Center for Ethical Leadership-Gracious Space-Collective Leadership
About the Center
The Center is a national nonprofit that cultivates leadership and change capacity that advances social change. We support individual, institutional and community transformation necessary to creating healthy, just and inclusive communities. Part think tank, incubator, and change agency, we help people develop and carry out change initiatives.
How we work…we invite people to reach across boundaries, build trust, and lead from their core values to advance change. By convening diverse perspectives – especially those historically excluded – we are creating healthier, more just and inclusive communities in our local Pacific Northwest and across the country.
Videos are up
05/07/2013: The videos from our 8th Annual Legacy event are now available on-line.
Changing Racial Relationship using Circles process
01/14/2013: The Center is hosting a 3-Day circle, May 30-June 1, 2013, focusing on the fostering ways to develop deep relationship across race. Center Affiliate, Sarouem Phoung, will be keeping the circle.
Dale Nienow talks about Gracious Space on the radioMore news »
08/10/2012: Executive Director, Dale Nienow is interviewed on the radio show "Making the Case" and talks about how he learned and uses Gracious Space.
Community Learning Exchange
We work with national partners to bring together community teams from across the country to share actions, practices, ideas, and outcomes about advancing collective leadership and locally driven community change. Learn more by watching the video, or join the on-line network.
Our most recent CLE was hosted by at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, MT, August 16 - 19. The theme was "How American Indians are using education as a toll for healing from historical trauma." Click here to learn more about this CLE.