"Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
the Waoc2017/2018 - WHY THIS PROGRAM NOW:
the complex times we live in call us to step up and STEP out. THEY CALL UPON to EDUCATE OURSELVES TO bring about changes with greater skill and greater hearT. tHEY INVITE US TO expand our presence and purpose.
for ourselves, with others, WITHin and FOR the systems we are a part of AND THAT WE WANT TO POSITIVELY TRANSFORM.
leading change takes specialized knowledge AND support. IT TAKES EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING. IT TAKES INTEGRATED LEARNING.
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' as well as personal transformation.
what you will learn to do (AND BE):
Understand your self, your own mind and your own reactions and learn how to transform them in the moment
UNDERSTAND YOUR CORE VALUES AND WHAT MAKES YOU COME ALIVE
Clearly define your CHANGE INTENTION - SO MANY CHANGES FAIL BECAUSE THE CHANGE AGENT ISN'T CLEAR ON WHAT SHE IS TRYING TO CHANGE and why
test your change ASPIRATIONS SO THAT YOU CAN MAP OUT THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CHALLENGES
design and prototype change action EXPERIMENTS with expert AND PEER support
plan for and overcome the typical obstacles that undermine the success of change efforts
LEARN TO MANAGE SELF AS CHANGE AGENTS, AS WELL AS 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,AND BE SELF-COMPASSIONATE
BE A PRACTICAL, ACTION-ORIENTED, NON-ABSTRACT FORCE FOR GOOD AT HOME, AT WORK OR IN SOCIETY
changing self - grow ACTION-ORIENTED self-awareness and develop YOURSELF beyond OUTDATED inner limits
CHANGING WITH OTHERS - LEARN THE INVISIBLE RULES OF INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS AND CREATE HIGH EFFECTIVENESS TEAMS THAT CAN FLEXIBLY ADDRESS BIG ISSUES
CHANGING SYSTEMS - LEARN ABOUT AND LEVERAGE SYSTEMS DYNAMICS TO BRING ABOUT LASTING CHANGE AT ALL LEVELS
STRENGTHEN YOUR PRESENCE AND SENSE OF PURPOSE - DEVELOP INNER RESILIENCE, NURTURE HEAD-HEART-BODY CONNECTION, CLARIFY THE PURPOSEOF YOUR 'WORK' IN THE WORLD AND ITS EXPRESSION AT THIS STAGE OF YOUR LIFE
FORMAT AND RESOURCES OF AOC2017/2018:
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 IN THE MEMBERS ACCESS AREA OF THIS WEBSITE EXCLUSIVELY FOR wAOC2017/2018 participants,
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 women 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 AT NO ADDITIONAL COST to REFRESH OR deepen knowledge or TAP into the global network
OUTLINE BY SESSION OF THE AOC2017/2018 YEAR-LONG PROGRAM:
pHASE 1. oCTOBER 2017 TO jANUARY 2018
Building the Core "Container" for change: ourselves and our community of support
OCT 23, 2017 - Community Startup; Introduction to Check-Ins; Welcoming the Right Brain through drawing; Mindfulness PRACTICE
NOV 13, 2017 - Community startup continues-Changing Self Emphasis: Intention Letters to Self; Lifeline work - The Narratives the events and the narratives that we choose, that shape us - (this session's design elements have been created with the creative thinking input of Amel Murphy)
DEC 4, 2017 - Changing Self Emphasis: Immunity to Change (Kegan & Lahey) and Our Brain and Habits
JAN 15, 2018 - Changing Self Emphasis: Leadership Archetypes (CIYO)
pHASE 2. fEBRUARY 2018 TO aPRIL 2018
Collaboration, Assumptions, Vulnerabilities
MONTHLY CALLS SCHEDULED BY ACCOUNTABILITY partnership groups begin
FEB 5, 2018 - Changing Teams Emphasis: The Tri-motive Brain (Wickremasinghe) and Teams, and the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (Lencioni)
FEB 26, 2018 - Changing Teams emphasis: Teaming and psychological safety (Edmondson and Google Project Aristotle)
MAR 19, 2018 - Changing Self, Teams and Changing Systems Emphasis: Ladder of Inference (Chris Argyris)
APR 9, 2018 - Presence and Purpose Emphasis: the Inner Critic & the Inner Mentor (Mohr), Callings
APR 30, 2018 - Presence and Purpose Emphasis: Shadows of the Archetypes (ShadowWork/Cliff Barry)
PHASE 3. mAY 2018 TO jULY 2018
Systems all around us
MONTHLY CHECK IN CALLS SCHEDULED BY ACCOUNTABILITY TRIOS CONTINUE
MAY 21, 2018 - Changing Systems Emphasis: Iceberg Model (Senge, Isaacs, Et Al)
JUN 11, 2018 - Changing Systems Emphasis: Iceberg model for Systems Analysis and for Systems Change and Structural Dynamics (Kantor)
JUL 2, 2018 - Changing Systems Emphasis: What Isn't Working as Expected and What Is Working Exactly As The System Needs It To; Shaping one's work in alignment with one's values
PHASE 4 - JULY 2018 TO SEPTEMBER 2018
MONTHLY ACTION PROJECT CHECK IN CALLS
MONTHLY CHECK IN CALLS SCHEDULED BY ACCOUNTABILITY TRIOS CONTINUE
AUG 6, 2018 - Optional Group Check In Videocall
SEPT 10, 2018 - Optional Group Check In Videocall
PHASE 5 - OCTOBER 2018
REFLECT, CELEBRATE, LETTING GO
OCT 1, 2018 - Changing Self Emphasis: What Has Changed, What Has Stayed The Same, What Lessons Are We Drawing Together
OCT 22, 2018 - Celebration and Letting Go: Key Phases of the Creative Process. Setting Powerful Intentions
Note: of course no single framework, model, practice or assessment tool can capture the variety and depth of human nature or the uniqueness of you and your context......and....each framework, model, practice or assessment tool will offer you a specific set of insights or angles of 'view'.
Learning more about each, exploring their applicability to you and your context, and then creating your own mix for navigating change (i.e. creating your own theory in use of change) will set you up for sustainable success and lasting impact.
your overall investment:
Your commitment to your own development:
IDENTIFYING A CHANGE INTENTION THAT MERITS YOUR INTENTIONAL FOCUS - CAN BE PERSONAL, INTERPERSONAL OR SYSTEMIC
$950 (or two installment payments of $550) FOR the FULL membership YEAR OF SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL COACHING SUPPORT AND TAILORED RESOURCES.
PEER COACHING IN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERSHIPS THAT WILL BE SET UP SO AS TO LEVERAGE THE DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCES, BACKGROUNDS, GEOGRAPHIES, ETC. PRESENT IN THE PROGRAM
a commitment to sharing some aspect of your learning with 12 other women for free BY THE END OF YOUR PROGRAM'S YEAR, with attribution of the learning source as the women agents of change program