Conference for Global Transformation

Participate Year-round
Inquiries of the Social Commons

We all start life wondering about the world. Somewhere along the way we tend to lose our natural curiosity, and the world becomes more and more about what we know, or don’t know. Our natural instincts to inquire are suppressed. We invite you to join us in rediscovering, celebrating and developing the free spirit of human inquiry.

To promote and satisfy our instinct to inquire, we have six realms of inquiry, each with one or more weekly 55-minute video conference calls.

We also have a Facebook group, Inquiries of the Social Commons. It’s a closed group, so ask to join.
You are also welcome to attend the Community Gathering on Saturdays of any Wisdom Course or Facilitated Wisdom Course.

Topics for
Inquiries of the Social Commons
Weekly Calls

SOCIAL COMMONS: The memory you forgot.

CALLS:  Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 4:55 pm US Pacific Time
Thursdays 7:30 pm – 8:25 pm US Pacific Time

What if I see myself as a person of the social commons? Could I increase my reach and range into the world? If we are the resource that’s shared, how could I access that resource? What other “commonses” affect our social commons? Whose voices matter there? What are they saying?

PUBLIC PERSONA: Who do they think I am?

CALLS:  Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 7:25 pm US Pacific Time

The basis of my Public Persona, and yours, is what others think of us. What could we do
about our public persona? For what might we be responsible? How do we even know
what our public persona is? To inquire into these and other fascinating questions, join the
Public Persona calls.

MEASURES: The art of comparison

CALLS:  Wednesdays 8:00 am – 8:55 am US Pacific Time
Consider that life is wrapped up in measurement – birthdays, statistics, recipes … Might measurement bring certainty, completion and new beginnings? Could developing mastery in measurement open new avenues to freedom, power and making a difference?

Carving out new pathways for life

CALLS:  Mondays 6:00 pm – 6:55 pm US Pacific Time
Wednesdays 9:00 am – 9:55 am US Pacific Time
Could it be that when we are living our dream, a dance of the finite and infinite occurs? Could carving out new pathways for life be an access for discovering yourself and others newly — bringing new love, freedom, joy and unpredictable results?

DISCOURSES: The building blocks of meaning

CALLS:  Mondays 10:00 am – 10:55 am US Pacific Time
 Thursdays 5:00 pm – 5:55 pm US Pacific Time
What if we consider humanity to be something other than the collection of more than seven billion plus individuals? Who we say we are in the matter, and who we have others be, becomes relevant, if not central, to global transformation.

CONTRIBUTION: Why busy people listen

CALLS:  Mondays 5:00 pm – 5:55 pm US Pacific Time

Who are all these busy people? What are they up to? What are they listening for? Who are they listening to? What differences do their activities make for people around them? Does what they engage with occur as contribution? Are you one of them? What is contribution?

To Join the Inquiry Calls

To join the ZOOM session from anywhere, Click Here

To join from the US and Canada by phone only: 1-408-638-0968,
When prompted, enter the code: 240 694 3472#

For more information about joining by phone from outside the US and Canada: Find out more >

Please dial into the call five minutes early, if possible.

If you have trouble getting on the conference call, please call the Wisdom office at 1-212-824-3500.

Papers and Reports from the Field
for the Conference for Global Transformation
about Inquiries of the Social Commons

Many of you have participated in one or more of the Inquiries of the Social Commons. We invite any of you who are actively participating in these inquiries to submit a paper or Report from the Field collectively, or individually, reporting on what you or your group has discovered, encountered or want to contribute from your inquiries. Please consider the custodians of the inquiries as possible resources for you as you develop your paper. Follow the guidelines for writing a paper or submitting a Report from the Field. Make submissions online by the due dates.