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June 2018

Adaptive Space Invites Disruption

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Join Michael Arena (former Plexus Board Chair) for a conversation on his research and new book Adaptive Space, which reveals how companies are transforming themselves into responsive, agile organizations suited for the age of disruption by enabling individual employees to connect and create across networks—the best way for any company to unleash creative potential from within. The book highlights four key network roles—brokers, connectors, energizers and challengers—that all organizations need in order to enable “Adaptive Space.” These roles help to facilitate the movement of ideas and information across the firm, and therefore, enable the organization to positively disrupt itself. Organizations are faced with a critical choice: disrupt or be disrupted.

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August 2018

Widening the Circles Around Healthcare

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Plexus Network members have deep roots in the broad field of healthcare — from seeking new insights into the delivery of healthcare, to developing effective practices to reduce infections, the topic of healthcare benefits from the rigor and creativity of complexity thinking. Catalyst Mike Taylor is launching a Project Circle for Healthcare, called “The Commons” where 21st-century health challenges can be evaluated and addressed through the practice of complexity thinking — breaking free of constraints inherent in traditional disciplines and professions. This initiative has the potential to engage large groups of people in a self-organized process that would improve global

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Shifting the Patterns of Discord

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Plexus Catalyst, Nancy Dixon, like many others, has been troubled by the level of disrespect in our public conversations. Nancy's work at Common Knowledge Associates focuses on the people side of knowledge management and fostering conversation as the most effective knowledge sharing tool. "The words we choose, the questions we ask, and the metaphors we use to explain ourselves, are what determine our success in creating new knowledge, as well as sharing that knowledge with each other." Nancy will share her recent association with Better Angels,an organization that is trying to do something about shifting the patterns of discord in our

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September 2018

The Commons Project

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
The Commons Project on Zoom, Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/338967237 United States

Over the past several months, Plexus Catalyst Mike Taylor has reached out to professionals from the social, environmental, game design, prevention, educational, organizational, finance and policy domains to share their experiences, build new relationships and develop viable components of this project. This is a multi-disciplinary effort and an opportunity for members of the Plexus Network to add their insight and expertise in a process that encourages "learning and creating" throughout the project. By engaging large groups of people in a self-organized process, The Commons platform will allow participants to see the direct impact of individual and collective choices on local

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FOOD for THOUGHT, THOUGHTS for FOOD

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

FOOD for THOUGHT, THOUGHTS for FOOD Join Cat Lyons, RN and culinary nutrition coach for a conversation on the complexity of our relationship to food. Every individual’s relationship with food is unique. Wait, relationship to food? Yes! You have one, I have one, we ALL have one - and like most relationships, it’s complex. There are many factors, opinions and emotions that influence what we eat and why we eat it: taste, money, time, convenience, nutrition, heritage, family, politics, agribusiness, the food industry, advertising, politics, etc. The most obvious factor of all - yet possibly the least considered by most

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October 2018

STRETCH your CREATIVITY Workshop

October 12 - October 14

An experiential workshop to notice complexity inherent in our thinking, moving and creating. Self reflection meets yoga meets nature meets art - the kind of art that's accessible to everybody, not just self proclaimed artists. stretch your body. stretch your mind. stretch your creativity What's one way you can stretch your mind today? Maybe wear your belt backwards or walk into a meeting with curiosity instead of anticipation of the weekend? Change something up. YOU STRETCH YOUR MIND WHEN YOU CHALLENGE YOUR OWN ASSUMPTIONS, REFLECT ON THE WAY YOU THINK AND DO + MAKE A SMALL SHIFT IN YOUR HABITS. Sounds simple, right? Ha! It

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Complex Conversations with Human Current

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Register for Pop-Up Now Angie Cross and Haley Campbell-Gross, founders of Human Current, are committed to bringing new and important conversations about complexity to a global audience. In this Pop-Up Conversation the Plexus Network is invited to engage in a generative dialogue on why understanding complex systems is where making sense of the world begins.  Bring your insights and  perspectives about complexity thinking and find out why Angie and Haley are passionate about why complexity science and system thinking matters...or should matter to everyone. The  Human Current Podcast has become a "must listen to" for complexity & systems thinkers from all

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Mind Games

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Register for Pop-Up Now Join professor and author John Horgan and Plexus Catalyst Mike Taylor as they explore their experiences learning and working in the area of the mind-body connection. In an informal conversation, they will recount their journey understanding consciousness with all of the twists, turns, and blind alleys. All topics are likely to be touched on from physics and quantum mechanics to neurobiology and even psychedelics and the paranormal. Come away with a better appreciation for the breadth of the field and why it is one of the hottest topics in science today. Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00 –

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Authentic Presence, Horse Whispering and Embodied Listening

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Register for Pop-Up Now To deeply respect (a person, animal, plant, place, thing or...) is to be open to letting them change your mind - which therefore changes who you are. Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/168584337 Join Jackie Stevenson, founder and CEO of Spirit of Leadership Services  for a Pop-Up conversation on her unique approaches to leadership, coaching and team building.  The coaching process is grounded in well-accepted practices and focuses on a systems, strength-based approach of what’s working and what needs to change.  As an executive coach, she is a champion of authenticity and character and

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YOGA + GRIEF: find love on the mat + in your journal

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm EDT
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One event on December 10, 2018 at 2:00pm

Sacred Brooklyn, Fort Greene Studio Brooklyn, NY United States

Join Plexus Catalyst Amanda Lyons for a special program in Brooklyn New York. Amanda brings a multi-dimensional perspective to her work and commitment to explore and understand the diversity of complex change throughout life.  Through her work at Plexus Institute and with her firm Visuals for Change, Amanda continues to create and offer innovate experiences for learning and  individual and group practice. YOGA + GRIEF: find love on the mat + in your journal, is part of a city wide week with Reimagine End of Life in NYC! Explore endings (and new beginnings) of all kinds with yoga and writing and story! A workshop

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