Genius Loci: The Spirit of Place
A Complementary Tele-Seminar
The Powers of Place Initiative and The Assisi Institute
Dr. Renee Levi and Dr. Michael Conforti
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
4:00 – 5:00 PM (EST)
call: (802) 254-6220
or e-mail: [email protected]
Renee Levi and Michael Conforti will explore multiple dimensions of the spirit of place. Using excerpts from recent research, stories and experiences, and images that recur in public places, Michael and Renee will engage in a free-form dialogue that aims to provoke your thinking, evoke your emotions, and invoke your sensitivity to the powers of place in everyday life.
Dr Renee Levi
Renee Levi is former Director of Research and Founding Steward of the Powers of Place Initiative, a Fetzer Institute-supported project exploring the influence of place, space and environment on collective transformation toward positive change in the world. She has been involved with other Fetzer Institute-funded research initiatives, including the Collective Wisdom Initiative.
Renee is also principal of Resonance Consulting, a leadership and organization development consulting firm specializing in executive coaching, organizational research, strategic planning, small and large group facilitation and change management.
An alumna of Saybrook University (’03) with a Ph.D. in Organization Systems, Renee is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Saybrook University. Her doctoral dissertation, Group Magic: An Inquiry into Experiences of Collective Resonance, established a field for further inquiry into this new aspect of group dynamics through The Resonance Project. Her work has been published in numerous scholarly journals.
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