The Rockwood Leadership Institute rocked my world. So visualizing their new, expanded model of change was super inspiring!
The Rockwood leadership and staff team worked with me to find metaphors that would support this new vision. Each person contributed something to the garden – bees, vegetables, flowers – and we worked to make sure the root systems also had life and were thriving. After all, it’s not just what we see on the surface that is our strength.
This was created with watercolour and then with digital text and drawing in white using a Cintiq tablet.
🎨Read more about Open Access Rockwood:
https://rockwoodleadership.org/vision-future-rockwood/, starting with Darlene’s letter that speaks powerfully and personally to how Rockwood changes lives:
In 2009, I was a participant in Rockwood’s Leading from the Inside Out Yearlong Fellowship. As a black, gender-nonconforming woman from one of the poorer neighborhoods in DC, I was touched and surprised by how much of the program resonated with me. It was as though I found my home, my language of leadership, and a path of support and encouragement that I hadn’t known before. Through this path, I have been able to stretch, grow, and continue saying “yes” to bringing my authentic self to my work and life….”
I highly encourage folks to apply for fellowships or programs, and their free newsletter is a great resource.
🌎 For example – the Tequity Fellowship (basically free!) – “leadership development at the intersection of progressive social movements and technology”
🌿 This is co-taught by the amazing Suzanne Hawkes and Michael Bell
Thanks Rockwood for the opportunity to collaborate! For more Rockwood visuals, here’s a set of sketchnotes from the Art of Leadership.