Russ Volckmann

January 2008 Issue of Integral Leadership Review

Integral Leadership in the Netherlands
This issue will feature and almost completely Dutch issue with articles and interviews all focused on integral and developmental approaches and perspectives from the Netherlands.
Alain Volz, Co-director of the Center for Human Emergence in the Netherlands, is our guest editor.
Stay tuned!!!
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Integral Development Bulletin

Integral Development (ID) is a Western Australian company offering a comprehensive range of leadership and organisational development services founded on the philosophy of Integral Theory. They have a new publication “Integral Development Bulletin.” The current issue includes :

  • Integral—It’s Time by Ron Cacioppe
  • Creativity=Innovation by Ken Milling
  • Integrating the Environment by Simon Walter
  • Delegation by Greg Kershaw
  • Work/Life Balance by Andre Zanando

Subscriptions are free:

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A Call for Papers for The First Integral Theory Conference:
Integral Theory in Action: Serving Self, Community, and Kosmos
John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, California
August 7 – 10, 2008

In August 2008, John F. Kennedy University and Integral Institute will host the inaugural biennial Integral Theory Conference, the first major academic conference devoted to the field of Integral Theory and practice. The conference will take place at the JFK campus and provide a forum where scholars and practitioners in this burgeoning movement can gather for intellectual exchange, community building, and networking. The theme of the conference is Integral Theory in Action: Serving Self, Community, and Kosmos. This theme provides a context for individuals to showcase how they and their organizations are using integral theory in their personal and professional lives to make a difference. This will allow us to collectively reflect on how the field of Integral Studies in general and Integral Theory in particular is currently evolving (and where it needs to go next) in terms of philosophy, scholarship, research, and application. One of the key areas to be explored at the conference is to consider how Integral Theory will continue to unfold as scholar-practitioners add their own expertise to the AQAL framework.

The conference will be organized around two presentation tracks: one devoted to the application of Integral Theory in different professional domains (e.g., education, sustainability, psychotherapy) and a second devoted to the application of integral principles to developing better models and frameworks for integral theories in general and integral research in particular. While it is expected that most presentations will reference the AQAL (“all-quadrant, all-level”) model associated with Ken Wilber, presentations which feature alternative perspectives and critiques of the AQAL model will also be accepted.

Proposals for Application Track

Presentations that focus on specific applications of Integral Theory will receive greater consideration than broad overviews. For example, rather than presenting how quadrants, levels, lines, states, and types apply in general to sustainability, presentations that go into detail concerning the use of one or two aspects of Integral Theory and present case study material will receive priority. Also, we value applications that highlight what did not work or illuminated areas of concern regarding the model. Presentations which include an experiential component are encouraged. We further encourage presenters to consider addressing, at some point in their presentation, the following question: “What needs to happen next for the application of Integral Theory to advance knowledge in my field?”

Presentations on application may address any of the following areas:

  • Individual Transformation (e.g., psychotherapy, coaching, Integral Life Practice)
  • Community Well being (e.g., medicine, healthcare, nursing, social work)
  • Institutional Development (e.g., business, leadership, organizations, education)
  • Global Dynamics (e.g., ecology, sustainability, politics, international development)
  • Spirituality (e.g., pastoral care, consciousness, integral Buddhism, spiritual direction)
  • Aesthetic Expressions (e.g., art, creative writing, film analysis, movement)
  • Gender Explorations (e.g., sexuality, embodiment, feminism)

Proposals for Theory and Research Track

For the theory and research track, presentations may either include discussions of specific research results, assessment tools, and areas of theoretical interest or more broadly address issues of methodological pluralism, or theoretical comparisons (e.g., Wilber as compared to Gebser). These presentations should use concrete examples of application to illustrate their theoretical points. We encourage presenters in this track to consider addressing, at some point in their presentation, the following question: “What needs to happen next for this area of integral research or theory to be advanced?”

Presentations on the theory and research may focus on any of the following areas.

  • Integral Research (e.g., study results, the development of specific measures, Integral Methodological Pluralism, mixed method designs, and validity).
  • Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Integral Theory (e.g., Gebser, Aurobindo, and various recent voices such as Almaas)
  • Critical Views of Integral Theory (e.g., limits of current interpretations, missing components, and textual analysis of Wilber’s writings)
  • Improvements to Integral Theory (e.g., further differentiations, clarifications, expanded analysis, recommendations, and new interpretations of AQAL)

How to Submit:
Please send a 250 – 300 word abstract of your proposed presentation along with a title, institutional affiliation (if any), and contact information. Please note presentations should not be longer than 60 minutes. We encourage participants to leave at least 20 minutes at the end for discussion and question and answer. We will also have poster presentations and a few 90 minute presentations. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for one of these. In addition, include a brief (1-2) page outline which details the organization of your presentation. Include the specific topics and subtopics you plan to cover as well as any experiential exercises and multimedia elements you plan to include, if any. Proposals will be subject to a refereed review process. The deadline for proposals will be December 15th, 2007. Please send proposals to: Mark Forman, Ph.D. Please contact Dr. Forman if you have any questions.

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Integral Leadership Ideas

We are just about to publish “Integral Leadership Ideas” a quarterly e-bulletin on Leadership and Management containing a series of innovative articles on leadership, management, and organisational culture. It aims to be both informative and practical, providing ideas that lead to long-term and beneficial improvement for individuals, teams and organisations. It also contains book reviews, summaries of publications on leadership and news about leadership conferences and programs. If you have any feedback or questions contact our editor Ken Milling –

The e-bulletin is based on an ‘Integral’ framework developed through the ground breaking work of Ken Wilber, and has influenced leaders such as Al Gore, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. Integral Theory integrates many fields such as psychology, sociology and business studies with eastern and western philosophical perspectives, into a comprehensive framework for leadership and organisational development. I believe the ‘Integral’ approach provides a new and meaningful way of seeing ourselves and has tremendous potential to help leaders meet the increasingly complex challenges facing organisations today.

Dr. Ron Cacioppe Managing Director Integral Development

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The “Integrales Forum” proudly presents
The I.F. Convention in November (22.-25.) in Hart (Chiemgau, Bavaria).
“Evolution, Life Practice, Spirituality”.

We’ve invited two interesting English-speaking presenters, too: Brian Robertson ( founder of Ternary Software and HolacracyOne, pioneer of an amazing integral organizational model, and John Dupuy (, pioneer of an integral recovery approach for alcohol and drug addiction.

You can check out some written material of them in our I.F. Reading Room Download Section l.

Here’s a link to the full program our convention (PDF-version):

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Academic Exchange Quarterly: Call for Manuscripts
Topic: Teaching Leadership/Teaching Leaders
Issue: Summer 2008
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2008
This message is being cross-posted; please excuse duplication.

Focus: Many courses, programs, curricula, and workshops are created to teach young college students, adults, and practitioners how to lead. The purpose of this issue is to provide a forum to share the knowledge and pedagogy (theory and practice) used to teach others the theories and practices of leading and leadership. In so doing, authors are encouraged to address any/or a combination of the following:

  • What is the role of instructor or professor in developing leaders and shaping the practice of leadership?
  • What theoretical constructs are taught to future and developing leaders? How are those theoretical concepts taught?
  • What pedagogical theories and practices are used to teach others to lead?
  • What sorts of pedagogical theories ought to drive our teaching and why? How are theories and practices of leading and leadership linked? How do instructors relate leadership theory to practice in their lessons and assignments?
  • What are the questions we should be asking and the expectations we should have of future leaders from a modern perspective,, post-modern perspective, critical perspective, from constructivist or deconstructivist perspectives, for example?
  • What sorts of activities or exercises are used in the classroom or over the Internet to develop leaders, and from what theoretical pedagogical grounding? How are these activities, projects or exercises evaluated?
  • What are the questions teachers of leaders should be asking of their work and scholarship?
  • What are cross cultural similarities and differences in teaching others to lead from various disciplines? What can we learn from each other about teaching to lead?
  • How is and what is “teaching leading” pedagogy from historical, literary, business, educational, anthropological, or, for example, biological perspectives?

Who May Submit: Those who teach leaders and leadership from college through post-graduate levels, staff development, any discipline, from all countries are encouraged to submit any or a combination of the following: thought pieces grounded in scholarship; explication of learning activities grounded in leadership theory and pedagogical theory; authors taking different sides of a particular pedagogical argument related to leading and leadership development; examples of student work and its relation to pedagogical and leadership theory; leadership/leading curricula and its relationship to theory and practice; teaching and the building of teams; and distributive or shared leadership. The above are general suggestions; thoughtful, articulate scholarship that expands the knowledge base of how we teach and develop leaders for the 21st century is encouraged.

The following web site provides complete details:

  1. Go to the web site
  2. Scroll down and click “Submission Guidelines”
  3. Under Call for Manuscripts click “KEYWORD”
  4. Under Upcoming Issues click “Summer 2008 Leadership” to read a complete Call For Papers
  5. Back arrow to Call for Manuscripts and follow “Submission Procedure.”
  6. If you have any questions pre-submission, including a preliminary review, I will be happy to help. Please email questions to address below.

The print journal of AEQ has over 23,000 readers, and the electronic version, available free world-wide, has hundreds of thousands of potential readers as it is available from Gale’s InfoTrac Expanded Academic Index.

Thanks for considering AEQ.

JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Ph.D.
Editor, AEQ and Feature Editor “LEADERSHIP”
Educational Leadership and Administration
Texas Woman’s University
Denton, TX 76204

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Adelphi University & Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (ISCE)
Publishers of Emergence: Complexity and Organization (E:CO)announce the
First International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship & Complexity
April 10-12, 2008
Adelphi University, Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise, Garden City, New York USA

Within the arena of social entrepreneurship there is no theoretical framework to describe the systemic dimensions at work. Recent advances in the sciences of complex systems offer great promise as one way of providing a more thorough understanding and grounding for the field. Indeed, the need for a complexity theoretical perspective that goes beyond current linear and equilibrium-based models is noted in the most recent guidelines for applications for funding in the area of social entrepreneurship programs.

This conference will bring together leading thinkers in complexity theory, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and leadership research to gain a better understanding of the state of knowledge in these vital areas. This conference provides a unique opportunity to not only further understanding but also to make a difference.

Selected papers at the conference will be published in a special issue of the journal Emergence: Complexity and Organization (E:CO) and will also be included in an edited book to be published in 2008. We invite theoretical analyses, suggestions for empirical studies, and/or practitioner-based approaches, and we are particularly receptive to collaborative efforts that span different academic disciplines or fields and that introduce new methodologies or approaches. Two types of submissions are requested: academic papers and proposals for panels or symposia.
Due date for submissions is January 31, 2008.

For more information contact Jim Hazy or go to:

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Ohio State University is announcing….
Excellence in Ethics Conference
Nov 28-29, 2007
Columbus, OH

In the post-Enron era, and in light of recent governmental scandals, ethics is in the forefront of our corporate and social sectors. The Ohio State University brings light to this important topic with the Excellence in Ethics Conference being held November 28 & 29, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio.

We are extending the opportunity to register for the Excellence in Ethics conference at the early-bird rate until October 26! (Register today at The conference is November 28 and 29, 2007 in Dublin, Ohio at the Marriott NW near The Mall at Tuttle Crossing. We are pleased to welcome speakers with Ethics expertise:

Joanne B. Ciulla is Professor and Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, USA. She is one of the founding faculty members of the school, which is the only degree granting school of leadership studies in the world.

In February 2006, Dr. Pierce became the first Professor of Ethics and National Security at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., where he serves as a resource in ethics across the university, including its teaching colleges, research institutes, and special programs.

Roy J. Lewicki is the Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor of Management at the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

David Freel is the Executive Director of the Ohio Ethics Commission. The Ohio Ethics Commission promotes ethics in public service to strengthen the public’s confidence that Government business is conducted with impartiality and integrity. The Commission has jurisdiction over Ohio’s public officials and employees at the state and local levels of government, except legislators, judges, and their staffs.

Thomas Charles is the Ohio Inspector General. The Office of Inspector General investigates allegations of wrongdoing by state agencies and officials in the executive branch of state government. The office reports findings to the Office of the Governor and the state agency involved. It may make administrative recommendations to the agency aimed at improving state government and, when appropriate, a report of investigation may also be forwarded to a prosecutor for review to determine whether the underlying facts give rise to a criminal prosecution.

Lora L. Manon is Chief Legal Counsel and Deputy Inspector General in the State of Ohio.

Glenn Welling, an Extension County Director from Hamilton County and CMDCM for Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 33 and Faculty Advisor at the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy.

Beth Flynn, M.S.
Program Specialist
OSU Leadership Center
2120 Fyffe Road, Rm. 109
Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-9750 (fax)

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Spiral Dynamics and Social Activism

Don Beck is conducting a mini-workshop early November in Dallas. It will be at The Center for Spiritual Living. This workshop is Friday evening Nov. 9, 7-10pm and Saturday Nov 10, 9am to 4pm.

It’s is a great way to introduce SDi to friends and colleagues who might not have had certification. Total cost is $150.

Emphasis is on how to use Spiral Dynamics in social activism, and is aimed at giving Green better awareness and intervention tools. The intent also is to help build a local group that might want to sign up for SDi Level One certification at Confab in the Spring.

Those interested should connect to and select the SDi seminar in the left-hand column.

You can contact me at 972-243-0439, or email for more information, or to reserve space.

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Call for Chapter Proposals
Leadership and the Global Environmental Challenge

One of the preeminent leadership challenges of the 21st century is to achieve environmental sustainability. This book will address this challenge from a variety of perspectives. Papers chosen for inclusion will be both scholarly and accessible to a wider educated readership. Drawn from a broad range of disciplines, they will enhance our understanding of environmental leadership past, present, and future. A guiding theme of the book will be that “Leadership”, definition, now includes concern for the natural environment.

Academic publishers have indicated interest in this important and timely project. If you are interested in participating, please forward a detailed chapter proposal/abstract via email or regular mail to Benjamin Redekop at the address listed below. Inquiries and questions, before submitting a proposal, are welcome. All serious proposals will be considered.

Deadline: February 1, 2008

Benjamin W. Redekop, PhD
Thompson Chair of Leadership Studies
Department of Liberal Studies
Kettering University
1700 W. Third Ave.
Flint, MI 48504Phone: 810-762-7824
Fax: 810-762-9857

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Integral Strategies
‘The shortcut to solutions and communities for an integral age’

A new site developed by Matthew Kalman, founder of the London Integral Circle and author of the Integral Leadership Review’s indepth book reviews, Kalman’s Kosmos. Features real-world integral and related strategies/projects, tests and assessments around the Quadrants, top integral books, integral salons worldwide etc.