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Community Practice Cohort

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We believe that leadership is not a solitary endeavor, and our Community Practice Cohort is designed to empower leaders by providing a collaborative space to learn and thrive.

The 2024-25 Cohort is now accepting 8 individuals for a 10-month experience to enhance their leadership process and practice toward effective leadership. Participants will seek to “see the whole” of their challenges while gaining practical leadership skills and knowledge like how to articulate a problem, communicate effectively, build team collaboration, make decisions, and implement a plan. They will also receive a personalized roundtable to focus on issues and skills directly related to their organizational context.

This unique opportunity draws on:

  • Collective Wisdom: Participants engage with fellow leaders, share experiences, and learn from each other by fostering a supportive community.
  • Real-Life Application: Participants tackle your real-life organizational challenges head-on utilizing STW’s Roundtable Dialogue to seek innovative solutions.
  • Broad Impact: The skills and insights acquired can be brought back to participant’s organizations to enhance its broader impact.


Seeing Things Whole has two payment models for organizations looking to build their leaders. 

  • $2400 per person
  • $3000 for two individuals from the same organization

Additional Community Practice Cohort Details

Working closely with professional staff, other cohort members, and our STW community practitioners, 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 ten months, cohort participants will identify and dig into a particular organizational challenge, gaining insights and perspective to see the whole of their situation and formulate an effective path forward all while gaining leadership skills and knowledge. Leadership challenges or opportunities that our cohort members work through can encompass a wide range of issues like 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 10-month long cohort will support participants to:

  • Analyze and articulate aspects of an organizational opportunity utilizing the STW model to discover its dynamics via the practice of inquiry
  • Build communication skills in articulating a case and presenting to a group
  • Utilize collaborative strategies to deliberate around a change issue or decision
  • Apply decision making strategies via the assessment of your case
  • Evaluate and propose implementation plans for organizational opportunities based on decisions you have made
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge via STW Continuing Education Series which includes topics on Articulating a Problem, Communication and Leadership, Team Collaboration, Decision Making, and Change Management


*** All Saturday sessions take place in-person at Augsburg University unless otherwise noted

  • Saturday, 9/7 (9am – 3pm)
  • Saturday, 10/5 (8 – 12pm)
  • Saturday, 11/2 (8 – 12pm)
  • Saturday, 12/7 (8 – 12pm)
  • Saturday, 1/25 (8 – 12pm)
  • Saturday, 2/22 (8 – 12pm)
  • Saturday, 3/22 (8 – 12pm)
  • Saturday, 4/26 (8 – 12pm)
  • Saturday, 5/17 (8 – 12pm)
  • Thursday, June 12th 2025 (evening, location TBD)

Additionally, Online STW Continuing Education Series will contribute to the learning objectives of this cohort. These 90-minute sessions will be offered during the months of October, November, January, February, and March. Specific dates and times will be determined by August 2024.

In addition, the Community Practice Cohort will provide:

  • Updated Professional Headshots: Participants will receive professional headshots, enhancing their professional image.
  • Individualized Coaching Sessions: Each participant will have access to three personalized coaching sessions, tailored to their unique needs and goals.
  • Continuing Education Credits: Fifty contact hours and approximately 15 continuing education credits upon completion.
  • Supportive Community: The cohort provides a community of supporters who offer guidance not only during the program but into the future. This ongoing support is invaluable for personal and professional growth.

Ideal For:

Eight individuals will make up the main cohort group while additional community practitioners and leaders will provide essential and individualized support.

This opportunity is well-suited for individuals seeking to deepen their connection between personal values and leadership actions. Seeing Things Whole, which has been successfully employed across various sectors for over two decades, finds application among CEOs in retail and manufacturing, nonprofit leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs. It caters to leaders at all levels, especially those grappling with intricate organizational challenges that lack straightforward solutions. Additionally, it resonates with those aiming to advance their leadership skills, align values with actions, reflect on their experiences, and unlock their growth potential. This program is particularly relevant for mid-career professionals, emerging business executives, new entrepreneurs, and those committed to the common good.

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. The 2024-25 Cohort is the next iteration of its Community of Practice Cohort to support the professional development of leaders. The program is offered by the Reell Office of Seeing Things Whole at Augsburg University.

Recent cohort members are saying:

“I could never have anticipated all that this cohort would be, but it has turned out to be such a catalyst for me.”

“I entered into this process in the hopes of exploring new ways to approach challenges I was facing in my current role. I was able to uncover and consider not just the challenge I presented but all of the parts connected to it. I am grateful for the power of community that participated in the roundtable and the questions offered to help support my process. I highly recommend this program for anyone who is looking to create intention and impact through their leadership.”

“I have many more ideas that were not apparent to me before this experience.”

Learn More for you or a member or your Team

Inquire today and learn more about participation.

You can schedule time with Program Director, Keri Clifton, to learn more about the opportunity at