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Love, Roles and Rank


September 5 2018 - September 6 2018


Dr. Ellen Schupbach, Dr. Max Schupbach

A Relationship, Facilitation and Leadership Lab

Worldwork, the Process Work app that we use to work with collective change, shows us how we can understand and love our opponents, even when we hate them. It opens a possible perspective of conflict as an intimate interaction of stakeholders acting out collective polarizations as part of a larger change process. Thus it introduces a wider concept of love and inclusion, important for stakeholders caught in escalations often with no hope for or belief in the possibility of an impactful inclusive facilitation towards resolution.

The polarizations in our relationships are entangled with the polarizations we see in the world at large. Working on our relationships is working on global politics is working on our relationships.

We aim to use this laboratory to explore and study the practice of Worldwork in our own lives, as well as in diverse settings where there is no consensus or belief in the power of facilitation. We will introduce inner work exercises that have been helpful to us for working within organizations, diverse cultures, and highly diverse teams in which diverse paradigms of relationships can differ radically from those of the Western world. Bring your own relationships, projects and cases so you can use your own insights to put them into practice right away.


PWI - Portland
Phone: (503)223-8188


September 5 2018 10:00 AM
September 6 2018 05:00 PM


Portland, OR, Processwork Institute
Process Work Institute
2049 NW Hoyt Street
Portland, OR, 97209

Phone: +1 503 905 6061

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