The Scholarship of Toni A. Gregory: A Discussion of “Leading with Integral Diversity Maturity: Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela”
When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013; 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Marriott Kingsgate – Room Amp II
All interested students and faculty are cordially invited to participate in an hour-long discussion of the forthcoming book chapter, “Leading with Integral Diversity Maturity: Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela” (2013), by Toni A. Gregory and Michael A. Raffanti.
Following the discussion, co-author Michael Raffanti will join the group to discuss the genesis and process of this collaborative project.
In a 2010 review of a conference presentation that provided the basis for “Leading with Integral Diversity Maturity,” UI&U graduate Jeannie Carlisle Volckmann elucidates:
Toni A. Gregory & Michael A. Raffanti…develop a framework, Integral Diversity Maturity (IDM), by drawing heavily from the work of Roosevelt Thomas and his concept of “diversity tension,” as well as Ken Wilber’s AQAL model of interpretation. This tension existed both for Mandela and Malcolm X (as well as millions of others acted upon by the oppression of racism). Yet through a process of personal reflection and responding and reacting to the diversity tension, Mandela and Malcolm X gained a ‘clarity’ about the nature of the tension. This clarity, or ‘maturity,’ allowed both men to accommodate new, expansive, and productive ways of relating to self and interacting with the world as a whole.” (“Notes from the Field,” Integral Leadership Review 10.4 : 2)
Please contact Karsten Piep via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain an electronic advance copy of “Leading with Integral Diversity Maturity: Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela.”