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10% of top-line revenue from every waoc change program is donated to inspiring non-profits (see our donate tab for some that we recommend you learn more about or donate directly to). our goal is to also catalyze $100,000 in annual women-powered philanthropy starting in 2019.


WAOC's annual program opens for registration later in the year

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ONLINE: OCT2018-OCT2019 - THE 12-MONTH MASTER CLASS OF WAOC

Registration is not yet open, but you are welcome to join our learning and change community anytime and add your name to our waitlist (sign up below), Dorian

In October the Women Agents of Change master-program will start up. This will be the third cohort to go through the experience together. This 12-month online learning program is for women ready to bring about change -  in themselves, their teams, or their organizations or communities - at their own, affordably and with the support of a community of change agents. The WAOC is designed and led via Zoom videocalls and in a closed facebook discussion group by founder and lead faculty, Dorian Baroni.

 

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INSIDER PEEK: 

  • GROWTH MINDSET - Do you have a Fixed Mindset or Growth Mindset (Carol Dweck's framework)? and why it really matters.

        A video by TrainUgly.com:

 

         And an article on the subject of Growth Mindset by Mindtools.com

  • A US series where men talk about masculinity, the rules in use, the cultural parameters that men are bound by MAN ENOUGH EPISODE 1 . Very interesting for us as women agents of change to consider how we are shaped by gender cultures and for men who are agents of change to consider how they are shaped, limited, enabled, or supported by how they take on their own gender culture.
  • WHEEL OF LIFE PROCESS - During week 19 we shared the usefulness of the wheel of life process to be intentional about which areas of our life we are focusing on and which areas may be at risk of being neglected.
  • THE ROLE OF "CHECK INS IN BUILDING TRUST" - Each week we practice the power of Check Ins to accelerate the capacity to trust within and between us. Why bother with trust? Because it is foundational to self-development and is the only way to ensure sustainable high effectiveness teamwork. See the books by Patrick Lencioni or Amy Edmondson for more information on the importance of Trust in team efforts.

From the Change Starts With You Summer 2018 program

  • PAUSING WITH A LEARNING PURPOSE - Third Space practice - a way learned from top athletes on how to find your calm in the eye of the everyday busy-ness storms. Our thanks to Lilia Abreu Mawson of Princeton Lab coaching and consulting for bringing this practice into the Women Agents Of Change portfolio!

the waoc - WHY THIS PROGRAM NOW:

the complex times we live in call us to step up and out, to bring about changes with greater skill and greater heart, to expand our presence and purpose - for ourselves, with others, in and on behalf of the systems we are a part of.

 

leading change takes specialized knowledge and support:

often we try to bring about a change and when it gets difficult or we don't see the results we had hoped for, we abandon our intention or find someone or something to blame.

Leading change takes specialized knowledge that isn't taught in most leadership programs. It also takes focus, practice, patience, and personal resilience, along with a supportive peer network that holds you accountable, ENCOURAGES YOU AND CHALLENGES YOU with care.

The WOMEN Agents of Change (WAOC) master-program is designed and led by systemic change and women's leadership expert, Dorian-Patrizia Baroni (www.dorianbaroni.com), with input by over 40 women change agents from around the world, and relies on the latest academic and practitioner knowledge on leading change 'out there' WHILE ATTENDING TO personal transformation 'IN HERE'.

 

from daily om - www.dailyom.com

what you will learn to do:

  • Clearly define and test your change ASPIRATIONS

  • design and prototype change action EXPERIMENTS with expert support

  • plan for and overcome the typical obstacles that undermine the success of change efforts

  • LEARN TO MANAGE SELF AS CHANGE AGENTS, INTERPERSONAL OR TEAM DYNAMICS, AND THE SYSTEMS THAT NEED TO SHIFT

  • BUILD AND RELY ON A COMMUNITY OF WOMEN CHANGE AGENTS WHO, LIKE YOU, ARE COMMITTED TO LEARN, CHANGE, FAIL FAST TO IMPROVE, PROTOTYPE, ACHIEVE,BE SELF-COMPASSIONATE

FOCUS AREAS

  • changing self - growing self-awareness and developing beyond inner limits

  • CHANGING WITH OTHERS - INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS AND CREATING HIGH EFFECTIVENESS TEAMWORK

  • CHANGING SYSTEMS - LEARNING ABOUT AND LEVERAGING SYSTEMS DYNAMICS TO BRING ABOUT LASTING CHANGE

  • STRENGTHENING YOUR PRESENCE AND SENSE OF PURPOSE - DEVELOPING INNER RESILIENCE, NURTURING HEAD-HEART-BODY, CLARIFYING YOUR PURPOSE AND ITS EXPRESSION AT THIS STAGE OF YOUR LIFE

FORMAT AND RESOURCES

  • 12 months of learning and practice: 9-months of learning and connection ZOOM webinars every 3 weeks (live webinars that will also be recorded if you need to miss one or more) PLUS 3 months of ongoing support to complete your change project commitments,

  • learning resources and materials available online IN THE MEMBERS ACCESS AREA OF THIS WEBSITE WHICH IS for WOMEN Agents of Change participants only,

  • oPTIONAL PSYCHOMETRIC SELF-ASSESSMENTS TO BE OFFERED: Fascination Advantage, MBTI Step II, Firo-B, TKI

  • personal branding resources, group and individual coaching calls to support you in achieving your intended changes,

  • a network of support and information from faculty and alumnae,

  • accountability PARTNERSHIPS to support each participant in her change project progress,

  • aCCESS TO THE wOMEN aGENTS OF cHANGE closed Facebook GROUP FOR networking and ONGOING learning ,

  • access to Agents Of Change materials for up to 6 months following the end of the program,

  • the option of rejoining any future Agents of Change program for free to deepen knowledge or tap into the global network of support


ENCOURAGED: it is helpful to attend an in-person CIYO women's leadership retreat before or during the AOC program

participantS CAN BENEFIT FROM familiarity with the CIYO program foundations - if you are not a CIYO Alumna, you can choose to attend a CIYO residential program prior to or during the TIME OF THE WAOC program.

SEE BELOW FOR UPCOMING CIYO PROGRAMS BEING CO-FACILITATED BY DORIAN BARONI

wOMEN aGENTS OF cHANGE IS envisioned as A for-profit SOCIAL VENTURE which will grow to offer a range of cutting edge development RESOURCES FOR WOMEn - OUR GOALS IS TO leverage technology to ALLOW ACCESS TO quality learning programs, MATERIALS AND RESOURCES at low cost to women around the world.

founded by Dorian baroni of DORIANBARONI.COM

Coming into your own programs being co-facilitated by dorian

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COMING INTO YOUR OWN (CIYO) PROGRAM - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 2018

THIS COMING INTO YOUR OWN (CIYO) WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP RETREAT PROGRAM WILL BE GUIDED BY DORIAN BARONI AND TANYA MONSEF-BUNGER AND HOSTED AT THE 1440 MULTIVERSITY IN SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA.

INFO AND REGISTRATION

 

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COMING INTO YOUR OWN (CIYO) RETREAT - COLORADO - JANUARY 2019

THIS COMING INTO YOUR OWN (CIYO) WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP RETREAT PROGRAM WILL BE GUIDED BY DORIAN BARONI AND LAURIE SHIPARSKI AND HOSTED AT THE SYLVAN DALE RANCH IN COLORADO

INFO AND REGISTRATION

 

Note: Additional CIYO program dates and locations can be found on the global CIYO website