rinigrandmotherA Three-Part Series of Facilitated Peer Learning Sessions that raise critical questions about, and (re)affirmations of, reflecting our social justice values internally in our organizations.

The ‘First Wednesdays’ Series

First Wednesdays, 4pm-7pm, April-June 2009

April 01, 2009
‘Power’ and Leadership Principles & Values
@ The Foundation Center-San Francisco

May 06, 2009
Sustainable Systems and Structures
@ Madison Park Community Room
100 9th Street, Oakland, CA
across from Lake Merritt BART

June 03, 2009
Building a Sustainable Accountability System
@ The Foundation Center-San Francisco
312 Sutter Street, Suite 606, San Francisco directions

Please RSVP as space is limited! to miho althea kim, DataCenter miho@datacenter.org or (510) 835-4692 ext. 302.

Have you tried to or dreamed about how to effectively foster social justice values in the internal practices of your organization? Conflicted with challenging dynamics of power and authority that hinders leadership development of not only constituents, but staff themselves?

If you want to engage in stimulating dialog and exchange wisdom with other progressive and social justice non-profit organizations in the Bay Area, to deepen both the theory and practice of multicultural, values-based leadership development, come join us! We hope to create a space for a facilitated participatory program where people involved in numerous capacities in the organization can walk away with concrete, practical tools & ideas to be positive and effective agents for social justice inside their workplaces and out…

In the first part of the series on April 1st, we will begin generating values and principles of shared leadership and exploring the realities and possibilities of power and leadership in our organizations. We’ll move through small and large group discussions, share tools to frame our thinking, and document our learnings together toward a deeper and broader understanding of how we can put our principles into practice.

Attendance is FREE; however, due to limited capacity, RSVP is requested.
Refreshments will be served, but feel free to bring your own food!

Co-presenters: Patricia St. Onge of Seven Generations Consulting, with
DataCenter, brought to you by the First Wednesday Series Planning Committee
(group of local non profit organizations interested to share their work on values-based
organizational culture, policies, and practices)

The First Wednesday Series is a part of DataCenter’s commitment to long-term cultivation of a circle of social justice non-profits that are exploring alternatives to hierarchy in different forms. We are creating an open, participatory venue to examine collaborative leadership structures. The First Wednesday Series Planning Committee believes the documentation and sharing of alternate models of leadership to advance social justice offer a significant tool to the rest of the field and the broader social justice movement.

The First Wednesday Series is funded by the Leadership Learning Community Seed Fund, with space generously provided by the Foundation Center of San Francisco for two out of three of the convenings.

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