Category Archives: Participatory Leadership

Impact HUB Baltimore ~ March 2-4

Art of Hosting/Leadership Skills for Transformational Change ~ Join me Tuesday Ryan-Hart and Allen Frimpong at the Impact HUB in Baltimore, MD [March 2-4, 2016] to build skills for hosting challenging conversations around social justice and equity. The training is organized by leadership from Impact Hub Baltimore, Art … Continue reading

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The New Strategic Plan ~ Don’t Make One

Last night’s presentation by Frederic Laloux, author of the wildly popular Reinventing Organizations, added useful insight to the way that I have been using participatory practices to undo the dominant strategic planning paradigm (i.e., leadership retreat dedicated to some iteration of S.W.O.T., values and mission setting followed by … Continue reading

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Creating Impact through Grace

Tuesday Ryan-Hart (live) and Tim Merry (via Skype) joined Allen Frimpong, Nancy Fritsche Eagan and me at the Center for Social Innovation on a November 20 & 21 in NYC for  Creating Impact through Engagement: a deep dive into effective participatory practices for stakeholder engagement featuring inspirational, … Continue reading

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Cynefin: A framework for working in complexity

Allen Frimpong and I did a training last night for about 14 people working in social change, disability movement, harm reduction, art and faith communities. The group studied the Cynefin Framework and then discussed what it takes to stay in inquiry rather … Continue reading

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Join us for an Art of Participatory Leadership Training in NYC!

I am happy to announce that we still have openings for the Art of Participatory Leadership Training at Riverside Church in NYC on February 7 & 8, 2013. The training is for everyone who is thinking about questions like: ♦ What would … Continue reading

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What if we just started by talking to each other?

I posted the following blog on another site exactly one year ago when Occupy Wall Street was still holding strong to its original intention of creating a space for broad-based democracy. Much has changed since then… Oct 24, 2011: What … Continue reading

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