The Global Learning & Exchange Network (GLEN) is an action learning community . . .
. . . focused on awakening and strengthening collaborative relationships, methods and tools to better address the central challenges of our time.
What We Do
What We Are
We believe we have only begun to find the methods and practices necessary for bringing self development and community capacity building together. Our mutual support helps us find the courage to face the global challenges we share. Our passion and co-witnessing helps holds our brokenness. Our collaboration on media and tools that others can use increases our confidence about having impact.
We are willing to stand in the not knowing and being in the messy work of transformation together. We work to create spaces strong enough to combine action and healing together. We call it “mystical activism,” honoring all of who we are—spirit, soul, mind, and body. We experience our caring, co-inquiry and co-witnessing opening us up and providing a crucible for real change to occur
Our network attracts thought leaders who want to co-create new approaches and tools for change and transformation. We host a online learning-management system that supports our longer-term, high-impact projects. Our aim is to support emergent responses that have vision and promise. We are a fiscally sponsored non-profit project of Inquiring Systems, Inc. and can work with donors and grants.
We Are Purposely Diverse ...and Dispersed
Our members are consultants, social activists, community leaders, writers, designers, musicians, poets, scientists, ceremonialists, and visual practitioners from all over the world who are interested in helping co-create a more just, equitable, and sustainable future.
Our members believe that having respectful, cross-boundary conversations about our hopes, visions, and innovations is critical in these times.
We co-create books, media, and materials that can be shared and distributed.
When these conversations and learning take place over time, relationships deepen, new voices join...
...and people and systems awaken and transform.
c/o The Grove Consultants International
1000 O'Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129Link to The Grove
The Grove Consultants International, a full service organization development firm established in 1977, began The GLEN in 2015. The GLEN complements Grove training, services, and tools by providing a collaborative space for exploring personal and systems change.