GLEN Collaborations

These are member-led projects that focus on advancing collaborative methodologies to support collective impact. They are organized to provide opportunities for smaller groups to take action, harvest learning, and co-design resources for the benefit of the larger community.

Current Collaborations

California Community Wildfire Resilience Roundtables

This collaboration, in partnership with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC), is organizing a series of roundtable dialogues for California to answer three questions: 1. What is driving wildfire fatalities? 2) What do wildfire resilient communities looks like?, and 3.) How do we successfully build these communities? This collaboration is currently mapping the forces that shape responses to wildfire events and identifying stakeholders committed to identifying ways to break down silos and fundamental improving community resilience before, during and after fire events. 

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Visualizing Community Resilience

The GLEN is collaborating with the International Forum of Visual Practitioners Institute to develop guides and other visual resources that will support community resilience. This work is parallel to the Wildfire Roundtable project. IFVP Institute is the non-profit wing of IFVP, the premier association of visual practitioners worldwide.

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This collaboration is a writing group composed of GLEN members who are blogging regularly. The group meets bi-weekly, shares writing, and is evolving practices for support and critique that will amplify everyone’s work. The group supports the blog on this site.

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Leading As Sacred Practice Continuum

This collaboration is for participants and alumni of Leading as Sacred Practice (LASP) conferences and Exchanges sponsored by The GLEN and Holger Scholz, founder of kommunikationslotsen in Germany. Material from LASP programs are posted here, along with forums for continuing exchange and sharing of resources.

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Women of The GLEN

As we women come ever more fully into our own, we are creating the world we want. The purpose of the Women of the GLEN Collaboration is to foster a deeper understanding of feminine wisdom in leadership and to promote an integrated wisdom in men and women leaders for a safer, better, more humane and just world.

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Cebu Farmers Market—Toward Communities for Alternative Food Ecosystems

Teresa Ruelas and her collaborators are developing an organic food system on the Island of Cebu in the Philippines and support farmers to grow and sell organic food at local farmers markets across the island. The markets serve as places to gather and share information on gardening, health benefits of certain produce, cooking, and developing new business ideas. The project has evolved into a non-profit called the Communities for Alternative Food Eco-systems, or CAFÉ. 

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The GLEN Producers

This team, facilitated by David Sibbet, works together to design and edit outputs from Exchanges and Collaborations, and helps develop new self-paced learning resources that can be shared with the larger public. Currently the team is working to evolve The GLEN's website.  

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GLEN Meta-Trackers & Advisory Board

This is a collaboration of The GLEN advisory board and active members interested in reflexively exploring the patterns of learning, growth and development emerging in The GLEN as a whole system and the projects it supports. This collaboration tracks understanding of impacts, needs of members, programming strategies, evolving perspectives, mindsets, and issues that need resolution.

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