Quantum physics and quantum mechanics now suggest to us that the world is full of possibilities (waves) which become matter (particles) when we give them our attention. Our intentions affect which possibilities become real events. The deepest assumptions we have about time and reality, future and past are probably wrong. We have an opportunity (every moment) to consider and make choices about what kind of future we want on this planet and the part we play in that as human beings.
We can learn to truly value ourselves and each other as persons and wholes who are also parts of a greater unity – the groups, organisations, communities, societies of all human beings. And together we live in, can care for and value our physical environment – the whole of our planet Earth.
If human development to a more conscious, thoughtful, caring and co-operative way of being is even a dim possibility, we want to contribute to it. We want to expand that possibility to its fullest and richest and we invite you to be our partners and co-creators in this. This is a path and a journey which excites and enlivens us.
At Zenergy we want to make a contribution to new ways of being conscious humans and through developing theoretical and practical frameworks, methods, processes and techniques which can be a resource for others exploring the possibilities of a whole-person, co-operative, peer partnership-approach to living and working. We call this “co-operacy”.
Our intention is to discover, live and share our Zenergy vision of “Whole people co-operating in a sustainable world”.
DALE HUNTER ON CO-FACILITATION
DALE HUNTER ON POSITIONAL POWER AND FACILITATOR ETHICS
Co-operacy: A new way of being at work
30 years ago Zenergy recognised that cooperation was fundamental to all human endeavour. Cooperation is even more critical today, as we face societal and planetary challenges and increasing uncertainty. In 1997 Zenergy fonder, Dale Hunter co-wrote Co-operacy: A new way of being at work with Anne Bailey and Bill Taylor.
While much has changed since this book was first published, the foundational principles remain contemporary and relevant.
Zenergy is gifting a digital (pdf) copy of Co-operacy: A new way of being at work to the world. We invite you to download and read this book, and to be guided by your heart and mind and spirit to how to apply co-operacy in your world - at home, at work and in life. We'd love to hear your insights - the principles and tools you find valuable, and how you are using this in your work and life.
You are welcome to share this gift with others - please link to this page and acknowledge Zenergy and the Co-operacy authors.
Toward Indigenous Informed Facilitation Practice
At the Australasian Facilitators Network (AFN) gathering in Mparntwe / Alice Springs, Northern Territory in 2014, Indigenous facilitator, Carol Vale, invited those present to explore how the AFN might develop an indigenous-informed facilitation practice.
A group of participants reflected on this invitation at the 2014 gathering, and through a series of subsequent discussions developed a set of questions that we van ask ourselves when working with and between cultures. These questions were shared with the AFN at the the Whaingaroa, Aotearoa / New Zealand gathering in 2016, with Toward-Indigenous Facilitation Practice presented at the 2017 AFN gathering on Tharawal Country / Stanwell Tops, New South Wales.
This document is provided for the benefit of all facilitators in Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand (and beyond) working with and between cultures. Visit the Australasian Facilitators Network website for more information.