A Social Justice Organisation Remembers Their Resilience

November 2020
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This article highlights the process and key insights of a social justice organisation’s appreciative inquiry into their resilience. Diversity, equity and inclusion principles are central to the Spaciousness theory of change and the Appreciative Leadership Lotus Model used by facilitators to create the space for staff and board to remember their collective resilience. The article reflects on the appreciative resilience of a diverse group of people piloting new technology and translation functionalities.


Author: Tanya Cruz Teller

Tanya Cruz Teller is a passionate, creative leader of systemic change based on principles of personal transformation, collaborative partnerships, whole systems thinking and AI with twenty years’ experience with asset-based design in strategic planning, leadership development and stakeholder engagement in international, organizational and community development. 


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Author: Marlene Ogawa

Marlene Ogawa works on collaboration-building principles of inclusive relational leadership and connectedness. Marlene strategically holds space using methodologies like Appreciative Inquiry and diversity, equity and inclusion, and transformative processes, towards activating and building individual agency towards collective systemic social change.


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