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Leadership Learning Community

Sparking transformative change through leadership
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Leadership Learning Community is a national nonprofit organization transforming the way leadership development work is understood, practiced and promoted, primarily within the nonprofit sector. We connect the learning and work of people who believe that supporting equity-based, networked and collective leadership is a lever for catalyzing social justice.

How We Leverage Leadership for Justice

We believe that the dominant leadership development model must be challenged in order for the leadership of all people working toward social justice to be valued, strengthened, and supported. To achieve this we shift the dominant narrative about leadership (what it is and whose leadership will create equitable and just society); spread innovation to expand equity-based, networked and collective leadership; and build power by aligning resources and work that centers and supports the leadership of community problem solvers.:

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How We Work

We generate, test and share learning about how to develop leadership through our network.

Network Activities

Creating Space & Learning Circles:
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Covenings that build connection, honor participant wisdom and optimize peer learning.

Webinars and Newsletters:
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Online spaces for curating resources, lifting up innovations, and promoting forward thinking concepts.

Collaborative Research:
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Thought leadership generated by engaging diverse perspective in  collaborative learning focused on equity-based, networked and collective leadership.

Consulting Services

Network Building:
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We help you assess your network, weave strategic connections, and nurture self-organizing initiative to activate peer learning and collaborative actions.

Evaluation and Learning Capacity:
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We help you and program participants understand what you hoped would happen, what did happen, what difference it made and what to do with what you are learning. 

Field Scans & Program Design:
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We use stakeholder interviews, research and listening sessions to produce insightful analysis and tangible recommendations related to a specific leadership issue or leadership design question.

Featured Blog Post

The Next 20 Years

This month, LLC celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Wow! At the beginning of the year when we talked about coming up on the 20 year mark and reflections we might want to share about the future,  we could not have anticipated the pandemic, massive uprising for racial justice, or corresponding level of state repression. Quite frankly, I was finding it very hard to write this blog caught up in anxiety about what will happen over the next months.

Featured Publication

Our Impact

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“The reports generated by past LLC consulting projects have been useful to me in my work as a public health leadership consultant. I feel that the philosophy and talents of this group match my own values and interests.”

Donna Dinkin, Independent Consultant

“LLC engages a broad community whose passion is to explore, discover and disseminate both tacit and explicit knowledge and research about contemporary leadership development.”

Donna Stark, Vice President, Talent Management and
Leadership Development, The Annie E. Casey Foundation