Reflecting back on Sante Fe

Musings from our time in Sante Fe co-hosting the International Relational Leadership and Learning conference

obs and some quotes from sante fe


Greg Cajete – Look to the mountain: The re-emergence of indigenous education

“Reflecting on our past to build our future – a matter of being with life – it’s all about life.”

Sustainability ‘as’ contextually working in the many human and ecological tapestries – Seem to be circling back to indigenous understandings

Hold a common story and it is a story of ’emergence’. The future – how do we go from here? What do we need to know about ourselves?

Community is the medium and the message – Individual person is a myth – We are all kernels on the same corn cob.

Well being (whole hearted ness)

How are we going to establish relationships that enables us to survive in the future?
How are we going to rebuild our relationships with the natural world?


Maggie Farrah

Leading and serving through relationships

We need to bridge linear govt policy-making
Poor schools never catch up

How will our initiatives build better relationships?

Rel w self, other, context
– rel w self – Problem is within ourself, where do I react, practice listening to self, attention to our body, building coaching environment, stance reflecting on / in action
– rel w other – most different to self, over listening too, under listening to, best communities notice when someone goes missing, whose voice is not heard? Who hasn’t got meaningful relationships?
– rel w context – cultural, spiritual, confront the brutal facts, serve context you have,

Relationships will find energy in transformation

Perhaps relational leadership and learning – it’s time has come

Am I available? Engaged? Connected?

Whole hearted vs busyiness