Leading Change Institute
We empower people and organizations to create the conditions for trusting relationships to grow, for effective teams to thrive, and for everyone to be a leader.
We live in an era of unprecedented complexity, polarization, and isolation felt on an individual to societal scale. The absence of trust – evident in the breakdown of civic dialogue, team dynamics, and working relationships – is our greatest weakness. We believe enormous amounts of latent human potential can be tapped by creating more trust in business, social change movements, and civic society. We see an opportunity to provide this critical missing link by creating participatory, equitable environments that foster trusting cultures where humans can thrive – both individually and within teams.
Leading Change Institute empowers people to build trusting relationships, and provides the tools and skills necessary for metabolizing conflict into creativity, productivity, and connection.
We seek to create a new culture that values relationships, diversity and the flourishing of all life. We offer a new toolkit for interacting within one-on-one conversations, teams & organizations, communities, and governments that will unleash an enormous amount of untapped human potential towards a loving and equitable world.
Principles of Co-Creativity
Art of Participatory Leadership
Leading Culture Change
Client Feature: Government
Many of us spend a lot of time in meetings that don’t feel productive, where it can be challenging to understand or relate to each
Client Feature: Public Health
Public Health Institute
California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative
Public health professionals operate within
Teams working in public health need a robust set of practices that foster trusting relationships, distribute leadership across communities they serve and embrace diverse individual perspectives and skills. Healthy teams are able to metabolize the gridlock of conflict into creativity and innovative solutions, unlocking the potential in a system. Public health teams need a training designed to transform existing dynamics, introducing a set of flexible tools and strategies from the world of facilitation for diagnosing what’s needed, and designing conditions for a team to thrive and be effective.
50 public health professionals from across California in teams of 2-5 people were trained in facilitation, systems thinking, embodied practice, and mindfulness to create cultures of engagement and trust that enable greater impact. Participants left with first-hand experience participating in and facilitating a variety of innovative sessions. Both teams and individuals alike expanded their leadership capacity and developed a set of practices for catalyzing the future success of public health efforts across the state.
→ 86% of participants reported increased trust within their team as a result of participating in the training together.
→ 90% of participants reported increased confidence in their ability to lead change.
→ 85% of participants reported an increase in their ability to facilitate conversations that matter.
© 2018 photography by Joanna Hathaway