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Session L - Pre-Conference Session
Thursday, June 9th, 9am-12pm, 1:15-4:15pm

A Tribute to Jon Bergstrom: Bringing “Don’t Know” Mind to Systems Learning
Presented by Steve Byers and Joe Parent

Format: Workshop
Primary Focus: Mindfulness
Secondary Focus: Team Building


Description: This workshop honors our friend and teacher Jon Bergstrom, a deeply reflective man with vital interest in leadership and human relationships. In this workshop, Joe and Steve will help participants explore practices and tools to increase Mindful Awareness and Systems Intelligence. We have to see ourselves clearly before we can connect to and understand larger systems. Further, skillful inquiry is key to systems thinking, and skillful inquiry requires one to be present in the moment, present with the other whose story you are hearing.

Target Audience: We welcome anyone who desires to deepen their understanding of self and the larger systems in which we find ourselves living and working. The workshop will be helpful to those who wish to be more effective in settings where the quality of relationship is...

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Cost: None

Pre-work: None

Materials Needed: None

Handouts: Available for download after the Forum

Steve Byers

Biography: Steve Byers works with leaders, organizations and other communities to renew their essential conversations. His passion is helping human systems think, learn, and work together - better. He designs and hosts a variety of “meaningful conversations” in the Pacific Northwest. In Olympia he hosts the First Wednesday Conversation about systems thinking, leadership, and inquiry. He coaches leaders and leadership teams, and offers public workshops for individuals and teams.

Steve teaches in the Masters in Leadership program at St. Mary’s College of California.

Contact: Steve can be reached by e-mail at smbyers7@comcast.net for additional information about this Pre-Conference session




Joe Parent

Biography: Joe Parent is a highly regarded consultant in Performance Psychology for wellness, business, and sports. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, while he studied, practiced, and taught Mindful Awareness under the guidance of the great meditation master Ven. Chögyam Trungpa.   Joe is the best-selling author of ZEN GOLF: Mastering the Mental Game and THE BEST DIET BOOK EVER: The Zen of Losing Weight, as well as several other books, and has coached professional athletes to top world rankings. He is a popular Keynote Speaker for conferences, meetings, and corporate training programs, and offers Mindful Awareness training, executive coaching, and sports psychology lessons all over the world.

Contact: Joe can be reached by e-mail at drjoe@zengolf.com for additional information about this Pre-Conference session





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