Cultivating the Capabilities of Transformative Leadership

Experience in more than 40 countries, using this program in the fields of education, public health, youth leadership and others, has shown the impact that it can have on participants of many different cultures and ages.

Social Transformation
8 weeks
Weekly Study
Feb 25-Apr 21
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February 25, 2021

Building an ever-advancing civilization calls for action imbued with concepts, skills, attitudes, and qualities that contribute to personal transformation and positive social change. People from all backgrounds, cultures and traditions long for a world filled with justice, peace, and unity. The world is tired of words. 

Developing the Capabilities of Transformative Leadership, the second course of the Transformative Leadership series, offers participants continued collaborative support in the development and application of the 18 capabilities of the conceptual framework. We develop and use these capabilities to enhance our personal transformation, improve relationships, and contribute more effectively to social transformation.

Requirement for Participation: To have studied and applied the first 4 chapters of Transformative Leadership: Developing the Hidden Dimension either through completing the Wilmette Institute course “Cultivating Transformative Leadership” or an equivalent study. In case of doubt regarding equivalent studies, consult with the faculty.

Course Text: Core text for the course: Chapters 5 – 8 of Transformative Leadership: Developing the Hidden Dimension.

There are complementary books that delve more deeply into some specific capabilities, such as: Giving Love and Encouragement, The Benefits of Unity in Diversity, How to Design Dynamic Learning Sessions, and Results–Based Leadership, which focuses on formulating a principle-based vision. These are optional.

Who is the course for?
Who is the course for?

The course is especially useful to those who are involved in social action or participating in the discourse of society. Participants are required to have studied and applied the first 4 chapters of "Transformative Leadership: Developing the Hidden Dimension" either through completing the Wilmette Institute course “Cultivating Transformative Leadership” or an equivalent study.

What will you learn?
You will learn
Enhance your process of personal transformation by developing capabilities such as self-evaluation, learning from reflection on experience, systemic thinking, initiative, and self-discipline.
Improve your relationships by applying capabilities such as imbuing thoughts and actions with love, giving encouragement, using effective consultation, and constructing unity in diversity.
Contribute more effectively to social transformation by acquiring capabilities that contribute to the establishment of justice, transforming dominating relationships, empowering educational activities, and guiding the formulation of a principle-based vision.
Establish a plan for deepening in the capabilities and strengthening your practice in the family or a specific institution.
Meet Your Faculty
Joan (Juanita) Hernandez, MA
Author, Transformative Leadership Educator

I consider myself a world citizen. I was born and grew up in the United States, becoming a Bahá’í as a university student. Immediately after graduating, I moved to Guatemala as a pioneer. Then, in 1990 I moved to Bolivia, where I began my work with Nur University. During my... See Faculty Bio

Vahid Masrour, BA
WI Adjunct Lecturer

Having resided in 6 countries (so far!), and being a polyglot, I consider myself a world citizen. Originally trained as a psychologist, I’ve dedicated much of my time to creating and facilitating training activities both in the for-profit and non-profit worlds. I am now keenly interested in participating in the... See Faculty Bio

Jessica Lani Kamál Kerr
Photographer, Founder of Cultivating Capacities Non-Profit

I am a professional photographer, graphic and multimedia artist and have lived in Northern Colorado since 1997. In 2015 I formalized a nonprofit grassroots support organization, Cultivating Capacities, in order to offer people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to develop capabilities, skills and knowledge to effect personal and social... See Faculty Bio

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