Unlocking Our Food Systems Change Capacity: A Network Leadership Retreat


Unlocking Our Food Systems Change Capacity: A Network Leadership Retreat

May 7-10, 2019

University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Are you a local, regional, or national food systems network leader hungry for new ways to shift the food system through collective action? Eager to connect with fellow network leaders, learn new skills, and challenge old ways of thinking? Then join the Wallace Center’s Food Systems Leadership Network, Food Solutions New England, and 25 of your peers at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire this May for a unique convening and retreat for food systems network leaders.
This retreat will focus on three interconnected skills of network leaders:

· The ability to see and understand the whole system we are trying to change (systems thinking);

· The skill of enabling others to see the system for what it is (facilitation of reflection and dialogue); and

· The ability to serve as a leader grounded in racial equity, inclusion, and a shared vision for the future (leading from the future)

What to Expect:

 Spring 2019 Retreat Schedule (tentative):

· Tuesday, May 7th --participant travel to Durham, NH, evening meet & greet. 

· Day 1: Wednesday, May 8th-- Workshop in the morning and afternoon, evening dinner at the Browne Center.

· Day 2: Thursday, May 9th—Workshop in the morning, afternoon field visit, evening dinner on your own.

· Day 3: Friday, May 10th - Morning reflection & workshops, closing circle, group lunch, afternoon departure. 

The retreat will be hosted by the Wallace Center and co-led by Karen Spiller of KAS Consulting and Curtis Ogden of the Interaction Institute for Social Change. Both Karen and Curtis have been deeply involved in the work of Food Solutions New England and are experienced facilitators. In addition, they share an appointment as Thomas W. Haas Professors of Sustainable Food Systems at the University of New Hampshire.

Register for a 30-minute informational call about the retreat, taking place February 27 at 1:00 CT.

Applications will be open through March 6. Access the application and learn more about the retreat here: https://foodsystemsleadershipnetwork.goentrepid.com/pages/retreat

The Wallace Center will cover the cost of Retreat materials, most meals, and transportation during the Retreat. We ask participants to cover their own costs of travel to and from Durham and their lodging during the retreat. A limited number of scholarships will be available to support lodging and transportation to/from Durham, NH for those who would otherwise be unable to participate due to lack of funds.

Questions? Email fslninfo@winrock.org with 'Leadership Retreats' in the subject line.

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