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Reell Office Launches first Community Practice Cohort

Who do you turn to for perspective on the thorny problems of leadership in today’s workplace? Are you a leader who would benefit from reflective practice, a framework for accountability, and customized coaching as you navigate organizational challenges?

Seeing Things Whole is a disciplined process that embraces the organization’s relationships to the larger world, cultivating whole leaders and thriving organizations to positively impact the common good. This fall, the Reell Office of Seeing Things Whole at Augsburg University will launch a Community of Practice Cohort to support the professional development of three leaders by advancing their strategic thinking toward action.

Working closely with professional staff and cohort members, participants will receive customized coaching, develop mutually supportive relationships, and learn to apply the Seeing Things Whole framework to real-life problems. Over the course of three months, cohort members will identify and dig into a particular workplace challenge, gaining insights and perspective to see the whole of their situation and formulate an effective path forward. Participants will:

  • Attend three Whole Leader Roundtable sessions during January, February and March
  • Work with fellow cohort members and staff to articulate and make progress on a leadership challenge
  • Present the challenge to a Whole Leader Roundtable and receive focused feedback and insight
  • Share progress and provide accountability within the Community of Practice Cohort
  • Participate in structured reflection throughout the experience

Leadership challenges can encompass a wide range of issues, such as how to grow a program that requires many collaborators, how to share power within hierarchical organizational structures, or how to sustain motivation and resilience in a challenging leadership environment.

This opportunity is ideal for any individual looking to develop a deeper, more positive connection between their values and leadership action. The Seeing Things Whole framework has been used across sectors for more than 20 years by CEOs in retail and manufacturing, nonprofit leaders and managers, educators, and entrepreneurs. It is appropriate for leaders at all levels, particularly those facing complex organizational problems without straightforward solutions.


The Seeing Things Whole Roundtable provided a great deal of clarity and next steps around building out a new program at work. I gained new vantage points and got support from departments that will collaborate with me. The questions that were asked and the resulting insights gained about collaborative opportunities was the most valuable. Their insights and perspective helped me consider ideas and opportunities I had overlooked or needed to spend more time exploring. I was greatly energized by this experience and I feel better prepared to tackle obstacles I may face in building the new program.  – Gina M


For this initial Community of Practice offering, cohort members will pay a reduced fee of $600 (from $2500) for participation in the program (more than a 75% discount). The time commitment will be approximately 15 hours of face-to-face time (in-person and online) with additional personal work.

Contact the Reell Office Program Director, Keri Clifton, with specific questions at 612-330-1525 or to share your interest in participation.