Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement
Sustainable change depends on having people with the problem internalize the change. Heifetz and Linsky, 2002
For 15 years, the IDEA Partnership has been continuously learning how stakeholders can join with decision makers to achieve what has not been accomplished through other strategies. The Leading by Convening Blueprint presents lessons learned, particularly focusing on authentic engagement as the core commitment and convening as the leadership strategy that makes learning partnerships possible.
In order to put the content of the blueprint into practice, below are a list of tools found within the Blueprint that can be used when meeting with partners and communities.
Coalescing Around Issues Tools
Ensuring Relevant Participation Tools
- What's in it for Me?
- Engaging Everybody
- Learn the Language: Make the Connection
- Web of Connections
Doing the Work Together Tools
- Problems Come Bundled
- Building Engagement
- Defining Our Core
- One-Way, Two-Way Learning