How do we create non-toxic cultures that are free to include, while still moving ahead?
As culture evolves and changes, most work places are striving to create environments where teams perform optimally, where relationships are authentic and trusting, and policies are fair regardless of role, race, or gender. The impulse for balance and equity in the workplace is a healthy development for all working environments. But sometimes the intention to include backfires: change becomes pressuring and the people who advocate for it become oppressive; freedom gets mired down in identity politics, and the effort towards better relationships results in alienation.
These dynamics, while challenging, can be skillfully transformed, but understanding how to work with them takes some training.
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Diane Musho Hamilton is a uniquely gifted, playful, and awake group facilitator, consultant and teacher of Integral Spirituality and Zen. She is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition, and has collaborated with the Integral Institute and Ken Wilber since 2004, developing the Integral Life Practice seminars and the Integral Spiritual Experience global events. She is the co-founder and Lead Trainer of the Integral Facilitator® program pathway at Ten Directions.
Diane is well known as an innovator in facilitating group dialogues, especially conversations about culture, religion, race and gender relations. She was the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary, where she established mediation programs throughout the court system. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in this area, including the Peter W. Billings Award and the UCCR Peacekeeper Award.
With extraordinary depth and insight, Diane encourages us to consciously evolve beyond old and limited ideas of who we are so that we might discover our own unique expression of wisdom and of compassion in this time. She is the author of Everything is Workable, a Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, and The Zen of You and me, both published by Shambhala Press, and a contributor to Harvard Business Review.
Praise for Diane’s Training
Diane’s mastery in relating and communicating, plus her skill in helping others “see” was exactly what I was searching for. Training with her has catapulted me to another level of skill.
Diane makes the unseen seen. Every time I work with Diane I am improved. It’s like going for a personal renovation—I look and sound better coming out than when I went in!
Working with Diane Hamilton has grown my awareness of the subtlety at work at any relationship. I’ve learned to facilitate a wider range of participation and connection, I have a new understanding of my influence in every conversation and how to to make it count, and I have grown my capacity to be a YES to what comes.
Studying with Diane Musho Hamilton has changed my perspective on how I relate to groups and how I communicate with them. Be it in a Board Room setting, or in a one-on-one conversation, I feel that I see more clearly what’s happening, I have access to more information, and above all, I am more present in the immediacy of what’s going on. I highly recommend this to any Change Leaders/Consultants, facilitators, coaches, and anyone who is in the business of helping others.