What you will learn:
- Powerful theories that support the creation of healthy and high-functioning human systems ( including self-organizing systems), group or “process-oriented” psychology, and trauma-informed community
- Design principles, dialogic processes, and practices to ensure your meetings and gatherings are strategic and impactful
- How to grow core teams that are capable of navigating complexity and working with conflict
- How to approach the work from a race and equity lens
Bring your real work and challenges to the training.
We will use an “action-learning” and community-of-practice approach. You’ll have the opportunity to:
- Step up and host conversations that matter to you using methodologies such as World Café, Circle, Open Space, and other liberating structures
- Receive coaching support for your projects and efforts
- Develop self-leadership and self-regulation practices to support your brilliance and resilience
- Apply what you’re learning to projects and initiatives underway in your communities
- Grow your graphic recording and harvesting skills to move “talk” to visual memory, learning, and wiser action
Featured Case Study: Olympia's Homelessness Response Plan
The City of Olympia has been using Participative Leadership to develop their community’s response to homelessness. Integrated into this training will be opportunities to learn how they have been building a shared understanding of the problem, engaging a diversity of community voices, building leadership capacity in the community, and co-creating new and innovative solutions.