Navigate the Present, Create Our Way Forward: Surf to Serve an Emerging New World
Friday, June 19, 2020
Hosted by the Seale Foundation
The 2020 Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering was to have been held June 19-21 at Kapellerput Conference Center in Heeze, The Netherlands. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we postponed our three-day event until 2021, and have created a very special one-day virtual event on Zoom.
To register, please contact Gabriella van Rooij via email.
In 2013, Alan created the first Transformational Presence Global Summit, a four-day event where graduates of the TPLC and TPLA programs from around the world could come together, continue to learn from him and from each other, and continue evolving Transformational Presence work in the world.
For 2017, the name of the event was changed from “Global Summit” to the Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering. Until this year, Alan has continued to take the lead in the planning and organizing of the Gatherings. However, his original vision was that the Gathering would ultimately be an event organized and led by the community for the community.
For the 2020 Gathering, the Core Planning Committee is being led by Joanna Zawada Kubik, CTPC, MCC (Poland) and Sander van Eekelen, CTPC (Netherlands). Alan is still serving on the Core Committee helping to bridge this event to full community leadership. The 2020 Gathering will be hosted by Gabriella van Rooij (Netherlands) and the Seale Foundation.
The Global Leadership Gathering is a time and place to:
- reconnect to the energy of Transformational Presence
- deepen your own personal presence
- rejuvenate your spirit
- learn from your Transformational Presence colleagues and from Alan
- deepen your leadership and coaching awareness and skills
- clarify your next steps as a Transformational Presence leader and coach
- connect to and co-create for collaborative projects with Transformational Presence colleagues from around the world
*This event is open to graduates of the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training (TPLC) and graduates of the Transformational Presence Leadership in Action course (TPLA).
Navigate the Present, Create Our Way Forward:Surf to Serve an Emerging New World
Brief Opening Ceremony
Masterclass with Alan
- Who are we becoming through this Corona time—each of us personally as well as collectively?
- How has your life prepared you for this moment in history?
- What are you learning now that will serve the future?
Deep Listening Circles
“Loss as a Portal to Soul and Love”
- Introduction by Mary Ehrgood
- Small-Group Listening Circles in Zoom Breakout Rooms
Personal Reflection Time
Finger Walking the Labyrinth
- What new doors are opening? For You? For all?
Participants are invited to organize a meal or conversation with one another during this break. The main Zoom room will also remain open for informal conversation.
Masterclass with Alan
“A New Day is Dawning – What is Our Part”
More About the Program
Four weeks after making the painful decision to postpone the 3-day 2020 Global Leadership Gathering, the Core Committee met to explore what was emerging out of our collective feelings. Surprisingly, instead of a lockdown on our enthusiasm, we found a burst of new ideas and a burning need and desire for connection within our community. In particular, we felt a need for sharing the realities of both loss and hope that are opening in the new worldwide landscape because of the coronavirus. While the Online Gathering will have a different feeling than the Gathering we initially envisioned, the thread of surfing and serving remains:
Navigate the Present, Create Our Way Forward:
Surf to Serve an Emerging New World
Ready to surf, we now stand together facing a collective tsunami of realization that nothing will ever be the same as before. A new Era of Human Growth has begun. Who do we choose to be in this new era, and what will we create together?
The program of the Online Gathering will continue to evolve right up until and through our day together as together we respond to the new signals being constantly revealed through the mists of the unknown. Through the stillness of the Seer, the carefulness of the Explorer, the playfulness of the Co-creator, and the expanded awareness of the Ambassador, we are invited to connect with one another, sending the doves of our hearts out into our collective virtual space.
When we come together on June 19th, we will discover, practice, and experience through the plenary sessions, listen and share in the intimacy of small breakout groups, and have the chance to share virtual meals or coffee/tea with groups of your choosing during the lunch/dinner pause.
Join in helping us make the 2020 Online Gathering a unique space saturated with our love and support for each other and for the world. Join us as we break through the illusion of separation through the power of our collective presence. Join in helping us transcend boundaries of continents and countries and dive straight into a collective alignment with the human Soul.
With love and faith,
Joanna Zawada-Kubik and Sander van Eekelen on behalf of the Core Committee Team
Gabriella van Rooij and the Seale Foundation as our host
Alan Seale, Director of the Center for Transformational Presence
Two primary committees form the planning and logistics team for the Global Gatherings: the Core Planning Committee and the Gathering Stewards.
The Core Planning Committee
This group of 8 people, led by Joanna Zawada-Kubik, CTPC, MCC (Poland) and Sander van Eekelen, CTPC (Netherlands), co-create and plan the programming aspects of the Gathering. Of the two groups, this group requires the greatest commitment of time and energy. The Core Committee meets via Zoom every few weeks throughout the year prior to the event. In addition, there are sometimes smaller group planning meetings in between the full group calls.
Core Committee members are asked to commit to being fully engaged in the planning process and to attend the Gathering in June 2020.
The Gathering planning is done through a Potential-Based process using many tools and concepts of Transformational Presence. Serving on this committee has proven to be a rich and rewarding experience with great learning and growth for all committee members.
If there are more than 7 volunteers, selection preference is given to those who have attended at least one previous Gathering or Summit and/or those who have been actively engaged in the Transformational Presence community.
The 2020 Core Planning Committee members are
Sander van Eekelen (Netherlands), Sascha Krijger (Netherlands), Charlotte Rekko (Netherlands), Gabriella van Rooij (Netherlands), Vincent Sark (Netherlands), Alan Seale (USA), Gabriela Tichelea (Romania), and Joanna Zawada-Kubik (Poland)
Global Gathering Stewards
This group of 5-20 people plays a vital role in supporting the work of the Core Planning Committee through the planning process as well as holding space and energy at the Gathering. They meet via conference call 3 – 4 times during the 8 – 10 months leading up to the Gathering. While we certainly hope that all of the Stewards will attend the Gathering, attendance is not required. Being a Steward for the Gathering is a great opportunity to provide feedforward on the program as it develops and to play a key role in keeping a pulse on the energy during the Gathering itself.
The 2020 Gathering Stewards, listed by country are
Josephine van den Bogard
Donja de Groot
Gwen van Valkengoed
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to meet at Kapellerput in The Netherlands for the full three-day 2020 Global Gathering.
However, there will be a one-day online Gathering on Friday, June 19th. We hope you will join us. See the program outline by clicking on the appropriate tab to the left.
To register, please contact Gabriella van Rooij of the Seale Foundation via email.