Tele-Seminar: "Our Relational World"





Five Week Series Beginning the Last Week in January, 2009

Commonway Institute is offering two separate tele-seminars, beginning the last week of January, 2009.

Series One (Tuesdays): “CATALYZING OUR RELATIONAL WORLD” (Building the Lifeboat)

The Tuesday Night series offers a comprehensive, “content-rich” offering. This five-part offering is a very practical roadmap on how we get to a world that works for all. In the face of a global collapse (financial, ecological, social…), how do we build the “lifeboat” that will get us through the turbulence of our times?

In the Tuesday Night series, we will move from a brief understanding of the need for change and the dimensions for change, to the values, visions and practical steps that must be taken in our turbulent times. (For more information, including an outline of content, click here:)

Content: The Tuesday Night series is based on Sharif’s practical experiences in the US, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere. This material forms the centerpiece of Sharif’s newest book, a work-in-progress tentatively entitled “Catalyzing Our Relational World”. Participants will get a valuable preview of the content of this book.

Date/ Time: Series One will begin on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 and will continue to 24 February, 2009. Time will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. (Archived versions will be available on the Web for those who must miss sessions.)

Each session will be presented live by Sharif Abdullah from 6:00-8:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. (Archived versions will be available on the Web for those who must miss sessions.) (For more information on Series One, click here.)

Series Two (Wednesdays): “A Tele-Gathering for Commonway Members”

The Wednesday Night series will be the opposite of the content-rich Tuesdays. Wednesdays will be “process-rich”.

In the past, some Commonway members have suggested that they need more time to process the materials presented in workshops and seminars. There has also been interest in Commonway members getting to know each other better, and to see if such conversations can spark local actions.

Format: In each of the five Wednesdays, Sharif will briefly present a topic or theme, then will facilitate a conversation among the members. (The topics may or may not relate to the content of Tuesdays sessions.)

Series Two will begin on Wednesday, 28 January, 2009 and will continue to 25 February, 2009.

EACH TELE-SEMINAR IS OFFERED ONLY TO COMMONWAY MEMBERS! This is one of many member benefits, available only to those who are registered and paid members of Commonway.

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN! Becoming a member is easy. Your annual dues can be made in installments of as little as $10/month. Your dues support Commonway’s mission to create a world that works for all.

REGISTER Even though the Tele-Seminars are included in Commonway’s membership, it is still necessary to register. If you intend to participate in the Tele-Seminars (either or both days), please reply to this email or send an email to, stating your intention to participate. You will then receive phone bridge numbers and passwords by email. If you are NOT yet a member, please join by clicking here.