Announcements: Arizona, California, Colorado, Czech Republic, Peru, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa,Spain, United Kingdom

Russ Volckmann


The New National Collegiate Leadership Association!

The National Collegiate Leadership Association is an organization for any college student interested in leadership development. Membership benefits include:

  • Monthly webinars focused on particular leadership topics
  • Monthly Leaders Live! sessions with community leaders
  • Access to an ePortfolio
  • Online topical discussions
  • Best practices sharing
  • Discounted rate for the National Collegiate Leadership Conference

More information and the membership application can be found at Questions can be directed to or 520-626-1572.

Tom Murray, M.A.
Senior Coordinator for Leadership Programs
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210017
Tucson, AZ 85721-0017
Phone: 520-621-8065




Wednesday November 16 – Friday November 18, 2011
State Library Auditorium, Calabar, Nigeria

Advancing into the 21st Century: Exploring Best Approaches to Effective Leadership in Africa

  1. Re-visiting the meaning of leadership
  2. Integral leadership and sustainable Development in Africa
  3. The challenge of leadership in a globalized world
  4. Succession and leadership in Africa
  5. Women and leadership: Exploring ways towards inclusion
  6. Leadership and Development in Africa
  7. Values in leadership
  8. Short and long term perspectives to leadership
  9. Mentoring and leadership
  10. Leadership capacity Development in the tourism Industry

24th November 2011

6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2012  that will be held in Valencia (SPAIN), on the 5th , 6th and 7th of March 2012.

It will be an international forum to present and share your experiences in the fields of Education, Technology and Development. The attendance of more than 600 delegates from more than 60 countries is expected, being an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, academics, educational scientists and technologists from all disciplines and cultures. You can present your contributions in two modalities:

  • In person: oral and poster presentations.
  • Virtually: if you can not attend in person.

INTED2012 Abstracts CD and Proceedings CD, both with ISBN, will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers submitted.

INTED2012 Organising Committee


Integral Spiritual Experience 3: Kosmic Creativity
…because life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.

December 28th 2011 – January 1st 2012
Pacific Grove, California | Asilomar

February 17, 18, & 19, 2012 at Menlo College in Atherton, CA

– Spirituality: Promises and Pitfall


Through workshops, presentations, music, ritual, yoga, meditation, drumming, and social networking we will explore and experience:

• The relationship between culture and spirituality as integral parts of human development, worldview, and well-being.

• Transpersonally oriented research, including neuroscience, and the cultivation of spiritual emergence and development.

• The interface of spirituality and clinical practice including the role of spirituality as a resource for clients.

Email with any questions.

Latino Leadership Program
November 6-10, 2011

For a complete schedule of our 5-day program coming this November 6-10 (2011) at Highland Haven in Evergreen, Colorado


The First International Encounter of Leadership Centers

Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:00 AM

The First International Encounter of Leadership Centers, Asunción, Paraguay The Strategic Leadership Center of Paraguay at Universidad Americana is leading the way in creating the first of its kind network of Latino Leadership centers. The meeting will have the following objectives: Create a Network that joins up the leadership centers of Latin America. Exchange ideas, concepts, approaches, and leadership models to learn and teach leadership. Draft and issue an official document that serves as a guide and reference points for the formation and exercise of leadership at a world level. This document will be translated into English and delivered to all the world authorities. Dario Collado from the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard will be presenting the keynote address at the meeting. Collado, the manager of the Latino Leadership Initiative, will share his experience in promoting Leadership in the Latino community in the United States. While the is for centers of Leadership from Latin America, ILA members from around the world are welcome to attend, share, and learn. For more information, contact Richar Ruiz, Coordinador Centro de Liderazgo Estratégico del Paraguay, at

Our week-long youth forum on world politics, international relations and justice will give you an opportunity to test your leadership skills, debate current issues, deliver speeches, draft resolutions, make executive decisions, and realize through experience the complexities of international relations. The main objective of the International Youth Leadership Conference is to facilitate an exchange of ideas across an ethnically diverse and socially responsible group of young international leaders. Their interaction provokes communication and dialogue that, throughout the week, provides an unparalleled learning experience and cross-cultural adventure.

21st Kravis-de Roulet Leadership Conference
Understanding and Assessing “Soft” Leader Skills
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Claremont McKenna College

This conference will explore different models, conceptualizations, and measures of the “soft skills” that are so necessary for effective leadership. By “soft skills” we are referring to the interpersonal skills, communication skills, persuasion skills, political savvy, and emotional abilities used by leaders to inspire, motivate, and move followers toward the accomplishment of goals. The intent of the conference is to bring together the top scholars working in this area, for discussion and presentation of theory and research (Day 1), and to make formal presentations and poster presentations to a larger audience of leadership scholars, students, and practitioners (Day 2). We hope to increase understanding of the “soft skills” of the leader, and ideally, we would like to change that term into something more solid (no one seems happy calling this constellation of critical leader skills “soft”). An aspirational goal would be to change that metaphor.

An edited book will be produced from the conference presentations, as is the case with most Kravis-de Roulet conferences.

Integral Without Borders

Integral Without Borders has two incredible events lined up for the first half of 2012. Both events take a turn towards practice in the field – in Peru and South Africa – and both directly engage with the realities of social holons. The systems and cultural dimensions of global issues are incredibly important for us to have any serious or lasting impact. As Ken Wilber put so eloquently in this writings, “the staggering weight of the Lower Right” is a force to be reckoned with and Marx went as far as saying that the modes of production actually set the predominant consciousness of a society. And, then the Lower Left presents us with other challenges about how cultures change, how worldviews evolve, and how the predominant social discourse influences individuals. Added to that is our own cultural conditioning and shared beliefs that for the most part remain pre-conscious, making our conscious engagement with our own cultural referents very challenging – this is a critical consideration for any cross-cultural practitioner. So, in these two events, we’ve turned our eye to the social dimensions of our ways of being, both of which are essential for any resilient social change to occur globally. The other unique aspect to both events is the direct experience in the field.

The South Africa event will take place in Thlolego Ecovillage in the North Western Province of South Africa and the Peru event will take place in Cusco and surrounding communities, including the Amazon rainforest. Throughout these events, as in previous meetings and events, we’ll include theory discussions, spiritual practice, shadow work, group creative dialogue, and lots of moments to break bread together.

Engaging Cultures, Societies, and Systems

Who: Integral International Develompent Center / Integral Without Borders
Peru (Amazon, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu)
January 6-16th, 2012

Description: Integral Without Borders is holding a learning event in Cusco, Peru to further examine the dynamics of cultures, societies and systems, as well as to learn skills to engage a truly integrally-informed social change. Participants will travel to Lima, then fly to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Basin to meet with brazil nut producers and their communities, then fly to Cusco, the hub of the regions rich cultural heritage and an international tourism destination in which we’ll contemplate the dynamics of cultural change. The trip culminates in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas and in Machu Picchu. Space is limited to 15.

Integral Practitioner in Praxis

Who: Tlholego Ecovillage and integralMENTORS – together with Integral Without Borders
Tlholego Ecovillage in the Northwest Province – South Africa
07-11 May 2012

This week-long gathering is split into 3 parts that can be participated in separately or as a whole, held at the Tlholego Ecovillage in the Northwest Province South Africa, about 2 hours drive from Johannesburg. The main gathering is 3 days of intensive involvement of actual development issues faced by practitioners/communities in the Tlholego area. As a prequel to this gathering a 1 day theory workshop is offered for those wanting to increase their theoretical understanding before tackling the main work of the conference. As a follow-up a 1 day networking/project presentation/study visit is offered.

Please contact Paul van Schaik,


Practical Wisdom:
Leadership, Organization and Integral Business Practice
A Symposium

Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
4th  – 6th  December 2011

Outcomes of this symposium

  • Publication of a book. Gower Publishing (UK) will be publishing a ’Handbook of Practical Wisdom: Leadership, Organization and Integral Business Practice’ edited by Wendelin Kupers and David Pauleen (co-conveners of this symposium). Selected papers from this symposium will be included in this book.  (For the call for chapters, please contact us directly).
  • Selected papers will also be considered for publication at ‘Prometheus: Critical studies in innovation’.
  • Symposium proceedings will be documented on Web-Page and published (with ISBN)
  • Creation of a multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary virtual  and practical research network that enables workshop participants to remain in contact, engage in further discussion, and develop future research collaborations;
  • Development of interdisciplinary and multi-lateral collaborative research projects involving the various research labs and institutes from the different countries represented at the symposium.
  • Continuation of a follow-up symposium in 2012

We invite all correspondences directly to the editors:

Dr. Wendelin Küpers, School of Management, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Associate Professor David Pauleen, School of Management, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand


The Centre for Leadership Studies (CLS) & the   Professional Network Bi-Annual Conference

Streatham, United Kingdom
Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th December

An open conference for people who face, and sometimes fear, the   growing leadership challenge of our times, especially in the provision of   needed services that we can afford.
Venue:   Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, Streatham Campus (Building No 25 on this map