“Tom Thresher’s Transformational Inquiry is a superb practice for exposing and transforming the core assumptions that run–and sometimes ruin–your life. Incredibly effective and easy to practice, I can unconditionally recommend this work.” Ken Wilber–The Integral Vision
Fee: $1,300.00. Fee includes meals, lodging for four nights, all program materials, including the Immunity to Change Facilitator’s Guide, and two books: Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey and Reverent Irreverence: Integral Church for the 21st Century by Tom Thresher. A 10% discount is available for a pastor and lay person attending this training together.
Location: St. Andrew’s House Retreat and Conference Center, Union WA, email@example.com
Our world appears beset by unprecedented challenges. Every week a new pundit tells us how we can solve our social and economic problems, generally by asking us to see the world as they see it. Mostly, they offer old solutions in new guises. Unfortunately, our most important challenges can’t be solved with the same old tools. That’s because we too often apply technical means to solve adaptive problems.
Technical problems are solved by applying known solutions to well understood difficulties (think of fixing a leaky faucet). But many of our most vexing issues elude solutions the harder we try to fix them. These issues demand adaptive responses; they require us to step outside our accustomed way of understanding and internalize new ways of seeing. As Einstein famously said, “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
Transformational Inquiry opens the door to the hidden beliefs and assumptions that give rise to our habitual ways of understanding and responding. By inquiring into these beliefs we alter how we see the world and open up to new possibilities. We develop a new resilience and a fresh sense of wonder that makes us more adaptable and creative as we deal with the rapid changes confronting us. Engaging Transformational Inquiry, our hearts open to others as we experience shared vulnerabilities. We become more effective the less we are trapped in the solutions that created the problems in the first place. When pursued to its logical end, TI points the way to profound personal awakening.
Video of Tom leading Collective Inquiry with his church.
Video describing Transformational Inquiry as a tool for Sustaining Social Justice efforts.
Short video of Robert Kegan leading Immunity to Change
Discussion of the challenges churches and other faith communities present for the Immunity to Change process. Immunity-to-Change-in-Progressive-Faith-Communities
Overview of Transformational Inquiry and some applications in faith contexts:Transformational Inquiry…Transformational-Inquiry…Practical-Spirituality-for-the-21st-Century
Churches leading the evolution of human consciousness: Progressive-Churches-to-the-Rescue
If your new to TI, please consider listening as Ken Wilber interviews Tom about Transformational Inquiry work with leaders, (of faith and others), applying Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey. MP3 Link HERE!
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