Festival Night at the 2nd Int’l Dialogue
on Festival in the Workplace, Nassau, Bahamas.
in the Workplace
P.O. Box SS-5679
(242) 364-0171 fax
Members of Colours Junkanoo Organization
participate in the Opening “Rush” at the 2nd
Int’l Dialogue on Festival in the Workplace.
What is an underlying question that gives form to your work or interest in this field?
How can we develop an organizational culture where people
are stimulated and challenged to become their most creative, passionate
and productive selves, and where they experience joy meaning and fulfillment?
What is your personal experience of collective
wisdom in groups?
Working with a diverse group to develop the Festival
in the Workplace Transformation Process. This group has included organizers
and performers from our national Junkanoo
Festival, visual artists, literary artists, an economist, management
consultants, Human Resources specialists and an anthropologist.
At several points along the journey of discovery we
couldn’t as individuals see the answer/solution or what was emerging.
We were surprised that through reflection and dialogue what was invisible
to us individually became visible to us collectively.
What is it about the work in this field that excites
you and connects you to your own deepest self?
There is a deep and vast ocean of wisdom in all people
that lies unvalued and untapped. I know what it feels like to have your
ideas unvalued and also not to be respected; you feel like you must
As I work to create environments where the collective
wisdom is valued and nurtured I am contributing to the development of
the ideal of learning and sharing communities where all people are visible,
valued and respected.
Please provide a brief storyline or snapshot of
what brought you to this work.
I was struggling for several years with the discomfort
of doing other people’s work as apposed to work that I created
and which reflected who I am. Then I became clear that a call was being
made on my life and I had to find the most appropriate response. The
call was for me to integrate the lessons from my spiritual journey and
the lessons from growing up in a community where the church and the
Junkanoo Festival group were major elements of the heart of the community.
I feel that I am now pursuing my life’s work and
through the organizations that I have the privilege to work with I am
engaged in a creative and spiritual ministry that is aimed at developing
workplace communities that nurture the soul and stimulate the creative
How would you like to be available to others in
I am available to share experiences first by email and
then by telephone. It may be helpful to some persons to learn of our
experience in the development of FITW and the importance of balancing
the desire to plan everything out in a strategic way and the need to
be able to listen and wait for what is emerging.
Links to this site or others:
the Workplace: Transforming people & organizations through the
creative power of festivals and the arts
in the Workplace - Article by Roosevelt Finalyson and Patrice A.