November 21, 2014 Crossfields Institute

I came across a phrase recently, attributed to Marxism, but of wider significance than that philosophy.  “Context conditions consciousness.”   My encounter with it also appeared around the same time that discussions were rife about corruption, malpractice and professional weakness in relation to the world of finance, banking, child abuse, police misbehaviour and much more…

November 17, 2014 Crossfields Institute

In August 2014, The Proteus Initiative launched  a new three year Post-Graduate Certificate Programme in Reflective Social Practice. It is still possible to apply for this year. For further details please contact Allan Kaplan alkaplan@mweb.co.za or Sue Davidoff sued@mweb.co.za

November 14, 2014 Crossfields Institute

The Proteus Initiative will be running three workshops on Metamorphosis and a Goethean Approach to the Social Sphere at Emerson College during late February and early March 2015. Social Transformation through Insight: A short series of inspirational workshops for those who work within the field of social development – from thought-leaders and educators, through to social…

November 10, 2014 Crossfields Institute

In the context of the Crossfields Institute research into leadership and social innovation, this link from a conference at the International Monetary Fund is an interesting study in where contemporary leaders in the international finance sector are at with regards to the question of ethical leadership and the acknowledged need for a change in paradigm: https://www.imf.org/external/mmedia/view.aspx?vid=3835505509001

November 6, 2014 Crossfields Institute

Eric Kaufmann and George Perry are planning to start a new Transformative Leadership and Management course (level 3) in January or February. Early interest in this highly successful and enjoyable programme is welcome. With Crossfields and the Ruskin Mill Trust we have taken 150 participants on this programme.

November 4, 2014 Crossfields Institute

An emerging Contemplative Pedagogy Network for anyone interested in meditative practice, contemplative inquiry etc and working with adult learning in higher education, further education, and organisational training and development. They are a small group and their next meeting is at Emerson College, Sussex. You can visit their website here: https://contemplativepedagogynetwork.wordpress.com

October 6, 2014 Crossfields Institute

Friday 17 Oct 2014, 5:00pm-9:00pm PRE-CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM AND DINNER Saturday 18 Oct 2014, 9:30am-5:00pm MAIN CONFERENCE University of Gloucestershire Fullwood House Park Campus The Park Cheltenham GL50 2RH UK Flyer: What were the original ideals of the university and how do they relate to what the university has become today? How can new ideas of ethical, embodied…