Participatory Leadership and transformational change in Scotland

Participatory Leadership and transformational change in Scotland
Art of Hosting
30.09.13

 
Participatory leadership

How can we create better, much better? How we can create better functioning societies, that are regenerative, and more resilient? How can we shape the future of a country to be better prepared for a more uncertain and perhaps more challenging world?

 Within Scotland there are a number of developments which are now offering a unique opportunity to shape the future of the country. Developments such as the Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill and the Regeneration Strategy offer Scotland the opportunity – and the responsibility – to move from consumers of services to active citizens, who can play a defining role in shaping key decisions at local and national levels. A commitment to public sector reform has come with the recognition that public services need to do things differently, collaboratively, and with communities. But to achieve this aim, the institutions that have been conceived and put together for another age must undergo significant change if they are to deliver effectively for us. Meanwhile across the country, networks for change across all sectors are forming and growing, which provide alternatives as to how Scotland can thrive.

So here is an invitation from The Art of Hosting:

What kind of future do we want to create for Scotland? If we are to seize the opportunities emerging in communities, businesses and organisations across the country. Now is the time to be brave and do things differently. We must explore new paths so we can achieve the fundamental changes needed to realise our potential together. Join us as we learn the art of hosting authentic conversations, at every level of Scottish society, to lead us to wiser action and real change

The purpose of this training is to:

• Support Scotland to be in conversation with itself about its future, by offering maps, methods,  mental models and personal practices for systemic change

• Bring people together who are longing to find new ways of working collaboratively and connect up the many innovative and diverse initiatives that are already happening in Scotland

• Move beyond ‘hero’ leadership towards participatory leadership so that everyone is part of the solution
We Aim to : Build capacity for community organisational and business leaders across Scotland to respond in innovative and collaborative ways to the increasingly complex challenges we face now, and train citizens and devision makers in hosting meaningful conversations for substantive and long lasting solutions that work for people and organisations in all sectors in Scotland

The event is hosted by: Anne Madsen, Linda Joy Mitchell, Tim Merry, Toke Moeller, and will be in Perthshire.

Registration details
• For further information check out the website Art of Hosting Scotland
• Or contact Pamela Galbraith 07796 110064 or mail pamelagalbraith@yahoo.co.uk
• For registering your interest in a place contact Valerie Menelec: vmenelec@yahoo.co.uk