Conference for Global Transformation

2022 Workshop Schedule

Information for the 2023 Conference will be posted in April 2023.



Saturday, May 21, 2022

San Francisco New York London Sydney
7:15 am-8:15 am
10:15 am-11:15 am
3:15 pm-4:15 pm
Sun 12:15 am-1:15 am
Title Description Presenters
Cooking Discourse: Moving the Conversation From In There to Out Here
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
Participants will have the opportunity to inquire into and distinguish the building blocks of meaning (symbols, language, values, beliefs, and norms) from a discourse.

George Finsrud &
Robyn Maitland
Does “Should” Impact “Allowing Vision to Speak?” The word “should” can bring with it meaning, standards, limitations and judgments. Let’s explore together how to free ourselves in our “Allowing Vision to Speak.”

Hilary Burns
When Allowing Vision to Speak Seems Like the Hardest Thing to Do Is it a good thing to listen when vision speaks? is it bad to not listen? Let’s explore the times we don’t.

Maria Zaharieva
Out Here, Where?


What if listening for empowerment in the words of others allows vision to speak?

Bruce Campbell
Draeyk van der Horn
How Could My Voice, My Vision, Be Expressed in the World? You will leave this session with the beginnings of a written expression of your vision and your voice. Perhaps as poetry, a song or…..?

Susan Liverpool
The Pause: How Rest Supports What You’re up To What if we let aspects of our world go fallow? What pause am I in? What’s the possibility of that?

Diane McCormick

Saturday, May 21, 2022

San Francisco New York London Sydney
10:15 am-11:15 am
1:15 pm-2:15 pm
6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Sun 3:15 am-4:15 am
Title Description Presenters
What if It All Starts With, “Hello?”
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
Inquiry: How would we each relate to ourselves constituted as a person of the social commons of transformation?

Carey Gister
Rich Schuster
Allowing Vision to Speak From an Invented World That Works for Everyone With No One and Nothing Left Out
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
Exploring our vision of a world of global governance and peace, where universal well-being flourishes, hunger and poverty are eliminated, and there is effective, world-wide health care.

Chris Kirtz
Susan Halim
State of the World Scorecard: Allowing Vision to Speak Through Measurement Is measurement simply keeping score or is there a more powerful context we can create? Come inquire into how measurement can empower our promises.

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Angela Amado
David Flattery
Gisele Larose
Khushnuma Cooper
Tony Graddon
Wendy Keilin
Inquiry and Commitments for the World: What is Possible? This is an opportunity to speculate, hear results from previous Inquiry Explorations participants and get any questions answered.

Janet Lester
Julia Frampton Simms
Forgiveness: Living True to Your Vision


Discovering and inquiring into forgiveness as access to living a created life. Forgiveness gives you space to take action and live consistent with your vision.

Jane Grandbouche
John Corbiere
Non-visual Collaging Using material that can be felt with the fingers to create a collage. Bring collaging materials including the ones on the handout.

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Alberta Roman
Janice Juliano
Kathy Lyons
Hit Pause to Play!


Your game has hit pause…..the action has stopped. Before hitting the pause button to play again, what could support playing your game?

Cynthia Barnett
Lorraine Telford
Well-Being for Transformational Junkies, Caregivers, People Who Assist, Chronic Givers and Serial Volunteers! Regarding your well-being, what vision are you allowing to speak as you make a difference in the world?

Glenn Greenidge
Lorraine “Rain” Warren
Being with Being Soft and Open That Allows Vision to Speak A writing/dialogue workshop inquiring into expanding the edges of our listening of being with being soft and open. How does this allow vision to speak?

Cate Hill
Sel Hwahng
Singing Your Vision: Bringing Play to the Pause Participants look at how clearing opens a space for play in areas where they are paused in life and create lyrics to sing their vision.

Heather Shapter
Toby Goldberg

Saturday, May 21, 2022

San Francisco New York London Sydney
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
11:30 pm-12:30 am
Sun 8:30 am-9:30 am
Title Description Presenters
Measure as the Art of Realizing Vision
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
What if measuring is an opening for realization of your commitment in the world?

Amrit Kendrick
Saeed Seyed
Listen to the Knock
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
Let’s inquire into what’s available when we pause and listen to the knock and allow vision to speak; then our contribution can be fully expressed.

Ariela Marshall
Linda Qbq Russell
See It, Say It, Be It: Commitment 101


An inquiry into your commitment by saying it aloud to others, looking at who you say you are and creating a structure for action.

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Terry Kirtz
Playing Your Vision Board


What if you could create your vision uniquely as a board game and art piece, discovering new ways to inquire and give vision new language?

Andy Monks
Sarasai Yutuc
What Is It to Live a Co-generated Life? Rediscovering the Distinction “Us”


This workshop creates a new context for rediscovering the power of “Us,” a phenomenon that revolutionizes our ability to manifest vision in the world with velocity.

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Bob Mueller
Susan Jones
Unleashing Your Inner Writer


Bring writing materials to experience expressing yourself with the written word.

Melinda Voss
Listening for Your Vision (What Vision?)


Inquiring into the limits of having or sharing a vision.

Lori Wostl
Vision and Our Indigenous Self: What Is Available in Connecting to All of It?


There are cultural conversations in human history that are less prominent currently. What can be learned from them for our current life and world?

Rochelle Frank
What Kind of Speaking and Listening Allows for Vision to be Fulfilled?


What would be available if you had access to speaking that fulfills your vision? If you had that kind of speaking, what would you create?

Allyn Silver
Jill Wooldridge


This workshop is an inquiry into family. What is it, what does it mean and how are we impacted by family? Can we create family?

Judith Aftergut
Peg Miller

Saturday, May 21, 2022

San Francisco New York London Sydney
4:45 pm-5:45 pm
7:45 pm-8:45 pm
Sun 12:45 am-1:45 am
Sun 9:45 am-10:45 am
Title Description Presenters
Social Commons – Whose Vision Is It? Yours? Theirs? Ours?
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
We will inquire into the connection between vision and commitment and whether a broader vision holds individual visions.

Diane Dickey
Susie Fraser
Is Vision Blind and Speechless? Is Your Listening Impaired?
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
An inquiry into speaking, listening and creating life as lived.

Chet Burgess
Sudha Kumar
Allowing Vision to Speak: What We’ve Learned from Werner Erhard


Three panelists share their discoveries from working directly with Werner over four decades that allow their vision to be powerfully present in their daily lives.

Gale Barnum
Lily Starr
Rik Super
The Power of Storytelling: Using Viewpoint to Evolve Vision


Unlock the power of storytelling. Discover where your vision wants to go next and whose stories will serve that future. Bring paper and a writing implement.

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Ana Krista Johnson
Maureen Charles
Why Leadership Requires the Mastery of Forgiveness


Leadership that allows vision to speak is future-focused. Resentments/regrets keep us in the past preventing vision from emerging. Does leadership involve mastering forgiving?

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Daniel Kamanga
Eileen Epperson
Living a Life Given by Your Vision – Who Could You Create Yourself to Be? What if who you could create yourself to be had no limits? Join us and create beyond the limits of what you can now see.

Cat Tews
Larry Frantz
The Power of the Feminine in the World


The power of the feminine, individually and in the world. Where is it making a difference? Where can it be expanded?

Karen Roellig
A Zest for Health! What’s Your Vision?


For participants to inquire into what is health, well-being, and community as access to discovering new opportunities to express their health and vitality.

Andrea Fono
What If I Am the One? Answering the Call


Three people from different backgrounds, following different paths in service of converging visions in faith, religion and people’s access to the Eternal.

Dawn Wilder
Joanne Coleman
Martha Womack
Immigrant Stories: Acknowledging the Vision That Brought Us Here All of us came from somewhere else to this conversation we call Home. Find your Self as an expression of immigration.

Krishna Nair
Natalie Le

Saturday, May 21, 2022

San Francisco New York London Sydney
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
9:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sun 2:00 am-3:00 am
Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Title Description Presenters
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Is It a Matter of Fate or Creation?
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
What is it to live a created life and how can you go about that? Is it simply a matter of discovering new actions?

Merilyn Fenn
Nina Master
Transformation and Sports: Are They Related? How do sports make a difference in leaving people with more power, freedom, peace of mind, self-expression, and transformation?

Jeannette Lazet
Jen Sorosky
Partnering Communities and Indigenous Groups in Conserving and Restoring Nature Could we have environmental indicators for the state of the world equal economic indicators? How can humans earn a living that fosters restoration and appreciation of ecosystems?

Amrit Kendrick
Gary Kendrick
The Ogre of Progress: Why We’re Tempted by Tomorrow Instead of Making Now Count We will delve into the paradigm of progress and explore why wishful thinking displaces our power to fulfill on our commitments in the world.

Rachel Barwell
Rose Grant
Shafeea Zubair
Allowing Sacred Vision to Speak An inquiry into our relationship with the sacred in global transformation – where does the divine, transcendental, and mystical show up? What difference does it make?

Bini Kimmitt
Steph Henry
Endings and Transitions: An Inquiry Into Process and Possibility Endings are inevitable, and transitions are natural. But what is the way of transition, our process, and what it makes possible?

Judy Owens-Manley

Sunday, May 22, 2022

San Francisco New York London Sydney
7:15 am-8:15 am
10:15 am-11:15 am
3:15 pm-4:15 pm
Mon 12:15 am-1:15 am
Title Description Presenters
Decrypting and Measuring Messages from the Uncharted Realms
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
Radical change is disrupting life. What measures could distinguish the impact from blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs, self-driving cars … and your commitment? Where will you stand?

Kathy Fedori
Stan Carpenter
A Creative Inquiry of Asian Americans by Asian Americans Discover how your cultural context colors your listening and experience through an inquiry of Asian Americans.

Anna Choi
Sel Hwahng
Digging for Diamonds: Discover Your Vision-Purpose What if we are diamonds/light? As light, what unique gift will you share?

Arnold Murray
Indigenous Ways in Modern Times: A Contextual Shift


How do we shift from “What’s in it for me?” to “What’s in it from me?” How do we live in balance, beauty and harmony?

Mark Fox
What Your Body Remembers Allows Your Vision to Speak


What if the empowerment of your vision were directly accessed through your body? Inquire as you move and listen to discover what’s really next.

Kristen Mangione
You Speak, People Listen…Enroll the World into Your Vision! Vision Smision! This is the workshop for you! You will leave with an enrolling and effective verbal script that conveys your vision, passion and commitment.

Dana Clary
Judy-Lee Chen Sang

Sunday, May 22, 2022

San Francisco New York London Sydney
10:15 am-11:15 am
1:15 pm-2:15 pm
6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Mon 3:15 am-4:15 am
Title Description Presenters
What’s In Front of Us? (or “George Likes His Chicken Spicy”)
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
What if the hosts and you got together and looked at “What is in front of us?” speaking solely from the perspective of third person?

Julia Frampton Simms
Paolo Visentin
Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat When You Don’t Have a Rabbit!
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
Unexpected things happen in life. We get stopped. Typical ways of being don’t work. What do you do next? Come discover contribution newly.

Diane J. Dickey
Dolly Costello
Three Top Authors: Integrity, Imagination and Inclusion Allowing Vision to Speak Global concerns, critical contexts: three key distinctions to transform knotty problems like corruption in Africa, mental disorders, and climate change.

Daniel Kamanga
Felicia Nagamatsu
Rose Grant
The Social Commons of Transformation: The Key to Ontological Weight Loss When we gather under the umbrella of Social Commons of Transformation, something remarkable happens. Where are we pointing when we say, “Social Commons of Transformation?”

Reza Razeghi
Rich Schuster
Saeed Seyed
Creating Space for Your Vision to Speak: Mastering Empty and Meaningless in Your Life Empty and meaningless—the “nothing”—is the foundation for being, and therefore the foundation for vision. To create true vision, you must first create nothing.

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Barry Pogorel
Generating Your Passion Into Action and Bringing Your Vision to Fruition We will look at how we interact with our passion so that we see a pathway for action which leads to our vision being fulfilled.

Meryl Sher
The Elders-Youngers Inquiry: Bridging the Gap of Wisdom Have you noticed how many elders we have participating in the our work? How will we receive their Wisdom?

Ben Gabin
Corrina Sephora
Jen Sorosky
Our Vision Speaks Through the Choices We Make


Two major forces at play for leaders are often paradoxical. Discover how to stand in and effectively forward inclusive solutions, even when facing extremist positions.

Pamela Stambaugh
Tracey Wik
Haiti, It’s Not About the Water: One Year Later An update on what Haiti Outreach has done, how it’s coping with life-changing circumstances in Haiti while maintaining the vision that Haiti is a developed nation.

Saurel Quettan
Access to Allowing Vision to Speak What if you could bring play, self-love and responsibility and embrace any side of yourself?

Kathryn Stroehlein

Sunday, May 22, 2022

San Francisco New York London Sydney
5:15 pm-6:15 pm
8:15 pm-9:15 pm
Mon 1:15 am-2:15 am
Mon 10:15 am-11:15 am
Title  Description Presenters
Constructing the Public Persona: It’s Not What You Think
An Inquiry of the Social Commons
What if you weren’t the architect of your Public Persona, but were the architect for others? How might that fulfill your commitment for the world?

Mark Krauss
Robyn Maitland
Speaking Vision in an Intimate Relationship We are attracted to each other becoming a couple. Can I allow you to speak your vision of our partnership if it differs from mine?

Geoffrey Fenn
Merilyn Fenn
Hiding Out Versus Being Empowered: Unleash and Be Blessed! What does it take to be a “Powerful You?” What happens when you discover power in your relationship with yourself and others that is unleashed?

Nina Master
Translating Vision Into Reality: Giving Voice to Your Dreams What if creating your visions from a future fulfilled opened up a whole new world, giving you access to translate your visions into reality?

Andrea Parker Swenson
Mary Icaza
Shifting Make Wrong to Workability


This inquiry is to explore “right/wrong good/bad” situations, discover ways of shifting the context to workability free of judgment while wondering what possibilities open up.

Linda Qbq Russell
What’s In a Label? An inquiry into how labels influence our view of ourselves, others, and the world itself.

Janet Flaton

Key to the Inquiries of the Social Commons

Social Commons: The memory you forgot   
Living As A Created Self: Carving out new pathways for life
Public Persona: Who do they think I am?
Contribution: Why busy people listen
Measures: The art of comparison
Discourses: The building blocks of meaning


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