New Leadership

 

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This module is for change leaders to reflect, innovate, and deepen their ways of leading, organizing, and being - in order to empower their teams, and shift systems & mindsets.

“I most valued the time for self-reflection and to have an insight into how transformative self-leadership could be in a team with regard to ownership, responsibilities, motivations and even emotional connectedness”

(Former participant of the Team Leadership module)

Apply to the brand-new 2020/2021 module here:


What is the New Leadership module all about?

We provide this co-learning space for change leaders to reflect, question, innovate, and deepen ways of leading, organizing, and being to drive system and mindset change effectively. Join to acquire practical leadership skills and strategies on the two levels of your team and your system.

Ashoka Fellows are not only elected because of the impact their pattern-changing idea has on society. They also see that to drive big positive change on a system level in a world that is complex, interconnected and fast-changing, they need to create a space where everyone can participate in co-creating change. 

Therefore, to successfully lead systemic change, the core role of a leader shifts to that of creating spaces and roles that enable others to contribute to and lead change. This means questioning and innovating on how we lead and how we organize for system impact. 

We have two exciting New Leadership offers for our community: 

 

OFFER 1: Collective Action for System Change online course: 

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Dates: 8 online sessions every Friday between Feb 5 to March 26 at 2-3:30pm CET (with practical applications and reflection work in between)
Where: Online

The content:  

This course offers leadership skills and strategies for effective collaboration. Tools and frameworks are created in partnership with CoCreative.

Each Social Entrepreneur in the Ashoka Community is driving big shifts in their respective fields and in most cases, this will include working collaboratively with other stakeholders on shifting a system together.  

However, fostering effective collaboration that drives systemic change is difficult and requires a different type of leadership and different processes to be successful.

Yet, we rarely take the time to reflect on what works and what doesn’t in our leadership quest to drive impact collectively, let alone learn from one another and from diverse sectors. 

This online retreat creates the opportunity and space for you to take a step back from your day-to-day activities and rethink or deepen your personal role as a collaborative leader and your approach to facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration for system change.
 

Who can apply: 

This workshop session is open to Ashoka Fellows, their co-leaders, and other Systemic Leaders in the Ashoka Community (Ashoka staff, ASNs, or Partners) who are either leading a collaboration for system change or are planning to do so. 

 

Why apply:  

This online co-learning space will support you to:

  • Deepen & strengthen your leadership role to enable effective collective action for system change  
  • Leave with new awareness, mindsets, and approaches, and a sense of the next steps on your learning path  
  • Explore your collaboration challenges and relevant mindsets, tools, strategies, processes, and resources available to support you (including what works and what doesn’t)
  • Connect with other Ashoka Fellows/Systemic Leaders and learn from their experiences and challenges.
  • Leave with a learning and support community that you can draw on

In particular: 

  • For Ashoka Fellows: This is for you, if… 
    • ...you want to explore best practices on how to lead multi-stakeholder collaborations for system change.
    • ...explore the leadership capacities and mindsets for leading systemically & collaborating effectively.
    • ...you want to reflect & understand your leadership role at an ecosystem level. 
    • ...you want to leave with tools and methodologies to facilitate multi-stakeholder collaborations with alignment, engagement & momentum.
  • For Ashoka Staff: This is for you, if… 
    • ...you want to learn all of the above to bring it to the Ashoka community and help unlocking potential in terms of collective impact leadership. 
  • For ASNs (members of the Ashoka Support Network), Partners of Ashoka and other Change Leaders: This is for you, if... 
    • ...you want to explore best practices on how to lead multi-stakeholder collaborations for system change.
    • ...you want to reflect & understand your leadership role at an ecosystem level. 
    • ...you want to establish strong connections and networking to key-players in the field of collective impact leadership in the social entrepreneurship sector. 
    • you want to raise your own leadership potential to a collective impact level and are keen to learn from best practices and experts in this field. 

“Thanks so much for facilitating is this very empowering way. I enjoy the theory (mind has been blown a couple of times, love!) and the connection in the breakout rooms.” 
(Participant from the Collective Action online learning in June / July 2020)

 

Facilitators: 

We are collaborating with Russ Gaskin from CoCreative to bring this online retreat. CoCreative has decades of practice in facilitating and cultivating multi-year, multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral collaborative processes that contribute to system change. Ranging from:  

  • an 18-year collaboration that has catalyzed massive innovation and growth in the global solar industry  
  • to a global network of 400 hundred human rights workers who co-designed a new approach to advocacy based on rigorous measurement of countries’ human rights performance
  • to a collaboration that is dramatically expanding the role of U.S. health systems from providers of clinical services to wealth building catalysts in low-income communities
  • to a diverse network in which the world’s largest electronics brands are collaborating with workers to eliminate exposures to the most hazardous process chemicals used in electronics factories around the world, and many more. 

For the module leads from the Ashoka Europe Fellowship team, see their profiles at the end of this page. 

 

Costs:

  • Ashoka Fellows & their Co-Leaders (staff members): Participation is free for all Ashoka Fellows.  
  • Ashoka Support Network members: Members of the Ashoka Support Network also join for free, subject to a selection process (see “Who can apply”).
  • Other Partners and Change Leaders: The cost of the module is €2000 and application is subject to a selection process (see “Who can apply”). If you require a stipend for your participation, please indicate it in the application form. 
     

If you have any questions around this offer, please reach out directly to Michela Fenech!

 

Apply to join this virtual retreat 'collective impact'


 

OFFER 2: EACH (=Everyone a Changemaker) Team Leadership online learning journey 

Dates: May 7, 2021 – June 21, 2021 (exact times to be announced, please stay in touch through our newslettermail
Where: Online

The content: 

Learn about shared leadership and organization for effective changemaking within your team! 

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Ashoka Fellow organizations seek to shift systems and enable large scale change – in a world of complexity, interdependence, uncertainty and constant change and disruption.

This is only possible with new models for leadership and organization: self-managed teams with distributed leadership that allow for open collaboration and co-creation, for entrepreneurial freedom and risk-taking, for empathy and seeing the whole person in every colleague and individual we work with.  

 

Who can apply: 

This retreat is open to Ashoka Fellows with one of their team members. Limited spaces are also available for members of the Ashoka Support Network, Partners and other change leaders (subject to an application process). 
 

"It helped me to improve and be aware of the empathic mind, and seeing people "as a whole", which I feel is one of the most important things in life/work."
(Former participant of the Team Leadership course)

 

Why you should apply: 

  • For Ashoka Fellows: This is for you, if… 
    • ...…you want to explore best practices and methodologies for teams & organisations to share leadership
    • ...you want to reflect about the internal & external factors that empower teams & organisations to share leadership.
    • ...you want to reflect on your personal role as a leader in empowering teams to co-lead and collaborate.
    • ...you want to take with you practical new leadership tools & approaches – to bring back to your organization.
  • For Ashoka Staff: This is for you, if… 
    • ...you want to support the Ashoka community in developing a shared leadership understanding and unlock your own leadership potential. 
  • For ASNs (members of the Ashoka Support Network), Partners of Ashoka and other Change Leaders: This is for you, if... 
    • ...you are interested to apply the learnings about a shared understanding of leadership to strengthen or develop the way you design teams and organizations. 
    • … you are keen to support the social entrepreneurship sector with your own leadership experience and contribute to the discussion of this crucial topic.
    • ...you are keen to connect with some of the leading social entrepreneurs to co-create on a new understanding of organisational leadership. 

 

Costs:

  • Ashoka Fellows: The program is open and participation is free for all Ashoka Fellows.

  • Ashoka Support Network members: Members of the Ashoka Support Network also join for free, subject to a selection process. Find out more about the Ashoka Support Network here.

  • Other Partners and Change Leaders: The cost of the module is €2000. You can require a stipend for your participation, indicating it in the application form.

 

If you have any questions around this offer, please reach out directly to Michela Fenech!


 

Meet the module leads: 

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Michela Fenech co-created and co-leads the Ashoka Europe Fellowship program including the New Leadership & Wellbeing Co-Learning Modules and co-facilitated the development of the newly established Elders Council for Social Entrepreneurs. She is also a Product, Program and Partnership Lead for the Ashoka Globalizer Program, Ashoka's leading accelerator for system change strategies. Michela is interested in creating learning spaces that explore and support questions on the leadership and wellbeing for system change and collective impact.

 

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Florian Rutsch co-created and co-leads the Ashoka Europe Fellowship program including its co-learning modules on system change, new leadership, and wellbeing as well as its ecosystem initiatives on funding and support for systems change. He co-published the report Embracing Complexity: Towards a shared understanding of funding systems change which is a collaboration among several leading sector partners and based on, among others, his previous report Seven Steps for Funding System Change. He is also a co-creator of Catalyst 2030 and the Elders Council as well as a thought partner in the Ashoka Globalizer, Ashoka's leading accelerator for system change strategies.

 


 

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