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Friday, April 16, 2010

Collaborative Leadership: A Practical Toolkit

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Session Description

How do you build an organisation in which everyone is a leader and has the resources and tools to drive change from within? In what ways can you increase organisational effectiveness and improve professional culture while maintaining an entrepreneurial environment? Participants in this hands-on workshop will work together to develop a framework for understanding what it takes to build an institution that values and supports changemakers, and then use what they have learned to collaboratively shape and refine their own organisational strategies.


When | Where

11:00 - 12:30 Friday, April 16

Session leaders

  • Charlie Brown Speaker
    Founder, Context Partners
    Charlie is the founder of Context Partners and was the former Executive Director of Ashoka’s Changemakers (, an online community that open sources innovative solutions to entrenched problems worldwide and builds communities of action to support them. Charlie specialises in open innovation and managing online problem solving communities. He has worked on environmental issues related to climate change, tourism, and innovations for the financial management of national parks in the U.S. and Jamaica. He has a business degree from Virginia Tech and MB A from the University of Denver.
  • Rhett Butler Speaker
    Rhett Butler founded in 1999 with the mission of raising interest in and appreciation of wild lands and wildlife, while examining the impact of emerging local and global trends in technology, economics, and finance on conservation and development. Today he serves as president and editor-in-chief of the web site. He is also the senior writer and photographer, creating much of the site's content. Rhett Butler has advised a wide range of organizations, including governments, multilateral development agencies, media outlets, academic institutions, foundations, and private sector entities. He has been an information source for the BBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox News, National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, Bloomberg, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Reuters, Voice of America, the Associated Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the L.A. Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Forbes, among others.