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Institute, from its inception, has gone through several
phases. The first, which was exploratory, involved bringing
together some 400 of the world's leading integral thinkers for
a series of landmark meetings and dialogues. These were fluidly
organized around thirteen general branches of I-I such as integral
psychology, integral business, integral politics, integral ecology,
integral art, integral law, integral education, integral medicine,
and integral spirituality.
These meetings were
very important in allowing us, as it were, to take the world's
integral pulse. In fact, we often had the branches rate the
success of various integral attempts in their own fields. The
sad conclusion: the existing approaches to integral studies
never received a grade higher than a "D"and
this from the most respected authorities in the fields themselves.
Given this dismal
consensus, we began to switch our focus from conferences, meetings,
and dialogues (which merely shared the present dismal methods),
and more in the direction of trying to find ways to create and
produce genuinely integral approaches in the various areas of
We realized that the field of integral studies would continue
to make little progress unless we could create a series of carefully
crafted works outlining a persuasive integral approach to these
various fields, not as the final word or the last word on the
topic but as the opening word, or the beginning of a series
of dialogues that would have traction in moving the field forward.
By far the most effective means that we found were the creation
of numerous core teams in the various branches. These teams
were composed of anywhere from 5 to 12 highly qualified members
of I-I, who were charged with creating practices and services
that would best advance an integral approach in their particular
fields such as integral business, integral ecology, integral
psychotherapy, integral law, integral education, integral medicine,
integral spirituality, integral leadership, and so on.
Having set several of these core teams in motion, I-I went into
a relatively low-profile period. We expected that it would be
several years before these teams began producing "integral
products and services"such as books, articles, multimedia
presentations, field-tested consulting services, and so on.
However, what is so exciting is that several of these teamswhich
have been working for over 18 monthsare now at a point
where they can begin to share their pioneering results with
others who are interested in bringing a truly integral approach
to their particular fields.
The result is the beginning of the first public phase of Integral
Institute. We have put up the initial website to begin to make
these services available to those who would like to participate.
Numerous core team members will be joining other members, friends,
and associates of Integral Institute to offer a series of public
programs and services meant to make the Integral approach available
to those who are interested.
For example, Integral Institute will be presenting a variety
* integral seminars
* integral training programs at various levels
* integral consulting services
* certificates of learning
* fund-raising events
* integral conferences
* co-sponsored presentations with the world's leading authorities
in integral approaches
At this timethat is, right nowIntegral Institute
is offering Integral Consulting Services, various forms of Integral
Training, and a variety of Volunteer/Funding possibilities.
On the main Menu, please see Integral Consulting Services, Integral
Training, and How You Can Help for details on these leading-edge
Care to join us?