WEtalk Wicked Problems - We Talk Differently

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An international gathering engaging Wicked Problems.

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Fri Nov 20 5:30 pm -9:00 pm EST

Sat Nov 21 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Sat Nov 21 9:30 am - 1:00 pm AEDT

Sun Nov 22 9:30 am - 1:00 pm AEDT

WE are hosting a weekend of dialogue (3.5 hrs x 2 days) in different forms - we call it WEtalk and it’s designed to enable great minds to think and feel together. It's a space to bring our whole selves: our fears, our longings, our hearts, bodies and minds. There will be panel discussions, Playback theatre, Open Space sessions and spaces to connect with others.

We’re supporting a shift away from the Talk fest, embracing, with vigor and rigor, the space between us - the liminal space, the collaborative space - the WE space.

Day 1 - WEtalk - An international conversation of people engaged in Wicked Problems.

Facilitated by Diane Musho Hamilton followed by Playback Theatre

Listen live to six conversationalists who are on the frontline of Wicked Problems All from diverse but related fields such as climate change, medicine, technology, agriculture, energy and race.

The six conversationalists are:

Scott McCalman a Churchill Fellow and winner of many innovative farming awards Scott has consistently researched and tested sustainable and regenerative farming practices on land that is Australia’s primary food bowl and is currently under threat from a giant new coal mine.

Dr. John England is Professor Emeritus, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta. John studies environmental change of Arctic regions, from the Ice Age to present. This places modern climate change in a necessary long-term perspective. He has conducted 50 years of Arctic fieldwork and is an advocate for the protection of such sacred landscapes. Recipient of the Order of Canada.

Lyssa Adkins, agile and professional coach, facilitator, teacher, author and inspirer. Likes to explore facilitating intense conflict, societal change, organizational change, the benefits and costs of being human in the workplace, agile coaching, agile transformation, adult human development, human systems dynamics, the role of nature, and books of all sorts.

Richard Kasperowski is an author, teacher, speaker, and coach focused on team building and high-performance teams. He leads clients in building great teams that get great results using the Core Protocols, Agile, and Open Space Technology.

Christie Wilson is a psychotherapist and activist specialising in climate psychology. Christie developed the REGEN 101 program for Extinction Rebellion and is a core team member of XR Regen Global Support focusing on front line activist wellbeing.

Dr. Carmen Parter is a proud descendent of the Darumbal and Juru clans of the Birra Gubba Nation of the Australian state of Queensland with South Sea Islander heritage – Tanna Island of Vanuatu. Carmen wears many hats including the inaugural Co-chair of the Indigenous Working Group of the World Federation of Public Health Association, a community member with Lowitja Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, and an ambassador for the Mayi Kuwayu longitudinal study that is quantifying the association of cultural factors to the health and wellbeing outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

In WeTalk we create a generative space to explore, listen deeply, connect the dots, question positions, appreciate wrong moves, herald successes and celebrate new learning and different perspectives.

This conversation will be facilitated by Diane Musho Hamilton (USA), co-author of Compassionate Conversations and author of two other titles. Diane is an award winning mediator, Zen Roshi, consultant and teacher of advanced Integral facilitation.

After the conversation we’ll do coffee with one another, then we’ll participate in Playback Theatre as a way of digesting and integrating the conversation.

Come back on Day 2 - For a deep dive and a chance to connect with others to enliven our engagement in wicked problems

An Open Space event facilitated by the Wicked Elephants

Open Space (aka Unconference) where conversationalists from day 1 and the participants can offer and join sessions to energize our collective thinking. The final agenda will be created on the day. We will have experiential workshops, ability to connect with others, experience Body Talk, have an opportunity to create Wicked Elephants Passion Pods to support ongoing action, and of course have fun.

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