You are invited to attend the MSR Research Team’s next monthly webinar on March 17th, 11:00 am EST to 1:00 pm.
Join us for an engaging discussion on transformative learning with Judi Neal, Michael London and Tom Culham moderated by Richard Major.
The theme for this month is Transformative Learning. We will be exploring what is meant by “transformation,” and how it is connected to transformative learning. You will learn about different models of teaching and learning, along with specific practices from senior leaders in the field. You will be invited to imagine your own design for developing spiritually mature leaders in your classroom. You are also invited to share your transformational teaching practices with fellow scholars in the breakout sessions. Please feel free to attend, even if you are not currently teaching. A list of relevant resources will be provided.
- Overview of Transformation Judi Neal
- Transformative Learning Practices Michael London
- Breakout 1 What are you currently doing in your teaching to facilitate transformational learning. I you were to privilege transformational learning what would you do differently?
- Transformative Learning Practices – Tom Culham
- Breakout 2 How can you help your students to develop as spiritually mature managers and leaders?
Judi Neal has a Ph.D. from Yale. She is a consultant, researcher, speaker, educator and spiritual seeker. As one of the co-founders, Judi has been involved in MSR since its formation. Judi was director of the Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the University of Arkansas. She serves on the boards several organizations related to workplace spirituality. She co-founded the Global Consciousness Institute. She authored eight books on workplace spirituality and transformation and is President of Edgewalkers International. She plays electric bass in an all-woman band called She’s Us. Judi is a co-editor of Workplace Spirituality: Making a Difference (2022).
Dr. Michael B. London, Associate Professor Business Muhlenberg College, is an innovative teacher devoted to developing student-centered pedagogy. He applies principles of Organizational Behavior with his executive consulting experience, creating a dynamic and lively classroom experience. Classes provide a community of practice to facilitate the growth, maturation, and development of students. His recent work focuses on the co-created classroom, developing students through coaching, applying T-Group as pedagogy, living the values of the field and the use of poetry in management education for reflection and reinvention. A guitarist and songwriter, London performs concerts of the deeply moving, transcendental poetry of Rumi, a 13th century Sufi mystic.
Dr. Tom Culham, an engineer, formerly a senior business leader, obtained a Ph. D in Education at Simon Fraser University late in his career. Recently he joined the university’s Beedie School of Business to lecture and conduct ethics education research. His books propose that contemporary education can benefit by drawing on: neuroscience, psychology, virtue ethics, Daoist contemplative practices, and emotional intelligence. He has applied concepts from these works in post-secondary transformative ethics education and has researched the impact on student’s learning. Tom has learned and practiced qigong, a contemplative practice with roots in Daoism, Buddhism and Confucianism for 25 years.