A comparison of linear, hierarchical and circular organizational structure

The Medicine Wheel is an ancient symbol representing a cosmological perspective based on connectedness, integration, and inter-dependence.  It emphasizes sacredness and equality in function, purpose, and value of all beings regardless of species, race, gender, or age.  A premise of the Medicine Wheel is that all living beings learn from each other and that all are necessary for the structure and process of life to remain strong and vital.  The Medicine Wheel perspective on the relationships between genders and among race is inclusive and supportive rather than the exclusive, divisive, and ultimately destructive perspective of relationships designed in hierarchical and linear social structures.  

The Medicine Wheel demonstrates a framework of connectedness among all beings that can be a powerful antidote to the mistrust, misunderstanding, and fear of the diversity among people which is often the basis of “isms”.   In addition, the Medicine Wheel demonstrates the purpose of the natural diversity among the inhabitants of the earth.  Once the form and function of diversity is understood, fear is often replaced by joy and appreciation as the primary experience of diversity.

In this workshop, participants will experience the transformation of information through patterns, discovering key elements to a well-run organization, family, work group or other construct in which human satisfaction is critical to success.

“He is the traditional Lakota definition of a ‘real man’—compassionate, loving, strong hearted, peaceful, generous, and helpful.” ~ Alberta
“Lawrence helps each of us meet our responsibility to bring our world together by changing our attitudes and view of the world.” ~ Neftali
“Lawrence discerns or draws out what is needed…and helps it manifest.” ~ Loren
“You changed my perspective of the world around me by teaching me to be more perceptive of the natural world” ~ Sam