Announcing the 2023 Summer Institute for Changemakers ... Details Coming Soon!
It's up to each of us to choose to step up and make change happen together
I have some news for you. This coming July and August, I am offering my Summer Institute for Changemakers again! This will be the third time I have offered this Changemakers Institute, and I’m excited to build on that work to create a 4-week experience where we will dive deeper into key aspects of transformation, change, and action.
During a series of four interactive, discussion-based online workshops, we are going to identify key changes we can make in our organizations and our work practice, challenge many “business as usual” assumptions, and develop practical strategies we can enact right away to become agents of change within our own work and beyond.
For me, this Agents of Change community has always been about finding ways to bring people together and form a community of changemakers. It’s about staying motivated to embody the change we want to see, AND developing action strategies that help us push through the challenges we’re facing.
When we work together through our challenges, big things can happen.
“The Changemakers Institute allowed me to be a part of a community. Sharing perspectives allowed me to break out of my own insular thinking and to broaden my view of my own relationship with change. It was time well spent!”
-Heidi, participant in 2022 Summer Institute
This year’s Summer Institute for Changemakers will be starting in late July and continue into August. I’ll be using a few different online tools throughout the process, including Zoom and some reflection tools that I have created specifically for these workshops. Last fall, my business partner Bryna Campbell joined me for the institute, and she’ll be joining us again for this summer’s institute (yay!).
We plan for it to be a fairly small group this summer so that we can focus on getting to know each other, learn from each other, and build a community of changemakers that can stay connected after the summer ends (always a really vital part of bringing people together around change).
In addition to weekly Zoom meetings, there will be additional opportunities to connect with each other to share challenges, successes, burning questions, and resources.
I want to hear from you
I’m very excited to more formally launch this Summer Institute within the next couple weeks, but before I do, I want to hear from you.
We have readers from all over the world within this Agents of Change community, and I want to learn more about the kind of schedule and times that would work best for you. Last summer we had several participants from other countries. It was a rich experience and I want to make sure to think about how this year’s institute can similarly accommodate as many different kinds of schedules as possible.
Let’s make change happen together
This work of transformation requires that we build community, and work together in community to support each other. That’s why we need to come together as a collective of changemakers. It is up to us to choose to step up, be a solution to the problems we’re experiencing, and make this change happen together.
“The Institute was a great way to connect with change drivers, share experiences, and get accurate and long-term tools and methodologies.”
- Jose, participant in 2022 Summer Institute for Changemakers
Can I register yet for the 2023 Summer Institute?
Not quite yet.
I’ll be sharing all the details and registration information very soon (in the next week or two, so stay tuned to this Substack).
Before I finalize the schedule and details, I really do want to hear from you. Complete the quick survey below and help shape the 2023 Summer Institute for Changemakers!
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