Presentation on theme: "Community Leadership – Leading for Social Change"— Presentation transcript:
1 Community Leadership – Leading for Social Change Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately in its practice.Max De Pree
3 The Social Change Model for Leadership Development Leadership is ultimately about change and effective leaders are those who are able to effect positive change on behalf of others and society. Change is the ultimate goal of the creative process of leadership – to make a better world and a better society for self and others.
4 Social Change Model 7 Competencies Consciousness of Self - Self Awareness (Values, Experiences)Congruence – Acting consistently with one’s values.Commitment – Committed in time and talent for sustained effort.Common Purpose – Group’s shared value(s) or goal(s)Collaboration – Using diverse group talents to work toward common goal.Controversy with Civility – Avoiding stalemate and groupthink.Citizenship – Working togetherIndividualValuesGroupValuesCommunityValues
5 Social Change Individual Values Consciousness of SelfMy Card Activity, DISCCongruenceAligning Values with ActionsCommitmentPassions, what breaks your heart?
6 Commitment What breaks your If you could make ONE positive change in the world, what would it be? What would you do?
7 Group Values Collaboration – DISC Controversy with Civility – Emotional IntelligenceCommon Purpose – Social Change in Action
8 Citizenship“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together, all things connect.” Chief SeattleWhat does “Citizenship” mean to you?What does good citizenship look like?How is Global Citizenship different? What does that look like?
9 United States Case Study Inner Cities Falling ApartHigh concentrated crime ratesLow high school graduation rates for inner city youthHigher unemployment ratesIncreased number of people living below the poverty lineLess homeownersMore abandoned propertiesMore gangs
14 Action in Practice What’s the Issue? What can you do to address it? What do you need?Who do you need?What power do you have?How might you affect public policy on this issue? Where in the policy life cycle might you make change?
15 Social Change Challenge Identify a social issue in your community.Create a presentation addressing the following questions:What are the complexities of your issue? What is the web of circumstances your issue is connected to?Who are the stakeholders of this issue and how will you involve them in your efforts?What kind of power do you have?What is your vision for addressing this community issue? What is the purpose of your work?What are the values of your group?What is your plan and the steps involved for achieving the plan?How will you measure your success in addressing the issue?