Leveraging Creative Tensions: Funder Edition - $325
October 12, 2023 | 10:00-1:30 pm Pacific | 1:00-4:30 pm Eastern
Support community-led change or be a strategic philanthropist? Fund programs or systemic change? Focus on short-term wins or long-term systemic change? Philanthropic organizations today face a range of tensions that can be tough to navigate. This workshop will help you turn tensions like these into sources of deep understanding and lasting innovation.
In this hands-on workshop, you will experience and learn methods for identifying, mapping, and leveraging the benefits of seemingly opposing values, and transform conflict and polarization into real alignment and equitable collaboration. By providing a practical framework and tools for addressing the underlying fears, values, and aspirations at play in any situation, this approach lays a foundation for success in any social change initiative.
Facilitating Collaborative Innovation - $700
October 10, 17, 24 & 31 | 11:00-2:30pm Pacific | 2:00-5:30pm Eastern
Join our highly experiential course covering an integrative and powerful approach to leading joyful, powerful collaboration! We focus on the nuts-and-bolts of planning, facilitation and leadership practices to help diverse groups move from goal setting to advancing real work together, building engagement and momentum over time.
We combine mini-lectures with applied facilitation in real situations, covering both virtual and in-person collaboration. We also use real facilitation challenges faced by participants to learn and apply methods for moving through conflict, confusion, and uncertainty in groups.
Introduction to Collaborative Innovation - $475
January 24, 31 & Feb 7, 2024 | 10:00-1:30pm Pacific | 1:00-4:30pm Eastern
Working on a vexing problem that requires collaboration across many stakeholders? It’s hard work, we get it. We’ve partnered with many leaders over the years–often experts in their issue areas–who face the challenge of equitably and meaningfully engaging diverse stakeholders to advance systemic change. Whether you are just launching a collaboration to address a systemic challenge, or you’re a couple of years deep into a collaboration that’s not functioning as well as you’d like, this course provides a structured, yet flexible approach supporting deep change.
In three, 3.5-hour sessions we’ll introduce the key elements of Collaborative Innovation, our approach to building powerful networks to design and advance systemic change.
Championing Systems Change - $700
March 5, 12, & 19, 2024 | 11:00 am-2:30pm Pacific | 2:00 pm-5:30pm Eastern
In this workshop, specially designed for funders and senior leaders, you’ll develop your unique role as a champion of systems change initiatives. It focuses on the unique pressures that sponsors of systems change work have to their internal stakeholders and to the change system they are helping to catalyze and support.
In this course, we share stories and examples from actual systems change initiatives, both successful and unsuccessful, to help you more deeply understand the kind of commitment, clarity, and resourcing it takes to lead effective systems change.