Learning Lab to Develop Change Agents of Love, Forgiveness
Aligning individual and organizational growth and development with environmental preservation and renewal, a broad array of global leaders in leadership development and organizational dynamics will gather in Brazil this spring to develop a new curriculum adaptable for global impact.
The Learning Action Lab on the Strengthening Inner Perspectives on Leadership Development is planned at the Vista Alegre Retreat near Rio de Janeiro, April 9-12.
The work is a collaborative effort of the Fetzer Institute, Brazil’s SINAL do Vale (Syncronicity, Innovation and Joy) and the Global Leadership Network. GLN is a learning community of practitioners on the three levels of leadership development. SINAL is a project of CEMINA (Communication, Information, Education and Adaptation), a nonpartisan civil organization that works to defend diversity and promote human development, caring for people and restoring our planet.
The group planning the lab has done extensive research on what forms leadership development programs take and which ones work best. Ten separate organizations’ approaches have been distilled and summarized with an eye on a new hybrid model that will both enable the development of change agents and incorporate love and forgiveness.
Using the Learning Lab methodology, the strategy will be to mobilize change practitioners and educators directly by introducing the new curriculum and concepts to them. Their influence and networks will then be the vehicle for moving the ideas and approaches out more broadly to influence educational and training programs.
The methodology addresses the three levels of changes (personal, interpersonal and systemic), helping participants let go of attachment to models, processes and outcomes and be more open to new ideas, in order to crystallize experiments and prototypes that express creatively new ways of addressing challenging questions.
The final product will address both organizational change and a specific restoration approaches through a partnership with member organizations of such as Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration, from which SINAL is a catalyzer in Brazil; Rising Women Rising World, Global Leadership Network.
Participants will include creators and experts on some of the most tested leadership education, organizational improvement and mediation methods, such as the Global Leadership Network, Collective Leadership Initiative, Global Academy Foundation, Rising Women Rising World, TRANS4M Center for Integral Development, Adaptative Leadership, and U Process and Presencing, Play the Call, Global Partnership for Landscape Restoration, Young Leaders Forum.
This is a project of the Fetzer Advisory Council on Governing Professions.