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Collective Leadership

Resources related to Collective Leadership.

The Collective Leadership Framework Workbook

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Developed for use in the Kellogg Leadership for Community Change initiative, 2002-2008. During this time 11 sites used this inquiry-based framework to develop collective leadership to advance change in their communities. This workbook walks people through the stages and elements of the Framework and illustrates it with stories from the KLCC communities as they engaged in the work.

 

Final Report on Kellogg Leadership for Community Change

"From Vulnerable to Powerful: Cultivating Collective Leadership for Community Change"

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This report describes a seven-year initiative of the W K Kellogg Foundation to cultivate collective leadership capacity capable of advancing community change. Highlights include lessons learned and resources for disseminating knowledge about collective leadership.

 

Leadership Development in the Social Sector: A Framework for Supporting Strategic Investments

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This article offers a tool to help foundations and donors optimize their investments in an area of high leverage: leadership development. It offers a framework for assessing a foundation’s current approach in this area that reflects the rising significance of collective leadership. This article is based on an in-depth review of leadership development practices carried out by one of the authors in three sectors – government, business, and social – as well as in the emerging multi-stakeholder sector.

 

Using the Peacemaking Circle Process

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This is a 2-page overview of using the ancient process of the Circle to share power and leadership in groups. The document includes 'how to' instructions and stories of how different groups are using the technique to achieve results.

 

Why Collective Leadership Matters

Created by: Dale Nienow of the Center for Ethical Leadership

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This think piece describes the collective leadership movement that is emerging in communities, particularly those historically on the margins. Why is collective leadership emerging? What is it? How is it making a difference? It also outlines steps for getting started. 9 pages.

 

Collective Leadership for Community Change: The Essential Role of the Community Organization

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This 8-page paper describes the roles a community organization can play in supporting community efforts to develop local collective leadership. Highlights include sections on readiness of the host agency, dilemmas of small organizations, and continually growing capacity.

 

Gracious Space: Holding the Dynamics of Collective Leadership and Community Change

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This 9-page paper focuses on the need for creating a relational container that can hold the dynamics of transformative change needed in community work. It describes Gracious Space, a way of working together that was used in the seven-year Kellogg Leadership for Community Change initiative. Includes a section in how to get started.

 

KLCC Bridge Newsletter Archive

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Access to the KLCC Bridge Newsletters documenting the Kellogg Leadership for Community Change communities and their Collective Leadership journey.  The newsletters date from 2002-2008.

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