Category Archives: Leading Organizations

1/15 – Giving birth to Authentic Leadership in Action

Leading Organizations / January-February 2015

Michael Chender

Authentic Leadership in Action — ALIA — had its first program in 2001 as the Shambhala Institute, subsequently named the Shambhala Institute for Authentic Leadership. It has operated continually since then, and in November 2014 merged with the Authentic Leadership program at Naropa University to create Naropa’s Authentic Leadership Center. What follows are my own views on some of the things that we have learned on this journey.

ALIA began out of an ongoing conversation among a group …

1/15 – Building Water Leaders and Waterpreneurs

Leading Organizations / January-February 2015

Julia Fortier and Karen Kun

Abstract:  As a youth focused water facilitation organization, Waterlution is constantly exploring new ways to build dynamic young water leaders. For the last twelve years, Waterlution has engaged over four thousand youth and five hundred expert resource guests in its community-based programming. By engaging local young leaders (change-agents) Waterlution supports them in developing the motivation, contacts, knowledge and understanding needed to lead change around water across sectors, projects and communities.

Adaptive leaders and communities …