Community Learning Exchange
Since 2008, the Community Learning Exchange (CLE) has provided opportunities for place-based community change agents to openly examine their challenges, freely exchange best practices and learn how to use the collective leadership framework to solve local problems.
Applying what they’ve learned, CLE participants have helped their communities:
The CLE evolved out of a program initiated by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2002. The Kellogg Leadership for Community Change program (KLCC) tested the theory that place-based, collective leadership - across racial, class and age boundaries - could achieve meaningful and sustainable change in 21st century communities. The success of that program led some of Kellogg’s program partners to launch the CLE as a means of exposing more communities to the collective leadership framework and expanding the practitioner network. Initial funding for the CLE was provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
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The Collective Leadership Storybook: Weaving Strong Communities (2010). This book describes the patterns of working together that encourage collective leadership. Read first hand accounts of communities where people have made these patterns a way of life to advance the common good.
The Collective Leadership Framework Workbook, available for free download, describes the Collective Leadership Framework and how it has been used by communities to create change.
Leadership for 21st Century Change, available for free download, is a 16-page overview of our how our Collective Leadership framework was used to create change in communities around the country.