Dr. Vernice Solimar joined with the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue (ICCD) in 2018 to assist in designing and implementing Enter the Chaos-Engage the Differences to Make a Difference.

 Dr. Vernice Solimar was founder and chair of the Integral Psychology M.A. program, and former chair of Consciousness and Transformative Studies at John F. Kennedy University. With Dr. Monica Sharma, former Director of Leadership and Capacity Development for Developing Countriesat the United Nations, Vernice founded and directed the Leadership for Personal and Social Transformationcertificate at JFKU.

 She has taught at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Vernice is a Founding Member of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute in Colorado, and was co-faculty of several Integral Field courses in El Salvador, Ecuador and Peru, where she visited Liberation Theology and Indigenous communities and environmental groups.  These courses provided opportunities for all of us to learn from and work with local communities, and explore together principles-in-action that foster greater economic, social and environmental well-being.

 Vernice has taught World Religions, Transpersonal and Integral Psychology, Spiral Dynamics, and courses on Visionary Leadership related to personal and cultural evolution.  Vernice was also a teacher and guidance counselor working with inner city students and parents in the NYC school system, and collaborated on several community development programs.   She continues to coach and facilitate psycho-spiritual development and leadership for social change with individuals and organizations, and has also presented workshops and trainings in the US and abroad. 

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