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Seeing Things Whole (STW) National Conference

October 6-8, 2017 at Augsburg University

Since its founding in 1993, SeeingThings Whole (STW) has been a community of organizational leaders, scholars, and educators dedicated to exploring the intersection of values, organizational life, and sustainable organizational activity. STW’s educational tools, workshops, and conferences have helped individuals, particularly Next Generation Leaders, along with leadership teams and organizations on a passionate journey of seeing things whole.

Following years of active participation with Augsburg University, STW is honored to gift all of its work to Augsburg, some of which is already embodied in its Master of Arts in Leadership and MBA programs. STW is confident that Augsburg will sustain and expand our shared commitment to serve organizations and their leaders.

To that end, we are pleased to continue the STW tradition of offering a fall conference that gathers people with a common interest in promoting organizational and community well being. As part of the weekend, we are very excited to have Jacquie Berglund, founder, and CEO of Finnegan’s Brew Co. (and an Augsburg Alumnus) center circle on Saturday to actively engage with all attendees in the STW process that will focus on promoting innovation among social entrepreneurs.

The conference this year will take place on the Augsburg campus on October 6- 8.

Click here to register. (Look on the right-hand side for the Seeing Things Whole tab, there you will find the October conference registration.)

Click here to register if you are an Augsburg student, staff, or faculty member.

It promises to be a thought provoking weekend and we hope you will join us!  Below is the Conference schedule. Questions? Contact Tom Morgan at


Conference Schedule at-a-Glance:

Day One–Friday, October 6 Identity–Who we are and what we value…

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Christensen Center, Marshall Room)


4:00 Registration

5:00 Welcome and Overview

5:30 Dinner

6:30 Engaging Organizational Narrative

7:15 Plenary Session 1–Sustainable Organizations through Seeing Things Whole

Claire Sherry Immediato, Board Chair, Seeing Things Whole

8:30 Reception and social time


Day Two–Saturday, October 7 Purpose–Who we serve and how we serve them…

8:00 am – 8:30 pm (Foss Center Chapel)


8:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00 Plenary Session 2–Why Social Entrepreneurship/Social Innovation?

Eric Jolly, Chairman and CEO, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners

10:15 Engaging Organizational Narrative–Turning the Tide

10:45 Plenary Session 2–Neuroscience and Innovation

Sylvia Bartley, Director, Global Philanthropy, Medtronic Inc.

12:00 Lunch and Celebration of STW Milestones and Dreams

Ed Mosel, Executive Director, STW Paul Pribbenow, President, Augsburg University

1:30 Concurrent Workshop Sessions:

  • Exploring a Framework for Developing Person Mission
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Engaging Community Innovation

2:45 Organizational Roundtable:

  • Overview
  • Introduction to Presenting Organization–Finnegan’s Brew Co.

Jacquie Berglund, Founder and CEO, Finnegan’s Brew Co.

  • Roundtable (facilitated by Claire Sherry Immediato)

5:45 Reception

6:30 End of Day One

  • Post-conference–Continuing the Work of STW(all are welcome)


Day Three–Sunday, October 8 Stewardship–How we acquire and care for our resources…

9:00 am – 11:30 noon (Christensen Center, Marshall Room)


9:00 Working Brunch

  • Engaging Organizational Narrative
  • Carrying the Work of STW Forward (facilitated by Anna Lloyd, STW Board member)
  • Closing Circle

11:30 Departure