​Leadership for Change

​ Leadership for Change is a three-day group relations conference held each January and July at USD.

Upcoming Conference Dates:


Due to the current restrictions in place due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold the January 2021 conference.  We hope to be able to return to campus in July 2021 and offer this event.  All registration fees for canceled conferences are fully refundable or transferable to the following conference date.

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Aims of the Conference

To engage in a process of inquiry designed to provide opportunities for learning how to:

  • Work in the vividness of the moment
  • Probe experiences, interactions and behaviors as they emerge in order to uncover possible meanings, patterns and connections that might otherwise remain hidden or be mislabeled and discounted
  • Shift embedded “habits of mind” that de-sensitize us to realities not named or recognized within our existing framework(s) that foster powerlessness or alienation
  • Recognize, interpret and use the wisdom and insights that emerge in collective settings – even when facts are unclear and circumstances are changing
  • Take risks of power and love by learning to "let go" of attachments to particular outcomes

In order to cultivate the conditions for change — personal, community, organizational and planetary changes — that promote healing and affirm life.

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  • Learning on the Edge
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  • Orientation
  • Research
  • Readings and Resources
  • Special Note
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