Co-Intelligence Institute Associates
Sheldon • Tod Sloan
David Steele • Alan Stewart
• Susan C. Strong • Debby
Sugarman • David Sunfellow
• Harris Sussman • Bruce
Takata • Cat Thompson
• Marc Tognotti
President, Surgenia Productions
314 - 55 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1A1 - Canada
I am an internet producer. I focus on market research techniques
to discover better ways to aggregate public opinion. I have also
designed communities and online magazines related to popular culture.
I believe in the potential
of democracy. I like to study emerging democratic technologies and
contribute to internet community projects.
Tod Sloan, Ph.D.
Portland, OR - USA
I was trained originally in personality psychology, counseling,
and critical social theory. This led to projects attempting to trace
the psychosocial impact of societal modernization on individuals
and communities. My book Damaged Life: The Crisis of the Modern
Psyche is one fruit of this work. Everything points to the
critical role of dialogue in fostering deeper democracy.
I am interested in collaborating in the creation
and nourishment of spaces for public reflection and dialogue on
social problems. I hope to contribute to the development of the
theoretical understanding of conditions that foster or hinder deeper
dialogue and critical self-reflection. This theoretical work would
be a precursor to shaping evaluation methods and practices for dialogue
Robert David Steele
CEO, OSS.Net, Inc.
POB 369, Oakton, VA 22124 - USA
I'm an intelligence coach and professional, committed to the creation
of Smart Nations where each of the seven intelligence tribes (national,
military, law enforcement, business, academic, NGO-media, and religion-clan-citizen)
can use new standards to lower the cost and increase the utility
of "global coverage" and the creation of public intelligence
in support of public policy and the public interest.
I am interested in all global issues of local
impact, including water scarcity, disease, genocide, crime, and
corruption. Especially concerned about the breakdown of the US government,
which is making policy and spending taxpayer dollars without regard
to real-world needs either at home or abroad. OSS.Net sponsors the
annual international conference for the seven intelligence tribes,
each spring. Join us!
Alan Stewart, Ph.D.
Principal, Creative State Pty Ltd
13 Bowman Ave, Belair, Adelaide, South Australia 5052 - Australia
618-8370 0592 work / 618- 41 0062 495 cell / 618-8370 0593 fax
I call myself a professional conversationalist, a person whose particular
skills lie in co-creating conditions in which all participants in
groups of any size feel secure and free to express what they feel
passionate about. In this I have been greatly influenced by Humberto
Maturana and Heinz von Foerster.
My work is to bring widespread
awareness of the power of conversing (Latin con versare: to turn
or dance together). For from this emerges co-intelligence which
originates in the dynamic. I believe that this manifests in informality
underpinned by a deep structure of three Rs: respect, relationship
Susan C. Strong, Ph.D
Founder, The Metaphor Project
Post Office Box 892, Orinda CA 94563 - USA
925-254-7198 w / 925-254-3304 fax
The Metaphor Project (MP) helps grassroots activists learn how to
mainstream their messages by "Speaking American." Many
of our methods, tools and resources are posted on our website and
contact information about other workshops, talks, and coaching is
also available there. The site also features a sign-up link for
the free MP e-mail network, which keeps members up to date on new
ideas and resources, plus opportunities to participate in collaborative
online projects. The MP is part of my ongoing work as a public educator
on issues of peace and ecological sanity since the 1980's. Prior
to that I taught persuasion and communication at the college level
for more than a decade.
Ideas about ways to continue developing the
Project co-intelligently are very welcome.
PO Box 11323, Eugene, OR 97440 - USA
I am a trained facilitator and mediator with a passion to create
safe space for people to share their truest feelings and ideas about
what they'd like their community / their world to look like. I am
a huge advocate for Dynamic Facilitation and for Consensus process.
I'd like to assist conference organizers in
transforming conferences from glorified information downloads into
a Form with Intention to move people toward a fuller potential for
making change. I would also like to be a part of bringing together
influential people from opposing viewpoints to use Dynamic Facilitation
to solve their impossible problems.
New Heaven New Earth
P.O. Box 2242, Sedona AZ 86339 - USA
We believe that our planet is passing through a time of profound
change and are seeking to create a global community of like-minded
people that can safely pass through whatever changes may come our
way and help give birth to a new way of life on our planet. We provide
news from around the world concerning all aspects of personal and
planetary transformation with a special focus on consumer protection
for spiritual seekers and solving the fundamental mysteries of human
We're interested in everything CII is doing,
especially its efforts to bring diverse groups of people together
to discover inspired solutions to the ills that afflict our species
Harris Sussman, Ph.D.
51 Craigie Street, Somerville, MA 02143 - USA
I am an educator-at-large, promoting principles of co-intelligence
in whatever realms I can, with special attention to cultural diversity,
group process, and social justice.
I would like to collaborate (of course!)
with others in creating, developing, facilitating CI principles
Seattle, WA - USA
I work as a change agent, consultant, conference organizer, think
tank member and visionary. Having worked on spinal surgery innovations
and promoted integral medicine, I serve as a board member with the
Seattle Institute of Integrative Medicine, One Sky Medicine, and
the Institute for 21st Century Rural Community. My recent work has
focused on cultivating and utilizing the collective wisdom of diverse
individuals to provoke emergent creativity in groups confronted
with difficult systemic problems, in ways that model complex adaptive
behavior in the natural world. I have just completed a book Right
& Timely: How the Coming Paradigm Shift is Changing Us and the
World, which includes chapters on Diversity, Dialogue, Multiple
Intelligences, Collective Intelligence and other co-intelligence
I'm generally interested in all
areas of CII's work and am particularly interested in forming relationships
and collaborations that address complex adaptive challenges.
President, Emotional Technologies Inc
PO Box 7851, St. Paul, MN 55107 - USA
651-969-2666 w / 651-603-8537 h / 651-603-8537 fax
I am an emotional intelligence expert and a leader in the field
of personal development, specializing in facilitating conscious
change and helping individuals navigate complex emotional, mental
and spiritual territories. Using the models of co-creation and co-intelligence,
I help people build bridges that recognize all unique forms of intelligence.
I do personal coaching, career transition counseling, partnership
transformation, professional and corporate development, and conflict
resolution. Copies of my articles are available at my website,
I am fascinated with the complexity of the
human psyche. As we house various forms of energy, we express infinite
varieties of life. Seeing how each life chooses expression gives
us another piece of the picture, leading to a birds-eye view of
the whole. Compassion is the doorway to understanding the "other".
I am interested in further dialogue with anyone who finds this appealing.
Marc Tognotti, Ph.D.
Neighborhood Assemblies Network
157 Randall St, San Francisco, CA 94131 - USA
415-643-3434 h / 415-505-6727 cell
I'm working to bring participatory democracy to San Francisco. We've
drafted legislation to create a citywide network of neighborhood
assemblies that are independent from government but incorporated
into city decision-making processes. By design, each assembly gathers
the full diversity of voices in each neighborhood. We are also serving
the city as a participatory process resource.
What might a model neighborhood democracy's
"constitution" look like, if it formally incorporated
participatory tools and processes into the regular routines of local
community life? And how could we knit a network of such neighborhoods
to create the new form of deliberative democracy? I'd like some
nicely detailed models.
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