Interfaith Paths to Peace believes an essential element to building a more peaceful and just city is through cultivating conscious, connected, and creative leaders. To that end, we are launching The Round Table, a monthly community of practice designed to empower diverse participants from across our city with the wisdom, connections, and resources needed for personal and social transformation. Monthly gatherings of The Round Table, during quarantine, will be held virtually over Zoom.
Members of the community are asked to make a commitment to: Gather once a month, follow a self-designed path for personal growth, share what is emerging in one’s life and work, make connections across boundaries, and creatively collaborate with others. When the social distancing restrictions are lifted and it is safe to meet publicly, The Round Table monthly gatherings will be held at Launch Louisville.
The structure of The Round Table gatherings will alternate between two different models: 1) Harvesting and harnessing collective wisdom, and 2) Workshops to build essential capacities for transformative leadership.
An essential aspect of transformative systems change leadership is cultivating awareness of what is happening in different sectors of our city and connecting with others around shared interests and passions. The Round Table is designed to help facilitate these connections through Flash Frame Presentations, Conversation Cafe and Open Space technologies.
Every other month we will follow a workshop model inviting participants to cultivate an essential capacity for conscious leadership (i.e. Diversity & Equity Training, Enneagram, Spiral Dynamics, Polarity Management, The Art of Hosting).
The Round Table of the Arthurian legends is a mythical image that arises in all cultures and religions, and focuses on a type of shared leadership that results in an ideal, peaceful and just society. The table is round to signify a community of equals where everyone is welcome, honored and heard.
This Round Table is a representation of alchemical leadership, which emerges from intentional personal growth, flows into a clear vision and sense of mission, and then manifests in collaboration with others in healthy, egalitarian and creative relationships which have the capacity to continually heal what is broken and bring back into harmony what has become disjointed and chaotic.