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Collective Leadership: What does it take?


How do we each fit into the mosaic of social change? What are practical ways to channel our energy in service of a brighter future?

The world’s most difficult challenges won’t be solved by individual actors working in silos. Rather, we need leaders to come together to collaborate and sustain impact for the long haul. During part 2 of the 2021 Resnick Aspen Action Forum, hear from global leaders and young people to discuss how they’re mobilizing to create social change.  

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Exploring Your Social Change Ecosystem

What does your social change ecosystem look like? What roles are you playing as you work to have an impact? In this conversation, hear from Deepa Iyer, Strategic Advisor at Building Movement Project and Director of Solidarity Is, to explore how we might lead sustainably with others.


Collective Leadership: What is Required of Us?

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”  What does it take to lead collectively? In this conversation, learn from Henry Crown Fellow Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, what it takes to connect and mobilize an ecosystem of changemakers and what lessons we can take into our own work.


Collective Leadership & The Aspen Global Leadership Network

Henry Crown Fellow and 2018 McNulty Prize winner Mehrdad Baghai has developed an innovative learning model to inoculate young people against hate through his venture High Resolves. Founded in Australia, the program has spread across contexts and continents to deliver high-quality experiences for youth around the world. The proliferation of High Resolves is an inspiring example of how one Fellow tapped the network to scale a highly effective solution. In this conversation, Mehrdad shares how he, alongside other AGLN Fellows, have taken the High Resolves model global.


These conversations were originally shown at the 2021 Resnick Aspen Action Forum. Explore others on building trust, overcoming polarization, and fighting mis/disinformation.

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Sun Jul 25, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am EDT