Interaction Institute for Social Change: Facilitative Leadership for Social Change Cohort
Interaction Institute for Social Change (ISSC) catalyzes the will and skill of the diverse public to create social justice and sustainability. We do this with people in communities, organizations and movements through training, facilitation, network building and public engagement. IISC brings our commitment to equity, love and trust to all of our work. Over the past 25 years, we have developed a lens through which we facilitate social change and we bring it to every engagement. IISC invites groups and leaders to shift power dynamics, focus on building networks, and magnify love as a force for social change. Using this collaborative change lens, we see leaders overcome challenges and have astounding impact. For more information, visit interactioninstitute.org.
Develop your leadership practice and presence through Facilitative Leadership for Social Change. This learning experience is grounded in the belief that 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.
Facilitative Leadership for Social Change offers practical collaborative skills and tools for tapping the creativity, experience, and commitment of staff and colleagues, and provides participants with a forum in which to explore their challenges and aspirations as leaders. At the heart of the workshop are powerful leadership practices that, when fully embraced, create the conditions for people to move together from vision to action in extraordinary new ways. Two cohorts of 24 people will participate in in-person and virtual meetings. Participants will gain practical frameworks, skills and tools to:
- See systems by analyzing a situation from a systems perspective to leverage transformational change
- Seek maximum appropriate involvement of key stakeholders to inform 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 relationships to work toward sustainable success
- Discover shared meaning to build alignment for concerted action
- Design meeting agendas that achieve high levels of results, process and relationship satisfaction
- Organizational Need: Seeking an opportunity for two to three leaders to develop skills and tools for tapping the creativity, experience, and commitment of staff and colleagues, and a forum to explore challenges and aspirations as leaders with peers.
- Equity Commitment: Organizations have a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and are open to new ways of working to incorporate more equitable practices.
- Values Commitment:
- Value and desire to build capacity to facilitate collaboration in organization and beyond.
- Willing to explore, acknowledge and address power differentials in team, organization and community.
- Personnel Commitment:
- Two participants per organization, each of whom holds a senior team position (e.g., Executive Director, Vice-President, COO, HR Manager, Diversity Manager)
- For smaller organizations, one leader could be a board member or other highly engaged volunteer
- Time Commitment: 12-month cohort program
- Two-hour webinar, followed by an intensive two-day in-person workshop
- Three virtual meetings with sub-cohort throughout the year
- Final, full-day in-person learning experience
- Financial Commitment: Costs associated with travel to attend in-person sessions (locations to be determined). Kresge does not want travel costs to exclude any organization from participating, and some travel scholarships will likely be available. Please indicate anticipated need in the SurveyMonkey application for services.