consulting and training
The Need for Visionary Leadership
In these times of rapid change and shrinking budgets there is a real need for visionary leadership and creative problem solving. Visionary leaders provide an inspirational picture of the future and a clear sense of direction on how to get there. They have developed their own inner resources to find innovative ways of addressing unprecedented levels of complexity and competing demands from stakeholders on all sides. They present a challenge that calls forth the best in people and unites them around a shared sense of purpose. They work with imagination, insight and boldness, and create effective new strategies to express their vision.
Recognizing the needs of these challenging times, The Center for Visionary Leadership provides a new type of leadership training and consulting based on values, vision, and vitality:
Values are more important than ever before as business, government and nonprofit organizations are impacted by a constantly changing world. A Gallup Poll reported in USA Today that values, not the economy, are now the nation's number one concern. What are the values upon which you will build your organization for the future? What values do we all share in common? How can you make sure that your organization is value-driven?
Ethical values are the source of effective visionary leadership, as creative insights come to those who seek to serve the highest good. A vision of where you want to go, based on values yields long-term success. How can you help bring your organization's vision and mission into alignment with your most deeply held values? How can you effectively engage people in carrying out that mission?
Vitality is the energy that manifests your vision. Where can you find the energy required to navigate through crises and embody your values? What are the subtler energies at work behind the scenes in your organization that either drain or build its vitality?
Our consulting services and customized trainings are designed to support you and your organization in expressing timeless values, upholding a higher vision for the good of all, and generating the vitality to actualize that vision.
What We Provide:
Our consulting and training team at The Center for Visionary Leadership has been on the cutting edge of social change for over 20 years. We bring new perspectives and insights about the nature of change that can dramatically improve your response to large-scale change. Addressing the shared and the unique needs of business, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations, we help clients envision and create a positive future while encouraging a "can do" community spirit. We help clients assess their needs, custom design solutions, implement strategies and then measure their success.
We also specialize in facilitating "Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues" among diverse interest groups to transform conflict into consensus, solve problems, and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. This win/win process can reduce expensive legal battles and help participants reorient their creative energy to find innovative solutions and develop community-wide partnerships. We work directly with organizations, as well as train organizational leaders in techniques of effective communication meeting facilitation, multi-stakeholder dialogue and conflict transformation.
The Center's consulting and training team provides custom-designed training for leaders and organizations of all sizes. Our team includes founders Gordon Davidson and Corinne McLaughlin and their associates who are professionals in corporate training, strategic planning, human resource development, transforming conflict, and managing change. We are especially effective in helping individual leaders transform personal issues that undermine success.