Deep Democracy Institute



Worldwork and Change Management Highlights:

Lights On

This is a short article that appeared in a South African business school magazine. It contains some background ideas behind Worldwork in organizations, with a brief example of working with a corporate group who is processing their experience of lacking commitment from their headquarters.

Worldwork in Action

Introduction and Case Studies Collection with Analysis

This publication contains an introduction into Worldwork, and a collection of case studies in diverse environments. One is a study of an international corporation working on collaboration and diversity issues with one of their branches in a developing country. One is a study in a maximum security prison. I describes how worldwork facilitates the process of inmates, correction officers, prison administration and the overall political leadership. It shows Worldwork with one of the aspects of internal security of a country. The third case describes how the mayor of Zurich, Switzerland used an open forum intervention to resolve open and partially violent conflicts between homeless youth, the business community and the Zurich police.


Worldwork in Action - Arabic translation

This is the Arabic translation of the above collection of articles "Worldwork in Action," translated by Tamara Zharan, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Worldwork and Deep Democracy in Organizations.

Schupbach, E., Schupbach M., Matushenko, O., Oksenyuk, V. (2008) Oleksandra Matushenko and Victor Oksenyuk from the Kyiv Mohyla Business School in Kiev interview Max and Ellen Schupbach about their organizational leadership training programs, WorldWork, and Deep Democracy. PDF

Worldwork: ein multidimensionales Change Management Modell.

For those of you who speak German, you might enjoy Max Schupbach's article which appeared a couple of days ago in the "Zeitschrift fuer OrganisationsEntwicklung", on how to use Worldwork in Change Management.

Schupbach, M. (2007) Worldwork: ein multidimensionales Change Management Modell. Zeitschrift fuer OrganisationsEntwicklung, Nr. 4, 2007. PDF

Interview on Eldership and Inner Work

Schupbach, M. (2007). Eldership and Inner Work: Working with Large Organisations, FarinFarout: A Collection of Essays on Process Oriented Inner Work. London: RSPOPUK. Interview April 2006. PDF


Worldwork and Facilitation Case Studies and Papers: 

For some thoughts on Worldwork and facilitation see:

Schupbach, Max, “Ost- und Westdeutsche in Berlin einige Jahre nach dem Mauerfall, Ossies und Wessies in einem Worldwork Gruppenprozess” 329-340, in "Das Mögliche Verwirklichen, Perspektiven Humanistischer Psychologie". Mühleisen Hans-Otto (Hg.), Kreuz Verlag, Freiburg im Breisgau, 2013

Schupbach, E., Ph.D. (2004) The Gold at the End of the Rainbow: A Hermeneutic Study of a Therapist's Spiritual Experience. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Union Institute, Cincinnati, Cincinnatti. PDF

Schupbach, M. (2004). Lights On! USB Agenda, June. PDF

Schupbach, M. (2004) Worldwork in the Corporate World: A Case Description: Europe and Carribeans, Change Management in a Global 500 Company. PDF

Schupbach, M. (2004) Who is the Culprit: Organizational Development in a Prison. PDF

Schupbach, M. (2004) Worldwork in Organizations: An Introduction and Three Case Studies. PDF

Schupbach, M. (2004) Worldwork in Town Meetings: A Case Description: Punks, Businesspeople, Police, Residents & Addicts in an Open Forum in Zurich, Switzerland. PDF

Schupbach, M. (2004) East and West Germans in Berlin 15 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall. PDF

Schupbach, M. (2010) Attitudes of the Worldworker. PDF

Schupbach, M. (2010) Personal Development. PDF

Schupbach, M. (2010) The Worldwork Perspective. PDF

Schupbach, M. (2010) Worldwork Methodology. PDF

Siver, S (2004) Shadows of Peace. Paper presented at the Russian Academy of Science Conference on Conflictology sponsored by NATO, April 2004, St Petersburg, Russia. PDF

Siver, S. (2006) Process Work and the Facilitation of Conflict. Psychology of Conflict. Cincinnati, Union Institute & University. PhD  420 pgs. PDF 

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