Alison Coffy, Marilyn Schlitz Cass McLaughlin, Mari Harris
Center for Spirituality and Healing
Thank you and congratulations to the CSH Staff for their creativity, hard work, and seamless facilitation of the Symposium.
Jeff Westall, Tech and Office
Alison Coffey, Communication
Karen Lawson, Proceedings Contribution
Coordinator and Laison
Beth Somerville, Lead Volunteer
Pamela Cherry, Oakridge Laison
Student and Other Volunteers
Julia Irish, student volunteer reporting to group
Rabiah al Nur
Mari Harris for her piano and singing
Nicole Scales Lindberg
With Great Gratitude to our Videographer & Photographer:
Al Wivel Bill Sanda
To View All Photos
The Ways of Knowing photographer, Bill Sanda, has posted all the photos of the Symposium online at: www.bsanda.zenfolio.com:80
The Life Science Foundation and the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing wish to acknowledge the unique partnership between our organizations and the co-creative development of the Ways of Knowing Symposiums.
The planning team, with feedback from the symposium community, designed a program using best practices in the art and science of facilitation. Facilitation processes included World Cafe, ICA Technology of Participation Facilitation Methods, Graphic Facilitation, intuition, the healing arts, and wholes systems principles.
The symposium speakers, participants, LSF board members, and CSH staff were fully engaged in the evolution of the 2008 three-day Symposium. The format included listening to speakers; reflecting in dyads, individually, or small groups; unstructured time opportunities, and whole community plenary celebrations and gatherings. In honoring each other’s culture and perspectives, we collectively lived the change we all hope to see in the world.
Participants report how their WOK experiences continue to ripple deeply within themselves, those close to them, and in their communities of service. Therefore, congratulations is due to everyone involved including the staff at Oakridge Hotel and Conference Destination, and other vendors who served the 2008 Ways of Knowing Symposium.
It is our intention that visitors to the Ways of Knowing: Exploring Cultural Healing Traditions and Practices receive its many benefits.
We express our gratitude to all, visitors and participants alike.