NEXT PRACTICE INSTITUTE

The Next Practice Institute (NPI) of Mobius Executive Leadership sponsors transformational training programs for our practitioners, partners, and clients.

These programs operate at the nexus of “best practice” in such areas as organizational development, culture change, and adaptive leadership, and “next practice” in neuroscience, somatics, energy work, music, yoga, and other expressive and devotional arts.

Together we are creating a global community of practice devoted to the craft of transforming people into stronger leaders and building a more just and sustainable world and restoring the cultural fabric.

Since 2016 each year we have conducted a week-long professional development immersion outside of Boston. 2021 will mark our fifth annual NPI celebratory and learning event.

The annual gathering brings together a global group of practitioners including coaches, mediators, interventionists, and facilitators, business leaders, human resources and organizational development professionals, strategy and leadership advisory consultants.

We come together for renewal, learning, inspiration, and practice.

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ANNUAL GATHERING | PROGRAM TRACKS

Participants in the 2021 Annual Gathering can select from one of nine tracks for the week. When registering, please select a first and a second choice. To guarantee your selection, we encourage you to sign up early!

TRACK ONE
WITH ZANDER GRASHOW

Adaptive Leadership and Alignment to Change

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Co-author of the seminal book The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, Zander delves into the art and practice of individual and collective evolution based on thirty years of research at Harvard University. This track provides an evolutionary change framework to determine the parts of the work to carry forward, how to advance among competing priorities and what new capacities are required. We will also explore the intersection of mobilizing external change and mobilizing ourselves. A globally recognized authority on leadership, Zander has been a trusted advisor and partner to Presidents, activists and change agents in their most critical moments of transformation.

TRACK TWO
WITH ARAWANA HAYASHI AND DR. MATTHIAS MÜLLER-LINDENBERG

Social Presencing Theater (SPT)

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SPT is an art form and a facilitation methodology connected to Otto Scharmer’s seminal work on Presencing and Theory U. For facilitators who have wanted to better understand how to work with emergence this track offers a rich chance to study with SPT pioneers. In this track you will use body postures and movements to dissolve limiting concepts, access intuition, make clear current reality, and the deeper, often invisible, leverage points to create profound change. SPT facilitates fast and highly effective organizational change and innovation. Arawana, working with Otto Scharmer and Peter Senge, leads the development of SPT. Matthias is a senior leadership advisor and member of the Mobius Personal Mastery Faculty who uses SPT regularly in his work with business clients.

TRACK THREE
WITH JENNY SAUER-KLEIN

Scaling Intimacy

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Founder and director of The Culture Conference, helping leaders build culture from the inside out, Jenny creates transformational human-to-human experiences that prioritize connection over content. This track is an in-depth training in her methodology for leading-edge experience designers and facilitators, including team building games designed to help facilitators engage groups with confidence. Jenny’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Inc., Fast CompanyForbes, and Tim Ferriss’s book Tools of Titans

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TRACK FOUR
WITH JENNIFER COHEN AND GINA LAROCHE

Healing Collective Trauma; Embodying Anti Racism

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“That which is not fully metabolized, processed, understood and healed will repeat itself.”
Racism—both its origins and its manifestations, live in our collective and individual systems as trauma. We will explore in an embodied manner the impact of that trauma on our capacity to fully inhabit ourselves, to speak powerfully and clearly across difference, and to build more diverse, inclusive and equitable organizations and societies. Through practice, small group work, and guided exploration we will metabolize together, build shared practice, and look at ways through the trauma to a new future.

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TRACK SIX
WITH DR. RICHARD SCHWARTZ

Working with Different Parts of the Self

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Renowned family therapist and trauma expert, Dick Schwartz, is regarded as a pioneer for developing the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. In this track you will apply the IFS model to yourself to identify and integrate your sub-personalities or parts of yourself and learn to access your larger, wiser “Self.” You will also learn to guide your clients as part of your coaching practice. For a taster, watch Dick’s keynote address on our website, under Next Practice Institute Resources.

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TRACK SEVEN
WITH HEDY SCHLEIFER

Encounter-centered Relational Transformation

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Hedy is a master relationship builder who will share her pioneering approach, Encounter-centered Transformation, a discipline and set of tools for thriving in authentic connection; something our world needs now more than ever. In the living laboratory Hedy creates, you will get hands-on experience with relationship enhancing skills, and the opportunity to deep dive into the intricacies of becoming a relational leader. You will also develop your relational intelligence on the path to relational maturity.

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TRACK EIGHT
WITH ANNE GOTTLIEB

Sourcing the Poetic Flame: 10,000 Ways Into Your Creative Process

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How do we channel our creative flame into our work, leading us to joyful discovery? Working with a meaningful question or archetype of your choosing, participants will learn to locate many of the ways to unlock the expressive soul. Including literature, music, movement, and visual art, this is a highly experiential and powerful context to support transformation and depth of inquiry. It is designed for those who are ready to move their body, use their voice, and ideally who have done a somatic workshop. Anne is the Director of Presence & Presentation Practice at Mobius. She is an actor, writer, and collaborative artist who has developed a bold approach to transformational leadership, translating 2+ decades of imaginative inquiry, expressive psychology, and professional theater into programs for global leaders.

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MORNING KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Supplementing the track learning, we host focus sessions from distinguished and emerging voices in the field of personal, organizational, and societal transformation.

TUESDAY
KARL SCHIEBE

Mirrors, Masks, Lies, Secrets and The Drama of Everyday Life

Karl Scheibe is a social and clinical psychologist whose teaching and writing centers around the psychology of self and identity. His publication record spans 50 years and covers problems of human predictability, studies on self and identity, and the connections between psychology and the techniques of theater.

WEDNESDAY
ASHISH NANDA

Managing the boundaries and conflicts of interests in professional service firms

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard, Ashish Nanda’s research focuses on the ethics and economics of managing professional service firms – including how conflicts of interest influence professional identity, the role of professional associations, and the boundaries of professional service organizations. He suggests ways of managing conflicts for the individual, the organization, and the profession.

THURSDAY
RASMUS HOUGAARD

Leading with mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion

Based on his book The Mind of the Leader, Rasmus Hougaard shares key insights from the research he and he co-author, Jacqueline Carter, published in this important work. Rasmus regularly writes on leadership for HBR, he is the Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project, a global leadership training, organizational development and research firm. They help leaders and organizations enhance performance, innovation and resilience through mindfulness and other practices grounded in neuroscience and research.

FRIDAY
PAUL DUNION

Summoned to Live in Larger Soul Stories

A psychological healer since 1982, Dr. Paul Dunion’s work includes individual therapy, working with trauma, soul work, and how to embrace life as a mysterious and unpredictable journey. He is a graduate of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and the author of five books. In this talk he distinguishes between what it means to live in large soul stories rather than the large ego. The depth of soul stories calls us to a robust capacity to be relational. This unity consciousness inspires and animates our sense of belonging and reveals what is truly sustainable.

EVENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

We welcome distinguished thought leaders and pioneering voices in the field of transformational leadership to inspire us and advance our learning.