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The Spiritual Nature of Team Building -- New TeleSeminar Series

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When I first began team building in 1987, I was drawn to the work because I felt good doing it.  My initial inexperience made it very challenging at first, and yet I knew I was doing the right thing.  These feelings were an indication I was following a spiritual path - - though I wouldn’t recognize it until much later.  I simply knew I was happy doing the work regardless of the circumstances.

As President & Founder of the IATF I've had many conversations with teamwork facilitators (trainers, coaches, educators) around the world and have discovered many of us share a spiritual grounding in our work building teams.

Many of us feel a "calling" (as Gregg Levoy says) to do this work.  It's not a job; it's our JOY to help groups have a direct experience of what it means to become a "high performing team".

One of the big goals I've set for 2012 is to explore this intangible we call "spirit" (or "spiritual") when it comes to team building.

Many in our industry are comfortable using the phrase "Team Spirit" which hints at this intangible.

Now I propose a series of live and interactive TeleSeminars where we directly explore and address the spiritual nature of team building.

I plan to invite leaders in the field of spiritual studies to be our guest on these TeleSeminars in an effort to more fully understand what it means to build and lead teams as a path of spiritual development.

Here are some of the people I plan to invite as speakers...

Who would you like to hear on this TeleSeminar series?  What speakers, authors and luminaries would you most enjoy learning from? Who would inspire and enlighten you?  Leave your thoughts in the comments area below.

Can you help me connect with anyone on the above list?  If yes, I'd love to hear from you.  Please call or email.

Please share your thoughts below.

Tom Heck
President & Founder
International Association of Teamwork Facilitators

Comments

Bob Holdsworth

Stephen Cope who directs the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living. The article at the attached link describes his work to explore how people can find their purpose in life. Aren't we trying to help people unlock their full potential? http://www.kripalu.org/article/581

Deb Brown

Gregg Braden (Fractal Time) gives compelling scientific arguments why we need to come together in a "world team" very soon.

Andy Impastato

Tom,

Have you considered Parker Palmer. his work with the Quakers and their egoless conversational practices are incredible. Could be great for any team to develop.

And on a personal note, my friend Sandy Wilder, who runs Educare: The Unlearning Institute. He has gone from many corporate clients to running programs for personal spiritual development.

Andy

tomheck

Hi Andy -- Thank you for suggesting Parker Palmer. I'm a big fan of his work. I'll reach out to him. Can you help me connect with Sandy Wilder?

Andy Impastato

Tom,

My apologies for not checking back sooner. You can contact Sandy thru his website: educareunlearning.com.

Andy

Tom Heck

Hi Andy -- In the interim I contacted Parker Palmer and he is scheduled to be my guest on May 16, 2012. I can't wait! Tom

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