John G Bell & Robin Fenske


Spring '03 - Hill

Spring Syllabus

  1. Mediation

This is the time with the DRC and Lynn Stockwell. Readings include “Narrative Mediation” and the Mediation Training Manual from the DRC.

  1. Response from the Safari to the Mediation Module

We will be doing a small paper w/ diagrams as a reflection and response to the Mediation module. This will be around 5-6 pages.

  1. The Meyers-Brigg Project (project work)

This is a research project to develop a survey for people that know their Meyers-Brigg type. We've come up with a hypothesis about the way that the Safari relates to the Meyers-Brigg test and this survey will be designed to give us some feedback on this idea.

  1. Prepare texts relating to the types and the safari

  2. Create the survey form

  3. Arrange for a table outside the CAB and send e-mail announcement

  4. Collect the results and put them up on a web page.

  1. Systems Thinking (affinity work)

Each person doing the Systems group will read the same Systems Thinking book but will read different topical books. Each person will develop 5 diagrams of systems from the topical book with some ideas about leverage points. Then those participants that are able to get together will attempt to create a unified diagram containing all the diagrams from all the topics.

  1. Readings

    1. Systems Thinking Book (Worldview?)

    2. Topical book

      1. Gore Vidal's Perpetual War

      2. Addicted to War

      3. Conservative e-mail

      4. Asia Times article

  2. 5 diagrams per person from readings w/ leverage points

  3. 1 unified diagram from all available smaller diagrams.

  1. Furthering the Safari

  1. change continuum from passive-militant to passive-aggressive

  2. add the manic-depressive diagram

  3. add more description of the hemispheres

  4. add more description to each of the animal choices to explain why they were picked

  5. cite the continuum of forgiveness in Tutu if it still works

  6. general edits

  7. add the two agendas & needs

  8. combine mediation response and meyers-brigg into the paper

  9. talk more about what happens when circles collide (time to create a safari / spreading good seeds in Hanh / need for 3rd person in DRC)

  10. More about points of leverage in the conclusion

  11. Tich Nhat Hanh

    1. spatial & chronological

    2. rhino / inner chaperone

  12. Points of leverage

    1. personal mastery. Unique points of personal leverage is good as far as it results in community good (like O'dell's comment about unless you organize to bring the community element it doesn't mean anything.)

    2. “positive” points of leverage

      1. balance to ecology

      2. from balance to testing new mental models, new balances

  13. Short-term and long-term (larger view and smaller view in mediation)

  14. Power imbalance

    1. master learner, shop steward, the media, representative gov't (where's the democracy?)

    2. hidden tools / finding and creating new levers.

  15. Bibliography and MLA citations in the paper

  16. Protective circles was glossed over but is important, talk more (add Hanh's “windows”)

  17. Add a section “what does the jackal mean now?” that the journey is over.

  1. Activism Works

Replicate categories and update content

  1. PHPLinks

  2. Blog

  1. Possible Additional Readings

Darwin's Lost Theory of Love by David Loye

The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler

Birth of the Chaordic Age by Dee Hock

The Culture of Fear by Barry Glassner

The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry by Sue Hammond

Blood, Bread and Roses by Judy Grahn

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn