To contribute to a conscious social evolution towards a just, sustainable, and flourishing world through leadership development for systems transformation
A NEW PATH FORWARD
Most existing leadership models and methodologies are designed to develop leadership skills effective solely within their field of operation within the same cultures and institutions that created the very problems we are facing.
As the world awakens to the realization that we live in an unsustainable civilization on a finite planet with finite resources, humankind needs to make a radical shift towards a new worldview, new cultural values, and a new societal paradigm.
To achieve this new future, we need a new model of leadership—one that promotes a systemic societal transformation towards a radically better world. The Institute for Evolutionary Leadership works to develop leaders with the vision, passion, and competencies required to transform our crisis and build a just, sustainable, and flourishing future.
DEVELOP THE EVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
We invite individuals who want to work in service to a more just, sustainable, and flourishing world to attend our open-enrollment programs (online or in-person), request one-on-one advisory services, or join our Evolutionary Leadership Community.
"The support of the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership (IEL) and the Evolutionary Leadership Community (ELC) has been pivotal in my development. Over the last few years, I had the opportunity to learn and apply the Seven Competencies of Evolutionary Leaders and complementary frameworks such as the Chmielewski-Dembek-Beckett Model for place-based systemic change to my work with Meraki People in Greece.
The learning processes and support structures offered by the IEL and the ELC allowed me to learn and apply these teachings in practice, understand my own community better, travel to California, get support from an international group of inspiring and collaborative leaders from all over the world, welcome them to my community at Mount Parnonas, and ultimately, combined with the support from other friends and allies, these experiences helped me partner with my community and engage local stakeholders—including the Municipal Council—to work together on transforming worldviews, cultures, and institutions in service to a better future for all"
Founder, the Meraki People | Evolutionary Leadership Community Member Evolutionary Future Challenge Finalist | Evolutionary Leadership Fellow
WORK WITH US TO DESIGN AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
We partner with enablers of social innovators to design and deliver cutting-edge workshops, fellowships, and educational programs powered by our model of Evolutionary Leadership
"You got some incredibly positive comments on the workshop, some citing it among their top 1 or 2 sessions of the program! Also, the final presentations compared to last year, because we asked the teams to try stakeholder mapping following what they learned from your workshop, the groups' solutions were much more leaning towards connecting with partnerships and existing resources compared to past programs. So all in all—huge kudos and thanks!"
Social Innovation Programs Director, Volunteers in Asia
EVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP: HIRE US FOR YOUR TEAM AND ORGANIZATION
We offer consulting, training, and coaching for teams and organizations engaged in social change to help them achieve their mission and influence societal evolution.
"We have used the capacity of the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership in a leadership workshop for the Energy Academy and were left with a legacy of friendship and a set of tools for us to use in the future challenge."
CEO, Samsø Energy Academy
COLLABORATE WITH US TO PROTOTYPE NEW SYSTEMS FOR SOCIAL EVOLUTION
We are actively engaged in project-based experimentation and strategic contributions to key conversations, initiatives, and collaborative efforts in such fields as social innovation, impact investing, philanthropy, policy, and activism.
"Over the years we have come across many similar challenges and competitions and we have been particularly frustrated because although they call for systemic solutions, the way they are structured and the questions they ask in their applications do not really welcome systemic approaches. When we stumbled across the Evolutionary Future Challenge, it was incredibly refreshing to us to see that you were looking for a systemic initiative and actually using language that implies you are interested in exactly that. Applying for this challenge helped us come up with a message about our work that is totally real and is aligned with the conversations we had among ourselves."
Co-Founder, Tomorrow Makers | Evolutionary Future Challenge Finalist