By Diego PH

By Diego PH

I help organizations integrate new insights and work with changing times. 

My programs are a container for a cohort to grow together into peer-supported transformative change  

How your organization or team can benefit from a Learning Chrysalis program: 

  • You have a sense of untapped potential and high aspiration
  • The team needs to integrate the implications of new insights 
  • Your group's diversity holds unexplored growth opportunities  
  • Members are curious to learn about themselves and one another
  • There is a need to respond to shifts in the larger context

A Learning Chrysalis provides a new pattern of working together that is explicitly about transformation, and develops capacity through strengthening relationships and listening via Learning Missions.

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A sample Learning Chrysalis journey

  • 2-4 weeks: Preparation
    • Research and cultural immersion, developing Learning Missions, designing journey, briefing cohort
  • 6-8 weeks: Learning Journey
    • Kickoff session, initial pairups, in person or via online video
    • Weekly release of new Learning Missions
    • New pairings released every 2-3 weeks
    • Online video emergence session to harvest learnings
Photo by RoterPanther/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by RoterPanther/iStock / Getty Images

What are Learning Missions like?

We use the basic principle of structured reciprocity that facilitates deep listening, achieved through elements like: 

  • Short 20-30 minute frame
  • Clear roles designated for each person in pair/trio
  • Catalyzing question, frame, or stimulus
  • Timed A/B sharing
  • Timed silence for individual reflection
  • Timed sharing back/reflections
  • Suggested probes/ways to deepen dialogue
  • Structured appreciation of each person's contribution



How I (Mitra) can support a Learning Chrysalis process for your group:   

  1. Developing peer-to-peer learning formats (Learning Missions) relevant to your community's context
  2. Supporting you in building a cohort in an intentional way through heart-centered invitations
  3. Crafting a frame and horizon for the experience that allows it to be easily incorporated into busy lives
  4. Designing a strategy for peer-pairs and triads to maximize learning through both resonance and dissonance
  5. Creating usable, convenient shared spaces that make the learning chrysalis experience visible to the cohort
  6. Facilitating an opening session to orient the cohort and establish agreements that support safety, learning and growth
  7. Improvising and responding to the cohort's needs and allowing organic rhythms (partner shifts, group convenings) to emerge
  8. Facilitating an emergence session, dissolving the learning chrysalis, and supporting the transition beyond

Who I work with

I work with groups, networks, teams, and communities that are dedicated to developing health & care, learning & education, socially conscious business, participatory & embodied arts, and connection with nature.  

I work with content developers seeking to multiply their impact by facilitating peer-to-peer learning, including: researchers, writers, experts, and teachers. 

Here are some of the learning chrysalises I am developing currently: 

  • Researchers who want their insights to come to life and fuel transformative change [See SlideShare]
  • A writing team seeking to catalyze community around a new paradigm of health and wellness
  • A network of changemakers dedicated to incubating cultural change through working consciously with complex systems
  • A group of educators interested in catalyzing new paradigms in learning
  • Cohorts dedicated to learning, and supporting one another in learning, Argentine Tango dance

I look forward to developing this journey together. Please contact me using the below to request a proposal.