Collective Leadership for Facilitation
An introduction to Collective Leadership, collaboration ecosystem building, and the Collective Leadership Compass.Virtual
An introduction to Collective Leadership, collaboration ecosystem building, and the Collective Leadership Compass.
The Collective Leadership Institute (CLI) has been enlivening multi-stakeholder collaboration in the international development arena for almost two decades. Through its long experience and development of methodologies, it has developed the practice or discipline of Collective Leadership, both in guiding the construction of collaboration ecosystems and in transmitting its methodologies to other development practitioners. In this session, Douglas F. Williamson, one of the Managing Partners of CLI, will introduce the organization, its principal methodology, the Collective Leadership Compass, and will lead a few group exercises to demonstrate the fundamental principles and practices of its use in facilitating collaboration ecosystem awareness and building.
Douglas F. Williamson is a Managing Partner and Senior Project Manager at CLI. He is an education, facilitation, and sustainability communications expert and a high-energy, multi-skilled leader and team player with more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of partner relationship management, strategic planning, project management, natural resources management and international affairs.
Having worked with several international environmental NGOs, the United Nations University and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ClimateChange Division, Mr. Williamson has a history of success in conceptualizing, planning, co-organizing and implementing a broad variety of projects and initiatives. He is an engaging and energizing workshop and course facilitator, as well as an award-winning environmental filmmaker. Mr. Williamson has highly developed multi-cultural skills and speaks English, French, German and Spanish. He holds Master degrees in International Affairs and in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, the former from American University’s School of International Service and the latter from the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica.