At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, political chaos, and racial reckoning experienced in 2020, IISC facilitated the Women of Color Leadership Circle. This network was designed by and for Boston women of color leaders and... Read More
IISC and Year Up received the Adrienne Foster Williams Diversity Award from Freedom House for this work. We develop leaders who better understand diversity and the drivers of the opportunity divide for long-term change in the... Read More
The Union of Concerned Scientists brought in IISC to design and facilitate a process for board and staff to reach agreement through active participation in the development of a visionary goal, five-year goals, and strategies.
IISC worked with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts board members and senior management to create a five-year strategic plan that incorporated input from all staff, and provided training in collaborative leadership skills and coaching techniques to... Read More
IISC, in partnership with Raab Associates, facilitated the work of the Leadership Committee and Community Advisory Committee. IISC focused especially on the community engagement aspects of the project, and is continuing to do so as work... Read More
Thousands of leaders at Corporation for National Service were trained in Facilitative Leadership. They then passed the skills and tools of collaboration to tens of thousands more, thereby bolstering the efficacy and potency of the national... Read More
IISC delivered Facilitative Leadership® to members of the New Leaders for New Schools staff to build their capacity to transfer the skills of collaboration to the educational leaders with whom they are working.
IISC worked with Center for Collaborative Education staff to design and facilitate a process to gather broad stakeholder input and ultimately craft a reorganized collaborative team structure and decision-making model to better align with the shifting... Read More
I was at NESAWG [Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group] this weekend and happened to attend both of your workshops: Making the Invisible Visible and Theory of Change. You are someone who really stuck out to me at the Conference because of how passionate and articulate you are and I just wanted to say Thank You!
The questions posed and the “levels of systematic oppression” diagram in the first workshop were illuminating in terms of my personal understanding of how I move through society and by providing a common framework for identifying racial inequities at play. I really resonated with your call to “normalize the discussion about race and inequity” because simply going there still feels taboo in many spaces.
I just looked over the Interaction Institute for Social Change website and am even more inspired. I am new to Boston and was so energized this weekend to learn about the active, creative and diverse organizations in the area. I hope to find an opportunity to interact with your organization again in the future. Thank you for the work you do!
Master's Student in Urban Planning & Policy and Agriculture, Food & Environment, Tufts University, School of Arts & Sciences and Friedman School
…it felt to me as if you were a UN or UNESCO expert that had successfully and safely guided an American business and religious group through a long field of land mines.
Additionally, you gave us an education in preventing and identifying the kinds of thoughts that would have set off the mines.