Have you ever wondered whether you can adopt a more comprehensive, effective, and integrally informed approach to complex public health problems? If so, we encourage you to learn about integral theory. Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D, spoke about integral theory in a brown bag presentation at Public Health Institute (PHI). Sean is an associate professor and founding Chair of the Integral Theory Program at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, founding Director of the Integral Research Center, and founding Executive Editor of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. In his presentation, Sean provided concrete examples of how an integral approach can serve the efforts at PHI.

Integral theory is an all-inclusive framework that draws on the key insights of the world's greatest knowledge traditions. The awareness gained from drawing on all truths and perspectives allows the Integral thinker to bring new depth, clarity and compassion to every level of human endeavor — from unlocking individual potential to finding new approaches to global-scale problems including health and environmental challenges.



Alexandra Destler, EdM

Director, Health and Climate Change Leaders Program

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Alexandra Destler is a Project Director at Public Health Institute, focusing on creating innovative leadership education programming as a powerful tool to advance environmental sustainability in organizations and industries; cross sector partnership development focused on shared vision and sustainability issues; assessing and adapting mental models and worldviews; and changing the…

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Date Published: Friday, January 24, 2014

Integral Institute