The Art of Participatory Leadership + Community Engagement

A three day in person leadership training

September 29-October 1, 2024

Sebastopol California

Connect with other Visionary Leaders, Lead Change,

and Make a Difference Together.

Sparking Potential for Change: Inspiring Leaders, Building Communities, and Creating Impact.

Why we exist...

We exist to be a guiding light to ChangeLeaders, Social Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Consultants building a better world. We provide an ecosystem of support, learning, community, resources, and inspiration to change leaders so that they are empowered to create meaningful impact. With a deep understanding of the change leader's journey, we believe in their potential to create positive change. We are committed to providing personalized guidance and a supportive community where change leaders can learn, connect and thrive. Together, we'll turn visions of a better future into reality and make a lasting difference in the world.

Systems Change Facilitator
Change Leaders Network

Values-Centered Leadership

Our Values Are Deeply Rooted:

Community + Networks of Change Leaders: We believe in the power of connectedness and the strength that comes from diverse communities and networks collaborating towards common goals.

Building Leaderful Communities: We foster and celebrate visionary leadership that inspires positive change and empowers others to take action, and equipping as many leaders as possible to create positive impact.

Collaboration: We recognize that meaningful impact is achieved through collective effort, collaboration, and partnership across diverse stakeholders.

Anti-racism: We are committed to actively challenging and dismantling systemic racism and inequities in all forms, fostering an inclusive environment where everyone is valued, respected and celebrated.

Life-Long Learning in Systems Thinking, Participatory Leadership, Systems Change: We embrace continuous learning and growth, promoting the development of critical skills such as systems thinking, participatory leadership, and driving systemic change.

Compassion: We approach our work with empathy, kindness, and a deep understanding of the human experience, striving to create spaces that are supportive, inclusive, and nurturing for all.


Transformative Change Through Collaborative Learning and Innovation

Dive Into a Learning Program, Lead Change in your Organization or Community or join our Amazing Network + Shape Tomorrow's Future.

Complex systems change requires a departure from the status quo and a commitment to collaborative learning and innovation. Change labs with peer-to-peer learning sessions and our network provide the perfect environment for cultivating new pathways to a better future, whether within organizations or communities or in our diverse ecosystem the Change Leaders Network.

How can I support you?


Systems Change Facilitation and

Learning Design

As a seasoned professional facilitator, I've had the privilege of working across various sectors, including tech, health, government, social entrepreneurship, and education. Some of my amazing clients include the University of Washington, The Ministry of Education of Tanzania, and Population Health Innovation Lab, among many others. My facilitation services are tailored to create dynamic, inclusive spaces for collaborative problem-solving and decision-making.


ChangeLeaders Network

The ChangeLeaders Network is dedicated to empowering visionary leaders who aspire to create a more equitable and flourishing world. Our purpose is to illuminate leadership pathways for diverse change leaders by providing comprehensive support through a dynamic ecosystem of learning, connection with other change leaders. Whether you are a seasoned or newly emerging Change Leader -- you are most welcome.

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The Art of Participatory Leadership

The ChangeLeaders Story Lab

The Story Lab is designed specifically for change leaders that flourish in community.

Unlock your full potential, and drive meaningful change with confidence, through the power of story sharing.

ChangeLeaders Story Lab guides you on a journey of personal and professional growth, equipping you with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to navigate complex systems change, articulate a compelling vision for the future, and lead transformative initiatives that make a lasting impact.

The Art of Participatory Leadership

The Art of Participatory Leadership Training

Join us September 29-October 1, 2024 in Sebastopol, California, USA

on your leadership journey and build your capacity to lead change. During a 3 day training we learn a multitude of frameworks, methodologies, and principles that equip you to navigate and guide others through complex systems change with confidence and authenticity.

Dana is calm when the rest of us get flustered. She is a master at being present and noticing what is happening in the group in the moment. She lives from the center of her heart and cares about each person she meets and works with. How do I know? You can't fake that. It's such a rare gift to be in the presence of someone with this degree of centeredness and groundedness. I imagine that she can step into any facilitation or hosting team and co-create. I have personally experienced co-hosting on 2 different teams with her for multiple events and days and she is a joy to work with. She brings expertise, mastery, modeling, creativity, framework, methodology, and teaching in addition to presence when she joins a team.

- Lori Sortino, Equine, Action & Portrait Photographer

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