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Flying University of Global Integral Competence

Flying University of Global Integral Competence


FUGIC Facilitators are scientists, consultants, trainers, therapists, educators and artists who work integrally and spiritually. They would like to co-create our future with you!

Prof. Dr. Kazuma Matoba (IfGIC)

I am researcher and teacher in communication at Universities in Germany, Switzerland, Albania and Japan. I got PhD in Linguistics and Habilitation in Philosophy and research fellow in the CMM Institute for Personal & Social Evolution, Oracle/USA. Many publications in areas diversity management and intercultural communication. I am interested in evolutional process of communication. I am also dialogue process facilitator/trainer to improve intercultural/organizational communication and knowledge-creation. I am director of IfGIC and dean of department "health".

Dr. Anna Storck (IfGIC)

PhD in Political Science from Free University of Berlin, first master’s degree in Andragogy and Cultural Pedagogy from the Jagiellonen University of Cracaw in Poland, and a second master’s degree in European Culture and Politics from University of Bath in United Kingdom. I'm also a Professional Certified Trainer (DVNLP) and systemic Coach (ECA, SySt®). I‘m a Polish by birth and have extensive experience living, studying in different countries and working with international companies. I have expertise on topics which include intercultural communications, learning styles, and developing training programs for adult learners. I‘m now based in Potsdam and manage successfully my own company interkultura.
I‘m also a co-author of the book: Intercultural Trainer Manual and trainee teacher. My private life and business is fully grounded in Integral Theory and as a result allow me to serve a variety of projects and organizations. The Integral Approach informs everything I do from raising my children, to designing intercultural train-the-trainer courses. I am IfGIC board member and dean of department "peace".
I had a profound realisation recently that I am anything or anyone but
me, the true me, beyond it all. As the shift happens on our planet, the shift to
peace, higher levels of consciousness, and opening to our true power, I think we
will all start dropping the pretenses and we will realise that really, we are all
the same, we are all wanting to be free, to have the space to create, to
experiment, to follow our hearts, to not conform to programs and hard rules, but
to be peaceful and free to fly, to soar, to be.

Martin Bruders (IfGIC)

I am a qualified social education worker - mediator- for over 20 years I work very successful as a comedian with my own comedy show "comedy-duo". Several trainings in communication skills, mainly in transparent communication. Since 3 years my own infotainment-show "integral-roadshow". Many trainings in theater performances, mainly action theater. I am IfGIC founding member and IfGIC trainer for transparent communication.

Sergej van Middendorp (IfGIC)

In all aspects of my life, I am trying to understand how metaphors shape, and can
help us shape, our experience, our feelings and emotions, our thinking and acting,
our relationships and our systems. From that understanding I try to (jointly)
develop and apply practices and tools that help us live 'the good life' in every
moment and that help us to healthily address some of the problems we see in our
lives. I am also a co-founder and board member of the institute for Global
Integral Competence, an associate of the CMM Institute, a PhD candidate with
Fielding Graduate University and a practicing management consultant.

Marion Weber (IfGIC)

I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Göttingen, with a thesis in social and communication psychology. During my studies I offered for five years seminars for young volunteers engaged in environmental work. I was also part of a group of students who founded “Sprungbrett”, an association that organized seminars and training activities in communication and project management for groups in the social movement. After my studies, I did a postgraduate training at the Systemic-Integrative Institute in Essen (isit). Now I am a systemic and family therapist (DGSF) and a psychodrama and trauma therapist (PITT); this latter under the supervision of Dr. Luise Reddemann. I am IfGIC founding member and project manager.

Mathias Weitbrecht (IfGIC)

I am IfGIC Visual Facilitator. As a visual facilitator, graphic recorder and information architect it is my purpose to display complex information as understandable as possible – always with the human being in my focus. It is a related goal to also add value to the organizations and clients I work for. I am successful with my ability to structure complex correlations with simple means and to deliver stunning visual products – with a growing, experienced and more and more global team.

Prof. Dr. Dominic Busch (IfGIC/UniBW)

Prof. Dr. Claude Mayer (IfGIC)

Claude-Hélène Mayer is Adjunct Professor (PD) at the Institut für therapeutische Kommunikation und Sprachgebrauch, Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and Visiting Professor at the Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Afirca.
Her research focus is on mental health and well-being in international organisations, transcultural conflict management, mediation and counselling, spirituality and meaningfulness in the workplace and gender and healthy leadership.

Contact: PD Dr. habil. Claude-Hélène Mayer, PhD, Visiting Professor, Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology AJH v/d Walt Building, P.O. Box 392, UNISA, 0003 Pretoria, South Africa; www.pctm.de or www.interkulturelle-mediation.de

Vanessa Katte (IfGIC)

Vanessa Katte is passionate about the holistic development of individuals, professionals, and global business leaders during phases of change and transition in each one’s life.

She sees herself as ‘healing’ Agent of Change that partners people to connect with themselves with personal responsibility and in emotional honesty to rediscover what it means to lead from a place of wholeness and well-being to make a difference to people, the planet, the organisations and fulfil the higher purpose they serve.
Vanessa’s background is in Change Management and Leadership Consulting, Training and Coaching for government-linked organisations, SOEs, MNCs as well as professional individuals in ASEAN and Germany. She currently works professionally with the Munich-based Inner Mission organisation, which accompanies teenage refugees in Germany and runs Flow & Balance, a Holistic Development Company. She is a member of IfGIC since 2014.
A native of Germany, Vanessa holds degrees in business studies from the University of Glamorgan (Wales) and in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences (Germany). She has several coaching certifications, including from Henley Business School, the Behavioural Coaching Institute, and Erickson Coaching International. She has also gained certifications as an NLP Master Practitioner and an MBTI Practitioner and is a certified Energy Healer (Schule der Geistheilung nach Horst Krohne).

Prof. Dr. Steve Holmes (IfGIC)

Stephen Holmes is a retired professor of intercultural communication at the Hochschule der Wirtschaft für Management in Mannheim. Before that he was an adjunct professor in the same subject, also freelancing in the area of training for many years. Prof. Kazuma Matoba and he often collaborated as trainers and teachers during that time. Holmes has taught for various universities including Witten-Herdecke U., Pepperdine U. (California), University of Maryland and University of Heidelberg. He has trained for Continental, Daimler, City of Mannheim, and other organizations. In 2007 he, together with Prof. Matoba, participated in a train-the-trainer program in diversity management for the EU. At the moment in his retirement he is researching the socalled Pragmatist philosophers (Peirce, Dewey, James and Mead) in order to clarify some issues in intercultural communication which he thinks have not yet been solved. Two of his articles are to be published in December 2015 and June 2016 in the philosophical journal Contemporary Pragmatism.

Prof. Dr. Charles Savage (IfGIC)

Charles is badly infected by the "curiosity virus" which leads to a
fascination with the UNKNOWN and the POSSIBLE, rather than just what is.
With a background in European History, Theology and Philosophy, he has
worked in a legislative setting and taught and consulted internationally in
business and sustainability. His PhD thesis focused on ways we bring
meaning to work by constituting a Venn like dialogue between the Past,
Present and Future. When this becomes more actual, we can step out of the
place of SPACE and into the flow of TIME.

Dr. Marcin Fabjanski

Marcin created and runs in Poland a boutique school of philosophical practice (www.selfoff.com). After studying Western philosophy in Poland and UK he spent two years in Asia – India, China, Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia and Myanmar – meditating and researching meditation. He is an academic teacher, and a columnist for several Poland’s magazines.
He is an author of six books, including the first Polish practical philosophy guidebook “Street Stoicism” and “Trust Your Life. Do Not Fall in Love with a Sparrow Flying by” - a book in which he introduces to the public a method of philosophical praxis called “Attunement to the Process of Life”.

Prof. Dr. Barton Buechner (CMMI/IfGIC)

Barton Buechner, PhD, is a professor of Military Psychology at Adler University, and a member of the Board of Directors of the CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution.

Dr. Buechner retired from the Navy at the rank of Captain after 30 years of military service including operational assignments at sea and Joint Headquarters Service with the Department of Defense. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the Naval War College, and holds a Master of Science degree in Organization Development from Case Western Reserve University, and a doctorate in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University.

CONTACT: bbuechner@adler.edu, or phone/text 707 – 812- 0204

Kimberly Pearce (CMMI)

Kimberly Pearce is a retired Professor of Communication from De Anza College in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a cofounder of two non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, the Public Dialogue Consortium (www.publicdialogue.org), and the CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution (www.cmminstitute.net). Her work as a practitioner includes a number of projects on four continents.

Kim’s commitments as a practitioner and researcher involve the connections among Buberian dialogue, adult transformational learning, interpersonal neuroscience, and the Coordinated Management of Meaning theory as leverages for creating more inclusive, compassionate, and reflexive ways of being and acting in a globalized, interdependent, postmodern world. She has written and co-authored a number of books, book chapters, and articles.

Dr. Ilene Wassermann

Ilene Wasserman, PhD, President of ICW Consulting Group, works with leaders and teams to enhance communication, collaboration and strategy implementation by leveraging multiple dimensions of domestic and global diversity. She teaches graduate courses in cross cultural leadership and organizational change. She is a lead coach for the Wharton Executive Education program, is an Executive in Residence with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and is on the Board of the CMM Institute and The Lewin Center. Dr. Wasserman is a Fellow of the Taos Institute and is active in her community chairing her township’s Human Relations Committee and serving on other community boards.

Prof. Dr. Fred Steier (Fielding Uni.)

Marjeta Novak

Marjeta Novak has been exploring various circle traditions for over ten years, seeking ways to bring circle-inspired communication to modern contexts. As Certified Professional Facilitator and Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication she sees circle as the prototype of an emerging collaborative culture, as well as the basis of her facilitation work with groups in business, educational, NGO and other settings. She is also a research assistant at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana; president of the Slovenian Association of Facilitators and the national steward of the global Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter community. More: www.humus.si/en

Raphael Schmidt

I live with my wife and my 2 dauthers in Germany and Brasil. I am
engaged as Entrepreuneur and Researcher with Projects around organic
agriculture, community support agriculture, local economy, community
empowerment and action learning. I studied at University Witten/Herdecke
a Master Degree in Management (Focusstudy sustainable economics). I took
part in the „Warriors without Weapon“ international leadership programm
in Brasil to practice and learn the oasis game. Currently I am bringing
the oasis game and the power of playfullness to europe.I am a
experienced Dialog-Process Facilitator and Practioner. Transforming
communication and creating space for new ways of resilient communication
is the bottom line of my work.

Bjørn Z. Ekelund

Norwegian business consultant. Psychologist (1983), Univ. of Oslo, Norway, MBA (1997), Henley Management College, London, UK. PhD introduction research school in International Management (2007), Univ.of Agder, Norway. He has been leading consultant organisations since 1987. In 1993 he startet Human Factors AS in Norway where he today is the chairman of the board. In his consultation business, he has used numerous academic measurements/concepts and in that way created a shared platform for academics and practitioners to create knowledge. He is most known for creating the Diversity Icebreaker (Trialogue) – a concept that combines assessment of cognitive styles with an experiential learning seminar.

Paul K. Chappell(CMMI)

A West Point graduate, Paul K. Chappell is the Peace Leadership Director of
the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He was deployed to Iraq and left active
duty as a captain. Chappell is the author of the Road to Peace series, a
seven-book series about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and
what it means to be human. Lecturing across the country and
internationally, he also teaches college courses and workshops on peace
leadership. He grew up in Alabama, the son of a half-black and half-white
father who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a Korean mother.
Growing up in a violent household, Chappell has sought answers to the
issues of war and peace, rage and trauma, and vision, purpose, and hope.
His website is www.peacefulrevolution.com .

Martin Bruders

Martin Bruders is a qualified social education worker and mediator. For over 25
years he works very successful as a comedian with his own comedy show. For Global
Consciousness Consulting (Berlin) he works as coach in the Leadership Training We
Transform and is conceptualizing the accountability field of global competence.
Since 5 years he is an actor of his own infotainment-show Integral Roadshow, which
performs the complex integral map in a tangible way. Martin is founding member of
the Institute for Global Integral Competence and father of two children. His main
focus is the application of mystical principles on business and daily life.

Jami Blyte(CMMI)

Jami Blythe is a Professional Doctorate student at University of Sunderland, England, and a serving police officer with some 16 years service. She is studying the powerfully transformative nature of digital storytelling to facilitate personal, professional and organizational development. The world of policing is challenging, not least because of the many moral, cultural and personal dilemmas facing officers each day. Jami’s work on the facilitated transformative reflection of critical incidents through the creation of digital artefacts is providing officers with alternative perspectives and stories to aid constructive meaning-making of these challenging experiences fostering transformative learning, and build confidence and resilience. When not researching, Jami, a keen cyclist, can be found pedalling around the Scottish Borders, sampling tea and cake in the many tea rooms.

Erika Jacobi(CMMI)

Erika is the founder and Head Consultant of LC GLOBAL®, a boutique consulting firm with presences in Munich Germany and New York City. As an international business leader with 15+ years of experience, she has consulted with multinationals in Europe, the USA and the Middle East. She has coached national and international business leaders, including Fortune 100 leaders. In her work as a process consultant, Erika helps organizations achieve their true potential by aligning their procedures and behavior with the strongest parts of their business identities. Her background is in Intercultural Communication, Organizational Identity and Large Scale Organizational Change. Her Ph.D. research topic focuses on “The Role of Narratives in Organizational Change.

Rik Spann

It is my strong belief that all we need to live together in a good and social
world is potentially here. One of our challenges is to unlock the full human
creative potential (emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, socially), and
shape, guide and channel this positive innovative power in such a way that it can
become a healthy dose of fuel for visionary people, teams, entrepreneurs and
organizations. By researching the fundamental principles of the creative process -
by exploring the life and works of jazz, rock, soul, funk and blues musicians as
well as other professionals from the worlds of music, theatre, film and the
entertainment industries - in the context of their possible value for the
corporate and organizational world, I constantly work at developing a data base of
stories, metaphors, creative principles and relevant managerial, psychological and
philosophical ideas as a starting point for the design and delivery of
interactive lectures, workshops and coaching programs.

Darrin Murray(CMMI)

Dr. Murray is a professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge and at Loyola Marymount University, where he leads courses in communication theory, research methods, and a wide variety of other courses in the discipline. In his research, Dr. Murray uses a variety of both qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct applied, socially significant inquiry with a critical edge; he finds the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) a particularly robust theoretical model to guide his research (for an example, see http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10570314.2013.866687). He also offers communication training and consulting services, and finds CMM's pragmatic nature particularly useful in that practice. Dr. Murray holds a BA in Deaf Studies/Linguistics and an MA in Communication from California State University, Northridge. Subsequently, he studied with Barnett Pearce at Fielding Graduate University where he earned an interdisciplinary doctorate with an emphasis on human communication in 2009.

Venera Kusari(CMMI)

Venera Kusari is a Program Coordinator at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) at Columbia University in New York City. She works on projects related to urban violence and inter-ethnic conflicts. Venera holds a Master’s degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. She is a researcher of conflict resolution focusing on communication and reflective practice through the lens of Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) and on understanding conflicts through a complex dynamical perspective through the Dynamical Systems Theory (DST). She is interested in exploring the links between theory and practice in conflict settings. For her personal growth, Venera engages in activities such as reading, meditating, practicing yoga, biking, and volunteering.

Jonathan Shailor(CMMI)

Jonathan Shailor (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts) is a Professor of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where he has developed, and directs, the Certificate Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CPCAR). CPCAR is a 12-credit course of study that trains students in the uses of mindfulness, storytelling, dialogue, and performance, as tools for conflict transformation, and personal/social evolution. The CPCAR practicum involves students in an intensive, semester-long work with one of several marginalized groups in their community (for example, homeless persons, at-risk students, incarcerated youth). Jonathan is also the founder and director of The Shakespeare Prison Project (2004 to present). The Shakespeare Project involves inmates in a maximum-medium state prison in the study, rehearsal, and performance of Shakespeare’s plays, and in the creation of autobiographical performances inspired by their work with the plays.
Jonathan is the author of Empowerment in Dispute Mediation (1994); When Muddy Flowers Bloom (2008); Kings, Warriors, Magicians and Lovers (2013); and editor and contributor to the book Performing New Lives: Prison Theatre (2010).