The Tools To Experiment With Visionary Organizing.
We design our classes and workshops to be standalone courses that teach the tools of Visionary Organizing. However, we recommend that people complete our Introduction to Visionary Organizing suite of classes and workshops to get the most well-rounded introduction into becoming Visionary Organizers.
AN INTRODUCTION TO VISIONARY ORGANIZING LAB: OUR LEARNING SUITE
Visionary Organizing Lab values that people have different learning styles. That’s why we offer a variety of workshops and classes to help everyone learn in the way that works best for them.
If you are interested in entering the Lab as an individual, we provide a core suite of 4 online classes and a rotating series of online workshops to get you started developing the tools that Visionary Organizers need in systems thinking, emergence thinking, transformative thinking, growth and facilitation skills. We also offer in-person workshops in coordination with a local host.
Our classes and workshops are designed to help individuals reconnect to their creative capacity by giving them the tools to:
Let go of old patterns and create new ones
Tap into increased empathy
Develop stronger tools to engage with difference
Build community by emphasizing historical & personal interconnections
You can learn more about our specific workshops and classes below.
Coming into these [Visionary Organizing Lab] classes has been mind-altering. I now understand how we got here, and I’m finally at a point where I feel like I understand where we are now, and what we need to do next.
- Julie Marron-Parker, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Our classes are driven by facilitated discussion of readings with expert teacher-facilitators. Each class is designed to use readings and discussion to provide people with the tools for systems thinking, emergence thinking, transformative thinking, growth skills, and facilitation skills needed to become Visionary Organizers. Beyond our core suite of classes, we always have new classes in the works. Check out our calendar to sign up, or see what’s coming next.
Our 4-week workshops provide building blocks for growth skills, systems thinking, emergence thinking, and transformative thinking by putting our personal experiences in conversation with larger structures and historical factors. VOL workshops provide participants with ways to explore how communities might be transformed based on how human beings personally transform. Check out our calendar for future workshop dates and offerings.
I'm an intuitive person and the work of VOL tapped into what I knew in my bones but gave me a historical--and today's--context to put it in.
- Myrtle Thompson-Curtis, Detroit, MI, Feedom Freedom Growers