Our Community of Practice was launched in September 2021 with the following vision and mission, co-created with Specialists:
VISION We strive to be a vibrant, global movement of diverse Collective Leadership Specialists, practitioners who advance regenerative futures for the community of life on planet Earth.
MISSION We seek to realize this vision by:
- engaging in mutually-supportive exchange and learning;
- self-organizing regular, dynamic network events;
- co-developing innovative ideas and approaches; and
- inspiring and enhancing transformative collaborations.
At present, over 100 Specialist from around the world are active in our Community of Practice, especially through regular, Specialist-led “Collective Leadership in Practice” sessions that focus on continued application of tools and concepts through case work, peer coaching, and thematic and conceptual discussions. Being part of our community provides Specialists with safe and creative spaces not only for exchange and learning, but also for mutual support and inspiration!
As a community working across all SDGs and representing a diversity of sectors, countries, and levels, Specialists engage in direct exchange and get the latest content from CLI through our exclusive Collective Leadership Specialist LinkedIn group.
Every September, we hold a unique event for our Specialist community called the “ReConnect.” Our 2024 ReConnect is scheduled for Tuesday, 24 September 2024 from 13:00-16:00 CET. Specialists, make sure to mark the date in your calendars already!
PAST RE:CONNECT EDITIONS
CLI’s 3rd annual ReConnect event on 21 September 2023 welcomed 18 Collective Leadership Specialists – new and old, from Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Egypt, Jordan and the United States! Over the past year, 34 new Specialists earned their certification, adding 5 new countries to our world map.
The ReConnect celebrated successes in the community, especially the popularity and value of our new “Collective Leadership in Practice” sessions. The event also included an interactive assessment of the Community of Practice with the “Community Catalysts,” an emerging lens in the Compass that is being co-developed with Specialists. You can check out some of that work in the gallery below. The assessment helped us to identify strengths, as well as areas for development.