Learning and Practice Partner Lead at the School of System Change
Sean is brought into his work through the potential of dialogue to unearth ways of being together that support connection, learning, and action. His practice focuses on designing, hosting, and facilitating transformative conflict, action inquiry, nature-based culture regeneration, and collaborative governance processes that are in service of people working on their most complex insidious questions.
His experiences range from working with community-based groups to organize, being a collaborative intermediary across and between spheres of government to develop learning and action networks, and accompanying people and organizations in civil society and business to cultivate new ways of thinking, acting, relating that embrace and embody complex living systems.
Sean takes a relationship and principles-based approach to change that helps us cultivate the capacity to work with polarities. He does this by exploring different perspectives and possibilities that might guide us into deepening and expanding our worldviews, supporting folk to generate questions that bring about action, and guiding groups through collective decision-making processes to determine what next graceful step might be an expression and seed for the future they yearn to work, play and live into.
Acknowledging some of the communities that have shaped Sean the most: 8 Shields; The Art of Hosting; Organization Unbound; The Presencing Institute; Deep Democracy; Human Systems Dynamics Institute; and all those they were built on.
At the School of System Change
Sean accompanies organizations in their system change journey as a Learning and Practice Partner and is also a Host in our open programmes. He's also a team member of the Forum for the Future where he designs and facilitates system change collaborations and co-leads the organization's internal Collaboration Collective.
"I feel change is most possible when we can notice, heal and transform patterns in ourselves, our relationships, and our structures by working with the similarities, differences, and connections within, between and around us."