collective action edition
Transdisciplinary gathering of social innovators,
for awareness-based & impact-oriented leadership,
connecting new leadership pioneers & global citizens.
Meeting on the journey from now to the future.
This year explicitly zooming in on collective action.
Our purpose as LSF20 is to,
as a heart driven Community of Practice
advance the understanding & craft
of collective action,
by both exploring & being it.
Dignity in leadership inspires dignity in others. Acting with dignity creates a situation of beauty that others want to look at as an example. Dignity is the ground of clearly seeing what is needed and acting upon it with bravery. Since we always travel into the unknown, our path is being present beyond success and failure with dignity and humbleness.
Friendship grows organically, over time or just in an improbable moment. A moment in which we create the conditions for giving and receiving trust. As friends, we meet in a space of witnessing and actively listening to each other. This is the celebratory space of our open hearts.
Coming together as improbable beings under improbable circumstances is the ground to co-create something beautiful. Diversity is the ground of creativity. We are creating something extraordinary, extra-ordinary and extra ordinary.
Over the years we have experienced LSF to be a place of exploration into one’s own leadership capacity, growing deep friendships & a comradery, where improbable actions spark, as those who usually do not know of each other meet face to face. This year we want to be explicit about it and celebrate the powerful force this combination brings.
Collective - Community -
We are a global Collective coming from a wide range of backgrounds. We made a promise to each other to help co-manifest & co-shape the new paradigms of leadership, emerging globally and locally.
Nurturing a heart-driven Transformative Community of Practice, emerging globally & locally, we commit to a leadership from abundance, aiming for creating win-win-win dynamics. Leadership where impact is not an after-work interest, but an aspiration interwoven into each action.
Together we inquire into how to take Social Field informed collective action during & beyond our gathering.
We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outward, we will come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all the world.
Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth, 1988, p. 123.
We operate with curiosity and openness. We lead and follow at the same time. We design the Festival together with the Community – from its core questions, to the construction of ticketing. Seeing the co-creation process is an experience of emergence itself.
Our underlying belief: there is enough in the world. It rephrases the game we play from “the less I give you, the more I’ll have” into one where the smartest thing is to organise in a way where everyone can create a win-win-win in mind, where social good is considered as an intrinsic stakeholder.
This whole venture is a huge leap of faith. By doing the NEW, we will stumble & fall, while the world is watching. We will think to ourselves we should have known better and stayed at home. Still, we choose to seize the day, to find out something no-one else knows. We gather as community, to be stronger than turmoil. To build relationships, that endure any storm.
Love and Joy
As simple as it sounds - we choose love as the driving force, the underlying intention of all our actions. Deep connections, true innovation and great stories – this is where they are born.
Because you know what? We need to laugh more. We need new adventures. We need to make memories together.
We see it as our responsibility, not to seduce you with enticing visions of paradise, quick fixes, and “one-size-fits-all” solutions. We leave the subjective sense-making to you. Each of us will hear something else in the story being told. And this is important. The decoding and consequences you will take away for your business are all yours to craft.
Driven by our conscious intention the Festival crowd is deeply diverse, where it comes to walks of life, where people they put their energy & who their immediate ecosystems are. We explore how privilege works to be able to - in an aspirational future - work in service of all. We invite the conventional knowing, but also the body, intuition, art, collective and beyond to inform our work.
Projects resulting from LSF20 will have the opportunity to join a curated year-long cycle of learning and practicing Theory U. Results of these collaborations will be presented during LSF21.
We are grateful to have co-created this edition as part of Societal Transformation Lab, by Presencing Institute.
Join the ride!
We do not believe we know it all. This is why we want to understand what is truly ours to do next in a conversation with our ecosystem. What do leaders need, struggle with, not find somewhere else? What do our communities, nature, planet need? How do we create the Festival not as an ego-driven event, but one that truly matters and is useful? How do we build strong strategic alliances and bring forth the best possibilities from everyone who attends? What is happening already that is working and bearing fruit, and how can we support it?