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Two Exciting Seminars at DCAS EXPO for NYC Employees

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Leadership Transformation Group has been given the opportunity by New York City’s Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to present two leadership seminars on September 12th, 2012 to all NYC employees at their annual EXPO held at 2 Washington Street.

Due to our success across the city within a variety of public and non-profit agencies, LTG partners decided to offer distinctive seminars that are less traditional than most management and leadership offerings.

Beyond Time Managaement: The Importance of Self-Care & Transformational Leadership in Times of Crisis

Citywide-Training-Center-Seminar.jpgOn October 24th and 25th of 2011 and again at the end of January of 2012 LTG will conduct a two day Management & Supervision Course for the The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). The two day course is offered in the Citywide Training Center Catalogue which is available for download.

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century

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LTG partner, Steve Burghardt has just published a textbook with Sage Publications, Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century. Combining his earlier work as a community organizer and his recent years as an LTG consultant and executive coach with human service agencies, the book develops an integrated "macro meets micro" approach for social workers and community organizers. By using a story-telling approach at the start of each chapter that features two young organizers at the start of their careers and as they develop into a field director and agency executive, the work follows the life span of those who work in the field, arguing that a commitment to social justice need not end at the grass roots level.

One of the most exciting chapters was written by LTG consultant Mohan V Krishna, who explored the use of the Internet as a vital organizing tool. By focusing on the explosion of "virtual organizing" after the defeat of Proposition 8 in California, Krishna goes on to analyze both the power to mobilize nation-wide actions that the internet provides as well as the possible limits in the creation of "virtual trust" and the implications for long-term organizing efforts.

On June 16-18, 2010 in New York City, I participated in a training/co-learning retreat called ‘The Art of Participatory Leadership” which was called and hosted by Martin Siesta, Toke Paludan Moller, Tuesday Ryan Hart, Nancy Fritsche Eagan and Kelly McGowan.

The intention of this interactive training/co-learning retreat was to expand and deepen the understanding of what is possible when we create structures and practices that keep our primary purpose and passion in the center of our work.

This training was an opportunity for me to enter a learning journey that I have been going through for 2 years, with worldly hosts/trainers who have deep practices of participatory leadership. I began my journey practicing circle meetings with my business partners and then extending it to dream circle and congress of women circle meetings.

The business strategic and healing circle meetings are held every other week where our collective wisdom and intelligence are engaged to find best solutions on any issues we are having. We practice speaking and listening with intention and always tend to the well being of each other. There are principles and practices to the circle and four agreements that are kept. These agreements are:

  1. Listen without judgment
  2. Whatever is said in circle stays in circle
  3. Offer what you can and ask for what you need
  4. silence is also part of the conversation.

We are having the best business meeting we have ever had and we have been together for over 16 years.

WLRT_button.png The Women's Leadership Revival Tour and international speaker and author, Margaret (Meg) Wheatley are coming to New York City to facilitate a stimulating and inspiring conversation on the value, power and gift of women's leadership.

Wheatley is the author of the classic and widely influential, Leadership and the New Science, Turning to One Another, and Finding Our Way. Meg is President emeritus of the Berkana Institute, a global charitable leadership foundation, dedicated to serving life-affirming leaders and to supporting women's leadership in our inter-generational global community since 1991.

We invite you to participate in a full day of learning and development on March 25th from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Riverside Church in New York City. The Women's Leadership Revival Tour has already been held in Toronto, St. Louis, Vancouver, Louisville, Seattle, Boston and other North American cities. The proceeds of the tour support the work of women who courageously step into leadership in their communities and organizations.

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