Join MBBI-NY for an engaging discussion with the co-authors of “Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart” on the topic of “Mediation and Evolving Worldviews,” to be held on Tuesday, August 18th, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET.
Mediation and Evolving Worldviews
At a time where polarization is heightened, taking larger, more inclusive perspectives is not only helpful but necessary. In this session, we will invite you into a powerful experience that can shift our options as mediators and conflict practitioners while working with groups threatened by identity differences.
We’ll guide you through the Evolving Worldview’s process, a tour of the four key worldviews: egocentric, ethnocentric, worldcentric, and kosmocentric.
- You’ll learn about the genius and limitations of each worldview, and be able to bring a more integral perspective when navigating and including the experiences present for the people you work with.
- You will understand that with each shift in worldview, another aspect of reality comes into view, which grows our capacity to work with complexity in conflict situations.
- You will appreciate how the tension between worldviews can foster growth.
Diane Musho Hamilton is an award-winning professional mediator, facilitator, and teacher of Zen meditation. Diane combines decades of work in conflict resolution with a depth of experience in sitting meditation. She is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (2013), The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone (2017), and Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart, with co-authors Gabriel Wilson and Kimberly Loh (May 2020.)
Kimberly Loh is a conflict resolution and negotiation specialist, leadership coach and co-author of Compassionate Conversations. She works with conscious leaders and teams to up-level their human relationships and transform conflicts into creative opportunities for growth. Devoted to the values of clarity and compassion, her past work includes peacebuilding and mediation research and advocacy for the United Nations, international NGOs and universities, and international arbitration and litigation work as a lawyer in London and Singapore.
Gabriel Menegale Wilson is an author, organizational change consultant, and peace-builder with a specialty in diversity and inclusion efforts. His work takes us to the intersection of social justice and purpose-driven enterprises, design thinking, human development, and group dynamics. His training includes postgraduate studies in leadership development from Stanford University, a certified integral facilitator, and an associate for Delta Developmental, an organizational development consultancy.