Resilient Communities Course FAQ

A measurable increase in Integral Resilience Quotient (IRQ) over 12 weeks.

We provide tools to track and to measure IRQ and also to assess in each situation why and how you win, fall off, and recover resilience.

Dynamic balance, flow, adaptability, resourcefulness, trust in the connection.

We will launch several practicums and also you can design your own with fellow participants.

Dedicated practice combined with expert coaching is essential for continuous enhanced performance (kaizen)

Mastery is built on small moves, simple applications that are gates for learning and discovery. Small moves are the secret to mastering any art form.

Through the Collaborative Learning Platform, 1 – 1.5 hours online office hours plus Evolutionary Conversations

IRQ (Integral Resilience Quotient) is based on love, kindness, compassion, integrity, wisdom,  resilience, and their expression in selfless acts of paying forward. Given the devolution in human values due to the extraordinary stresses in daily life, these values embodied in tangible actions offer an alternative to despair, burnout, and hopelessness.

The course invites asynchronous learning, so you can proceed at your own pace and convenient time. We encourage you, however, to complete each week’s module(s) so you keep up with the weekly Office Hours which will be based on each week’s course materials. You can easily begin to get an experience of the course by watching our Leveling the Playing Field Series, visiting the Laughing Heart website, or reading Julian’s autobiography, How the Leopard Changed Its Spots—Evolutionary Values for an Age in Crisis.

3 hours in reading and applications. Of course, if you become really excited, the materials provided will enable you to explore as deeply as you like.

Yes, 14 days full money-back guarantee.

Yes, upon proof of present student status.

Yes, we will provide a limited number of public interest scholarships for promising Synergistic Resilient leaders upon application. Contact us if you wish to apply.

Every module contains materials, questions, and exercises, and a special Collaborative Learning Platform.

Yes, through office hours and joining weekly Evolutionary Conversations.

We have developed an imaginative way to apply AI to help you, your team, organization and community enhance IRQ.

Your team is a cohort. By building team IRQ, you will generate a Resilience Multiplier Effect beyond individual enhanced IRQ.

Resilient Negotiation is based on 30+ years of proven practical experience in negotiations with some of the most resourceful negotiators in the world. Getting to Yes was a major advance over positional bargaining by introducing the importance of principled decision making. Resilient Negotiation is based on an understanding of human behavior, including the role of emotions and the Shadow Game, and introduces metrics of enhanced performance.

The Shadow Game is a system designed to break your integrity, your adaptive capacity. You can observe its effects all around you. The most powerful antidote is to build your Integral Resilience and enable others to develop this core life competency.

Enhancing IRQ enables creative energy to flow. When connecting the energy field of unconditional love located around the heart, combined with the power of qi, and supported by the feedback of practical applications, we have the basis for a breakthrough in Synergistic Resilient Leadership. Synergistic Resilient Leaders understand how to design and implement strategic collaborations based on trust.

Integral Resilience begins with working with and not fighting what is (the hand you are dealt). It opens space for emergence. By becoming “field independent”, you have far more opportunity to flow and to discover openings and opportunities inside adversity.

Yes, the more resilient you become, the more you are able to recharge, restore, re-create yourself and help others to do so.

Building IRQ in any area or level of your life naturally flows to other parts of your life, and to your relationships at all levels.

We have discovered a way to do this. You can easily verify this insight by using the tools presented in the course. The more your IRQ develops, the less inflated, the closer to the earth you become; and the more reliable (free of bias) is your self-assessment. We call this the “Principle of Increasing Fidelity.”

The business community is already experiencing, and will increasingly undergo major upheavals. By one estimate 75% of C-level jobs will be displaced over the next decade. The Fourth Sector can be a bellwether of evolutionary adaptation as many enterprises in this sector already understand the powerful link between creative and cooperative capitalism and community service. Synergistic Resilient Leadership recognizes that anyone in a company can become a leader and contribute to the benefit of the enterprise and the community it serves. It is the opposite of the present hierarchical, top down control model that is dominant in many large business enterprises and also non-profit organizations.

The business community is already experiencing, and will increasingly undergo major upheavals. By one estimate 75% of C-level jobs will be displaced over the next decade. The Fourth Sector can be a bellwether of evolutionary adaptation as many enterprises in this sector already understand the powerful link between creative and cooperative capitalism and community service. Synergistic Resilient Leadership recognizes that anyone in a company can become a leader and contribute to the benefit of the enterprise and the community it serves. It is in contrast to the present hierarchical, command-and-control model that is dominant in many large business enterprises and also non-profit organizations.

Fourth Sector enterprises will be especially interested in empowering their employees to realize regenerative jobs, their life’s callings, through well-paying work that nourishes their talents and capabilities in creating shared value for their communities, as well as their employers.

Yes, that is a major theme and objective of the course: to provide a practical basis for realizing this dream. This is an ideal subject for one of our course practicums.

The Fourth Sector is a good beginning. The extensive data demonstrating significant ROI from strategic alliances based on successful collaboration built upon trust is one area where we have a lot of data. Another source of insight is based on encoding the “wisdom genome” of many of the great political leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King.

We hypothesize that as IRQ increases, so does the incidence of meaningful coincidence and synchronicity. This is not altogether surprising as both express increasing awareness of connectedness.

Please read Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. A single early act of kindness, changed the life of the hero Jean Valjean and every other character in this great novel.

The present command-and-control model of leadership is taking us rapidly over a precipice. It is dysfunctional. Transactional leaders are not providing a powerful vision that inspires and galvanizes beneficial action. Collaborative models of leadership are already making a significant contribution, and can be taken further and deeper. Synergistic Resilient Leadership builds on the healthy aspects of all prior models of leadership and introduces a set of evolutionary values, modalities, practices, and metrics based on over 50 years of combined experience and collaboration of its designers. We are offering a way to apply practically the core principles and practices of wisdom as a core learned skill for a wide range of important decisions, supported and enhanced by innovative uses of AI.