Star Man. A session with John P Milton

Another refugee from Evernote, from a SoLA session Wednesday, November 24, 2010, some stream of consciousness notes:

International college of management, growth – info systems a mess, Indigenous work, sacred passage, mungo park, book synchronicity, Joe someone, Lapps, sami, the last wave, look 7 generations ahead, impact of innovation, co2 change impacts, limits to growth, club of Rome, book of constraints, Gaia, ecological principles book, not building sustainable principles into systems, mental models flawed and inadequate, holonomics, indigenous cultures 9 years in darkness to get in touch with earth, dark retreat, how to connect the species w sustainable life for all species, Cheryl Esposito, sky based meditation, rock chairs, Presence, Senge, sky seats, also Baja California coast, ocean as metaphor for vastness and complexity of life, learning to use the senses to connect with the inner sense, focus, mind in one place, mandalas, stay in tents, 12 principles, awake, design map for the experience, presence allied with relaxation, relax first, enacting emerging futures, re-enacting patterns, listening with the whole being, open to receive the totality of an individual, nature as gateway, create the space for creativity, great illustrations, do a course, Otto and Joe, offering substances, Sweden, lake siljen, tograd forum, sustainable forum, nature quest,   How to live together on peace, Bo Ekland

Ripped from the event details:

Professor John P. Milton has worked with CEOs and leaders worldwide including Royal Dutch Shell, Kraft, Sony Ericsson and Nokia, led work for the World Bank and advised governments.

He is the spiritual mentor of business luminaries including, amongst others, Peter Senge (5th Discipline), Otto Scharmer (Theory U) and Joe Jaworksy (Presence) and he is referenced in these books.

John will be in Australia in November to lead and teach a Sacred Passage on Flinders Island, and will be giving a talk to SoLA, to share:

    How he works with Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer – both in the corporate sphere and in the more personal, spiritual space. 
    The work he has done with the Talberg Forum in Sweden, where 500 World Leaders were taken on a solo experience in nature, in the French Pyrenees
    How this work impacts on the individuals and organisations he works with,
    About Professor John P Milton:
    John, a revered global Elder of the environmental movement, served as one of the first ecologists on staff at the White House, studied as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar at the Smithsonian Institute, and for many years directed the International Programs Division of the Conservation Foundation, now a part of the World Wildlife Fund. He is one of the founding members of Friends of the Earth and has served on various committees at the National Academy of Sciences.

    In addition John has spent decades studying with practitioners of Ancient Eastern spiritual pathways, including Taoism, Buddhism, Shamanism, Tibetan Dzogchen, Tantra, and Hindu Vedanta – as well as the Native American Way and Christianity.

    From these broad and deep experiences, John has developed a powerful approach to leadership in both business and life, which he calls the Way of Nature.  This is taught on the nature retreats which he leads.