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Embodied Leadership for Funders & Donors

Online Embodied Leadership for Funders & Donors

This is an introductory embodied leadership program that offers leaders in the social justice funding world an opportunity to engage with the cutting edge transformative methodology of Somatics.

Dates:
September 9 - November 16, 2020
Location:
Online
Deadline:
June 1st, 2020
Learn more about this course

About This Course

September 9 -November 16 

10 Weekly sessions (2 hrs each)

3 additional sessions of small group coaching (90 minutes each)

See detailed schedule below.

Online Embodied Leadership for Funders and Donors (ELFD) is an introductory embodied leadership program that offers leaders in the social justice funding world an opportunity to engage with the cutting edge transformative methodology of Somatics.

Participants in Online ELFD will connect with deeper purpose and build visions for our lives and work. We will look at personal and professional challenges, and get to know embodied habits that can limit us. We’ll engage holistic practices to transform toward our commitments and visions. Online ELFD is grounded in the interconnectedness of individual, collective, and systemic transformation, is an opportunity for individual transformation, and will include both personal and collective practice.

Online ELFD will offer an opportunity to build relationships across organization and role, and be in conversation and practice with one another about the particular challenges facing leaders in philanthropy in this political era. Participants will also be invited into joint inquiry about the relevance of embodied leadership development, trauma, healing, and resilience, and building in philanthropic work that aims to support and be part of powerful social and environmental justice movements.

Our additional hope is that Online ELFD will help grow participants’ leadership in moving resources (financial and otherwise) to organizations engaged in transformative movement building.

Detailed Course Schedule

SESSION 1: Wednesday September 9th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST * (Note Monday 9/7 is Labor Day)

SESSION 2: Monday September 14th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST 

SESSION 3: Monday September 21st

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

Coaching group 1: Thursday September 24th

Timing TBD with coaching group (1.5 hours)

SESSION 4: Wednesday September 30th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST  *(Note Monday 9/28 is Yom Kippur) 

SESSION 5: Monday October 5th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

Coaching group 2: Thursday October 8th

Timing TBD with coaching group (1.5 hours)

SESSION 6: Monday October 12th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

SESSION 7: Monday October 19th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

Coaching group 3: Thursday October 22nd

Timing TBD with coaching group (1.5 hours)

SESSION 8: Monday October 26th 

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

SESSION 9: Monday November 9th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

SESSION 10: Monday November 16th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

Is This Course for Me?

In 2020, ELFD will include both individual participants, as well as teams from institutions in the funding world. We invite individuals to apply who work in foundations or funder/donor networks, as well as those who identify as major donors. We also invite teams from institutions (foundations and funder/donor networks) to apply as institutions, to send groups of leaders from your organizations to participate in ELFD together.

 

 

Past Participants

21st Century Foundation * Akonadi Foundation * Amplify Fund * Bay Area Justice Funders Network * Borealis Philanthropy * Brico Fund * Brooklyn Community Foundation *  The California Endowment * Common Counsel Foundation * Compton Foundation * Criminal Justice Initiative * Embrey Family Foundation * Fenwick Foundation * Ford Foundation * General Service Foundation * The Giving Circle * Groundswell Fund * Hidden Leaf Foundation * Hill-Snowdon Foundation * ioby * The JPB Foundation*  Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation * Kalio Fund * Kapor Foundation * Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust * Katz-Krantz Family Fund * Kellogg Foundation * Kresge Foundation * Leeway Foundation * Merck Family Fund * North Star Fund * NoVo Foundation * Open Society Foundations * Regenerative Finance * Resource Generation * Rockefeller Brothers Fund * San Francisco Foundation * Satterberg Foundation * The Seasons Fund for Social Transformation * Solidago Foundation * Solidaire Network * The Sunrise Initiative for Human Rights in the U.S. * Surdna Foundation * Thousand Currents * Third Wave Foundation * Threshold Foundation * Vervane Foundation * Woodcock Foundation

Course Details

Fill out 2020 course application here.

No prerequisites. Applicants can apply as individuals or as a group from an institution/organization.

Given the impacts of the coronavirus and our commitment to the health and safety of our communities, the gs Embodied Leadership for Funders and Donors program, originally scheduled in-person in Oakland, will now be offered Online!  


Please complete the application form here. Applications are due: June 1st, 2020.

You will have to select if you are applying as an individual or as an institution (group), the applications have different questions.

September-November 

10 Weekly sessions (2 hrs each)

3 additional sessions of small group coaching (90 minutes each)

This course will take place online, on Zoom.

Detailed Course Schedule

SESSION 1: Wednesday September 9th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST * (Note Monday 9/7 is Labor Day)

SESSION 2: Monday September 14th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST 

SESSION 3: Monday September 21st

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

Coaching group 1: Thursday September 24th

Timing TBD with coaching group (1.5 hours)

SESSION 4: Wednesday September 30th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST  *(Note Monday 9/28 is Yom Kippur) 

SESSION 5: Monday October 5th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

Coaching group 2: Thursday October 8th

Timing TBD with coaching group (1.5 hours)

SESSION 6: Monday October 12th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

SESSION 7: Monday October 19th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

Coaching group 3: Thursday October 22nd

Timing TBD with coaching group (1.5 hours)

SESSION 8: Monday October 26th 

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

SESSION 9: Monday November 9th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

SESSION 10: Monday November 16th

12 – 2 pm PST / 3 – 5 pm EST

The program fee is $2,500-$5,000 per person (sliding scale based on organizational budget and individual capacity). Need flexibility around this fee? Contact Saima Husain at saima@generativesomatics.org

Thank you for your interest and for all the ways you support gs!

Please consider making a donation for the sake of making our programs accessible to innovative movement leaders, to poor and working class communities, and to communities of color. All donations go a long way and no amount is too small to have an impact.

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