Being and Measuring Whole

May 11, 2012 Leave a comment

They say being a change agent is an inside job.  This summer, we invite you to sharpen your tools and rejuvenate your capacity for leadership through a values-based professional development opportunity in a beautiful retreat setting! Center for Whole Communities (CWC) and Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) are collaborating to offer a four-day residential Whole Measures Workshop July 10 – 13, at CWC’s retreat center at beautiful Knoll Farm in Fayston, VT.

Whole Measures is a values-based, community-oriented approach to planning, implementing and evaluating initiatives that foster healthy whole communities. This practical framework strengthens the ability of teams, partnerships, and coalitions to identify shared values and to build their work and evaluation metrics around those values.

From the Whole Measures framework, the Whole Measures Workshop was created. This workshop introduces the process design and practices to lead your organization, community, partners or stakeholders through values-based planning and evaluation. Visit to explore the Whole Measures framework.

Through the Whole Measures Workshop, you’ll learn:

  • To see and approach your work form a whole systems perspective
  • Key concepts and tools for fostering healthy, whole communities.
  • Concrete skills for implementing Whole Measures, building off of a foundation of shared values:
    • Collaborative process design
    • Effective convening techniques
    • Stakeholder identification and analysis
    • Measuring multiple dimensions of success
    • Dialogue process
    • Storytelling
    • Facilitation
    • Inquiry

The cost of the four-day workshop includes wonderful whole-foods meals, served in a rustic and restored barn, and accommodations at Center for Whole Communities.  To register, follow this link, then scroll down to the July 10-13 Whole Measures Workshop.


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