*A project of Center for Purposeful Leadership, a community-based 501c3
We stand at critical thresholds as the world reckons with increasing violence, ongoing pandemics, racial injustice, geographic instabilities, environmental risks, and other issues that affect each of us and our communities, families, and individuals. More than ever before we must address these big challenges while also creating positive impact. Through the lens of The Art of Convening, we explore the power of acting from purpose to Build Courageous Community, because it takes community and allies working together.
A just, inclusive, and interconnected world—a world that works for all.
Grounded in Art of Convening principles and practices, we cultivate and inspire purposeful leaders who foster thriving cultures of trust, inclusion, and collaboration for sustainable, collective impact.
The power of human connection is the key to our collective future. This is our calling, our mutual purpose: to enhance the power of every engagement by bringing everyone’s voice and wisdom to a positive outcome. This is the foundation of collective impact. This is what Art of Convening centers: human connection through authentic engagement.
An intelligent, proven 9-step methodology and corresponding book called The Art of Convening (AoC), which have been utilized by thousands of members and leaders in hundreds of organizations all over the globe.
Convening is about relationship and a way of being and expressing your purpose. Purposeful leadership is intentional, a continuous process of becoming who all of you are meant to be as a whole person.
Convening is about being in service to something greater than yourself and of benefit to the whole. Because you are always in relationship, you are never not convening.
Purpose is a belief that your life matters and that you make a difference. It is a sense of being guided by meaningful values and goals. Purposeful Leadership is a lifelong intentional process of becoming who all of you are meant to be as a whole person in relationship with others. A sense of purpose is the key to thriving leadership, meaningful work, and successful collaboration. Purpose is the stabilizing force to focus on what really matters, and engage to innovate and lead.
As a CPL member, you will have access to curated spaces to create deeper conversations and receive exclusive content and discounts to cutting-edge events and programs.
Through the lens of Purposeful Leadership, based in the practices of The Art of Convening: 9 Steps to Collaboration, our focus is to
`Develop Equitable Initiatives
`Designed by Convening Leaders
`To Create Engaged Communities
`For Sustainable, Equitable, Collaborative Strategies.
`In service to creating a just, inclusive, and interconnected world - a world that works for all.
Grow and accelerate your and our collective impact in this new community of practice.
Your ongoing investment as an Community Builder brings meaning and value to you and the vital work you do through:
Engage/network with the Community Builders community, individually & collectively.
Personal and professional learning and growth opportunities to help you stay centered and continue evolving as a purposeful leader and individual.
Integrate CPL intellectual property and resources into your work to have a deeper impact for the clients, communities, and organizations you serve.
Powerful connection and collaboration opportunities with other thought leaders and change agents globally.
Special events and gifts throughout the year, as we continue to roll out new programs, resources and support.
The opportunity to be part of a meaningful legacy as we cultivate widescale, positive transformation during this critical time in human history.
The power of human connection is the key to our collective future. This is our calling, our mutual purpose: to enhance the power of every engagement by bringing everyone’s voice and wisdom to a positive outcome. This is the foundation of collective impact.
Community Builders are asked to contribute and participate actively through events, programs, discussions, and conversations outlined below.
Together, we will explore the leadership behaviors and practices that support you in the impact you want to have while supporting the CPL Vision of a just, inclusive, interconnected world—a world that works for all.
CPL THEORY OF CHANGE
Peter Block says he “would like to have a place where ideas matter. Where doubts are valued. Where uncertainty is embraced.”
"What if, instead thinking of a theory of change being produced from an identified preferred goal or outcome, the focus instead was placed on the way in which a system becomes ready for undetermined change?
Can unforeseen ready-ness be nourished? While linear managing or controlling of the direction of change may appear desirable, tending to how the system becomes ready allows for pathways of possibility previously unimagined."
The power of human connection is the key to our collective future. This is our calling, our mutual purpose: to enhance the power of every engagement by bringing everyone’s voice and wisdom to a positive outcome. This is the foundation of collective impact towards a world that works for all.