Here's a collection of processes and thought leaders that I use in my practice:
Open Space Technology
Open Space Technology is an approach to organizing large-scale,
participative meetings in which diverse groups come together for the
purposes of managing complex issues in short periods of time, with no
advance agenda, and minimal facilitation. This approach to meetings,
most often attributed to Harrison Owen, generally results in a report
of all topics and discussions generated by participants, isolation of
critical "focal issues," and identification of next step actions. Open
Space is widely known for its Four Principles: 1) Whoever comes is the
right people, 2) Whatever happens is the only thing that could have, 3)
Whenever it starts if the right time, 4) When it’s over it’s over, and
its Law of Two Feet, which allows for movement of participants from
discussion to discussion, given their judgment of where they can best
learn and contribute.
Managing the change cycle is a self-renewing process. It empowers adults to be self-confident and generative. Generativity is defined as a process whereby we learn to follow our deeper interests and longings and bring about change. It helps us to "avoid the dangers of self-absorption and stagnation because we learn to live in new ways that expand our horizons" .
Frederic Hudsonof the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara presents 10 Life Skills for managing the change cycle, pointing out that "each skill has a time in the cycle when it performs a critical function but that all ten are important at all times because to some degree parts of our lives are simultaneously at various places in the cycle".