Re-Envisioning Organizational Models
Wednesday, March 15 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Webinar (Susan Loucks Consulting)
“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” – James Clear, Atomic Habits
Default organizational forms are influenced by systems (corporations, military, scarcity-based economics) that so often are the cause of the problems we seek to solve. But not all hope is lost – there are alternatives! Join PANO and nonprofit consultant Susan Loucks to learn more about some very different ways nonprofits are shaping their organizations, including distributing decision-making and re-imagining governance, and how these examples might provide sustaining answers for our leadership pipelines and our missions. If you're experiencing leadership transition, worried about a retiring executive, or are simply ready to try something new in 2023, this session just might be for you!
Curious to know more about how nonprofits are building structures based on distributed power or worker-ownership? Join us in two weeks (March 29), for Alternative Organizational Models: A Deeper Dive. In this session, we'll explore ways that decisions can be made in worker self-directed organizations – how they can be made in a group, and/or how they can be made by individuals in roles across the organization. We'll learn the distinction between different types of decision making – consent, consensus, and advice processes.
You’ll leave with ideas you can start experimenting with in your organizations, regardless of your commitment to worker self-direction.
Let’s think outside the (organizational structure) box this year!