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Social Media Learning Circle

photo of Elissa taken by eekim

The Social Media and Leadership Learning Circle had an initial meeting on May 16, 2008 in the Bay Area. read more »

Social Network Analysis and the Evaluation of Leadership Networks

Leadership development practitioners have become increasingly interested in the formation of leadership networks as a way to sustain and strengthen relationships among leaders within and across organizations, communities, and systems. Bruce Hoppe and I recently wrote a paper (see below for the attachment) that offers a framework for conceptualizing different types of leadership networks and identifies the outcomes that are typically associated with each type of network. read more »

Online Activism and Social Change

Over on the NetSquared Think Tank Blog (net2thinktank), Britt Bravo is asking the question "Is Online Activism Good for Social Change?" (She will be posting answers from around the net after May 20th.)

My immediate gut reaction is yes, online activism is a useful tool for social change. But then, I quickly waver over to "no," as when I sign a petition on a website, and think I have done something meaningful toward making the world a better place, that's a bit of a problem. Have I actually had an effect, or do I look good on a grant report and like an engaged potential member/donor to a development team? read more »

What About Creativity?

Donna and Cynthia build models by eekim on Flickr

A former LLC Board Member recently mentioned that she was going to be teaching a course this semester on Leadership and Art. read more »

Leadership and Transformational Community Change - A Seattle Gathering

Date: 
02/08/2008 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm US/Pacific

The Leadership Learning Community and The Center for Ethical Leadership invite you to a Learning Community Session Leadership and Transformational Community Change. read more »

Agenda: 
Our guest catalyst, Saroeum Phoung, was born in Cambodia and immigrated to the US during the Pol Pot regime via refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines.
Location:
Casey Family Programs
1300 Dexter Avenue North Floor 3
Seattle
United States

Bay Area Learning Circle Gathering

Date: 
06/26/2007 - 11:30am - 2:30pm America/Los_Angeles

Please join us on June 26th for a Bay Area LLC convening, "Coaching in the Nonprofit Sector: Update and Facilitated Dialogue." Coaching has recently become a highly relevant tool for leadership devel read more »

Agenda: 
Michelle Gislason of CompassPoint will provide a brief overview of the Coaching and Philanthropy Project, a two-year initiative to help nonprofits and funders become conscious consumers of coaching as
Location:
The California Endowment
101 Second Street 24th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94105
United States

What’s love got to do with it?

What’s love got to do with it? Catchy, isn’t it? Well I thought so when I saw this as the title for a GEO conference session (www.geofunders.org) I read on, “This session will question the current paradigm and hypothesize that we are not fully tapping the power of inner resources and human relationships for social change.” As I read this I thought about a speech I heard last summer at a national reunion for Kellogg fellows in Estes Park, Colorado. The speech by Parker Palmer made the trip worth while, and yes, of course it was fun to gather with close to 200 former Kellogg fellows in a stunningly beautiful place. (BTW, the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance is an interesting and well developed model of alumni organizing for those who would like to take a look (www.kfla.org). The speech by Parker Palmer has been reprinted as a chapter, “The Politics of the Broken Hearted” in the book, Deepening the American Dream, Reflections on the Inner Life and Spirit of Democracy, a Fetzer Institute publication. read more »

"New" Architectures and Change: A Bay Area Discussion on Leadership and Social Media

The social web is a brand new way of doing very old things with still emerging implications. The nature of change has always been connected and collective but our recent history and the infrastructure of the nonprofit sector and our social change organizations has been much less so. We as a people, and our communication tools, are on a path to bring the individual and the collective back into balance and planning for this is both impossible and necessary. A document in progress examining this shift is available here.

Join the Bay Area LLC on May 16th, 2008 (save the date!) to discuss this topic live and in person at the next Bay Area circle gathering.

Leadership and Sustainability - Changing the Question

Sustainability has become a part of the nonprofit leadership lexicon. The thing is, it’s a word that holds so much, the sustainability of the planet (and in fact all life), the sustainability of our work, the sustainability of the individual. It’s a word that conjures up fear because it speaks to our survival on both the macro and micro level. In leadership we are beginning to take up environmental sustainability as part our organizational and personal practices whether we are explicitly environmental programs or not. Many organizations are trying to hold green meetings with carbon offset programs. (eg. LLC and ILA’s international conference). We often focus on sustaining our individual organizations, but what if the question was about how to sustain our mission? read more »

UC Berkeley Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)

ELP is designed for environmental professionals from nonprofits, government, and business. read more »

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