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A panel Honoring Maturana Jul 15th 2 pm ET 

What Maturana´s idea have a potential application to better the world ?

A panel of former students of Maturana talk about the impact of his research at a personal and societal level.

Guest panelist are transformational leaders, ontological coaches and PhD Scholars from Boston College and Vancouver University. More information and free registration through this Whatsapp group:


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Pille Bunnell

























Pille Bunnell is a systems ecologist and second order cybenetician with a passion for education as her contribution to the sustainability of earth.  She is particularly interested in the implications of thinking and acting based in a constitutive ontology and epistemology, and thus continues to explore the ramifications of reflections as they alter how we humans see ourselves and how we relate to each other and the world around us.  

Pille earned her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley following her BSc in Honors Zoology at the University of British Columbia.  She began her professional life participating in the Tundra Biome studies of the International Biological Program.  She continued with a Research Associateship with the Institute of Animal Resource Ecology at UBC with Dr. C.S. Holling.   This led to nearly two decades as an international environmental consultant working in adaptive environmental assessment and management with ESSA Technologies.   Within that company she became the Director of Environmental Literacy.  After an early retirement to accommodate care of a family elder, she engaged with the American Society of Cybernetics and served as President 1991-2001 and currently holds the position of Secretary.  She has organized several conferences for the Society. 

Pille is the recipient of the Norbert Weiner Award for contributions to second order cybernetics (ASC), and the Kelly Award for outstanding teaching (RRU). 

Some recent publications include Reflections on the Ontology of Observing (2005), Dancing with Ambiguity (2015), ASC 1999-2001 (2015),  An Invitation to Creative Refection (2017), Reflections on Languaging (2020) in Cybernetics and Human Knowing as well as Reflections on Learning and Designing (2017) and The Soul of Resilience (2018) in Kybernetes.

Manuel Manga


























Manuel Manga is co-founder and managing partner of the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership based in Oakland, California, whose purpose is to contribute toward a just, sustainable, and flourishing world. He is a consultant, and executive coach with international experience, He has consulted in the United States, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and India. 


Mr. Manga offers his expertise of human transformation, organizational learning, innovation, design, and sustainability to transforming the adaptive challenges facing organizations, cultures and societies.

He has worked with Anglo American, CARE, Conoco, Cemex, The World Bank, The UNDP, EPA, USAID, Oxfam America, Plan International, ENAP, TeckChile. Chase, KaosPilot, DK,  Samso Energy Academy .


Mr. Manga has degrees in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and Masters in Social Psychology, from Boston University. He was an adjunct professor of leadership at Boston College. He is a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning, created by Peter Senge. He has studied with Humberto Maturana R , and Fernando Flores, in the Ontological Design Course, and Ontological Coaching.

Rob Hartz

Rob Hartz is best known for his work over the past 20 years as an executive coach and facilitator of Interactive Leadership. He has taught leadership in dozens of organizations including two Fortune 10 companies and served on the editorial board of Organizational Dynamics. Rob has coached several hundred leaders in healthcare, consulting, education and financial services. His clients describe him as insightful, a patient listener, and deeply committed to helping leaders attain strong outcomes with their clients and with the people they lead.

His current research helps explain the positive link between leader thoughts and actions and organizational outcomes that can be called transformative. His network of collaborators includes other experts in organizational development, researchers, psychologists, philosophers, and leaders who have effectively transformed their organizations. His primary interest is in helping leaders and their organizations develop an emerging capacity to be both resilient and “change ready”. 

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