NPI 2022 Annual Gathering
October 23-28, 2022
Babson Executive Conference Center

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THE 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, building a more just and sustainable world, and restoring the cultural fabric. For the past several years we have conducted a week-long professional development immersion outside of Boston. 2022 marks our fifth year hosting the 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. The Annual Gathering is supplemented throughout the year with workshops. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter and announcements about special events, workshops, and emerging scholarship please complete the Join the Mobius Community form or complete the Contact Us form.

ANNUAL GATHERING | PROGRAM TRACKS

Participants in the 2022 Annual Gathering can select from one of nine tracks for the week. There are a limited number of spaces for each track so to guarantee your selection, we encourage you to sign up early!

TRACK 1: Designing and Leading Systems Change
with Dr. Gisela Wendling and David Sibbet

Dr. Gisela Wendling is a visionary anthropological theorist on ritual, lineage and community in organizations, and an expert in leading systemic change. Her Liminal Pathways Framework offers an archetype for change that integrates working with inner process dynamics as well as the outer holding structures required for transformations at the individual leader, group, and organization level. David Sibbet, is an organization development consultant and recipient of the OD Network lifetime achievement award in 2013 for his contributions to visual facilitation, teaming, strategy and change. Together they will guide participants to apply their integrated approach with facilitative and dialogic practices to help practitioners discern organizational narratives, guide their clients to perceive what is emerging, and to give expression to freshly imagined future scenarios.

TRACK 2: Adaptive Leadership and Alignment to Change
with Zander Grashow

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 3: Resilience, Wellbeing and Purpose in Business
with Andrew White and Sophie Maclaren

Informed by the latest findings from research into neuroscience and leadership, participants will be guided to practice and apply a range of meditation and mindfulness methods. This session has been designed for seasoned coaches and facilitators who want to help senior leaders develop their individual resilience, restore collective wellbeing, and deepen a shared sense of organizational purpose. This track is led by Saïd Business School faculty Andrew White, Senior Fellow in Management Practice (Leadership), and Visiting Fellow Sophie Maclaren, who is also Director of Awaris UK, where she leads mindfulness, resilience and wellbeing programs.

TRACK 4: Advanced Coaching and Somatics Training
with Jennifer Cohen

Certified a Master Coach by the Strozzi Institute, Jennifer will dive into the latest from neuroscience and somatics to help you gain a grounded understanding of what makes working with and through the body so powerful in effecting long-lasting and sustainable change. This track will offer a heightened sense of leadership presence, embodiment and inspiration for your own leadership journey, as well as extend and deepen your coaching skills. (Some experience as a coach or trusted advisor required.)

TRACK 5: Team Coaching
with Alexander Caillet & Amy Yeager

Team coaching is the dynamic, complex and enlivening practice of working with a team in real time, on real work, to achieve real, measurable results. Alexander Caillet’s pioneering approach — established more than 25 years ago and since refined in collaboration with Amy Yeager, has been used with hundreds of teams internationally and taught to thousands of practitioners. Participants who take this track will get hands-on experience with this powerful discipline, utilizing time-tested frameworks, tools, and methods for assessing and improving team performance.

TRACK 6: Working with Different Parts of the Self
with Dr. Richard Schwartz

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 to begin to know and work with their protective parts. IFS offers a profound yet highly practical method for learning from and managing often competing parts of ourselves that can block our progress in life and trigger us in our interactions with others.

TRACK 7: Organizational & Personal Healing with Constellation Principles
with Ester Martinez

Ester brings twenty years of experience as a psychotherapist, constellations expert and as a mystical student of Thomas Huebl. Ester, a senior transformational faculty member of Mobius, serves as core faculty for our CEO program conducted with Egon Zehnder (Executive Breakthrough Program) and as a core practitioner in our executive retreat practice where she guides global leaders. This track explores the systematic principles operating within all human systems, whether family, teams or organizations. We will explore the invisible realms — the chords that guide so many of the visible symptoms we encounter. This session will lift the veil and ignite your own deep healing process as well.

TRACK 8: Leading from The Future
with Robin Alfred

Given the times we live in, increasingly leaders must operate from a place of sensing, intuiting and responding rather than predicting, planning and controlling. In this track Robin will facilitate an exploration of the true nature of the Future; the role intuition, imagination and inspiration play; and how to access these elements to help clients catalyze a regenerative future. Robin is a seasoned trainer, facilitator and organizational consultant who has extensive experience in facilitating personal discovery, depth work and collective group intelligence, to enable emergence and the manifestation of transformational fields.

TRACK 9: The Maturing Masculine Soul
with Dr. Paul Dunion (men-only track)

Paul Dunion has been in private practice as a psychological healer since 1982, when he also began facilitating Men’s groups. His work includes individual therapy, working with trauma, and the soul work he details in his collection of books. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a men-only track helping to explore the old definition of maturing as “happening in the proper time.” One response is that a man welcomes and integrates more of his own soul. This track may be another proper time for a man to deepen and discover an invigorating measure of integrity, authenticity, courage, and compassion. Participants will employ the mediums of small group work, storytelling, guided meditation, ritual, psychodrama, journal writing, drawing, and didactic presentations.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

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

MONDAY EVENING: Professor Tom Malone

How Hyperconnectivity is Changing the Way We Solve Problems

A presentation from the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, and the author of the fascinating books Superminds and Collective Intelligence. Groups of people and computers working together can act more intelligently than any person, group, or computer has ever done before – and together they are about to make many more of our most important decisions as the world undergoes a giant digital transformation.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Dr. Steven Hassan

How to Determine the Integrity and Trustworthiness of Spiritual Teachers and Communities

Dr. Hassan is one of the world’s foremost experts on mind control, cults and similar destructive organizations. Having served as an advisor to family members, and a thought leader, researcher, and mental health practitioner for many decades, he has devoted his life’s work to helping people harmed by such experiences. He directs the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, a counseling and publishing organization outside of Boston, teaches at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and has authored books such as Combating Cult Mind Control. He will discuss how to assess the integrity and trustworthiness of spiritual paths and the hallmarks of mind control organizations.

TUESDAY MORNING: Bill Torbert

Action Inquiry and Organizational Learning

Professor Emeritus of Leadership at Boston College, Founding Co-Director of Global Leadership Associates, and the author of numerous books, Bill Torbert is best known for his pioneering developmental models of leadership, organizational transformation, and social science – named Collaborative Developmental Action Inquiry. CDAI triangulates among first-, second-, and third-person action inquiry and integrates single-, double-, and triple-loop learning at the individual and collective level – most comprehensively presented in his new memoir, Numbskull in the Theatre of Inquiry: Transforming Self, Friends, Organizations, and Social Science.

THURSDAY MORNING: Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak

Lessons from the Ancient Greeks and their Gods

The Classic Greek archetypes, mythology, and ancient concepts of time, have all inspired and informed our proprietary Winning from Within Method®, the transformational model and methodology we teach in many of our offerings. We are honored to have Dr. Andrew Szegedy Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies and Historiography at Wesleyan University, bring to life the ancient Greek cosmology and the rich mythic tradition that Western Civilization tradition sources from.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Dr. Dionne Wright Poulton

Racial Healing and Harmony

Based on her timely and acclaimed book, It’s Not Always Racist…But Sometimes It Is, Dr. Poulton will talk about the difference between racism and racial bias and what we can do to help dismantle systemic racism, how to manage and mitigate our biases, beliefs, and assumptions about others; and what we should do when we make mistakes related to race.

FRIDAY MORNING: Puja Jaspal

Transforming Organizations: The Future of Leadership Development

Named a “Top 100 Women of Influence in the Bay Area” Puja Jaspal is passionate about driving culture change in organizations. Based on her experience as Senior Vice President for People & Communities at Cisco Systems and previously as the SVP of Talent at Visa, she will share her perspective on what it takes to build inclusive, mission-driven and organizational cultures, where no voice is left unheard.

Evening Activities

AN EVENING WITH ANNE GOTTLIEB
Tuesday Evening | 8:00pm

The Alchemy of Joy: Part immersive performance and part interactive journey, this is an experiential evening with collaborative artist, actor, writer and director of Mobius’s Presence Practice, Anne Gottlieb. Through story, poetry, music, and the imaginal, we will explore the twin continents of joy and grief, the mysterious dichotomy of aloneness and the indestructible dimensions that connect all of us in wisdom and beauty.

AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH ELLIS PAUL
Wednesday Evening | 8:00pm

Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. Paul is that rare artist who does both. A troubadour, a singer, a storyteller, an acoustic musician, Paul Ellis has been celebrated as the quintessential Boston songwriter and “the face of contemporary folk music,” garnering a shelf of music awards since he began his career in 1993. He has performed at the Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall, and venues from Alaska to Paris. His work features in major motion pictures – with director Peter Farrelly describing him as “a national treasure.” Returning to NPI for a second time, Ellis leads an evening of storytelling, humor and song including a wonderfully rich array of his own songs, as well as songs selected from the American folk and rock canon.

A CELEBRATION OF THE BROADWAY SONGBOOK
Thursday Evening | 8:00pm

This evening will welcome Broadway lead performers Mauricio Martinez (Recording Artist and Emmy Winning Broadway, TV, and Film Actor), Mamie Parris (American singer and actress –‘Grizabella’ in the revival of CATS on Broadway) with Jaime Lozano (Composer, Musical Director, Arranger & Producer) and a few of their colleagues to share songs of beauty, liberty and celebration of the human spirit. Chosen from the outstanding collection of great Broadway lyrics and performances, the evening will include ballads and torch songs, love songs and songs for a better world. Please join us for an evening of inspiration and community, culminating in a Broadway Sing A Long.

WEDNESDAY INTENSIVE

A special group session with Thomas Huebl.

MYSTICAL PRINCIPLES OF TRANSFORMATION
A special group session with Thomas Huebl

For the fifth year in a row, at the heart of our Annual Gathering, we will study the practices of consciousness development and the processes for healing individual, family, and collective trauma.

These quiet hours in the center of the week-long gathering offer a rare opportunity to study the mystical principles of transformation with non-dual teacher Thomas Huebl, who joins us each year for an immersion in his teaching.

Leading the group for a day of study, practice and healing, Thomas will offer his unique approach for living as a “mystic in the marketplace” – sharing his understanding of the mystical principles of embodiment, inter-generational restoration and personal evolution. We are truly delighted to offer this opportunity to practice with an advanced teacher who understands the challenges of modern life and grounds his work in psychology, philosophy, and meta-physical awareness.

Thomas Huebl is a rare guide: a masterful mystic able to navigate advanced realms of spiritual mastery while presenting himself in a delightfully warm, transparent, brotherly way. He is the best of 21st century enlightenment: deep thinking, clear-seeing, and radical in his stance.

In 2020 he published his ground-breaking book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds. This opus explores how significant collective trauma symptoms are in shaping our modern society and contains cutting-edge remedies that serve as a beacon of hope for generations to come.

Thomas has been guiding many of our practitioners in the professional development of state-of-the-art healing practices and trauma-informed approaches to executive development. Through NPI, Thomas offers workshops, supervision groups/hyper-learning circles and study groups exploring mystical principles.

Thomas is blazing a path of 21st century spiritual practice and helping thousands of students around the world to really live their awakening amid today’s busy world. His annual summit on Collective Trauma and his non-profit, Pocket Project, are leading beacons in the field.

Wednesday’s session will focus on healing and the art of transformational facilitation.