Originally published by Meridian University
Join Meridian faculty member and collective intelligence pioneer George Pór in conversation with Meridian President Aftab Omer and organizational design consultant Mike McMaster, as they discuss the power of transformative communities of practice as an evolutionary force.
George Pór is a strategic learning partner to visionary leaders in business, government, and civil society; an evolutionary agent and Teal mentor, facilitating vertical development in people and organizations. He is a researcher in collective intelligence, the founder of Community Intelligence and Enlivening Edge, an online magazine and movement hub.
Aftab Omer, Ph.D. is a sociologist, psychologist, futurist and the president of Meridian University. Raised in Pakistan, India, Hawaii, and Turkey, he was educated at the universities of M.I.T, Harvard and Brandeis. His publications have addressed the topics of transformative learning, cultural leadership, generative entrepreneurship and the power of imagination. His work includes assisting organizations in tapping the creative potentials of conflict, diversity, and complexity. Formerly the president of the Council for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychologies, he is a Fellow of the International Futures Forum and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Michael McMaster is a consultant to organizations large and small, public and private, and the author of several books on organizational intelligence. He studied Complex Adaptive Systems at the Santa Fe Institute, which is the basis of his current work, along with applying the “transformative” meme to business.
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