John G Bell & Robin Fenske
Spring '03 - Hill
This is the time with the DRC and Lynn Stockwell. Readings include “Narrative Mediation” and the Mediation Training Manual from the DRC.
Response from the Safari to the Mediation Module
We will be doing a small paper w/ diagrams as a reflection and response to the Mediation module. This will be around 5-6 pages.
The Meyers-Brigg Project (project work)
This is a research project to develop a survey for people that know their Meyers-Brigg type. We've come up with a hypothesis about the way that the Safari relates to the Meyers-Brigg test and this survey will be designed to give us some feedback on this idea.
Prepare texts relating to the types and the safari
Create the survey form
Arrange for a table outside the CAB and send e-mail announcement
Collect the results and put them up on a web page.
Systems Thinking (affinity work)
Each person doing the Systems group will read the same Systems Thinking book but will read different topical books. Each person will develop 5 diagrams of systems from the topical book with some ideas about leverage points. Then those participants that are able to get together will attempt to create a unified diagram containing all the diagrams from all the topics.
Systems Thinking Book (Worldview?)
Gore Vidal's Perpetual War
Addicted to War
Asia Times article
5 diagrams per person from readings w/ leverage points
1 unified diagram from all available smaller diagrams.
Furthering the Safari
change continuum from passive-militant to passive-aggressive
add the manic-depressive diagram
add more description of the hemispheres
add more description to each of the animal choices to explain why they were picked
cite the continuum of forgiveness in Tutu if it still works
add the two agendas & needs
combine mediation response and meyers-brigg into the paper
talk more about what happens when circles collide (time to create a safari / spreading good seeds in Hanh / need for 3rd person in DRC)
More about points of leverage in the conclusion
Tich Nhat Hanh
spatial & chronological
rhino / inner chaperone
Points of leverage
personal mastery. Unique points of personal leverage is good as far as it results in community good (like O'dell's comment about unless you organize to bring the community element it doesn't mean anything.)
“positive” points of leverage
balance to ecology
from balance to testing new mental models, new balances
Short-term and long-term (larger view and smaller view in mediation)
master learner, shop steward, the media, representative gov't (where's the democracy?)
hidden tools / finding and creating new levers.
Bibliography and MLA citations in the paper
Protective circles was glossed over but is important, talk more (add Hanh's “windows”)
Add a section “what does the jackal mean now?” that the journey is over.
Replicate categories and update content
Possible Additional Readings
Darwin's Lost Theory of Love by David Loye
The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler
Birth of the Chaordic Age by Dee Hock
The Culture of Fear by Barry Glassner
The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry by Sue Hammond
Blood, Bread and Roses by Judy Grahn
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn