Topic: Spiritually in the Workplace: An introduction to Higher Consciousness Organizations
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Facilitator: Dr. Linda J. Ferguson
Dr. Linda J. Ferguson presents inspirational keynote addresses, seminars, and workshops, to organizations and groups on living and working with passion and purpose. Dr. Ferguson also provides job and life coaching to assist people in achieving their goals and finding personal mastery. Linda helps people move through their work or life stresses more quickly so that they can have greater balance and joy. Linda is certified and experienced in Appreciative Inquiry, Emotional Intelligence, Myers-Briggs, DiSC, and mediation to support organizational effectiveness and well-being.
Linda is the author of two books, The Path for Greatness – Work as Spiritual Service" and “Staying Grounded in Shifting Sand", and writes for two blogs. She also has numerous articles and chapters in books and journals related to joyful living, and spirituality at work. She is also the leader of the OD Book Discussion SIG: Joint CBODN/ASTD SIG.Dr. Ferguson earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University (I.U.-Bloomington) in Organizational Behavior with a Masters also from I.U. studying Social Psychology. She is president of her company, New Paradigm Alliance, LLC and currently lives in Reston, VA
In the shifting global environment, old patterns and paradigms of organizing are crumbling. A new paradigm focused on interdependence, synergy, and collaboration is needed to build stronger organizations and social institutions. As Gen Y’s enter the workforce in large numbers, virtual teams work across continents and time zones, and leaders rely more on coaching than solo-heroic practices, new forms of organizing are needed.
Higher Consciousness Organizations that embody 21st century values and vision provide an alternative to the Industrial Revolution era bureaucratic form of organizations. Higher Consciousness Organizations (HCOs) embody such values to engage, inspire and sustain employees through turbulence and changes. HCOs build resiliency and unleash human potential based on social contracts, team synergy, and interdependence among participants. In this session, Dr. Linda Ferguson will outline qualities of Higher Consciousness Organizations from her book, “Path for Greatness”. She’ll offer ideas for how these qualities can lead to greater engagement, creativity, and commitment of employees in your organization.
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Webinar and/or Conference Call