We have achieved a lot as an organization for system change through partnerships and collaboration, but this course really opened my eyes to where we had gone wrong in a specific instance, and taught me how we can be more successful, more of the time, as we collaborate for system change.
What is this experience all about?
Join our online learning journey where we unpack the essential conditions for multi-stakeholder collaboration that we are all missing, to help make our collaborations more effective, equitable and systemic and where we deep dive into the how we can develop this kind of collaboration effectively. Participants leave with the practical tools and mindsights needed to strengthen their own collaboration processes and their collaborative leadership skills.
Learning Journey comprises of 2 Phases:
1- Foundations for Collaboration – We share the key frames, mindsets and enabling conditions for collaboration as well as the essential cultural and leadership dynamics, qualities, and actions for collaboration.
2- Deepening your Collaboration Practice – We will explore the key elements of successful collaborations by following the journey of a real-life case study and by diving deep into the key lessons, enabling conditions, patterns, and frameworks that supported their success. We then reflect on how the learnings inform our awareness, intention, and choices as leaders – and where we feel confident or not in working this way.
The Module Timeline
Phase 1: Jan 16th- Feb 6th | 4 modules (1 weekly 2hr live session per module)
Phase 2: March 6th – May 22nd | 4 modules (4 live session + 4 community sessions over 3 months)
Why you should apply?
This co-learning journey is for social entrepreneurs and change leaders from any sector who are either driving a multi-stakeholder collaborative initiative for systems change or are planning to do so.
Join this course if you;
· Convene stakeholders across boundaries and organize networks
· Build strong alignment, relationships of trust and connection
· Develop insights into a system and prioritize critical systemic shifts,
· Cocreate systemic interventions
· Use culturally integrative approaches to our collaboration
Who can apply?
- Ashoka Fellow
- Ashoka Fellow Organization Staff Member
- Corporate or Institutional Partner of Ashoka
- Part of an affiliated Ashoka Program or Partnership
- Ashoka Support Network (ASN) member
- Ashoka Young Changemaker
- Ashoka Changemaker School
- Ashoka Staff
Ada Andreoni co-leads the Systems Change module of the Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program. She is also a co-creator of the Wellbeing module and supports the Elders Council ecosystem initiative.
She joined Ashoka in 2019 as part of the team organizing the Ashoka Changemaker Summit where her passion for systemic change was ignited. She then continued working for Ashoka Spain as Partnerships Manager until 2021. Ada is passionate about bottom-up approaches and the power of collective action and innovative ideas. At Ashoka, she has been dedicated to deepening her knowledge and expertise on systems change to support social entrepreneurs to scale their impact and achieve systemic change in their field. She has a multicultural academic background in Social Sciences and a master’s degree in Local Development at the University of Padua. Her master's thesis "Youth Leading Change: The Contribution of Social Entrepreneurship to Formal Education" was published in 2020 in the digital journal Synergies – Educational dialogues for social change.
Global Learning & Development Director
Luzette works on social ecosystem activation and system change through the design and facilitation of transformational learning processes. She works in the areas of human development, being-well, and awareness-based leadership development for changemakers.
For two decades she has focused on social entrepreneurship through different roles at Ashoka, including launching Ashoka’s Learning & Development to deepen an organizational learning culture in support of their vision of accelerating the emergence of an “Everyone a Changemaker” world.
Luzette is the founder of Alive & Thriving, LLC, a human development incubator for individuals and groups, and co-founder of Consciousness Coalition (CoCo Labs), a collaboration initiative to integrate human development into community development.
Luzette is adjunct faculty at George Washington University Center for Public Leadership’s e-co Leadership Coaching Program. She holds a BA in Finance & Intl Rel, a MSc in Holistic Science (whole and complex systems). Professional Certified Coach PCC, Theory U facilitator, Being-well coach and mindfulness practitioner.
New Leadership Program Manager, Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration
Léna Borsoi co-leads the Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration module of the Europe Fellowship program. She also co-created and co-leads a collaborative initiative gathering Ashoka Health Fellows in Europe, LATAM and Africa who are analyzing systemic health issues in their region and joining forces to address them. For several years, she has been researching and working on the nexus between leadership and impactful cross-sector collaborations, more particularly as a program manager for the Executive in Residence program, supporting collaboration between corporate leaders and social entrepreneurs.