During September, the Integrated Work team gathered in Boulder, Colorado for a KOAN Kamp retreat to connect, serve the community, and plan for the future. Here are some personal accounts of what some team members found memorable.
In April of 2020, Integrated Work had the honor of partnering with the International Space University to develop a virtual offering that would fill the gap left by not being able to offer their regular summer program on campus in Strasbourg, France. The findings from the work that the cohort of nearly 90 space-professionals from all over the world accomplished, focused on the role of space-based technologies in addressing and remediating health crises on earth, were recently published in Nature Medicine.
In 2020, Integrated Work began to explore what it would mean to move into a self-management structure. We evolved from using Holacracy to a human-first model we call KOAN: a kind, open, adaptive network. At our September 2021 staff retreat, our first in-person time together since the adoption of KOAN, (don’t worry, we were all vaccinated and masked), we lived into our KOAN principles in how we behaved together and in the way we designed the time we shared.
In this article, one of our team members explores how The Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL) program, Easing Back to Life, and her experience connecting to nature provided a great opportunity to be intentional about pandemic reemergence and created time to consider what parts of a reimagined life would be valuable to carry forward.
20 years ago, the nation and the world woke up to some of the most tragic news of our lifetime. To this day, it has changed and shaped all of us. In this article, we have reflections about that day and current times from our team.
Integrated Work is delighted to welcome Moira Perez to our team. She’s been a longtime collaborator, so we’re especially excited to have her join us. Here’s a little more about Moira and why we love having her on the team.
What lessons can we take from triathlon training (or training for any sport), that also apply to an individual’s or an organization’s effort to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive? Just like sports performance, building muscles to address diversity, equity, and inclusion won’t happen overnight.