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Register for the Bay Area Learning Circle: Star Power


                                       Bay Area StarPower Simulation
                                                     February 27, 2014

We look forward to sharing and dissecting the process of this powerful tool with Leadership

                                             Development Practitioners in the Bay Area! 



Bay Area Learning Circle: Star Power

Date:February 27, 2014
Location:The California Endowment
1111 Broadway (7th Floor)
Oakland, CA 94607
Note:Brown Bag Lunch- Please bring your own lunch. 

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2013 Webinar: Realizing the Collective Conscious - Multi-Sector Leadership Development for the Public’s Health


Realizing the Collective Conscious -

Multi-Sector Leadership Development for the Public’s Health 

Monday, October 21, 2013 12pm – 1pm PDT

Karya Lustig, MA, ISS, and Leticia Pagán, MS of the Public Health Institute (PHI)

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Leadership in Transition: Ceasar McDowell at Creating Space X

Leadership in Transition: Ceasar McDowell at Creating Space X
from Leadership Learning Community on Vimeo.


In this clip, Ceasar discusses the challenge of existing in a transitional state of leadership between the world that we live in and the world that social justice change makers wish to see in the future. Tawana Petty responds by discussing the New Leadership Mindset that is required to recognize and develop leadership that is more collective, networked, and inclusive. 

Ceasar McDowell's Show at Creating Space X featured June Holley, Alvin Starks, Kenny Bailey and Deborah Meehan as panelists. 





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Guest Blog Post: Moving From Stakeholder To Network Weaver

By Debra AskanaseCommunity Organizer 2.0
Originally Posted on the Blog


Can an organization build a “success strategy” for moving stakeholders, those already invested in the success of an organization, up a ladder of engagement to become network weavers? To become online fundraisers, too? These were the key questions I considered and spoke about during a presentation this week at the Women in Philanthropy speaker series. The audience, primarily women in development and marketing, wanted to know how they could find, connect with, and motivate their own fans to become even more engaged online.

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Guest Blog Post: Developing Evolutionary Co-Leadership to Embody a Radically New Development Paradigm

Alain Gauthier, Author of Actualizing Evolutionary Co-leadership
To evolve a Creative and Responsible Society

(Adapted from an article published in World Futures, The Journal of Global Education – Dec. 2012)


The purpose here is to explore why and how to develop an emerging form of integral leadership – called evolutionary co-leadership – that is responsibly dedicated to the co-evolution of life and humanity in the communities of Planet Earth. After offering some fresh distinctions about leadership, this article calls for a shift to a radically new development paradigm, and identifies key qualities and practices of evolutionary co-leadership. It then shares some views on the multiplying effects of an integral approach to co-leadership development and concludes with some avenues to disseminate this emerging leadership form, mainly to deal constructively with what Barbara Marx Hubbard1 calls the current “birthing pains” of a new civilization. read more »

LLC Problem Solver Miriam Promoted to Operations Manager

Miriam joined LLC a year ago, in the midst of a challenging time for the organization.  During her time with us, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to LLC’s mission and work, as well as leadership around financial management. Earlier this year, Miriam took on additional tasks around project coordination to help manage multiple consulting and grant projects.  Miriam was able to learn the new tasks and incorporate them into her role, always keeping in mind the organizational priorities. Throughout her work, Miriam shows great entrepreneurial skills in terms of adapting to priorities, encouraging innovation, and taking a proactive approach to developing and implementing projects.  We recently promoted Miriam to our Operations Manager and wanted to celebrate her promotion with the community and acknowledge her contributions to the LLC team! 

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Guest Blog Post: Enough Boring Meetings – A “Taster” to Explore the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter

By Beth Tener, New Directions Collaborative
Originally Posted on the New Directions Collaborative Blog

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“I hate boring meetings!” was the way Madeline Snow from UMass Lowell explained her passion for the Art of Hosting and its techniques for convening conversations that matter. She facilitated the September meeting of the Leadership Learning Community’s Boston Learning Circle where participants had the opportunity to experience a “taster” trying out several techniques including Revealed Presence cards, World Café process, Open Space technology, and the Proaction Café. The Art of Hosting is a worldwide community of people who develop, practice and share techniques for hosting group conversations in more powerful ways. The work is based on some underlying principles:
  • The wisdom is in the room – There is a power and potential that can emerge from a group that creates something better than we could create on our own, for example, sitting at our desk trying to write up a strategic plan. The art is in how to access that.
  • With the right convening methods, groups can self-organize to create valuable conversations and new insights about the things that matter to them at that time.
  • Presence – The key is to have participants present and participating with their full attention (not bored, distracted on smart phones, or sitting quietly while a few voices dominate.)
  • It’s ok to “not know” the answers or how everything is going to work out in a meeting. Feeling comfortable with not knowing while trusting the group opens up conversation and the exploration of ideas and possibilities.

Leadership and Race: Alvin Starks on the Creating Space X Equity Panel


In this clip Alvin Starks begins to respond to the question: 

"Given how race and ethnic related inequities harm our collective future - What kind of new leadership will we need for the next several decades?"

Milano Harden’s Equity Show at Creating Space X featured Alvin Starks, Sally Leiderman and Gladys Washington as panelists.






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Follow up on Leading from the Inside Out Webinar: Guest Blog Post by Stacy Kono and Pia Infante

Leading from the Inside OutNote: This is a follow up article for the recent webinar: Leading from the Inside Out, featuring Stacy Kono and Pia Infante


Leadership from the Inside Out: Sharing Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Model


Thanks to so many folks for joining the Leadership Learning Community webinar on Leadership from the Inside Out, Rockwood Leadership Institute's approach to transformative leadership! It was great to share with you the thinking that Rockwood has developed over the last 13 years to support social change leaders in their sustainability and impact! read more »

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