Developing Integrative & Generative Learning Environments

Powerful One-Day Workshop!

Friday, February 8, 2019
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Nigh University Center, Room 301

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Deadline to register: December 13, 2018

Melissa Peet, Ph.D. | GKI founder

If we ask K-12 or higher education students what they're learning in school, the vast majority of them will say “nothing” – they cannot tell us.  The problem is that most deep learning happens unconsciously and automatically, and results in the development of hidden embodied knowledge. Since most education curricula only focus on explicit (academic and formal) knowledge, and ignore the vast unconscious sources of embodied and generative knowledge students already possess, they often feel unmotivated, confused, and even fragmented in formal learning environments.  This is why most high school and college graduates leave school not knowing what they've learned, why it matters, or how to apply their knowledge and skills to the real world. This gap negatively impacts their motivation, aspirations and employability for the rest of their lives.

Embodied and generative knowledge involve the whole person - our passions, instincts, intuition and experience.  We develop this knowledge by meeting the challenges of everyday life, we just aren’t aware of it.  While over thirty years of research shows this complex and hidden knowledge is absolutely essential to all forms of learning and success in life, it is often ignored within both K-12 and higher education.  Individual self-reflection alone cannot possibly reach this essential knowledge because it lives too deeply within us.  We need others to help us retrieve it.

In this workshop, Dr. Melissa Peet will introduce participants to the basic concepts and practices of Generative Knowledge and Learning. She will take participants through a series of exercises that will allow them to:

• Discover a realm of intelligence and information that is both essential to motivation, engagement and learning and yet largely hidden from view;

• Identify hidden sources of passion, intelligence and resiliency within one another, and how to identify and build upon these resources within students; and,

• Create custom integrative and generative exercises, activities and materials.

Creating positive change is something many wish to do, but few can truly put into practice. Melissa Peet is one of the few. With the right tools and methods, she believes everyone can make a difference using their unique gifts or “super powers.”

Dr. Peet is the founder of the Generative Knowledge Institute and formally the Director of Integrative Learning and Knowledge Management at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

She creates tools and methods that help people and organizations discover the vast reservoir of purpose, strength and intelligence they already possess, but exists outside of their conscious awareness. Several of these methods – Generative Knowledge Dialogue, Generative Coaching, and the Integrative Knowledge Portfolio Process, are being used to develop integrative and lifelong learners, leaders and change agents in a wide range of fields, disciplines and professions.

Her coaching, learning, and assessment methods have been adopted by colleges, universities, and professional schools throughout the US and Europe, educating students in Liberal Arts, Natural and Life Sciences, as well as Business, Public Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Social Work, Engineering, Nursing, and Education schools.


8:30 a.m. - Meeting commences

10:15 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - Meeting resumes

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Meeting resumes

1:45 p.m. - Break

2:00 p.m. - Meeting resumes

3:30 p.m. - Meeting adjourns


Fee: $199.00, includes parking and lunch. Deadline to register: December 13, 2018

Registrants prepaying with a university/college credit card may print the ELA Prepayment Authorization Form for your records.



Cary Williams
Director, Educators' Leadership Academy
Phone: (405) 974-5561


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