Carol Pearson Featured at Two Workshops; Book Publication Scheduled

On May 4-6, Dr. Carol S. Pearson will lead the 12th Anniversary Barrett Conference on the Ministry of All Women at La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, CA. Using ritual, presentations, circle dialogue, artistic expression, and quiet reflective time, the conference will explore the ways in which archetypes can help us understand how we truly want to live, inspire a greater sense of meaning and fulfillment, and create a sense of mission that builds on our most authentic strengths and values. Information on the conference and registration are available on the La Casa de Maria’s website.

On June 8-10, Pacifica Graduate Institute, where Dr. Pearson is now President, will sponsor a major public conference on “Reimagining/Renewing/Reinventing Leadership.” Designed for leaders at any level in all sectors—public, private, and not-for-profit—as well as aspiring leaders, the conference will help participants learn how to tap into their deeper wisdom and authentic ways of being and relating; cultivate their capacity for curiosity and imagination; and become aware of the generative narratives, structures, and strategies that can respond to the call of the future. A number of contributors to Dr. Pearson’s new book on leadership—including Matthew Fox, Betty Sue Flowers, Arthur Colman, and Stephen Aizenstat—as well as other experts on leadership and depth psychology will give presentations. For additional information and to register, go to the conference page on Pacifica’s website.

Dr. Pearson’s new book, The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century, will be published in May by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. An edited collection of essays by leading scholars, experts, and practicing leaders, with extensive introductory, transitional, and other material by Dr. Pearson, the book outlines a new leadership approach tailored to the realities of the present time. It reframes the challenge of leading in today’s interdependent, unpredictable world, and argues that if we update our thinking, enhance the quality of our being, deepen our sense of relatedness with the ecology of our natural and social worlds, and practice transformational communication, we can lead with greater effectiveness and foresight. To place a pre-publication order for the book, go to ”The Transforming Leader” page on the Berrett-Koehler website.