Helping nonprofit leaders do better at doing good

Collaborative Leadership & Culture Development

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cal Lutheran - Oxnard Center
2201 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036

Individual Members: No Additional Fee
Organizational Members: No Additional Fee
Non-Members: $55


About this event

Numerous studies have shown that collaborative leadership leads to higher engagement, better results, and overall higher satisfaction among team members.  This approach actively encourages and draws on everyone (staff, volunteers, stakeholders, clients) to be part of the process. Everyone in the group has a voice in decision-making and problem solving, which encourages better communication and trust among team members.  Furthermore, when everyone feels they have influence over decisions, each person will be more motivated to work towards aligned goal and create something excellent. In today’s ever-changing workplace environment, collaborative leadership has become increasingly important for any organization looking to innovative, connect with their audience, and thrive.

In this interactive workshop, we will explore the key principles of collaborative leadership and how to develop an inclusive organizational culture that empowers every member of your team.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Inclusive Leadership Model: Learn the foundations of an inclusive leadership model where everyone's voice is not only heard but actively valued. Understand how to create an environment where diverse perspectives thrive, fostering innovation and resilience within your nonprofit
  • Building a Collaborative Culture: Dive into the essential components of building a collaborative organizational culture. Discover practical strategies to break down silos, encourage cross-functional collaboration and community partnerships, and develop a sense of shared purpose among your team members
  • Sustainability Through Culture Development: Understand that building a collaborative and inclusive leadership model is not a one-time effort but a continuous process. Explore methods for developing and sustaining an organizational culture that supports and reinforces the principles of collaborative leadership over the long term.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Participants will gain a deep understanding of inclusive leadership principles and how to apply them within their organizations
  • Attendees will leave with actionable strategies to foster collaboration and break down barriers within their teams
  • Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to initiate and sustain a culture of inclusivity, ensuring long-term sustainable impact

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is designed for leaders at all levels of a nonprofit organization – staff and volunteer.  Organizations are encouraged to send teams of leaders.

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Madison McAleese

Madison Jones McAleese (she/her) is a dynamic social change leader, community builder, and pastor deeply devoted to empowering nonprofit organizations and individuals working towards positive change. Committed to justice, Madison has consulted for a diverse range of nonprofits, including civil rights groups, housing organizations, voter advocacy projects, arts groups, and educational access organizations.


As Vice President of Elevate Burbank, she actively contributes to raising awareness of diversity in Burbank, CA. Madison also serves on the committee of Burbank Pride and is a board member of New Leaders Council LA. Additionally, she is the Associate Pastor of The Table, a community for spiritual refugees. Madison received her BA from CLU, and also has a master’s degree in public diplomacy, a master’s degree in Christian studies, and a certificate in governance consulting from BoardSource.


Madison is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in social transformation.