Leading in Chaos & Complexity

Location: Online

The Switzer Foundation is pleased to offer free registration for up to ten Switzer Fellows to attend an upcoming workshop by the Interaction Institute for Social Change, Leading in Chaos & Complexity, on May 7, 2024 at Noon - 1:30 pm PT /  3-4:30 pm ET

Workshop description

The only lasting truth is change. (Octavia E. Butler, 2012, “Parable of the Talents”). 

We are living at a moment of immense instability – economically, politically, environmentally, and socially. Leaders are expected to navigate the instability and model their values. But how do you do it? And what’s your foundational orientation to change? How is that showing up now? How is it serving or not serving you and the people around you? In this learning experience, we’ll look at examples of how past leaders have led during seasons of unrest. Then we’ll work together to generate ideas and approaches to guide our own unique situations. We’ll close by sharing a tool you can use to deepen your ongoing exploration of these challenges and opportunities.

About the series

This workshop is the first of IISC's Leadership for Transformative Futures three-part interactive learning experience. You do not need to participate in the entire series to sign up for one or multiple workshops. The intended audience is leaders of all kinds – organizers, network members, and those working for justice. Each session will help leaders dig into the complexity and reactivity of the moment. Together, we will explore the roots of a current critical issue, and IISC will offer tools with an eye on identifying opportunities to move towards transformative and equitable futures. 

Switzer Fellows seats

The Switzer Foundation will sponsor up to 10 seats for Switzer Fellows at each workshop. We will be offering these on a per workshop basis, not for the entire series at once. This interest form is only for the May 7 workshop. We will send out interest forms for subsequent workshops later. 

If we have more than 10 interested fellows for a particular workshop, we will randomly choose participants from the interested list. (If you are not selected, you can still register independently using IISC’s sliding scale fee.) 

Please ensure you will be able to attend and fully participate in the event if you sign up. If you sign up but later determine that you can no longer attend, please let us know so we can make your seat available to another fellow. 

Please fill out the interest form by the end of day on April 23 in order to be considered. Selected participants will be notified by April 25.

I’m interested!