ANCA CONNECTS: Cultivating Shared Leadership on Your Team (Dec 13)


ANCA CONNECTS: Cultivating Shared Leadership on Your Team (Dec 13)

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Wednesday, Dec 13
10–11:30am AKT  /  11am–12:30pm PT  /  12–1:30pm MT  /  1–2:30pm CT  /  2–3:30pm ET

How do managers create teams who are invested in each other, the group as a whole, and their organization's mission? Shared leadership structures can do all this and more — they make your job easier, build trust among your team, improve organizational decisions, and build new leaders.

In this virtual ANCA CONNECTS program we'll explore tactics of shared leadership that can be applied to teams of any size. We'll pull from concepts such as "teal" organizations, sociocracy, and dynamic governance, and share what has worked (and what hasn't!) from our own personal experiences. Topics we'll cover include:

  • Multiple types of team structures, including hierarchies, crews, and collaborative teams
  • Styles of making decisions, including collaborative decision making and consent-based decision-making
  • Specific tools you can use with your team, regardless of team structure

For more of an introduction to these tactics, see our recent article on shared leadership in Directions, the ANCA journal. This program will be an opportunity to go deeper into these concepts and brainstorm how you might apply them in your own organization. Whether you are a new leader wanting to get your new team off to the right start or a seasoned professional seeking to shake up some of your team's established patterns, you'll be sure to walk away with some ideas!


  • Glenna Holstein, ANCA Board Member
  • Mike Larson, Executive Director, The Blue Lotus Center

Registration: $15 ANCA members, $30 non-members