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Hosted by journalist and community activist Cheryl D. Fields, this show features conversations with people who practice collective leadership as a means of strengthening their communities. Conversations explore how everyday people from around the US are crossing the boundaries of culture, gender, race, education, age, religion and class to create more just and peaceful communities.

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Auston Cherney was so inspired by his youth-adult partnership experience with collective leadership, that the Wisconsin teenager took it upon himself to develop an alcohol awareness program for youth in his community. In this... more

Evaluation should be an essential component of any community change initiative. Traditional evaluation practices, however, sometimes pit those pursuing an initiative against those who are evaluating it. In this episode of CL Exchange... more

This episode features a compilation of excerpts from some of our most popular shows.

The Collective Leadership Framework Workbook, put out by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Center for Ethical Leadership, offers useful guidance on how to incorporate and sustain collective leadership practice in community... more

A new report by Leadership for a New ERA addresses strategies for developing and supporting leadership that contributes to racial justice. LNE is a research collaborative, launched by the Leadership Learning Community, that's focused... more

A recent Wallace Foundation study shows that collective leadership has an indirect, but positive impact on student outcomes in public schools. At a time when schools around the country are struggling with reform, this report... more

The pursuit of change in communities often involves some degree of chaos. Unbridled chaos can have unfortunate consequences. In her new book: Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity, author Peggy Holman asserts... more

At a time when so many competing community interests claim that their's is the best and only way to achieve true justice and piece, it can be difficult to discern which paths actually serve the common good. The recently released second... more

Seldom is there one solution to a local problem. Nor are local problems adequately addressed when only one organization is invested in addressing them. Cross-sector, collective leadership may be a mouthful, but in these economically... more

Should we purchase advertising, hold a press conference, launch a blog or publicize our activities through Facebook and Twitter? Effective use of communication can be the difference between successful collective leadership... more

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