|ONE DC's Shared Leadership Workshop by Tim Kumfer|
|Monday, 12 November 2012 18:27|
On Saturday, September 29, ONE DC led a half-day workshop titled, "Becoming the Change We Want to See: Building Shared Leadership" at the Servant Leadership School in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in DC. Facilitated by ONE DC members Abby Cartus, Ka Flewellen, Ron Harris, and Dominic Moulden, the session drew on ONE DC's experience with implementing shared leadership and decision-making across the organization.
Utilizing storytelling, role-playing, power analyses, and visioning exercises, the members described the process of building relational power across race, class, and gender lines in a city where power is typically employed to divide and conquer. They challenged attendees to think outside traditional nonprofit structures and develop new practices rooted in collective responsibility and accountability.
The dozen participants left energized with a renewed awareness of the power of organized and conscious people to together create a more just, equitable future. Several attendees discussed the possibility of future collaborations among ONE DC, the Church of the Savior's antiracism initiative, and the Potter's House café/bookstore.