Deep Democracy Institute

DDI Calendar

Love and Leadership


May 29 2020


Dr. Max Schupbach, Dr. Ellen Schupbach


Deep Democracy in Governments, Social Activist Communities and Corporations

Join us for a day of practical training for following the dreaming processes of groups that have set agendas and goals. We will show methods to organically discover with them the magic of the dreaming and essences underlying their goals and introduce innovative edgework to support radical change in conservative groups.

The day will begin with a personal development tool for you as a facilitator to find your balance within “fixed goal group” settings. This will be followed by demonstrations and case discussions about how to make dreaming processes visible in both diverse global and corporate cultures, in which identified values – “group think” - might collide with or filter out some of the group experiences that arise.

A special focus in the second half of the day will be on assisting groups to frame their dreaming and sentient experiences and make them useful within the given structure, - maybe the core issue of Process Work applications in goal-oriented groups.
At the conclusion of the day we will revisit the personal development tool introduced in the morning, adding a simple learning strategy for your next personal and professional development steps as a facilitator, coach and consultant.

Due to the short duration of the seminar, we would love it if you were familiar with the key elements of Process Work. If you haven’t  taken part in previous Process Work events we recommend to take a look @ for titles that speak to you. Alternatively we recommend Arnold Mindell, The Leader's Second Training, 2019 and Amy Mindell, Your Unique Facilitator Style, 2019

Drs. Max and Ellen Schupbach


Ellen and Max co-founded the Deep Democracy Institute, a think tank and learning hub active in Africa, North America, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Ukraine and Russia.
Ellen is also the executive director of DDI International. Max is a founding member of the Process Work and Deep Democracy movements since their beginnings in the ‘80s and has co-created Process Work communities and trainings world-wide.
Ellen and Max work with diverse groups including Global 500 companies in the US, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Russia, large and small NGOs, spiritual communities of diverse denominations, social activist groups, and indigenous communities in Australia and Canada. They work with governments, consulting and facilitating national branches up to the ministerial level as well as regional and metropolitan branches.
Ellen and Max live in a small town on the Oregon Coast, where they enjoy trail running and organic cooking. Ellen sings, plays music and is a yoga fan, Max dabbles in CrossFit and Muay Thai, and studying diverse cultural perspectives of narratives about today's problems.

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How much

Early fee US $170, if before April 20, 2020 $ 195 after April 20


Coordination San Francisco
Phone: + 1 (415) 729-5768


May 29 2020 10:00 AM
May 29 2020 05:00 PM


University of British Columbia, Vanvouver B.C.
Point Grey Campus
6163 University Boulevard,
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
Musqueam Territory

Jack Pool Hall upstairs in The Alumni Centre

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