You already know this…but our communities face increasing obstacles that can’t be fixed by the same old colonial, industrial strategies that got us in this mess in the first place. And it is going to take more than “seed grants” and “partnerships.” Sure, there are plenty of smart theories and ideas about how to do this. Most of them trickle out from the growth poles and the ivory tower, but the atmosphere here on the ground is different than it is up there in the clouds. What actually works when Harvard or IDEO isn’t involved?
To address persistent, systemic problems of inequity and stagnation, we need to reveal collaborative, place-based approaches that can only emerge from respect and authentic, boundary-spanning relationships in local communities.
The Ecosystems Leadership Co-op we’ll spend 2 days asking tough questions and sharing tools and tricks for leading from where you are. Whether you are part of our community here in the desert or you’re struggling to DO good work anywhere else, join us on our exploration of what it takes to lead equitable, just, and local systems change.
DAY 1 – How to Build a Bridge
Thursday, February 22 @ LeadLocal
Day 1 is all about boundary spanning actions and strategies for leaders at any level. Participants will share tools and local knowledge from their work and begin to unpack what it means to create systems where each one has somebodiness and personal agency.
8:00 – Urban Hike + Breakfast
9:00 – Welcome (to the Revolution)
10:00 – 12:00 – Workshop 1 – Somebodiness
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 – Workshop 2 – Entanglement
3:00 – 4:30 – Storytelling
DAY 2 – What’s in your toolkit?
Friday, Feb 23 @ LeadLocal
Day 2 is all about customizing tools and strategies for work in your local ecosystem. Participants will work in teams to develop a toolkit to share with other ecosystem leaders and collaborators back home.
8:30 – Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 – Workshop 3 – Backdoors & Wormholes
11:00 – 12:00 – Leadership Toolbox Inventory
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 – Workshop 4 –
3:00 – 4:00 – What’s next?
We will add more details as participants register and develop their workshop contributions.