#6: Sahana Chattopadhyay — Facilitating Emergence & Generative Communities
Episode description and synopsis
Holding an integrated lens and philosophy for practice, while practicing in very specific and nuanced ways is a skill of ‘dexterity’ I admire greatly.
It’s one that I admire in Sahana Chattopadhyay, and one that we explore in detail in our conversation here. Exploring a radical shift in the way we view organisations, communities and the role of leaders within them.
We explore what might happen if we saw organisations as communities, the soft skills of facilitating emergence, befriending uncertainty, generative dialogue and self-practices for resilience. Join us for a supportive and enlivening conversation.
Sahana is a writer, sense-maker and facilitator exploring emergence & thrivability in a complex, ambiguous world. As Founder and Facilitator at Proteeti, she supports teams and organisations to not only navigate but thrive in our complex world.
Her detailed articulation of the art of space-holding and facilitation is something I personally admire greatly. As something that is often reduced to sticky-notes, group-agreements and salt lamps, Sahana has a depth of understanding in the subtle and nuance threads of what it means to ‘facilitate.’
Show notes and links
Opening Poem: Action, The True Professional – Margaret Wheatley
- Rainer Maria Rilke – “Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower”
- Organisations as Communities – Part 1 and Part 2, Re-imagining Organizations as Ecosystems, Facilitating Emergence and Sensemaking in Organizations, Leading in Uncertain Times
- Parker Palmer – Let Your Life Speak
- Otto Scharmer – TheoryU