Leni Wildflower, PhD, (HOD '99) recently spoke at the Association for Coaching meeting in Scotland.
Leni spoke to a workshop of 90 people describing the Immunity To Change process designed by Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey of Harvard University. Leni states, "It is a powerful tool for making changes in one’s personal and professional life." Leni is certified in this process and will present it next year in Australia at the International Coach Federation coaching conference. Her new book The Hidden History of Coaching will be out early next year.
“Being an American living in London and being an executive coach, I decided that the way to see Europe was to offer to present the Kegan/Lahey Immunity to Change process to International Coach Federation coaching groups. In the coming months, I will be traveling in Stockholm, Sweden; Lisbon, Portugal; Budapest, Hungary; and Athens, Greece. It is a wonderful way to present a program I believe in and to see Europe!”
Leni is the co-author of The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching. This book presents a stellar international panel of more than twenty practitioners offer an overview of the major theoretical models and sources of knowledge that have contributed to current coaching practice. For each theory and knowledge area there are specific examples of how it might effectively be applied in a coaching engagement and recommended resources for further study.
Drawing on a wide range of academic disciplines, including psychology, adult learning, conflict management, communication, organizational development, and leadership, Leni establishes the intellectual underpinnings of the profession. She identifies alternative sources of wisdom, such as spiritual traditions and the self-help and human potential movements, and covers a range of specialized approaches, from narrative and somatic coaching to coaching for sustainability, to create a rounded picture of coaching's origins and practices.
The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching is available on Amazon.com
BrownWalker Press and the editors of Dissertation.com selected Fielding Graduate University faculty member and alumni Jeff Leinaweaver as one of three finalists for the annual excellence award for the book version of his dissertation The Coordinated Management of a Culturally Diffused Identity: Internationally Adopted People and the Narrative Burden of Self.
Internationally adopted persons confront multiple challenges in constructing their identities. This study of the narrative burden of self looks at and interprets the dynamic process in which internationally adopted people develop, coordinate and manage their sense of self, identity and cultural/racial personhood. Drawing on the theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM), the study focuses on their use of orphaning and adoption stories to most skillfully position and tell one's origin story in concert with one's internal sense of self, and the pressures and forces found in interpersonal and intercultural dialogue. The research reveals how internationally adopted people develop and demonstrate varying levels of game mastery in managing societal scripts and oppressive frames of stigma. Through this game mastery, the research brings to view how the participants have reflexively learned to claim ownership of their stories and develop a sense of agency while fashioning self-empowering narratives out of the resources of their personal root journeys to better manage, frame and coordinate the meaning of their stories across cultural and interpersonal boundaries.
About The Author
Jeff Leinaweaver, Ph.D., is a social researcher, narrative genealogist and fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University where he studies topics related to the intersection of narrative, complexity and global identity development. He represents a first generation of internationally adopted scholars studying and re-framing the conversation on international adoption and human development.
Institution: Fielding Graduate University (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
Advisor(s): W. Barnett Pearce
Degree: Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems
Fielding graduate Thelma Jackson, EdD (ELC ’02), is being honored as a Thurston County Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of America. The honor is given to women who have turned their Girl Scout experiences into successful life accomplishments.
Jackson is a highly regarded and sought-after educational consultant and a leading educational transformation theorist. She will receive the honor on May 2, 2012, in Olympia, WA. Also receiving the honor that day will be the Honorable Christine Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington, and Kaleen Cottingham, Director of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.News Archive
The gap between rich and poor is greater than ever before in our lifetimes, and we need to stand up for those who are trying to improve their circumstances and provide for their families. As a graduate institution serving a community of scholars and practitioners who are devoted to learning and social change, we stand in support of movements like Occupy Wall Street, which attempt to create dialogue and collective engagement of our citizens at such critical social moments.
Students at institutions of higher education are being forced to pay more for tuition and go deeper into debt because of cuts in state funding and federal aid programs. The Social/Ecological Justice and Diversity Commission of the Academic Senate at Fielding Graduate University applauds the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which continues to highlight the inequity and unfairness of the society in which we live. We strongly support the movement and wish it every success. We are in this together and support activities that foster continuing dialogue around these important social issues and strengthen our democratic engagement.News Archive
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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Richard Leider is a respected life/work planning specialist and author of The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work. The book serves as a jumping-off point for those who’d truly like to combine their “own unique gifts” with “the needs of the world” to carve out a vocational niche that’s both individualized and highly rewarding. According to Fielding founding president, Frederic M. Hudson, “The Power of Purpose teaches you to embrace the complex questions life is asking you. Find your ‘why’ and your ‘how’ will become clear.”
Leider is founder and chairman of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN. He works with national organizations such as Ameriprise, Ericsson, Habitat for Humanity, MetLife, and PricewaterhouseCoopers and is ranked by Forbes as one of the top five most respected executive coaches in the country. He teaches executive education at Duke Corporate Education and is a guest lecturer in the Harvard Business School’s general management program.
Two of Leider’s books, Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal development field. Two other books have been referred to as breakthrough books on positive aging.News Archive
Fielding Graduate University delivered on its promise to bring together leading scholars and practitioners to look at new research and practice concerning how to bring meaning, value, and appreciation to the aging process.
On December 6-9, 2011, in Los Angeles, 170 participants at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging gathered to learn and to be inspired by experts and colleagues.
Among the media with interest in the conference outcomes was Lance Orozco of the NPR station KCLU. He chose to report on what experts say about why so many people are unprepared for the post-retirement period of their lives despite America’s population living longer and seniors being healthier than ever.
Writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson is slated to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Change and Positive Aging from Fielding Graduate University. The award will be presented during the Fifth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging. Co-sponsored by Fielding, the conference is being held December 6-9, 2011, at the California Endowment Center, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles. Bateson will deliver the keynote address, a dialogue about her latest book, Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom. The conference schedule is available at www.positiveaging.fielding.edu
Bateson has taught at Harvard, Northeastern, and George Mason Universities, and since 2006 has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center on Aging & Work/Workplace Flexibility at Boston College. She travels extensively to lecture on her model of Active Wisdom, which covers community dialogue, the contributions and improvisations of engaged older adults, and the consciousness of the life cycle through which she explores intergenerational communication and ways of experiencing time. In her memoir With a Daughter’s Eye, Bateson discusses life with famous parents, Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.
The conference theme, “Innovation in Positive Aging,” invites an exploration of the ways in which people are creating new and more effective answers to the question What does it mean to age well? During dynamic, interactive sessions, presenters and participants will consider issues of community, wellness, creativity, and life transitions as they relate to the aging population – both those in the midst of the experience and professionals working in the field.News Archive
Monique Snowden, PhD, Fielding’s associate provost for enrollment management, has been appointed co-chair (2011-12) and subsequently chair (2013-2015) of the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Graduate and Professional Schools Issues Committee.
The committee will be advisory in those areas that are not normally addressed by a specific committee or task force of AACRAO. It will address concerns that pertain specifically to graduate and professional schools and act as a medium for relevant discourse and projects.
AACRAO is the leading national organization for professionals in the field of enrollment management in higher education.
William H. Maehl, PhD, who served as Fielding’s second president, 1986-93, died on July 26, 2011, in Santa Fe, NM, after an extended illness. Committed to liberal education, lifelong learning, and social justice throughout his life, Maehl made significant contributions to the organizations, communities and institutions where he lived and worked, culminating with his retirement from Fielding, then known as The Fielding Institute. He and his wife Audrey married in 1962; their daughter, Christine, was born in 1965.
Fielding constituents can read more about Maehl’s distinguished career and contributions to higher education in the online community-wide forum. He will be honored in the upcoming issue of Fielding Focus magazine.
A memorial service is planned for early next year. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to theNews Archive
William H. Maehl and Audrey Maehl Endowment for Faculty Research
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David Edelman has been selected as vice president for Advancement and Development at Fielding Graduate University it was announced by President Richard S. Meyers, PhD. A long-time Santa Barbara resident with a career that included both the business and nonprofit sectors, Edelman will join Fielding’s senior management team to lead the university’s activities in development, alumni relations, corporate and foundation affiliations, community outreach, and external relations.
Edelman worked for 14 years at Cox Communications where he was known as a dynamic and innovative business leader and was responsible for significant growth and successful strategic planning for the company. He was the public spokesperson for Cox and produced and hosted the award-winning “Community Connection” television program that spotlighted local nonprofit organizations. Prior to his positions at Cox, Edelman was executive director at Klein Bottle Youth Programs, a nonprofit organization that served children, youth, and families, where he raised and managed an annual budget of over $4,000,000.
Edelman has an MBA from California Coast University, an MA from California State Northridge, and a BS from SUNY, New York. He is an active supporter of numerous nonprofits as a volunteer and board member. While VP of the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara, he led their fundraising program through the annual dinner and charity auction. Edelman serves on the boards of Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Nonprofit Support Center and volunteers for United Way, the Arthritis Foundation, the American Heart Association, and La Casa de Maria.
In announcing Edelman’s appointment, Meyers said “David has had an impressive career in business and contributed so much to Santa Barbara’s community nonprofits. We are delighted he is joining our organization, where he will apply his considerable talent and experience on our behalf, here and everywhere Fielding is represented by students, faculty, and alumni.”
Chief among Edelman’s responsibilities will be to enhance the university’s profile in the public domain and to expand support for the work undertaken by its network of scholars and practitioners dedicated to the advancement of social justice and diversity throughout the world. He will assume the position on November 1, 2010.