Mediation Beyond Borders: Mediation and Evolving Worldviews
At a time where polarization is heightened, taking larger, more inclusive perspectives is not only helpful, but necessary. In this session, we invited participants into a powerful experience that can shift our options as mediators and conflict practitioners while working with groups threatened by identity differences.
We guided them through the Evolving Worldview’s process, a tour of the four key worldviews: egocentric, ethnocentric, worldcentric, and kosmocentric.
In this recorded session:
• You’ll learn about the genius and limitations of each worldview, and be able to bring a more integral perspective when navigating and including the experiences present for the people you work with.
• You will understand that with each shift in worldview, another aspect of reality comes into view, which grows our capacity to work with complexity in conflict situations.
• You will appreciate how the tension between worldviews can foster growth.
Diane Musho Hamilton is an award-winning professional mediator, facilitator, and teacher of Zen meditation. Diane combines decades of work in conflict resolution with a depth of experience in sitting meditation. She is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (2013), The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone (2017), and Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart, with co-authors Gabriel Wilson and Kimberly Loh (May 2020.)
Gabriel Menegale Wilson is an author, organizational change consultant, and peace-builder with a specialty in diversity and inclusion efforts. His work takes us to the intersection of social justice and purpose-driven enterprises, design thinking, human development, and group dynamics. His training includes postgraduate studies in leadership development from Stanford University, a certified integral facilitator, and an associate for Delta Developmental, an organizational development consultancy.