Werner Erhard

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Werner H. Erhard is recognized world-wide as a business, management, and humanitarian leader, with an esteemed record of accomplishment and achievement at the highest levels of U.S. national policy, international peace, reconciliation and development efforts, and leadership and management theory and practice. His creation of innovative ideas and models of individual, organizational and social transformation have impacted such diverse fields as business, education, philosophy, medicine, psychotherapy, developing countries, conflict resolution, and community building. Erhard is a recipient of the 1988 Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Award in honor of his “notable effort to end the starvation and hunger suffered by millions throughout the world” and is a Knight in the Sovereign Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem for his lifelong dedication to helping those in need. Werner Erhard’s international accomplishments include peace and reconciliation efforts in Northern Ireland, business leader training as part of the U.S State Department’s Russia / U.S. Project, and a life history of contributions to impoverished regions of the world, to include Bangladesh, India, Ethiopia, Mexico, Cambodia, Mozambique and many others.

A former member of the U.S. / Costa Rica Presidential Advisory Commission and Co-Founder of The Hunger Project, a global United Nations NGO committed to the sustainable end of abject poverty, Werner Erhard has founded and led several global foundations and has a distinguished record of academic contributions, authored numerous publications, and led thousands of courses across the globe on leadership and creating transformative results. In addition to his intellectual contributions, Erhard has contributed millions of dollars and raised from his constituency countless millions more for various humanitarian causes and organizations. He has consulted for numerous Fortune 100 corporations and charitable and governmental entities, including IBM, NASA, Lockheed, The Hartford Group and Africare to name a few. In all, more than two million people around the world have participated in his programs. Werner Erhard is a leading thinker in the fields of philosophy, linguistics, and leadership and management theory and practice, and his ideas have been incorporated by a majority of Fortune 100 companies and recognized by Fortune magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue as a major innovative thinker in shaping modern management thinking about empowerment over the last 35 years. Social scientist Daniel Yankelovich said of a study he conducted on participants of one of Werner Erhard’s programs for the general public: “Several of the study’s findings surprised me quite a bit, especially the large number of participants for whom The Forum proved to be ‘one of the most valued experiences of my life’.  This is not a sentiment that people, especially successful, well-educated people, express lightly.”

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HONORS

1988 Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Award – Gandhi Memorial International Foundation
- “In honor of your notable effort to end the starvation and hunger suffered by millions throughout the world and for drawing broad public awareness to the value of integrity in our everyday lives” 
1984 Grand Cross of Merit – Sovereign Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem (Denmark)
1978 Knight of Grace, Sovereign Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem (Denmark)
2003 Humanitarian of the Year – Youth at Risk, Inc., New York

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FOUNDER

The Werner Erhard Foundation - Non-profit organization that funds and fosters research, scholarly endeavors, and international crisis relief

The Hunger Project - Non-profit, United Nations NGO working for the sustainable end of global hunger

The Breakthrough Foundation -  Non-profit organization working with youth at risk

The Holiday Project - Non-profit organization of volunteers who visit people confined to institutions during holidays and throughout the year

The Education Network - Empowering educators in accomplishing with their students what inspired those educators to enter the educational field

Prison Possibilities, Inc. - Leaving prisoners able to create a future for themselves not given by their past

The Mastery Foundation - Enabling and empowering grassroots peace and reconciliation leaders.

The CareGivers Project - Empowering care givers to take care of themselves as well as those for whom they were caring so as not to be disabled by burnout

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BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

U.S. / Costa Rica Presidential Advisory Commission (Costa Rica)

Warren Bennis Leadership Circle, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

California Institute of Integral Studies

Global Hunger Project

The Holiday Project

National Black Theater

Friends of Conservation

NOTABLE UNDERTAKINGS

Northern Ireland Peace Process - in collaboration with Peter Block, designed courses and trained clergy and grassroots leaders in a transformational perspective on leadership and integrity to forward peace and reconciliation.

Consultant to Northern Ireland para-military entities to allow them to transform from armed militant status to empowered community support groups.     

Russia / U.S. Project - trained Russian business professors, emerging business men and women, and Russia’s first Parliamentarians to prepare them for effective leadership in rapidly changing legal, economic and business environments.

Integrated, worked with and supported numerous voluntary organizations to avert famine in Cambodia and Ethiopia, respond to earthquakes in Mexico, and combat the effects of flooding in Bangladesh.

Mozambique Project – supported shipment of over $5 million in goods donated to by numerous corporations.

S.H.A.R.E. India – with Ramakrishna Bajaj built a charitable trust that established clinics to vaccinate children and educate mothers on how to protect infants from intestinal diseases.

With psychiatrist Dr. Robert Shaw, created and delivered a series of programs for over 1,400 psychotherapists to free them from the constraints imposed on their practice of therapy by their network of unexamined ideas, beliefs, biases, social and cultural embedded-ness, and taken-for-granted assumptions.

Sponsored ten Annual Theoretical Physics Conferences that each year brought together 15 leaders in the field to work on major unresolved issues in the field (referenced in The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics, by Leonard Susskind, Little, Brown and Company, July 2008).

BUSINESS HISTORY

1963 - 1970 Vice President, Parents Magazine Cultural Institute, a division of Grace & Company (child development materials)
1970-1971 Division Manager, The Grolier Society
1971 Founder, Erhard Seminars Training Inc./ est, an educational corporation
1981 Founder, Werner Erhard and Associates
1981 Co-Founder, International Philosophy Corporation
1983 Co-Founder, Center for Contextual Studies
1983 Co-Founder, Action Technologies Inc.
1984 Co-Founder, Paradigm 3 Satellite Network
1984 Founder, Custom Marine Technologies, Inc.
1984 Founder, Transformational Technologies Inc. / Tekniko Inc.
1988 Founder, Werner Erhard and Associates International Inc.
1971 -
present
Speaker, Lecturer and Consultant – clients include IBM, Monsanto, NASA, The Hartford Group, Lockheed, and other Fortune 100 companies, USAID, Africare, Ethiopia Working Group, various NGOs, Universities and Non-Profit Organizations

INDIVIDUAL & ORGANIZATIONAL METHODOLOGIES AUTHORED

The est Training
The Forum
Critical Success Factors
Masterful Coaching: The Art of Management
Introduction to Organizational Transformation
The Tekniko Technology: An Entry Conversation for New and/or Prospective Clients
Being “Multilingual” – Consulting and Leading with Transformational Technology in the Background
Marketing Transformational Technology
Ownership: The Distinction Owner
Packaging Transformational Technology for Emerging Business
Packaging Transformational Technology for Large Clients
Executive Excellence Program
Recreating a Leader’s Intention
Distinguishing Vision
Creating Vision
Chaos: An Advanced Intensive in the Distinctions of the Technology
Designing Communication Courses for Business
Enabling Reengineering
Concern Cascade Technology
Strategy Technology
Breakdown/Breakthrough Technology
Mission Control: Managing Everything There is to Do and Have
Integrity, A Positive Theory
Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise of Leadership, An Ontological / Phenomenological Model
New Paradigm of Performance

PUBLICATIONS

“The Mind’s Dedication to Survival”, by Werner Erhard, Gilbert Guerin and Robert Shaw, The Journal of Individual Psychology, Volume 31, Number 1, May, 1975.

“The est Standard Training”, by Werner Erhard and Victor Gioscia, Ph.D., The Journal of Individual Psychology, Volume 31, Number 1, May, 1975.

“The End of Starvation: Creating An Idea Whose Time Has Come”, by Werner Erhard,
The Hunger Project, 1977.

“est: Communication in a Context of Compassion”, by Werner Erhard and Victor Gioscia, Ph.D., The Journal of Current Psychiatric Therapies, 1978.

“Some Aspects of the est Training and Transpersonal Psychology: A Conversation”, by Werner Erhard and James Fadiman, The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Vol. 9, No. J, 1977.

“You Don’t Alter What You Know, You Alter the Way You Know It: A Conversation with Werner Erhard about The est Training, Philosophy, “Enlightenment,” Authoritarianism and Legitimate Authority, Arrogance, Leadership and Vision”, The Network Review, Northeast Edition, Volume 1, Number 4, September 1983. Audio recording at Internet Archive

“Being Well” by Werner Erhard, Victor Gioscia, Ph.D. and Ken Anbender, Ph.D., Chapter 5 in Beyond Health and Normality: Explorations of Exceptional Psychological Well-being, Edited by Roger Walsh, M.B., Ph.D., MRANZCP and Deane H. Shapiro, Jr., Ph.D., Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1983.

“Ethiopia, 1988”, by Werner Erhard, The Union Leader, Manchester, N.H., January 12, 1989.

“In Training, Free Choice is the Key”, by Werner Erhard, The Atlanta Constitution, October 11, 1989.

Creating Leaders:  An Ontological / Phenomenological Model”, Erhard, Werner H., Jensen, Michael C., and Granger, Kari L, in The Handbook for Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing, and Being, Edited by Snook, Scott A., Nohria, Nitin N., and Khurana, Rakesh, Sage Publications, Inc., 2011.

"Bill Bartley: Biographer Extraordinary," in the book Hayek: A Collaborative Biography, edited by Dr. Robert Leeson, Visiting Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

"Putting Integrity Into Finance: A Purely Positive Approach" by Werner Erhard and Michael C. Jensen Ph.D.; Social Science Research Network (SSRN), Inc.; Positive as used here is from the discipline of economics – it does not mean something good or desirable, it means the way the world actually is and operates. This paper is availble at National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); and Harvard Business School Working Knowledge.


IN-PROCESS PUBLICATIONS

Electronic copies of abstracts, papers and course materials are available at Werner Erhard’s author page at SSRN:  http://ssrn.com/author=433651

“Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model (PDF File of PowerPoint Slides)”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C. and Granger, Kari L., (March 2010). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 09-124; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 09-01; Gruter Institute Squaw Valley Conference 2009: Law, Behavior & the Brain; Simon School Working Paper No. FR 09-27. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1392406.

“Pre-Course Reading: The Transformational Experiences that Leave Ordinary People Being Leaders, Access to a Context that Uses You, and Education as Stretching the Mind”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C., Granger, Kari L. (May 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1513400

“Introductory Reading for Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C., Zaffron, Steve and Granger, Kari L., (July 2010). Harvard Business School Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit Research Paper Series No. 09-022; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 08-01; Simon School Working Paper No. 08-02; Gruter Institute Squaw Valley Conference 2009: Law, Behavior & the Brain. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1585976.

“Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C., Zaffron, Steve and Granger, Kari L., (October 2010). Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 09-038; Simon School Working Paper No. 08-03; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 08-02. Available at SSRN:  http://ssrn.com/abstract=1263835

“Directory of the 6 Pre-course Readings and Course Materials for the Course ‘Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model’" – Mays School of Business, Texas A&M, June 9-11 and 14-16, 2010, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C., Zaffron, Steve and Granger, Kari L., (October 2010).  Available at SSRN:  http://ssrn.com/abstract=1588288

“CREATING LEADERS WORKSHOP: Mastering the Principles and Effective Delivery of ‘the Ontological / Phenomenological Leadership Course’ (PDF File of PowerPoint Slides)”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C., Granger, Kari L., DiMaggio, Joseph J., (July 2010).  Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 11-002.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1638429.

“Living With Mastery: Where Life Actually Happens (PDF File of PowerPoint Slides)", Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C., DiMaggio, Joseph J. (January 2011).  Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 11-067; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 11-01.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1720884.

“Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics and Legality”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C. and Zaffron, Steve, (March 2008). Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 06-11; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 06-03; Simon School Working Paper No. FR 08-05. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=920625.

“A New Model of Integrity: An Actionable Pathway to Trust, Productivity and Value (PDF File of Keynote Slides)”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C. and Zaffron, Steve (November 2009).  Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 07-01; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 07-01; 1st IESE Conference on “Humanizing the Firm and the Management Profession” Presentation.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=932255.

“Integrity: Where Leadership Begins – A New Model of Integrity” (PDF File of PowerPoint Slides)”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C. and Zaffron, Steve (June 2007).  Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 07-03; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 07-03.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=983401.

“Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics, and Legality – Abridged”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C., Zaffron, Steve (March 2010).  Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 10-061; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 10-01; Simon School Working Paper No. 10-07.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1542759

“A New Model of Integrity: The Missing Factor of Production (PDF file of Keynote and PowerPoint Slides)”, Jensen, Michael C., Granger, Kari L., Erhard, Werner (March 2010).  Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 10-087; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 10-03.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1559827.

“Beyond Agency Theory: The Hidden and Heretofore Inaccessible Power of Integrity (PDF File of PowerPoint Slides), Jensen, Michael C., Erhard, Werner (February 2010).  Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 10-068; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 10-02.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1552009.

“A Value-Free Approach to Values (Pdf File PowerPoint Slides)”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C., (July 2010).  Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper 11-010.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1640302

“How Language Shapes the World: A New Model Providing Actionable Access to the Source of Performance”, Erhard, Werner, (October 28, 2009). Barbados Group Working Paper No. 09-03.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1483082

"A New Paradigm of Individual, Group and Organizational Performance”, Erhard, Werner, Jensen, Michael C. and Barbados Group, (July 2010). Barbados Group Working Paper No. 09-02. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1437027.

Barbados Group Members: Sir Christopher Ball, Peter Block, Allan L. Cohen, Joseph J. DiMaggio, Werner Erhard, Bruce Gregory, Michael C. Jensen, Olga Loffredi, David C. Logan, Brian Regnier, Robert H. Rosen, Harry Rosenberg, Allan L. Scherr, Steve Zaffron, Michael E. Zimmerman and Mark A. Zupan.


INVITED LECTURES

Educational Institutions

5/74 University of Munich, Munich, Germany:  The Basis for Communication.
4/75 University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, Human Developmental Conference:  Human Unity.
11/75 Association of Elementary School Administrators of Los Angeles, California:  The Next Two Hundred Years.
11/75 Stanford University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford, California:  “From Physics to Metaphysics:  Systems of Knowing About Knowing”.
5/76 Stanford University, Stanford, California, Two-day workshop for Professors. Workshop Leaders:  Werner Erhard; James Fadiman, Ph.D.; Robert McKim, Ph.D.; Bernard Roth, Ph.D.:  Building a Platform for Satisfaction in Education.
5/76 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California:  “Epistemology – Where Do We Go From Here?”
4/77 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts: “Transformation and its Implications for Systems-Oriented Research and Education.”
6/77 Third Annual Convention of Instructors, Amherst College, Amhurst, Massachusetts, Keynote Speech: “Effectiveness in Teaching”.
3/78 City College Lecture Series on the Politics of World Hunger, Santa Barbara City College, California: “The Ending of Hunger and Starvation within Two Decades”.
6/80 Four-day workshop for professors and professionals, San Diego, California.  Participants: “Making a Difference”.
9/81 Oxford University Union, Oxford, England:  “The Nature of Transformation”.
6/82 Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts: “The Nature of Transformation”.
9/82 Znaniye Society, Moscow, USSR:  “The Nature of Transformation”.
11/82 Student Youth Institute of Bombay, India:  “The Role of Youth in Society”.
1/83 College of Marin, Kentfield, California:  “The Myth of the Me Generation”.
4/84 Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR:  “The Nature of Transformation”.
1/86 Center for Psychological Studies in the Nuclear Age, Boston, Massachusetts.  Workshop:  “U.S.-Soviet Perceptions and Misperceptions”.
6/86 Znaniye Society, Moscow, USSR:  “Managing Communication for Productivity”.
7/86 Workshop for Educators:  “Education – Building a Vision for the Future”.
10/87 Symposium with Educators, Chicago, Illinois:  “Leadership for Education – The Future by Design”.
10/87 Symposium with Educators, New York, New York:  “Leadership for Education – The Future by Design”.
8/88 Znaniye Society (Formerly of USSR), Workshop in San Francisco: “Managing Change:  Transformation in an Organizational Context”.
5/06 Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Conference “From Thought to Action: Growing Leaders in a Changing World”, Panel: “How Should Judgment and Emotion Affect Leaders’ Decision-making?”
1/07 Yale Law School, Michael C. Jensen and Werner Erhard:  “Integrity: A Positive Model with Applications to Corporate Governance and Finance”.
5/07 Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, “Dialog with Werner H. Erhard and Michael C. Jensen:  Integrity:  Where Leadership Begins”. Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=983401.
5/07 Gruter Institute Conference “Law, Behavior and the Brain”, Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard:  “Integrity – A New Paradigm”, Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=932255.
9/07 William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, “Third Annual Leadership Seminar” led by Michael Jensen, Werner Erhard, Steve Zaffron and Allan Scherr (5 day course).
9/07 Harvard Business School, Negotiation, Organizations & Markets seminar series, Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard:  “Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics and Legality”. Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=932255
9/07 Yale School of Management, Michael C. Jensen with Werner Erhard:  “The Role of Integrity in Corporate Performance” Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=932255
10/07 MIT, Sloan School of Management, Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard:  “Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics and Legality”, Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=932255.
10/07 Harvard Law School, Conference on Corporate Governance, Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard: “Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics and Legality”, Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=932255.
10/07 John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Roundtable Talk with students, Michael C. Jensen and Werner Erhard Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=932255
11/07 University of Southern California, USC FBE Finance Seminar, Michael C. Jensen and Werner H. Erhard:  “Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics and Legality”, Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=932255.
5/08 DePaul University, “Integrity: A Business Conference”, Michael C. Jensen with Werner Erhard: Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics and Legality”, Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=932255.
9/08 William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, “Fourth Annual Leadership Seminar” led by Michael Jensen, Werner Erhard, Steve Zaffron and Allan Scherr (5 day course), Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1263835.
2/09 Texas A&M University, Mays Business School, luncheon with the faculty and discussion with Michael C. Jensen and Werner Erhard: “Integrity and Leadership”.
5/09 Gruter Institute Conference, "Law, Behavior & the Brain", Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard:  “Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model”. Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1263835
6/09 Erasmus Academie, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL, Michael Jensen, Werner Erhard, Steve Zaffron and Kari Granger:  Being a Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model” (5 day course), Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1263835
10/09 Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Center for Public Leadership:  “Why We Do What We Do; A New Model Providing Actionable Access To The Source Of Performance.” Slides available at SSRN:  http://ssrn.com/abstract=1483082
View the entire lecture at: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=HarvardCPL#p/search/0/DwQr_BJrHJ8
10/09 NeuroLeadership Institute, 2009 NeuroLeadership Summit Keynote Address: “How Language Shapes The World”. Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1483082
2/10 Harvard University, Harvard Business School, USA, Michael C. Jensen and Werner Erhard: “Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model.  Slides available at SSRN:  http://ssrn.com/abstract=1263835
6/10 Mays School of Business, Texas A&M University, USA, Werner Erhard, Michael Jensen, Kari Granger and Steve Zaffron: "Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership - An Ontological / Phenomenological Model" (6 day course) Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1263835.
7/10 United States Air Force Academy, Werner Erhard, Michael Jensen, Kari Granger and Joseph DiMaggio:  “Creating Leaders:  Mastering the Principles and Effective Delivery of the Ontological Access to Leadership” (5 day course for faculty).  Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1638429.
8/10 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Professional Development Workshop, Michael Jensen, Werner Erhard and Kari Granger, “Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological Model”.  Slides available at:  http://ssrn.com/abstract=1651278.
6/12 Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, USA, Michael Jensen, Werner Erhard and Kari Granger, “Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model”.  Slides available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1263835.
10/12 Entrepreneurship@UBC, University of British Columbia, Canada, Werner Erhard, Michael Jensen, Kari Granger and Jeri Echeverria, “Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model”.  Slides available at:http://ssrn.com/abstract=1263835.
02/14 University of Rochester Simon Business School, USA, Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen, "Creating Leaders: A New Model - Ten Years On," Sands Leadership Lecture Series

 

Health Institutions

5/74 Congress of German Psychiatrists and Psychologists, Lindau, Germany:  “Dynamics of Group and Individual Interactions in Large Groups”.
5/74 Kings College Hospital, London, England:  “Communication Techniques Applicable to the Professional Community”.
8/74 Association for Humanistic Psychology, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana:  “The Difference Between Vision and Reality”.
3/75 California State Psychological Association/California Association of School Psychologists and Psychometrists, Los Angeles, California: “Communication Techniques Applicable to the Professional Community”.
5/75 Mount Zion Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco, California: “Applying the Principles of Transformation to the Individual in Society”.
5/76 American Psychiatric Association, Miami Beach, Florida. Panel presentation with Werner  Erhard; Robert Shaw, M.D.; Frank Berger, M.D.; George Leonard; Earl Babbie, Ph.D.; and James Miller, Ph.D.: “Dynamics of Group and Individual Interactions”.
5/76 National Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Conference, San Francisco, California:  “Transforming Human Needs as a Factor in Primary Prevention”.
10/76 National Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Conference, San Francisco, California:  “Transforming Human Needs as a Factor in Primary Prevention”.
4/77 Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds and Workshop:  “Self-Referential Aspects of Systems Theory in Psychotherapy”.
6/77 Stanford House Staff Officers’ Association, Stanford University School of Medicine:  “Paradigms of Transformation and Well Being”.
8/77 Sixth International Congress of Group Psychotherapy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  “System Formation/System Precursors:  A Self-Referential Model for the Use of General Systems Theory in Group Psychotherapy”.
8/77 American Psychiatric Association, National Convention, Panel:  “The Nature of Transformation”.
10/77 American Dietetic Association, 60th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California: “Creating a Context of Satisfaction”.
1/78 National Health Federation, Pasadena, California:  “The Ending of Hunger and Starvation:  An Idea Whose Time Has Come”.
3/78 American Orthopsychiatric Association, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.  Panel presentation with Werner Erhard; Enoch Callaway III, M.D.; Betty Paul; Norman Paul, M.D.; Judith Shaw; Robert Shaw, M.D.:  “Transformation – An Adjunct to Family Therapy”.
7/78 Sequoia Hospital Alcoholism Treatment Unity Retreat, Redwood City, California:  “Primary Prevention of Alcoholism:  Understanding Human Needs”.
8/78 California Dental Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California:  “Building a Paradigm for Well Being”.
8/78 International Transactional Analysis Association Conference, Montreal:  “est and Psychotherapy”.
3/80 University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, Department of Psychiatry, Sixth International Symposium of Psychopharmacology:  “Alternatives:  A Paradigm”.

Government and Business

2/75 American Management Association, Annual Personal Conference, New York, New York:  “The Structures of the Mind”.
5/76 Stanford University, Graduate School of Business Club of Greater New York (New York, New York):  “Communications in Organizations”.
4/77 Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York (New York, New York):  “Individual and Social Transformation”.
10/81 Advertising Club of India and Public Relations Society of India: “Communication in Action”.
11/81 Bombay Management Association, Bombay, India:  “The Basis for Communication in Action”.
11/81 Indian Institute of Management:“Communication and Work Satisfaction in Organizations”.
4/82 Lockheed, ENSCO, Clearlake, Texas:“Leadership in Corporate Culture”.
6/83 International Cybernetics Society Annual Meeting:  “The Possibility of Being Human”.
10/83 Wight, Collins, Rutherford & Scott, London, England:  “Transformation in Business”.
10/83 Index Systems, Boston, Massachusetts: “Management Development”.
1/84 The Hunger Project, Bombay, India:  “The End of Death by Starvation:  An Idea Whose Time Has Come”.
1/84 Sevagaram Foundation, Wardha, India:  “Making A Difference”.
1/84 Seminar for Business Leaders, Bombay, India:  “Transformation in Business”.
10/84 Workshop, City of Chicago:  “Management Development”.
08/85 Workshop for NASA scientists and managers: “Possibility of the Space Station”.
1/86 Workshop for government officials in India:  “Making a Difference”.
09/86 IBM:  “Program Development”.
4/87 Executive Symposium, Sydney, Australia:  “Leadership and Effective Action”.
5/87 Executive Symposium, Melbourne, Australia:  “Leadership and Effective Action”.
9/87 Monsanto: “The Source of Action”.
10/87 Ken Blanchard Corporate Trainers Program, Annual Conference:  “Developing Excellence Within Individuals and Organizations”.
10/87 Transformational Technologies, Inc., with George Allen, Red Auerbach, Tim Gallwey and John Wooden:  “Masterful Coaching – The Art of Management”.
10/87 Transformational Technologies, Inc., Affiliate Conference:  “Dialogue with James Burke”.
1/88 Ethiopia Drought Working Group (USAID), US State Department: “Eyewitness Update on Status of Famine Relief Efforts in Ethiopia”.
4/90 Academy of the National Economy, Moscow, USSR:  “Management Course”.
4/90 Center for Management Consulting, Moscow, USSR:  “Management Course for Soviet CEOs”.
4/90 International Business School of the Moscow Institute of Foreign Relations, Moscow, USSR:  “Management Seminar”.
4/90 Academy of Social Sciences, Moscow, USSR:  “Management Course for 60 faculty and managers”.
4/90 Soviet Philosophical Society/Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, USSR: Seminar.
6/90 Executive Development Program, Tokyo, Japan.
8/90 Academy of Management, Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, Keynote Speech:  “Transforming Vision Into Action and Results”.
3/91 Soviet Philosophical Society and the Academy of the National Economy for the Soviet Union under authority of the U.S. State Department:  Management Seminar for members of the Supreme Soviet, members of the Moscow City Council and educators from the Znaniye Society.  Management Training done at the request of the Academy of National Economy for the Soviet Union.
10/91 Open World Association and the Academy of the National Economy of the Soviet Union under the authority of the U.S. State Department:  Seminar focused on the Moscow City Council and the Moscow Area District Council.
11/92 Academy of the National Economy: Management Seminar for the Regional Governors of Russia.
11/92 Rancord K.K., Action Technology Course for corporate executives and entrepreneurs, Hong Kong.
7/94 Tekniko Inc. Annual Conference:  “Enabling Reengineering Technology Transfer”.
7/95 Tekniko Inc. Annual Conference:  “Strategy Technology Transfer”.
6/01 Tekniko Licensing Corporation Annual Conference:  “Reinventing Ourselves”.
11/01 Tekniko Licensing Corporation:  “Tekniko Mission Control Technology Transfer”.
3/02 Tekniko Licensing Corporation:  “Tekniko Mission Control Technology Transfer”.
11/02 Tekniko Licensing Corporation Annual Conference:  “The Tekniko Sales Workshop”.
8/03 Tekniko Licensing Corporation Annual Conference:  “The Consulting And Advanced Sales Workshop”.
8/04 Tekniko Licensing Corporation Annual Conference:  “Being Powerful In the Business Paradigm”.
8/05 Tekniko Licensing Corporation Annual Conference:  “Being A Truly Extraordinary Consulting Firm”.
8/06 Tekniko Licensing Corporation Annual Conference:  “Bringing Your Firm to the Leading Edge”.
8/07 Tekniko Licensing Corporation Annual Conference:  “The Heart of the Tekniko Technology”.
8/08 Tekniko Licensing Corporation Annual Conference:  “The 2008 Leadership Workshop – Technology Transfer”.
8/09 Tekniko Licensing Corporation Annual Conference:  “New Paradigm of Performance”.
8/10 Tekniko Licensing Corporation Annual Conference:  “Sales and Performance Laboratory”.
11/10 IC Centre for Governance, Panchgani, India:  Michael Jensen, Werner Erhard, Steve Zaffron, Kari Granger; “Leadership: An Ontological Approach” (6 day course).
10/12 Whistler, British Columbia, Werner Erhard, Michael Jensen, Steve Zaffron, Kari Granger; “Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model”.  Slides available at: 
10/13 Cancun, Mexico, Michael Jensen, Werner Erhard, Michael Jensen, Steve Zaffron, Jeri Echeverria; "Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model”.  About the course: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1681682.

Other

3/74 National Association of Police Community Relations Officers, Las Vegas, Nevada:  “Communication”.
5/74 The May Lectures, London, England:  “Communication and Commitment”.
2/75 American Management Association 46th Annual Personnel Conference, New York, New York:  “The Structures of the Mind”.
1/76 Department of Corrections, State of California, Sacramento, California:  “Transformation As Applied to Community Challenges”.
9/76 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France:  “To Inform UNESCO Officials About Principles/Design of Our Technology”.
9/76 Esalen Institute Weekend Conference with Gregory Bateson: “Philosophical Conversations”.
2/77 California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Conference of Transpersonal Frontiers.  Panel presentation with Werner Erhard, James Fadiman, John Vasconcellos, and Michael Toms:  “Social Transformation ”.
10/77 The Hunger Project, Public events to launch The Hunger Project in five U.S. cities.
2/78 Young Presidents’ Organization Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California:  “Building a Paradigm for Satisfaction”.
1/84 The Hunger Project, Event with 2,000 people in Bombay, India:  formal public launching of The Hunger Project in India.
2/84 Werner Erhard Foundation, Two-day conference, Boston, Massachusetts, with Fernando Flores, and Humberto Maturana:  “Language, Life and Human Possibility”.
2/84 The Mastery Foundation, Holyoke, MA:  “Making a Difference: A Course for Those Who Minister (4 day course)”.
6/84 The Center for Contextual Studies, Werner Erhard, Robert Shaw, M.D. and Brian Regnier:  “Source:  The Impact of Being on Action” (5 day course).
8/84 The Mastery Foundation, San Juan Batista, CA:  “Making a Difference: A Course for Those Who Minister” (4 day course).
84-89 Leader-host of monthly seminar series, broadcast over satellite simultaneously to more than 20 cities across the U.S., featuring dialogues with prominent leaders and thinkers in a wide range of professional fields including:  Senator Daniel Inouye, author and commentator William F. Buckley, Jr., sovietologist Olin Robison, economists Milton Friedman and Robert Reich, journalists Mike Wallace and Al Neuharth, authors Joyce Carol Oates and Andrew Tobias, scientist Stephen Jay Gould, financial commentator Adam Smith, public opinion researcher Daniel Yankelovich, educator James Burke, among others.
6/86 Conference, Stockholm, Sweden:  “The Possibility of Being”.
6/86 Conference, London, England:  “The Possibility of Being”.
7/86 One-day workshop for educators:  “Education:  Building a Vision for the Future”.
4/87 Conference, Sydney, Australia:  “A Direct Approach to Accomplishment”.
5/87 Conference, Melbourne, Australia:  “A Direct Approach to Accomplishment”.
10/87 One-day symposium with educators, Chicago, Illinois: “Leadership for Education:  The Future by Design”.
11/87 Parade/Ad-Net: Panel presentation with Werner Erhard, Jay Chiat, Joanne Black, and Dick Pruitt:  “Risk as Privilege”.
11/87 Global live satellite event broadcast to 41,000 people in 16 countries, Keynote Speech:  “The End of Hunger – A New Era”.
1/88 Africare Development Team, Keynote Speech:  “International Development”.
9/88 The Mastery Foundation, Holyoke, MA:  “Making a Difference: A Course for Those Who Minister” (4 day course).
11/89 Two-day course, multiple U.S. cities:  “Beyond the Winning Formula”.
9/90 Two-day course, four U.S. cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C.)  “Forward From the Future”.
9/90 Sermon, Trinity Episcopal Church, San Francisco, California.
7/93 The Mastery Foundation, Dublin, Ireland:  “Making a Difference: A Course for Those Who Minister” (4 day course).
10/93 Russian National TV, interview on Werner Erhard’s work in the Soviet Union and Russia.
04/94 Russian National TV, interview on Werner Erhard’s work in Russia.
10/99 The Mastery Foundation, County Wicklow, Ireland:  “Ireland Intensive (Peace and Reconciliation)”.
10/00 The Mastery Foundation, County Wicklow, Ireland:  “Ireland Intensive (Peace and Reconciliation)”.
11/01 The Mastery Foundation, Wexford, Ireland:  “Ireland Intensive (Peace and Reconciliation)”.
10/02 The Mastery Foundation, Athlone, Ireland:  “Ireland Intensive (Peace and Reconciliation)”.
10/02 The Mastery Foundation, Derry, Northern Ireland:  “Leadership Training (Peace and Reconciliation)”.
11/03 The Mastery Foundation, Derry, Northern Ireland:  “Ireland Intensive (Peace and Reconciliation)”.
11/03 The Mastery Foundation, Derry, Northern Ireland:  “Leadership Training (Peace and Reconciliation)”.
9/04 The Mastery Foundation, Derry, Northern Ireland:  “Ireland Intensive (Peace and Reconciliation)”.
4/06 Landmark K.K., Tokyo:  “Meiyu Course [Acting for Non-actors]” (3 day course, 650 participants).
6/06 Eranos Foundation, The Eranos Conference 2006, Ascona, Switzerland:  “A Breakthrough in Individual and Social Transformation”.
10/06 The Mastery Foundation, County Wicklow, Ireland:  “School for Leadership”.
4/07 Landmark K.K., Tokyo:  “Mastery I” (3 day course for 650 participants).
9/07 The Mastery Foundation, Derry, Northern Ireland:  “School for Leadership”.
4/08 Landmark K.K., Tokyo:  “Mastery II” (3 day course for 600 participants).
8/08 The Mastery Foundation, Montreal, Canada:  “School for Leadership”.
4/09 Landmark K.K., Tokyo:  “Mastery III” (3 day course for 650 participants).
7/09 Landmark LLC:  “The World Is Your Stage” (3 day course).
4/10 Landmark K.K., Tokyo:  “Mastery IV” (3 day course for 700 participants).
11/10 Landmark Breakthrough Technologies Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India:  “On Mastery”. Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1720884
11/10 Landmark Breakthrough Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India:  “On Mastery”. Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1720884
12/10 Landmark, Bangkok, Thailand:  “On Mastery”. Slides available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1720884
4/11 Landmark K.K., Tokyo: “Living With Mastery: Where Life Actually Happens” (3 day course for 750 participants).
11/13 Landmark, New York University, New York, N.Y., Creating Leaders: A New Model - An Evening with Werner Erhard and Michael C. Jensen

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Fortune magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue (May 15, 1995), in examining the major contributions to management thinking, recognized Mr. Erhard’s ideas as the major innovation of the last few decades in shaping modern management thinking about empowering people.

Dr. Earl Babbie, in Society by Agreement, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1977.

Bruce Gregory in Inventing Reality, Physics as Language, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1990

Jack Gilbert in Productivity Management, A Step-by-Step Guide for Health Care Professionals, American Hospital Publishing, 1990.

Carl Zaiss in True Partnership, Revolutionary Thinking About Relating to Others, Barrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002.

Warren Bennis, in Leaders:  The Strategies for Taking Charge, Harper Collins, 2003.

Tracy Goss, Richard Pascale, and Anthony Athos, in “The Reinvention Roller Coaster”, Harvard Business Review, November/December 1993.

Peter Block in Community: The Structure of Belonging, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008.

Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan in The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life, Jossey-Bass, 2009.

山本 尚史 (著), in 地方経済を救うエコノミックガーデニング―地域主体のビジネス環境整備手法 (単行本), 新建新聞社, 2010. [Yamamoto Hisashi, Ph.D., in Economic Gardening, A Guidebook to Initiate Revitalization of Local Economies by Local Municipal Offices, Shinken Press, 2010.]

Dr. Wiley (Chip) Souba in “The Language of Discovery”, Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration,  2011: 6, 53-69.

David Kaiser in How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival, W. W. Norton & Company, 2011.

PUBLISHED REFERENCES

Management Methodologies

Create Breakthroughs in Performance by Changing the Conversation,” by Perry Pascarella,  Industry Week, Vol. 233, No. 6 (June 15), 1987.

Breaking Out of the Box,” by Debra Feinstein, Benchmark, A Xerox Publication, Fall, 1989.

"The Reinvention Roller Coaster: Risking the Present for a Powerful Future" by Anthony Athos, Richard Pascale, and Tracy Goss, Harvard Business Review, Nov./Dec. 1993.

“Magma Copper Case Study”, by Victor Forberger, Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University, 1995.

"Coaching and the Art of Management," by Roger D. Evered and James C. Selman, In The Performance Measurement, Management, and Appraisal Sourcebook, edited by Douglas G. Shaw, Craig Eric Schneier, Ph.D., Richard W. Beatty, Ph.D., and Lloyd S. Baird, Ph.D., Human Resource Development Press, Inc., 1995.

“Inventing Futures From the Future”, by Steve Zaffron.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Organization Development and Change Division, Vancouver B.C., August 9, 1995.

“Transforming the Network of Conversations in BHP New Zealand Steel: Landmark Business Development New Paradigm for Organizational Change”, by David C. Logan, Marshall School of Business Case L984-01, University of Southern California, 1998.

“High Performance Teams: a New Paradigm”, by Olga Nietta Loffredi and Steve Zaffron Developers’ CIO Magazine, Brazil, September, 1999.

“Transformation as an Organizational Competency”, by Pamela Dodd, ASTD Newsletter, 2001.

“Creating Powerful Organizational Environment”, by Steve Zaffron.  Paper presented at Monitor Leasing & Financial Services, September 2001.

Resistance and the Background Conversations of Change”, by Jeffrey D. Ford, Laurie W. Ford, and Randall T. McNamara, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2002.

“Designing Organizations from the Future”, by Steve Zaffron.  Paper presented at IT Media Business Forum for CEO’s, Bahia, Brazil, 2002.

“Journey to Zero Harm”, by Steve Zaffron, CEO. Vanto Group, Olga Loffredi, President, Vanto Group Latin America, and Bruce Turner, Former President, Minera Escondida, Ltda, BHP-Billiton.  Paper delivered at the International Society for Performance Improvement Conference, Tampa, Florida, 2004.

Resistance to Change: The Rest of the Story”, by Jeffrey Ford, Laurie Ford and Angelo D’Amelio.  Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meetings, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005.

A New Methodology for Managing External Stakeholder Relationships”, by Alistair Ross, Steve Zaffron and Olga Loffredi.  Paper presented at the International Mining Conference, Melbourne, Australia, February 2007.

Books

est: 60 Hours that Transform your Life, by Adelaide Bry.  New York:  Harper & Row, 1976.

est: Playing the Game the New Way, by Carl Frederick.  New York:  Dell Publishing, 1974.

est: Four Days to Make Your Life Work, by William Greene.  Pocketbooks, 1976.

est: Making Life Work, by Robert A. Hargrove.  New York:  Dell Publishing, 1976.

The est Experience, by James Kettle.  Zebra Books, 1976.

est: The Movement and the Man, by Pat R. Marks.  Playboy Press 1976.

The est Experience, by Donald Porter and Diane Taxson.  Award Books, 1976.

The Book of est, by Luke Rhinehart.  New York:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976.

Werner Erhard: The Transformation of a Man: The Founding of est, by William Warren Bartley, III, New York:  Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1978.

Getting It:  The Psychology of est, by Dr. Sheridan Fenwick.  Philadelphia:  J.B. Lippincott, 1976.

Christianity and est, by Max B. Skousen.  Marina del Ray, California:  DeVorss & Company, 1978.

60 Minutes and the Assassination of Werner Erhard: How America’s Top Rated Television Show Was Used In An Attempt To Destroy A Man Who Was Making A Difference, by Jane Self, Breakthru Publishing, 1992.

The Last Word on Power, by Tracy Goss, Currency, 1995.

Leadership and the Art of Conversation, by Kim H. Krisco, Prima Publishing, 1997.

You Are What You Say: A Harvard Doctor’s Six-Step Proven Program for Transforming Stress Through the Power of Language, by Matthew Budd, M.D. and Larry Rothstein, Ed.D., Crown Publishers, 2000.

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life, by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, Harvard Business School Press, 2000.

Self Realization, by Espy M. Navarro and Robert Navarro, Xlibris Corporation, 2002.

Spiritually Incorrect: Finding God in All the Wrong Places, by Dan Wakefield, SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2003.

Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges, by Dean Williams, San Francisco, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2005.

The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life, by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan, Jossey-Bass, 2009.

The Forum - Reports & Studies

“The Impact of The Forum on the Religious Beliefs and Practices of Participants,” by Earl Babbie and J. Mantos.  A report on the results of an independent survey by Arthur Young & Company, 1987.

“The Psychological Effects of Participation in a Large Group Awareness Training:  Final Report of a Longitudinal Investigation,” by J.D. Fisher, R. Cohen-Silver, J.M. Chinsky, B. Goff, and Y. Klar.  University of Connecticut, 1989.

“Study: Analysis of The Forum and its Benefits”, Daniel Yankelovich, 1989.
Excerpt: “Several of the study’s findings surprised me quite a bit, especially the large number of participants for whom The Forum proved to be ‘one of the most valued experiences of my life’.  This is not a sentiment that people, especially successful, well-educated people, express lightly.  More than 7 out of 10 found The Forum to be one of their life’s most rewarding experiences.”

“P&G 1995 Forum Workshop Survey Results”

Landmark Corporation: Selling a Paradigm Shift”, by Karen Hopper Wruck and Mikelle Fisher Eastley, Harvard Business School Case Study 9-898-081, Harvard University,1998.

The Forum - Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

“Psychological Effects of Participation in a Large Group Awareness Training,” by J.D. Fisher, R. Cohen Silver, J.M. Chinsky, B. Goff, Y. Klar, and C. Zagieboylo.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 57, No. 6, 1989, pp. 747-755.

A New Paradigm for Educational Change,” by Robert J. Marzano, Steve Zaffron, Linda Zraik, Sanford L. Robbins, and Lois Yoon. Education, Vol. 116, No. 2, Winter 1995, pp. 162-173.

From Debate to Dialogue: Toward a Pedagogy of Nonpolarized Public Discourse”, by Bruce Hyde and Jeffrey L. Bineham, Southern Communication Journal, Vol 65, Numbers 2,3 Winter-Spring 2000

The Promise of Philosophy and the Landmark Forum”, by Steven R. McCarl, Steve Zaffron, Joyce McCarl Nielsen, and Sally Lewis Kennedy. Contemporary Philosophy, Vol. 23, Nos. 1 & 2, Jan./Feb. & Mar./Apr., 2001

The Forum - Dissertations & Papers

"The Children of est: A study of the Experience and Perceived Effects of a Large Group Awareness Training (The Forum)", by Charles Wayne Denison, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Denver, 1994.

An Ontological Approach to Education,” by Bruce Hyde.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western States Communication Association, Portland, Oregon, February, 1995.

est Training - Reports & Studies

Abstracts of The Behaviordyne Report on Psychological Changes After Taking the Erhard Seminars Training,” by M. Tondow, R. Teague, J. Finney, and G. LeMaistre.  Palo Alto, California, 1973.

“A Report of Psychological Changes Measured 18 Months after Taking Erhard Seminars Training,” by L. Lewis.  San Francisco:  est, 1973.

“Psychological and Physiological Changes Measured After Taking the Erhard Seminars Training,” by R. Ornstein, C. Swencionis, A. Deikman, and R. Morris.  San Francisco:  est (unpublished), 1973.

“Evaluation of the Erhard Seminars Training,” by C.S. Moss and G. Morrell.  Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc, California, 1974.

“Continued Evaluation of the Erhard Seminars Training,” by C.S. Moss, J.E. Tufte, and W.R. Anderson.  Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc, California, 1974.

Castro Valley Unified School District, Title III, Parents as Partners,” by R. Hoepfner.  Summertime Evaluation Report, 1975.

A Self-Report Survey:  Preliminary study of Participants in Erhard Seminars Training” by R. Ornstein, C. Swencionis, A. Deikman, and R. Morris, 1975.

“Determining the effects of Erhard Seminars Training on Adult Prisoners”; Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc, Gerald M. Farkas, Warden; November 1, 1975; Prepared by C. Scott Moss, Victor Gioscia, Ken Anbender, Ray Hosford.

“Stages of Ego and Psychodynamic Development in Female Adolescents”, S. Selinger, 1976.

“The Growth Process Inventory: A Validation Study”, E.S. Baxter 1979.

“Effects of Selected Elements of Meditation on Self Actualization, Focus of Control, and Trait Anxiety”, A. G. Riddle, 1979.

“Charismatic Communication and Faith Healers: A Critical Study, A Critical Study of Rhetorical
Behavior”, T. V. Lewis, 1980.

“Research on Erhard Seminars Training in a Correctional Institution,”  by R.E. Hosford, C.S. Moss, H. Cavior, and B. Kerish.  Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc, California, 1980.

Survey of est Graduates, The Graduate Review, September/October 1980.

est Training – Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

“An Evaluation of the est Experience by a National Sample of Graduates,” by E. Babbie and D. Stone.  Biosciences Communications, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1977, pp. 123-140.

“An Evaluation of est as an Adjunct to Group Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Severe Alcoholism,” by J. Simon.  Biosciences Communications, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1977, pp. 141-148.

est in Prison – General Overview,” by E. Babbie.  American Journal of Corrections, Vol. 39, No. 6 (November/December), 1977, pp. 22-36 and Vol. 40, No. 1 (January/February), 1978, p. 25.

A Description of the Erhard Seminars Training (est) in Terms of Behavior Analysis,” by D.M. Baer and S.B. Stolz.  Behaviorism, Vol. 6, No 1 (Spring), 1978, pp. 45-70.

Observations on 67 Patients Who Took Erhard Seminars Training,” by J. Simon.  American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 135, No. 6 (June), 1978, pp.686-691.

The Use of est as Adjunctive Therapy to Family-Focused Treatment,” by N.L. Paul.  Journal of Marriage and Family Counseling, Vol. 4 (1), 1978, pp. 51-61.

Separate Realities:  A Comparative Study of Estians, Psychoanalysands, and the Untreated”, by Jerome Rabow, Jorja Manos & Laurie Engelberg; Small Group Research, Vol. 10, No.4, November 1979.

“Large Group Awareness Training,” by P. Finkelstein, B. Wenegrat, and I. Yalom.  Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 33, 1982, pp. 515-535.

 “Reflections on est Training from the Viewpoint of Two Correctional Psychologists,” by C.S. Moss and R.E. Hosford.  International Journal of Eclectic Psychotherapy, Vol. 2, No. 1 (February), 1983, pp. 18-39.

est Training – Dissertations & Papers

“Erhard Seminars Training:  A Longitudinal Study of its Psychological Effects, Using Selected Scales Measured by the California Psychological Inventory,” by Leilani Lewis, Ph.D.  California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, 1976.  [Cited in American Doctoral Dissertations 1976-1977 (Index), p. 364.]

“The  est  Experience:  A Contextual Approach to Education,” by Frank Ronald Siccone, Ed.D.  University of Massachusetts, 1976.  [Cited in Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A, Vol. 37, No. 4 (October), 1976, pp. 2087-2088-B.]

“Reported Changes in Personality, Self Concept, and Personal Problems Following Erhard Seminars Training (est),” by Jeffrey Alan Weiss, Ph.D.  California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, 1977.  [Cited in Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B, Vol. 38, No. 8 (February), 1978, pp. 3919-3920-B.]

“Erhard Seminars Training (est):  A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry,” by Denise Suzanne Puishes, Psy.D.  Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, 1979.  [Cited in Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B, Vol. 40, No. 7 (January), 1980, p. 3417-B.]

“A Follow-Up of Personality Changes Subsequent to the Erhard Seminar Training (est),” by Douglas Lee Hazen, Ph.D.  California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, 1980.  [Cited in Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B, Vol. 41, No. 6 (December), 1980, p. 2322-B.] 

“Ego Development, Cognitive Style, and the est Standard Training,” by John Martin Hartke, Ph.D.  Temple University, 1980.  [Cited in Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B, Vol. 41, No. 1 (July), 1980, p. 353-B.]

“Shifts in the Countertransference Perceptions of Selected Psychotherapists Undergoing est Self-Awareness Training,” by Barbara Knight-Meyers, Ph.D.  University of Pennsylvania, 1983.  [Cited in Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A, Vol. 44, No. 4 (October), 1983, p. 1031-A.]

“Saying The Clearing: A Heideggerian Analysis of the Ontological Rhetoric of Werner Erhard”, by Bruce Hyde.  Dissertation presented to the USC Graduate School, May 1991.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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