Global Learning & Exchange Network2018-09-28T19:01:59+00:00

The GLEN

(Global Learning & Exchange Network)

The Global Learning & Exchange Network (GLEN) is a learning community of practitioners and leaders who are committed to evolving the methods and practices of collaboration within and across organizations, communities and cultures. Members have the opportunity to grow at the edge of their practice, make a difference by engaging in action learning projects, and contribute to their professional fields by testing and refining their ideas, publishing writings, and developing new tools.

David Sibbet and I are the founders and co-directors of The GLEN. The network is the outgrowth of our passion for practitioner development and our desire to create more effective, systemic, and compassionate approaches to addressing the big social and environmental challenges we are facing. Also, participants at the end of workshops and teaching intensives, as well as clients at the completion of projects, often ask, “How do we stay engaged and continue to learn and contribute?”

For several years we explored the idea of a true learning network with several of our closest colleagues, and The GLEN is our response. The GLEN provides a collaboration infrastructure through which practitioners from across the globe can become active participants and co-shapers of this community.

Members engage with each other online and offline. They propose topic-based inquiries that support collegial and ongoing exploration and reflection. This kind of dedicated learning community can be especially helpful to individual practitioners who are working alone on the real front-lines with their communities, organizations or clients.

Action learning projects, in addition to addressing specific challenges and making positive contributions, provide an opportunity to try out new approaches, reflect on them, and crystalize learning and insight.

A built-in R&D process supports members to curate and publish written works and visual tools and approaches.

The GLEN

(Global Learning & Exchange Network)

The Global Learning & Exchange Network (GLEN) is a learning community of practitioners and leaders who are committed to evolving the methods and practices of collaboration within and across organizations, communities and cultures. Members have the opportunity to grow at the edge of their practice, make a difference by engaging in action learning projects, and contribute to their professional fields by testing and refining their ideas, publishing writings, and developing new tools.

David Sibbet and I are the founders and co-directors of The GLEN. The network is the outgrowth of our passion for practitioner development and our desire to create more effective, systemic, and compassionate approaches to addressing the big social and environmental challenges we are facing. Also, participants at the end of workshops and teaching intensives, as well as clients at the completion of projects, often ask, “How do we stay engaged and continue to learn and contribute?”

For several years we explored the idea of a true learning network with several of our closest colleagues, and The GLEN is our response. The GLEN provides a collaboration infrastructure through which practitioners from across the globe can become active participants and co-shapers of this community.

Members engage with each other online and offline. They propose topic-based inquiries that support collegial and ongoing exploration and reflection. This kind of dedicated learning community can be especially helpful to individual practitioners who are working alone on the real front-lines with their communities, organizations or clients.

Action learning projects, in addition to addressing specific challenges and making positive contributions, provide an opportunity to try out new approaches, reflect on them, and crystalize learning and insight.

A built-in R&D process supports members to curate and publish written works and visual tools and approaches.

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