in the text Instead, it shared several faculty perspectives on creating a regular group for discussion It painted a picture of the practice, but it didn t really offer tools for others to create similar communities...


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