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The ALF advocates the application of a Life Management and Professional Performance Mindset and Brand for American citizens, businesses, communities and overall societal enlightenment. For that purpose the Handbook and its companion Educational Website (Curriculum, Graphics, Videos, Chapters and Exercises) promote: YOUR INTEGRAL LIFE MATTERS: A Whole-Brain, Life Management Mindset for Learning, Leading and Legacy Success in the American Tradition. 

We recommend that readers of this Handbook; and participants in our ALF Master Class and related courses, keep in mind that the ALF challenge is to construct and share an overarching meta-level concept for Integral Adult Life Management along with a compelling methodology for achieving real-life practical outcomes and results. Additionally, we emphasize the importance of establishing one's professional brand and presence as a “lifelong learner” motivated toward achieving interdisciplinary reasoning, social systems development, a memorable living legacy, a distinguished way-of-being and a notable personhood during their lifetime.

This life management program is intended to be an exceptionally powerful supplement for American adults desiring continuous education and development that exceeds what is available elsewhere. Many formal, time-consuming and expensive courses have limited usefulness in integrating the breadth and scope of knowledge, skills and abilities one needs to know and apply when dealing with life's increasing pace, uncertainty and complexities. We often overlook the beneficial effect of a holistic mindset in living, working and relationships, and in building cross-disciplinary competence for interpersonal matters with thoughtful reasoning and balance. Being helpful, motivated, competent, inclusive, authentic and trustworthy are human factors worth pursuing in a well-managed life, culture and community.

Participation in this Integral Life Matters program is welcomed for adults aged 25 to 75 who are at any stage of their life/career transition where the desire for a wide-ranging practical learning experience -- wherein open thinking, thoughtful conversation, and a shared learning opportunity (with minimum partisan, ethnic or sectarian conflict) -- can serve as "good time" spent with others. This program is offered as a well-researched cross-disciplinary methodology for self-management to achieve self-fulfillment, high performance, the common good and human enlightenment.  Conversation that welcomes multiple points of view, is trusted as a great way for everyone to discover their own unique goals, capabilities and journey toward happiness.

To participate as a class or course member, receive recognition for achievement, and even write your own e-book, contact Dr. Rudy Garrity for detailed information at rgarrity@alforum.org or 703-587-0942 (subject line: "Master Class")  Inquiries on becoming an ALF team member, affiliate owner or partner are always welcomed.

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Master Class: American Family Life Management and Professional Performance
(Includes: Handbook, Website, Curriculum, Videos, Chapter PDFs, Exercise)

Age 25-50 Courses:
• My Integral Life, Work, Wealth, Health and Financial Success ** (Personal Fulfillment) & (Optional: e-book)
• My Authentic Personal and Professional Brand ** (Enterprise High Performance) & (Optional: e-book)

Age 50-75 Courses:
• My Mid-Life/Career Transition and Personal Renewal ** (Encore Life Planning) & (Optional: e-book)
• My Senior Rejuvenation, Authentic Living, and Legacy Success ** (Optional: Family Letter)

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Title: Your Integral Life Matters: A Whole-Brain, Life Management Mindset                       for Learning, Leading and Legacy Success in the American Tradition

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Introduction: Your Integral Life Matters: A Whole-Brain Life Management Mindset for Learning, Leading and Legacy Success in the American Tradition Tradition
(Preliminary insights and aspirations meant to serve as cognitive and attiude ice-breakers to begin         your intellectural and emotional journey)   ALFORUM Introduction- 15 Min]                                                                                                                                                 [Handbook Introduction- 11 min]

 A. National and International Learning and Development                                                                            B. The American Experiment in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness       
 C. Ambitions: Preliminary Insights and Aspirations 

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         PART 1:  AMERICAN LEARNERSHIP: WHOLE-BRAIN                   

    LEARNING AND LEADING AS A MINDFUL WAY- OF- BEING

Section I: American Learnership: Life Management and Professional Branding
(The American Learnership Process for organizing the Handbook content and curriculum)
[An Option: Age 50+ start start at  Section IV Mid-Life Opportunities and Experiences -- below]

Chapter 1.  Introduction to American Learnership                                      [Chap. 1 Video- 14 min]

Chapter 2.  Discovering the Meaning of Your Life                                      [Chap. 2 Video- 9 min]

Chapter 3.  Being the Project Manager of Your Life                                   [Chap. 3 Video- 13 min]

Chapter 4.  Crafting Your Authentic Personal and Professional Brand      [Chap. 4 Video- 8 min]

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Section II: American Learnership: Interdisciplinary Reasoning Competencies
(The five Reasoning Competencies that empower anyone willing to enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities: Systems Thinking, Pattern Recognition, Situational Learning, Knowledge Management, and Adaptive  Leadership.)

Chapter 5.  Reasoning Competency #1: Systems Thinking                    [Chap. 5 Video- 17 min]

Chapter 6.  Reasoning Competency #2: Pattern Recognition                 [Chap. 6 Video- 22 min]

Chapter 7.  Reasoning Competency #3: Situational Learning                 [Chap. 7 Video- 38 min

Chapter 8.  Reasoning Competency #4: Knowledge Management         [Chap. 8 Video- 14 min]

Chapter 9.  Reasoning Competency #5: Adaptive Leadership                [Chap. 9 Video- 17 min]

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First Interlude: Transition from Reasoning Competencies to Integral Social Systems Development                                                          [First Interlude Video- 14 min]
(A Learnership Integrated Systems Architeture (LISA) model representing a summery of the previous Reasoning Competencies and the following Integral Social Systems Development domains.)

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             PART 2:  AMERICAN LEARNERSHIP FOR HUMAN      

                  SYSTEMS KNOWLEDGE AND PROSPERITY

Section III: American Learnership: Integral Social Systems Development
(The four domains of Integral Social Systems Development: Personal, Organization, Community   and Society in the context of six spheres of knowledge social, political, economic, hnological, geographicalecoical.)

Chapter 10. Personal (Micro) System Development (PSD)                    [Chap. 10 Video- 14 min]

Chapter 11. Organization (Macro) System Development (OSD)            [Chap. 11 Video- 17 min]

Chapter 12. Community (Mega) System Development (CSD)               [Chap. 12 Video- 12 min]

Chapter 13. Social (Meta) System Development (SSD)                         [Chap. 13 Video- 16 min]

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Second Interlude: American Learnership: Reader Reflection and Development
(A review of accomplished learning and options available going forward.)

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Section IV: American Learnership Encore: Mid-Life Opportunities and Experiences
(The two Encore (50+) Initiatives that describe mid-life/career transactions/renewal, and senior empowerment and legacy opportunities)

Chapter 14. Mid-Life/Career Transition and Renewal                                [Chap. 14 Video- 15 min]

Chapter 15. Senior Rejuvenation, Authentic Living and Legacy Success [Chap. 15 Video- 19 min]

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Epilogue: Summarization and Review of Selected Major Topics
(A quick reference for Overarching Learning and Development beginning in chapter one and throughout the Handbook.)

A. Implications for Integral Learning and Knowledge Management 

B. American Learnership Practitioner Characteristics (25)

C. Wealth Generation and Financial Security                      

D. Life Transitions and Architecture for Integrated Living and Development

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Appendix  (Supporting Information; Participant products and services)

A. American Founding Documents

B. Personal e-Book Publishing option: My Integral Life, Work, Wealth, Health and Legacy Success 

C. Personal e-Book Publishing option: My Authentic Personal and Professional Brand

D. Encore Example: The Author’s Encore Journey

E. Complete Your Unique Life Project options: My Mid-Life/Career Transition and Personal Renewal; and/or My Senior Lifelong Learning and Memorable Legacy (Letter)

F. The American Learnership Solutions and Forum

G. American Learnership Organization and Author

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Schedule of Planned Activities

ATTENDING: Conducting book signings and course orientations.
WEBINARS:  Planning for June and July programs.
CONTACT: rgarrity@alforum.org, 703-587-0942 or 703-443-9126