WHO WE ARE
We Need to be Pallbearers for Old Ways of Being and Visionaries for New Ways.
Through facilitated workshops, classes, and customized programs, VOL transforms people, groups, and organizations into Visionary Organizers for new ways of being, thinking, and living together. Our work enables people and organizations to create community and get anchored in a shared language and understanding of human history, our present, and potential futures. VOL programs connect people to their creative ability to let go of old patterns and create anew, develop hope, tap into increased empathy, and develop stronger tools to engage with difference. Our work facilitates these transformations by providing training in systems thinking, emergence thinking, transformative thinking, growth skills, and facilitation skills.
VOL was founded by folks who have witnessed or experienced injustice themselves and believe that transforming ourselves, our communities, and society are interconnected processes and carry equal weight. Through our active engagement, research, and countless conversations with people from different communities and walks of life, we’ve developed a curriculum to prepare people to facilitate these transformation.