Building From #metoo
It started with a tweet. It became a rallying cry. Now what?
In just one day, #metoo was tweeted more than 500,000 times and used by more than 4.7 million people in 12 million posts on Facebook. TIME magazine named The Silence Breakers as the 2017 Person of the Year, in honor of all the women who had spoken up against sexual harassment.
But behind the shiny publicity, questions abound. What is exploding in front of us? Why has it caught fire? Can we make this a cultural shift rather than another pressure cooker valve just letting off steam? What does it mean for our own lives and practice of leadership? What is the role for men’s anger and shame? What is the role for women’s anger and shame? How does this affect the covert game of sexual exchange where conquests signal power and prestige? What does masculinity mean? What does femininity mean? What is the essence of our gendered selves and what connects us to this sense of who we are, our sexual identity?
Drawing on the methodologies of Adaptive Leadership and Group Relations, this conference will be an experiential opportunity to surface and examine our explicit and implicit assumptions about sex and power. We will create the conditions for a deep dive into understanding the adaptive gyrations of challenged social structures, the here-and now dynamics of single- and mixed-sex groups, and the challenging and candid conversations that can lead us to personal insights about our own exercise of leadership.
Member Conference Fee
· $390 Early Bird (until June 30)
· $490 Regular (until August 31)
· $590 Late registration (after August 31)
Non-Member Conference Fee
· $790 Early Bird (until June 30)
· $890 Regular (until August 31)
· $990 Late registration (after August 31)
- October 26, 2018 at 5pm – October 28, 2018
- Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA