When people meet in circle, the conditions are set for collaboration, understanding and equality, where members can mutually learn, lead, listen and affirm. Circles have been used in ancient cultures, through today and have been a part of Girl Scouting since its inception in 1912. Circles represent wholeness and inclusion and are often the setting for ceremony and recognition.
Authentic Leadership Community
The Authentic Leadership Community (ALC), previously known as the Community of Practice, is a group of GSACPC volunteers and staff that has existed in various forms for the past decade. The focus over the past two years has been to build a strong core of staff and volunteers to deliver retreats and workshops introducing the Leadership from the Inside Out practices. ALC has served volunteers through our Hit the Pause Button Retreats, offering assistance to Service Teams, and Authentic Leadership sessions at Lead the Way.
Leadership from the Inside Out has been a practice of the GSACPC since 2006. Circle, Reflection, Ceremony and Intergenerational community reflect the spirit and traditions of Girl Scouting and nurture the unique heart and spirit of each member. The Leadership from the Inside Out program started with adults, transitioned to include girls, and is reflected in practices in many areas of the Council. A new generation is eager to be introduced to the powerful practices.
Authentic Leadership Community – Community of Practice as vehicle to inspire use and adoption of leadership from the inside out methods throughout the Council: Circle, Reflection, Ceremony, Multi-Generational, Inclusion
We are wholeheartedly committed to:
- Continue to build and strengthen the core group. The core group lives the essence.
- Designing, developing and branding curriculum using unique resources from everyone.
- Providing and supporting a safe and sacred space for participants to grow and change on their own journey.
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Authentic Leadership Practices
Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive