Worldview Journeys offers learning tools and leadership programs that bring awareness to our individual and collective worldviews ~ the ‘big stories’ through which humans make sense of their experience and world.
Our tools and programs are science-based and designed to support reflection, interaction, and transformation. They can be used online and on site, by individuals and with groups.
Bringing awareness to our worldviews is potent, as they have profound creative and world-shaping powers. As cultural historian Richard Tarnas puts it: “worldviews create worlds.”
Through exploring worldviews, people are empowered to:
Exploring worldviews supports individuals to grow psychologically, by helping them ‘take perspective on their perspective’. Instead of being completely identified with their worldview, they learn to look at it. This broadens their horizon and creates room for multiple perspectives. The result is an expanded mindset with more possibilities for thought, choice, and action.
Exploring worldviews enhances social relationships, by supporting people to have meaningful conversations. Through guided exchanges about their deeper views and values, people can find common ground and learn to appreciate the wisdom of other perspectives. This regenerates cultures as it supports constructive communication and creative collaboration.
By supporting people to explore, question, and renew the purposes and paradigms at the heart of the systems or issues they’re dealing with, systemic change is enabled. Through a clarification of values and a renewed sense of purpose, great motivation is mobilized and systems can be re-aligned. This way, system transformation can come about.
Our mission therefore is…
Our mission therefore is to contribute to the great issues of this time, by supporting people to expand mindsets, regenerate cultures, and re-new purpose.
We do this through developing learning tools and leadership programs, and making them experiential and interactive, transformative and fun!
We aspire to make our tools and programs available to the greatest number of people worldwide, in ways that are easy and low-cost for users. We develop our programs so they can be used online and on site, by individuals and with groups, and in different contexts and settings.
They may for example support educators to host deep learning journeys, empower organisations to renew their organisational culture, or facilitate trainers to invite their groups into more meaningful conversations.
We offer ‘journeys’ into worldviews
We offer explorative learning journeys into worldviews ~ into our ‘big stories’, our fundamental frameworks, our mental maps of meaning-making. These journeys are science-based: based on insights emerging in contemporary academic fields, like the study of worldviews, developmental and positive psychology, educational theories, sustainability and complexity science.
We don’t promote any particular worldview, nor a change of worldview, but we support people to explore their frameworks of meaning for themselves, in experiential, introspective, and interactive ways. This is why we refer to it as a journey. (Read more about our educational philosophy here.)
Participating in a journey means you get to walk the path. With awareness of your starting point, the luggage you bring, and the views you’re familiar with, you get the opportunity to explore other vistas. Like with a journey to a foreign country, you’re bound to come out different, enriched in perspective, with a broadened horizon.
We’re a learning organization
Worldview Journeys is a learning organization. We’re deeply committed to learn from the experiences of our users, keep on researching and testing our programs (like we’re doing with Utrecht University), and integrate newly emerging insights and needs. In this way, we trust that our tools and programs can continue to offer the highest quality of experience to our users, and the best possible positive impact on our world.