The Urgent Need for Global Consciousness in Leadership

November 19, 2021 11:00 am - 12:15 pm (PST)

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What is global consciousness and why has it emerged as essential for leadership today as we navigate this urgent moment in human history? Why is it not just a “nice to have” but rather a “must” for anyone called to serve in a leadership role — in business, community, public service, and beyond?

The Urgent Need for Global Consciousness in Leadership
Friday, November 19, 2021
11:00 am – 12:15pm (PST)


Please register even if you can’t attend live and you’ll receive an email with a link to the recording.

Join us for the next session of our Noetic Leadership in Action Series on November 19th. We will explore the launch of the Global Consciousness Institute (GCI) as a powerful step to accelerating this crucial new leadership paradigm. IONS CEO, Claire Lachance, will lead a lively, interactive conversation with executive advisor Alan Briskin and GCI founding members Chris Laszlo of Case Western Reserve University and Julia Storberg-Walker of George Washington University. GCI aligns its mission with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, providing a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.


Claire Lachance, IONS CEOClaire Lachance serves as the CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, leading a team of world-renowned scientists and experiential program professionals in Northern California. Prior to joining IONS in 2016, Claire was founder and president of Inspiration Quest, Inc. where she led the delivery of comprehensive management consulting services to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, foundations, public agencies, and social entrepreneurs. Earlier in her career, Claire held executive positions at Pacific Bell and MetLife. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA magna cum laude in Economics from Tufts University.

Chris Laszlo, PhDChris Laszlo, PhD, is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University (USA) where he works to promote flourishing enterprise. He is the author of six books including Quantum Leadership, Flourishing Enterprise, Embedded Sustainability, and Sustainable Value, all from Stanford University Press. He currently serves as Chair of the Management, Spirituality, and Religion (MSR) Interest Group at the Academy of Management. Laszlo spent 10 years as an executive at Lafarge, a world leader in building materials, where he held positions as head of strategy, general manager, and vice president of business development. Growing up in the Swiss Alps, he became a life-long nature enthusiast.

Julia Storberg-Walker, PhDJulia Storberg-Walker, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Learning, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, at the George Washington University. After serving in various leadership capacities at Deloitte & Touche and Deloitte Consulting (1985-1999), she shifted to the non-profit sector and received her PhD in Work, Community, and Family Education from the University of Minnesota in 2004. She has been recognized for her critically-informed teaching, research, and activism/service as the recipient of multiple awards including the R. Wayne Pace Book of the Year Award by the Academy of Human Resource Development (2019) and the Outstanding Research Award from the International Leadership Association (2015). She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Management, Spirituality and Religion Interest Group of the Academy of Management. Her activist/scholar work is generative and aims to develop equitable and compassionate frameworks, models, and processes for the purpose of catalyzing whole planet interdependence and flourishing.

Alan BriskinAlan Briskin, PhD, is a pioneer in the field of organizational learning and leadership development. He has been working with executives, managers, and teams for over 35 years as a coach and consultant, specializing in systems change and collective wisdom. Alan’s work is distinguished by his attention to the conditions that allow for change and innovation. He estimates spending over 10,000 hours in conversations, 1-1 and in small teams, with managers and executives addressing change processes and their role in it. He has held retainer relationships with multiple organizations for consecutive periods of 10 years or longer, including Lucasfilm, Goi Peace Foundation, Sutter Health, and Kaiser Permanente. Co-founder of the Collective Wisdom Initiative, he has written or co-authored five books, including the award winning The Power of Collective Wisdom, Daily Miracles, and The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace.





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