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Leadership in a Permanent Crisis: Civil Society Leadership Immersion Workshop

October 2–3, 2017

Leadership in a Permanent Crisis is a two-day highly pragmatic, experiential, and focused workshop for InterAction-member non-profit executives, their senior staff, and board members. Participants focus on the skilled leadership required to navigate change and build personal capacity to shape their organization and its purpose.

The workshop provides participants with the strategy and stamina to do leadership work over long periods of time. Civil Society faces an onslaught of challenges. These challenges are both immediate and ongoing in nature, and at times seem daunting and unending. Luckily necessary skills, tools, and collaborative muscles to address these challenges can be built and practiced.

Focus during the workshop is on the replenishment cycle - building the stamina to process, work through, and deal with overwhelming pressure and numbness, and create the energy to empower ourselves and others.

This workshop is produced by a partnership between InterAction and the Good Wolf Group.

If you are an InterAction-member non-profit executive, senior staff member, or board member and are interested in learning more or registering, please visit the event’s landing page.

Previous Event Highlights

InterAction Forum June 2017: In the CEO Track InterAction member executives shared their experiences adapting to the future and we held table break-out conversations and full-room synthesis to learn from each other about challenges, approaches, and areas for growth. CEOs learned about characteristics of transformational change leaders identified through studying high-impact people in the field. And CEOs and general Forum participants alike learned about the latest advances and challenges in innovative finance for development.

Workshop: Leadership in a Permanent Crisis, 1st Cohort April 2017: The first of what may be a regularly offered workshop, InterAction member executives took two days to focus on building strategy and stamina for leadership work over long periods of time.

Advisory Council: Second Convening March 2017

CEO Retreat, December 2016: Participants explored embracing disruption to increase impact, innovative finance models, and then in breakout groups discussed where their organizations are and want to be with the fragile state humanitarian-development nexus; NGOs as economic intermediaries; increasing organizational, program, and global relevance; and strengthening civil society. Finally Good Wolf Group business adaptation expert Alexander Grashow facilitated an exploration of the personal side of adaptive leadership, leading discussion and individual exploration of what each of our roles is as a leader through thought-provoking exercises. 

Advisory Council: Inaugural Meeting September 2016