Welcome to the Integral African Conference (IAC)


Our invitation from Africa is to co-create a space for dialogue, engagement, creativity and inspiration.  We will converge and connect at the Cradle of Mankind through an embrace of our deepest humanity. This conference will seek to bring thought leaders in the fields of Integral Theory, Spiral Dynamics, and African Spirituality and Consciousness to explore the kaleidoscope of our personhood that goes beyond current interpretations to include an African dialect (of such theory). We look forward to a deep emergence through awareness, experience and action into the world towards its regeneration.

This gathering will be held every second year and aims to:

1. Create a safe and inspiring space to explore and evolve integral conversations
2. Stimulate inquiry into even more diverse perspectives than currently available
3. Explore the boundaries and intersectional points between various African philosophies and their contribution to Integral Theory
4. Provide a community of practice for human consciousness practitioners
5. Promote oral history and how it can be integrated into main stream academia
6. Bring various practitioners together from an integral perspective
7. Showcase African case studies
8. Enhance the visibility of unique African leadership practices and philosophies as critical to world knowledge


Three different streams will be facilitated:


1. A stream on African consciousness and spirituality

2. A stream on integral theory and its practice and applications

3. A stream on Spiral Dynamics and developmental theories for individual and collective growth and its applications


The conference will engage theory, experience, practice and community building through the art and science of integral theory and its inclusive, holistic, and multi-dimensional lenses.

In association with The Integral Africa Institute; Mandala Consulting; The African Centre of Human Emergence; The (Integral Africa) Coaching Centre (TCC); and with support from our friends at IEC.


Please note the current programme is a draft and open to changes


Time African Consciousness Voices Integral Voices Spiral Dynamics Voices
09:00 – 09:15 Opening Address: Vusi Vilakati, Dr Rica Viljoen, Dr Paddy Pampallis and Bence Ganti
09:15 – 09:30 Praise Singer: Prelude Sibindi
09:30 – 10:00
Keynote Speaker:
Doing Human Better
Dr Nceba Ndzwayiba
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00 Tea / Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30
African Spiritual Consciousness
Vusi Vilakati
Integration: a deliberate act of embrace – the full spectrum of consciousness: Waking up from the cradle to growing up as a nation/world!
Dr Paddy Pampallis
Remembering BEIGE and PURPLE to truly becoming Second Tier
Dr Rica Viljoen with Dr Loraine Laubscher and Mande Toubkin sharing on Being BEIGE
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:30
Building leaders, that build
businesses, that build Africa

Prof Jon Foster-Pedley
An integral economic approach for a prosperous Africa
Frans van der Colff
MeshWORKS as Second Tier praxis – in service of emergence
Drs Anne-Marie Voorhoeve
12:30 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30
REBIRTH: A Southern Perspective Towards Integral Transformation
Dr Mamohau Del Sekgaphane
Movie Screening: 12 Shamans
World Premiere of wise elders sharing their wisdom on the state of the world
Spiral Dynamics – a way to capacitate leaders in a health care environment
Shannon Nell, Ruan Viljoen and Dr Zondré Keevy
14:30 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:30 Tea / Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00
The mouse who made it – A strategic storyteller’s three decade-long journey
Big Chief Talking Bull (Peter Christie)
Stages of Development in Integral Psychology, an in-depth presentation and experience of Ken Wilber’s mapping
Bence Ganti
Spiral Dynamics in Action – looking forward to look back
Dr Loraine Laubscher and Ruan Viljoen
16:00 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:00
The catalytic role of leadership in raising consciousness in the South African social systems
Dr Joyce Toendepi
Stages of Development in Integral Psychology, an in-depth presentation and experience of Ken Wilber’s mapping
Bence Ganti
The potent combination of Spiral Dynamics and The System of Profound Knowledge to improve South African healthcare delivery
Ansie Prinsloo
17:00 – 17:30
17:30 – 18:00
Keynote Speaker:
Integral Contributions to a World at Risk
Roger Walsh
18:00 – 18:30
18:30 – 20:00
20:00 – 20:30
Shamanic journey to access states of consciousness
20:30 – 21:00

Time African Consciousness Voices Integral Voices Spiral Dynamics Voices
08:00 – 09:00 Option 1: Shamanic Medicine Drum Journey with Alice Coelho
Option 2: Yoga with Yoga4Alex: Kundalini Yoga
Option 3: Dance
Option 4: World Café to the rhythm of Integral – Visit the South (with Dr Christa Rudd), East (with Dr Keshia Mohamed-Padayachee), North (with Dr Jan Bosman) and West (with Marietjie Lancaster). Facilitated by Prof Ben Anderson
09:00 – 09:30
Keynote Speaker:
Treated as objects: Colonization of the mind – then and now
Susann Cooke-Greuter
09:30 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30
The story of a Rwandan Refugee: Tragedy which changed my life
Caritas Uwizera
Integral Africa Coaching as a society wide consciousness activator
Ashika Pillay, Joy-Marie Lawrence, Emmanuel Haruperi & Sue Hirschson
Understanding Human Better through innovation and assessment
Dr Kincaid Kotze
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30 Tea / Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00
African consciousness voices in the world of work: Implications
Maphutha Diaz

Re-imagining higher education in an evolved future: Institutional Leadership, Culture, Curriculum
Prof Denise Zinn, Prof Pamela Dube, Prof Lionel Green-Thompson & Dr Sal Muthayan
Wicked Problems – Social Messes – MESHwork Solutions
Dr Darrell Gooden and Jeff McKenzie
12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:00
Meet them where they are – community development and tribal values
Alain Volz
Integrative values approach to transformational co-creation and development
Andrew Barker
African Wisdom from Ghana through storytelling
George Mawuli Damien, Dr Anna-Rosa le Roux & René de Beer
13:00 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:00
A Vision Summit Platform: Alternate activism across disciplines, communities, and structures for a better world
Rudston Cullen
Personal journey of growth as an Integral leader while tackling the intertwined social crises in the world
Adriano Campolina
Fireside chat with Dr Adri Drotskie and Dr Rica Viljoen: A story of courageous leadership – the Purple tale of Josephine
Dr Adri Drotskie and Dr Rica Viljoen
15:00 – 15:30
15:30 – 16:00
Leadership – the unconventional perspective
Sandile Mbele
Now is the time for Integral Transformative Learning
Dr Aftab Omer
Reaching purple through experiential learning
Marinette Hendriks
16:00 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:00
Emergence of South Africa: Historic, Sacred, Secular and Scientific Pathway: Pathway to the Future
Dr Don Edward Beck
The Integrative Enneagram as an Integral Methodology
Donna Glanvill
17:00 – 17:30
17:30 – 19:30
19:30 – 23:00 Constellation Workshop: Emerging our African Voices
Nobantu Mpotulo, Bence Ganti, IEC Facilitator, Vusi Vilikati, Dr Rica Viljoen, Dr Paddy Pampallis and Drs Anne-Marie Voorhoeve

Time African Consciousness Voices Integral Voices Spiral Dynamics Voices
08:00 – 10:00 Option 1: Reflection on Constellation: 4 Quadrant Review with Dr Paddy Pampallis and Dr Rica Viljoen
Option 2: Immersion to the Cradle with Louise Claassen
Option 3: Long March to Freedom with Dr Vusi Vilikati
Option 4: Sound journey with Sharman with Vaughan Harris
Option 5: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
10:00 – 10:30 Tea / Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00
Keynote Speaker:
Activating mindsets for a world we need to enact
Jay Naidoo
11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:00
Authorisation of women as researchers in a higher education institution: A dream unfolding
Prof Michelle May
Dynamic Systems in health care: Dialogue
Prof Juanita Bezuidenhout, Dr Anchen Laubscher, Dr Justin Gavanescu & Delphine Olivier
Spiral Dynamics in Action in Business
Mark Tarlton
12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:00
Co-determination as a way to stimulate emotional & socioeconomic settlements in a reimagined South Africa
Dr George Lindeque & Dr Dennis George
Integral Ubuntu Coaching in a the 4th Industrial Revolution and VUCA world
Dr Dumisani Magadlela
Augmented Leadership: Adaptive intelligence for leaders in the 4th industrial revolution
Anneke Ferreira, Cliff Brunette, Thomas Johns & Selaelo Matlhane
14:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:00 Tea / Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30
Change and institutional memory
Hlumelo Biko
Beyond convention: Leaders leading and ‘doing human better’
Mteto Nyati, Dr Mothomang Diaho, Tsholo Kubheka & Roswitha Becker
Global Spiral Dynamics in Action Panel:
Anatoly Balyaev, Örs Horváth,
Drs Anne-Marie Voorhoeve,
Heather McDowell, Kateryna
Yasko & Bonnie Vallette
15:30 – 16:00
16:00 – 16:30 Keynote Speaker:
A convocation to waking up, growing up, cleaning up and showing up – a path to consciousness
Ken Wilber
16:30 – 17:00
ReimagineSA’s Vision, Mission and Goals
Luvuyo Madasa
17:00 – 17:30
The quest for African spirituality for the humanisation of the world
Bishop Sidwell Mokgothu
17:30 – 18:00 Closing Ceremony
Music Ritual with Bishop Sidwell Mokgothu and local musicians