Leading from Within is well known in local nonprofit circles as the organization that connects and invests in community leaders through a variety of programs designed to empower them.
Created in 2008 by founder Ken Saxon, the organization has invested in nearly 300 local leaders through its four core programs: Courage to Lead, Emerging Leaders Program, Katherine Harvey Fellows and Leading for Community Impact.
Leading from Within believes that meaningful change happens when social sector leaders know and trust each other, enabling them to work together to solve problems for the greater common good.
This concept was the driving force behind “Possibility Lab,” Leading from Within’s first-ever all-network gathering. This full-day event at UC Santa Barbara was designed to help social-sector leaders connect across all of the organization’s programs, and give them opportunities to learn and practice collaboration skills to help them tackle complex community challenges that can ultimately benefit Santa Barbara County and all who live there.
Of the 140 participants, no one knew what to expect from the day, yet all were willing to invest eight hours to explore the possibilities — a testament to the trust they place in Leading from Within.
“This day has been a dream in the minds of us at Leading from Within for a long time,” Saxon said…