The Art of Participatory Leadership for System Change
I believe change comes through dialogue, collaboration, participative leadership and harvesting the wisdom of all stakeholders. This is why I have been training in the Participative Leadership (PL) also known as the Art of Hosting – I was recently asked when would my training be complete. I believe and feel this is ongoing as the world is changing faster than ever before and with thanks to the international team of PL stewards mentoring is ongoing for me.
Participative Leadership is an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the
systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges. Participative Leadership is being used at all levels of society, in Business, NGOs, Communities, in government, local and national, in families and complex stakeholder processes
We live in a meeting culture. We have schedules packed solid with meetings, and somehow, very little gets done. Instead, the real work often occurs in the hallway between meetings. People are starving for more effective meetings to drive change and progress. That’s what Participatory leadership is all about. We teach collaborative leadership to help organizations increase their capacity to solve complex problems.