Interaction Institute for Social Change
IISC’s mission is to build the collaborative capacity of individuals, organizations, and networks to pursue social justice and racial equity. IISC recently approved a strategic direction for the next three to five years that is grounded in our 25-year history of strengthening collaboration and addressing critical future needs of our sector and the world. We will innovate at the intersection of equity, networks, and love, making racial equity our core strategic focus. We believe that racial equity is a critical driver of transformational collaboration in this era.
Facilitative Leadership for Social Change
Both in our experience and in the literature, collaborative capacity proves to be indispensable for leaders, organizations and networks pursuing racial equity. Facilitative Leadership for Social Change is grounded in the belief that today’s leaders must inspire and create conditions that enable others to be their best in the pursuit of shared goals. This includes making it easy for others to offer their unique perspectives and talents, speak up when they have problems, take initiative, make appropriate decisions, work with others, and share responsibility for the health of the team, organization, or community.
This is a three-day workshop for two participants from your organization with a virtual follow-up session.
Grantee Readiness Markers
Participants have either formal or informal experience with leading or managing teams and have a desire to learn skills for leading collaboratively. The workshop creates opportunities to "try out" practices on real-life situations. So, participants will be most successful if they are currently involved with paid or volunteer work that involves working together with other people (not simply delivering a service as an individual).
Expected Grantee Outcomes
Participants will explore practical frameworks, skills and tools to:
- See systems by analyzing a situation from a systems perspective in order to leverage transformational change
- Seek maximum appropriate involvement of key stakeholders in order to make well informed decisions and build commitment to successful implementation
- Facilitate agreement across diverse perspectives in order to generate breakthrough decisions and actions
- Focus on results, process, and relationship in order to ensure sustainable success
- Discover shared meaning in order to build alignment for concerted action
- Design meeting agendas that achieve high levels of results, process, and relationship satisfaction
They will also develop an appreciation of how one’s interior condition (heartset and mindset) serves as a foundation for intentional leadership
Grantee Participation Requirements
- Attend a 3 day in-person workshop with two participants from each organization
- Join a 2 hour virtual follow-up session 3-4 weeks after the workshop
Participants must commit to the entire time for the face-to-face workshop, plus the virtual follow up session. Please arrange travel accordingly.
Service Dates and Locations
- In-person workshop: June 4-6 or 5-7, 2019, 9:00am to 5:00pm ET each day
- Workshop Location: The Nonprofit Center, Boston, MA
- Virtual Follow-up: June 27, 2019 2-4pm ET