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Creating Space 2019 - Tell us what you think!

The LLC team is excited to be working on the next Creating Space event, tentatively planned for Fall 2019 in Detroit, MI. Creating Space was

first held in 1998 to test the idea that people doing leadership development would benefit from connecting our learning and that first Creating Space became the mandate for LLC's formation two years later. Creating Space is a truly innovative event which brings together practitioners, funders, evaluators, students, and others passionate about leadership. This event is unlike other conferences, and is more akin to an “unconference.” Creating Space is a gathering that allows folks to build authentic relationships and think differently while learning and sharing new tools, practices, and ways of being. Since LLC strives to walk it as we talk it, Creating Space intentionally embodies LLC’s core values. Because equity is an essential value for LLC, we intend for Creating Space to be a convening which pushes the edges of centering equity, particularly centering directly impacted people.

Why You Should Attend

The event name can be taken literally, as Creating Space literally makes physical, intellectual and emotional space for often excluded people,emerging ideas and exploratory practices. LLC achieves this by creating an event which is nourishing and restorative, but which is also generative and catalyzes action. The goal of Creating Space is to be a space that welcomes innovation, collaboration, and bold ideas; where people feel unbound and free to think beyond conventional wisdom and to invite everyone to imagine new and more expansive ways leadership can push the boundaries of equity and justice.


This year, LLC will continue to explore the purpose leadership plays in the change-making process, looking deeply at the concrete leadership practices which support efforts to shift power and make substantive change.


Because we want Creating Space to be participant-driven, as we plan for this year’s upcoming event we’d like to hear from you.


Tell us:

  • If you attended Creating Space in the past, and what resonated with you.

  • The activities you are interested in.

  • The kinds of experiences you would like to have.

  • The kinds of tools or practices you would like to explore.

  • The topics you would like to cover.

  • The individuals or institutions you are interested in learning about or building relationships with.

  • How you want to see equity show up.


Your thoughts are critical. Tell us what you think!


We hope you can join us. You will leave Creating Space 2019 with new or renewed inspiration, capacities, and relationships. Stay tuned for more details, including registration instructions, in the coming weeks.