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Events happening soon

It is our total delight to remind you of our up and coming Sydney Café on Saturday 25th July.
Anna Harper of Cultural Shape Shifters ( will be engaging us in an afternoon’s exploration of the big story around spirituality in leadership and management.

See here for more details and to register.

We also invite you to join us beforehand, at 12.30pm for lunch at the nearby café Jago’s on Miller Street ( Please introduce yourself to us when you arrive!

Then we meet upstairs at the library at 2.00pm for tea/coffee and conversation, and Anna’s workshop will commence at 2.30pm; ends 4.30pm.

It helps us if you register online for the Cafe prior to the day: please register here.
Rates are:     $35 non-members     $25 Members (2015-2016) (You can join or renew your membership on the registration page.)

Other conferences
Since we have announced the cancellation of the SLaM Conference, we have been contacted by other organisations keen for you to know they are offering conferences this year:

Humanity in Business are holding a one-day conference on 4 September in Sydney: “Leading an entrepreneurial culture to drive growth”. Follow this link to find out more.

The Facilitators Network is holding a conference themed “Facilitating Wholeness” which includes many SLaM interests. It will be held in the beautiful Ballina/Byron Bay area on 5-6 November – go to their link for more details: AFN Conference

The Intrinsic Brilliance Institute is holding a Master Leaders’ PLATFORM with Gene Early on 21-23 September in the Hunter Valley – go to Intrinsic Brilliance.

And Wake Up has a fabulous calendar of events they would love you to know about:

Future SLaM conference?

We are of the view that both the conference we were proposing and the wonderful people who joined the campaign were right for our part of the world. It was also priced realistically, being a retreat and including accommodation. We thank you for sending the many messages of regret and appreciation we have received.

We need to rethink SLaM. We need a new look, less of a volunteer load, and easier to organise events with less overheads. We need to tap into the diversity of our extraordinary field while developing a clear voice and position… We are exploring options.

If you would like to let us know your thoughts please contact Susan

Kind regards,
Susan Goff, President, Spirituality, Leadership and Management


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Get Appreciate online magazine

There is a new online magazine out. It’s called Appreciate, and it is on the theme of Appreciative Inquiry. It’s for reading on tablets, and there is an Apple version and an Android version.Appreciate magazine cover
The editor is John Loty, who is part of our SLaM community. Here are the links:

Apple iTunes version

Android version

The first edition includes an article by David Cooperrider, one of the pioneers of Appreciative inquiry.


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A year-long series of workshops with David Whyte and the Institute for Conversational Leadership:

Desire to clarify or develop your leadership artistry.

Desire to shift an organization’s dominant focus of attention.

Recognition that leadership effectiveness is dependent upon the quality and congruence of our presence and tone: the art of invitation.

An urgent need for profound change, yet the individual or organization is too overwhelmed by the status quo, or stuck at an inadequate level of insight, capability or commitment.

A desire for renewal, to reorient company priorities with its founding genius.

Check it out here

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News from Healthabitat

SLaM held a symposium in May 2013 and donated 10% of the profit from the event to Healthabitat. Peter Photeros from Healthabitat sent us this letter of thanks and some details about projects they are working on.

Making-designs making-bamboo-frames HH_workshop

SLAM – thanks from Healthabitat

The money so generously raised and presented to Healthabitat was used to help fund a 4 day Sanitation Workshop in northern Bangladesh in mid July 2013.

The area is one of the poorest in Bangladesh and the toilets and wash areas are urgently needed. The Workshop was attended by 32 people, who worked hard to achieve the following aims.

The aims of the Sanitation Workshop were to –

–        Introduce the health issues related to toileting, washing and removing waste safely to the local communities and work teams

–        Involve the local Bangladeshi NGO – SAFE’s construction team, local villagers and a range of Bangladeshi professionals in the workshop.

–        Develop local designs for toilets, wash areas and safe waste water disposal, relevant for the wet season conditions of Bangladesh

–        Use the local skills and knowledge of SAFE, to select suitable materials and construction techniques

–        Build on the significant local experience of SAFE in design and construction

–        Mock up and test construction methods and alternatives during the workshop

–        Select 2 trial sites and discuss the proposals with the families

–        Complete designs for the 2 sites

–        Complete a detailed costing and schedule for the construction work on the 2 selected sites.

Construction will begin on the two trial units in October this year with evaluation being completed by the end of the 2014 wet season.

We will keep SLAM informed of the project’s progress.

                                                                                the design prototypes

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