Beyond Leadership - Nairobi, Kenya, June 10-12

"Beyond Leadership" - Nairobi, Kenya, June 10-12

Drs. Max and Ellen Schupbach

We look forward to our upcoming seminar in Kenya, where we will be working on the spiritual path of leadership. Deep Democracy shows that the peak experiences in our lives are not just accidental, but follow a deeper individual pattern. Learn how our own moments of transformation bear the seeds for our change leadership. Experience for yourself, how seemingly magic moments in groups and teams are organized by the marginalized information in the whole system. Crises and peak experiences show individuals and teams the power of the unknown, and can be tracked to co-create the emerging future. Traditional leadership concepts suggest that a leader must be bold and push ahead to achieve results. While this aspect of leadership is important, and will also be developed in this seminar, the path of leadership is at times unknown and surprising. We will introduce tools that assist in guiding us through this at times terrifying, at times awe-inspiring journey. This workshop aims to provide inner work tools and group facilitation instruments to add to your faith in unfolding pathways, and use awareness of the moment to detach and lead by following the unknown.

In this workshop, we will show tools to discover the magic of your own personal leadership path and its underlying structure. We will study transformative moments in your life, and learn to access personal leadership power, embedded in these numinous moments. We will practice tools to "get out of your own way", and flow with the energies that are moving you. Through this process will result a new kind of faith in your own ability to co-create a tangible path that is aligned with the tides of change.

Find out more how you can join here

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Tuesday, 17. May 2011 • EAST AFRICA BLOG0 comments

Deep Democracy Institute Moscow

Check out our new website for the Deep Democracy Institute Russia Thank you, Xenia, for the inspiration and creation.

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Thursday, 17. June 2010 • DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG, مدونة اللغة العربية - Arabic Blog, Pусскоязычный Блог Russian Blog, EAST AFRICA BLOG0 comments

And you thought YOU had fun !!!

At the end of our recent leadership seminar in the Ukraine, our participants use a special technique to work on their insights. According to different intelligence types (Gardner) we learn and remember differently when using for example movement. In this small video, participants move each of their hands differently, expressing a special leadership quality that they have found, and let the hand work out the integration between them through spontaneous movement. Astonishingly, the hands find a movement solution and the person has an insight about what the hands did, that they can use in the days to come. As you can see, most of them have their eyes closed, in order to better focus on the kinesthetic and proprioceptive process and not to be disturbed by visual information.

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Sunday, 16. May 2010 • DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG, Pусскоязычный Блог Russian Blog, EAST AFRICA BLOG3 comments

Our New Facebook Page

dear friends, we have a new facebook page. Check us out on We had fun putting it together and surprised and joyous about the support from so many people. Ellen and I are packing and will be on the road soon. Can't wait to see our friends soon.

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Monday, 05. April 2010 • EAST AFRICA BLOG, DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG, Pусскоязычный Блог Russian Blog1 comments


"Truth is like a baobab tree; one person's arms cannot embrace it" (African proverb) 

We are grateful to Florence Champin from Nairobi for passing on this proverb to us. It's an image that resonates with the essence of Deep Democracy, as we understand it. Even if some arms are pulling against each other, and not in touch, they are all trying to embrace the bigger truth.

Today raised its flag - though it's a provisional flag, it is a flag, nontheless, waving in the winds. Thanks to everyone  who helped to get this done.

photo by Allie Cooper

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Thursday, 25. March 2010 • EAST AFRICA BLOG, DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG0 comments

Deep Democracy Institute East Africa

Good news from Zak, our Kenyan lawyer this morning: DDI East Africa passed all the hurdles and is now a registered organisation in Kenya. Thanks Florence, Zak and Maryanne who worked so hard on making this happen. Our website in Kenya is about to go live, keep watching this at the end of the week, we hope to have some news for you.

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Monday, 22. March 2010 • EAST AFRICA BLOG, DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG0 comments

DDI East Africa

We are in the middle of incorporating as DDI East Africa. It's been a great journey, led first and foremost by our incredible Florence Champin in Nairobi. Florence is the coordinator, director and spiritus rector of the DDI network, and key organizer of our upcoming workshop in April. The Deep Democracy Institute East Africa - DDI EA - Board consists of the Chair Maryanne Wachira from Nairobi, Moses Ikiugu, a professor who was born in Kenya and lives and works now at the University of South Dakota, and Max Schupbach, Portland, OR, USA. Maryanne will take over from Florence as the director of DDI EA in April, when Florence is moving to Europe.

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Sunday, 28. February 2010 • DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG, EAST AFRICA BLOG2 comments