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May Presentation - Engaging Emergence to Navigate Disruption

  • May 16, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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May Presentation - Engaging Emergence to Navigate Disruption

Peggy Holman

This training will be conducted live via Zoom. 

We are surrounded by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity -- we live in VUCA times. What can we do for ourselves and the organizations we work with to find our way forward? By treating disruption as a doorway to possibility, we can set the stage for diverse people to connect, imagine the future they want, and self-organize to create it. As more of us are equipped to show up with curiosity, compassion, and creativity, we can grow our collective capacity to thrive in any conditions. Learning to “engage emergence” -- to work constructively with disturbances and difference so that promising possibilities arise – better equips us to figure out what to do when we don’t know what to do. We’ll explore questions that matter to you using a framework for cultivating inclusive spaces that invite people to show up authentically, connect with each other, and discover what’s possible when we work together.

In this session, you will...

  • Get clearer about what to do when you don’t know what to do by learning a constructive way to work with uncertainty and disruption.
  • Learn some basics for hosting conversations that matter based in complexity and emergence. 
  • Increase your capacity to show up with curiosity, compassion, and creativity.

About Your Presenter

Peggy Holman supports diverse groups to face complex issues turning presentation into conversation and passivity into participation. In The Change Handbook, Holman & her co-authors profile 61 practices that engage people in creating their desired future. Her award-winning Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity provides a roadmap for tackling complex challenges through stories, principles, and practices. Holman is a co-founder of Journalism That Matters, a nonprofit that supports and equips the adventurers who transform relationships between communities and journalism for a strong, inclusive democracy.

Zoom meeting will get sent directly upon registration!

This event is part of PNODN's quarterly theme Holding Change in Our Changing World. If you are trying to navigate our ever changing world and working environment, you are not alone. Be sure to check out all our courses and equip yourself with the tools to support your organizations and yourself.


$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$25 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$10 for students/seniors pre-registered 


6:00 – 6:15 pm   Join Zoom, Networking

6:15 – 7:45 pm   Presentation

Please be aware that our meetings could be recorded or photographed.

Online registration closes the Sunday prior to the meeting. PNODN welcomes and encourages walk ins at the door where the walk in rates will be:

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