Transforming Culture in the Workplace: An Asset-based Approach to Foster a Powerful Equity-driven Social Sector [hybrid]

Saturday, November 04, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Broadway III/IV

Chair: Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, PhD (LeaderSpring Center)

In this invited keynote, you will learn how LeaderSpring Center (LSC), a 25-year social impact intermediary, works to transform systems by centering racial equity and inclusion as 21st century leadership competencies. Dr. Sonia BasSheva Manjon, Co-Executive Director, will explain how this is done through cohort-based learning communities and impact consulting, two major components of her work at LeaderSpring.Since 1997, through learning communities, LSC has equipped over 300 social sector leaders with knowledge, skills, and support networks needed to lead high-performing organizations and drive lasting change. Impact Consulting prioritizes transforming systems by using an integral learning approach that honors the presence and power of the whole person – head, heart, body, familial/communal origins, and lived experiences in the service of racial equity and social justice.Dr. Mañjon's career spans more than 30 years in higher education, nonprofit management, government administration, and public and private sector consulting. Since becoming Executive Director of LeaderSpring Center (LSC) in 2018, she has steered the organization to deepen its commitment to elevating and strengthening the vision, voice, power, and leadership of women of color. In 2023, LeaderSpring adopted a liberatory organizational framework and distributive leadership model where she became Co-Executive Director. Dr. Mañjon teaches in the Nonprofit Management Program at California State University East Bay and Graduate Nonprofit Administration Program at the University of San Francisco.