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Cultivating Transformative Leadership

Social Transformation
7 weeks
Weekly Study
Jun 14-Aug 1
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June 19, 2023

What does “leadership” mean, once it’s been stripped of the mindset of domination? How do we go about transforming ourselves and the groups, teams, and organizations in which we participate? Since its initial formulation 25 years ago, Transformative Leadership has been applied in education, health, youth programs, community development and in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations in five continents. The course questions existing mental models of human nature, society, and leadership that impede progress toward a just, united world community, proposing an explicit, principle-based framework that can bolster cooperative action in teams, organizations and communities. The course is open to all and is especially useful to those who are involved in social action or participating in the discourse of society.

Course Text: Core text for the course: Chapters 1 – 4 of Transformative Leadership: Developing the Hidden Dimension by Eloy Anello, Joan Hernandez, May Khadem (2014). Please purchase this course textbook, either in paper or as an e-book: Amazon print or ebook.

Testimonial: “This course on Transformative Leadership packs a LOT of valuable concepts into seven weeks. It helps us think through the style and principles of leadership we need in the fast-changing, multiple-global-crises world we now live in, where collaboration and a sense of unity are more necessary than ever." --Rachel Patterson, NYC (read the full testimonial, published January 2022 for a previous iteration of the course)

Video (below): Hear spontaneous testimonies by Talibah Sun and Zayda Vallejo in a zoom call at the end of the course.

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

Carl C. Ewing

I am a registered Architect and have a background in Civil Engineering. I am married and have two children, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. My wife and I currently live in Las Cruces, New Mexico. My first contact with Transformative Leadership was in the early 1980’s when I was... See Faculty Bio

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