2019 Synergos Global Philanthropists Circle Members Meeting

Events Calendar 

Join us in exploring how to build new forms of connection and solidarity

We want to hold space for you and all of us to be present to one another, share ideas and inspiration, and promote new collective action.

At this time, our convenings are held online. As the need for physical distancing decreases following the covid-19 crisis, continued online gatherings and learning from them will enrich our revived in-person programming.

Participation in some of these sessions is by invitation only or limited to members of special Synergos networks (such as the Global Philanthropists Circle); contact your Synergos relationship manager or collaborate@synergos.org for more information.

 

Synergos Digital Event Tracks:


CULTIVATE THE MIND
Explorations of the most pressing conversations of our time, with an orientation to lifelong learning and emerging solutions based on the principles of bridging leadership: systems thinking, inner work, and partnership.

 


CULTIVATE THE SOUL
“Hands-on” sessions offered in partnership with Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle affinity group, Spiritual Civilization, to practice inner work and increase consciousness of the ideals that drive us. Live participation is limited.

 


CULTIVATE ACTION
Conversations built around specific initiatives, aimed toward building action to create lasting change and sharing learning from these experiences. Live participation is limited.

JANUARY 2022

Food Systems Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, January 25
The Food Systems Collaborative Community will engage members interested in using food as tool for social and environmental change.

FEBRUARY 2022

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
Spirituality & Science, Virtual Session, February 3
In partnership with Krueger & Lee
SESSION 4: HOPE
How does hope benefit our emotional and physical life? Can we learn to hope? This session will discuss the scientific research on hope, the resilience it can bring during dark phases in our lives, and the ways in which we can learn to incorporate it.
Registration is required for participation. To learn more visit kruegerandlee.com.

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, February 10
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in climate change initiatives. 

Global Dialogue Initiative
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, February 15
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in promoting dialogue as a means for achieving better connection and mutual support and responsibility among people around the world.

MARCH 2022

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
Spirituality & Science, Virtual Session, March 3
In partnership with Krueger & Lee
SESSION 5: SELF-COMPASSION
Compassion, once considered solely a spiritual concept, is now one of the most widely discussed words in politics and social and healthcare policy. But compassion can sometimes seem easier to extend to others than to ourselves. This session will explore what compassion is and how we can learn to be compassionate to ourselves as well as to others.
Registration is required for participation. To learn more visit kruegerandlee.com.

Food Systems Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, March 8
The Food Systems Collaborative Community will engage members interested in using food as tool for social and environmental change.

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, March 24
The Spiritual Civilization Collaborative Community engages members to explore ways philanthropists can increase consciousness of the ideals and practices in society that work for the greater good.

Supporting Action for Climate Change
Network Event, The Conduit, London, March 31
In partnership with Environmental Funders Network & The Philanthropy Workshop
Including a pre-dinner discussion with insights from experienced philanthropists, this occasion will provide all Synergos, EFN & TPW members with a rare opportunity to hear from the broader environmental philanthropic community on how they are approaching the biggest issue of our time.

APRIL 2022

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
Spirituality & Science, Virtual Session, April 7
In partnership with Krueger & Lee
SESSION 6: BELONGING
Various research on well-being and happiness points out that the health of our relationships plays an important role. We will be looking at the landscape of research on relationships and discuss the effects of personal relationships, as well as the group dynamics in community settings. We will ask if there are lessons to be learned to improve our personal and community relationships and enhance our happiness and well-being.
Registration is required for participation. To learn more visit kruegerandlee.com.

Food Systems Community Retreat
Collaborative Community Retreat, New York, April 22-24
The Food Systems Collaborative Community will gather members in New York for an in-person retreat.

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, April 28
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in climate change initiatives. 

Global Dialogue Initiative Retreat
Collaborative Community Retreat, Austria, Dates TBD
GDI Collaborative Community will gather members in Europe for an in-person retreat.

Collective Action for the Amazon
Collaborative Community Gathering, Location TBD, Date TBD
Collective Action for the Amazon Collaborative Community will gather members for an in-person meeting on climate action initiatives in the Amazon.

Synergos Mixer
Network Event, New York, Date TBD
Join Peggy Dulany and the Synergos network in New York for an evening of engagement of our work in the world. 

MAY 2022

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
Spirituality & Science, Virtual Session, May 5
In partnership with Krueger & Lee
SESSION 7: LOVE, AN ULTIMATE SPIRITUAL MISSION
Love is central to most religions and spiritual traditions. What is love in the spiritual sense? Is it different from love as we ordinarily understand it? What role did love play in our lives during the time of the pandemic?
Registration is required for participation. To learn more visit kruegerandlee.com.

Synergos Global Gathering
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York, May 10
In a time of great disruption and growing instability, the world needs extraordinary leadership. This devoted and powerful community can help spark a paradigm shift and move human behavior back into alignment with that which is the organizing principle of all life on the planet: interconnectedness. This year's Gtahering will focus of climate change and social justice.

David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
Gotham Hall, New York, May 11
An evening of inspiration about how we can create positive change by deepening trust, strengthening collaboration, and releasing the energy and ideas of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world. At this event, we will honor outstanding global leaders.

Spiritual Civilization Meeting
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Tarrytown, May 12
This gathering will convene all GPC members interested in diving deeper to explore Spiritual Civilization - what can be done to increase consciousness, or awareness, in society of the ideals that drive members of society to help each other and work towards the greater good. The ideals of love, compassion, purpose, altruism, ethics and creativity were examined on a personal, philanthropic, and societal level through the exchange of stories and reflective practices.

Montana Retreat Reunion
Peggy Dulany's Residence, Tarrytown, May 13
Those who have attended a past Montana Retreat are invited to a reunion with Peggy and other retreat alumni. We deepen our mutual connections and explore how to build upon our shared experience to increase our effectiveness as human beings - in our work, relationships, and philanthropy.

Global Dialogue Initiative
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, May 24
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in promoting dialogue as a means for achieving better connection and mutual support and responsibility among people around the world.

Collective Action for the Amazon
Collaborative Community Gathering, Location TBD, Date TBD
Collective Action for the Amazon Collaborative Community will gather members for an in-person meeting on climate action initiatives in the Amazon.

PREVIOUS EVENTS


December 2021

GPC Gathering New York
December 16

Bridging Leadership Next Generation Community: Cultivating the Bridging Leader in Me (An End of Year Celebration!)
December 10

Vaccinating the World – The Journey of mRNA & The Fight for Health Equity
December 6 • With Dr. Drew Weissman

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
December 2 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer

GPC Europe Tour - UK Gathering
December 1


November 2021

Climate & Environment Collaborative Community Meeting
November 30

GPC Europe Tour - France Gathering
November 25

Dialogue for Democracy
November 23

Bridging Leadership Next Generation Community: Bonding Activity
November 19

Food Systems Collaborative Community Meeting
November 16

Funders of Mindfulness and Spirituality Virtual Gathering
November 9-10 • With Nancy Bordeaux and Arawana Hayashi

Food Systems Collaborative Community Meeting
November 8

GPC Europe Tour - Holland Gathering
November 8

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
November 3 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer


October 2021

GPC Brazil Member Gathering
October 26

GPC Community Gathering
October 13

David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
October 12 • Honored Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Cherie Nursalim

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
October 7 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer

Climate and Environmental Protection in China
October 6 • With Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Rockefeller Foundation, Asia Society Policy Institute and Synergos

Bridging Leadership Next Generation Community: Addressing Inequality Through the Lens of Unconscious Biases and Inner Work (Part II)
October 1


September 2021

Bridging Leadership Next Generation Community: Addressing Inequality Through the Lens of Unconscious Biases and Inner Work (Part I)
September 30

Global Dialogue Initiative - September Meeting
September 23

Montana Retreat
September 12-19 • With Peggy Dulany


August 2021

Bridging Leadership Next Generation Community: Bonding Activity
August 26


June 2021

Synergos Encuentro LatAm
June 18 • Varias oradoras
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Synergos Global Gathering
June 15-16 • Various Speakers
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