Inquiry & Learning for Change

How We Work

The Mission of Inquiry & Learning for Change

Co-creating networks of democratic, adaptive, and values-driven organizations that are deeply and organically connected to their communities. We build emergent and evolving enterprises, modeled on biodiverse ecosystems, designed for learning, health, resilience, and accomplishment.

Inquiry & Learning for Change coaches, consults, and does research and evaluation with schools, school districts, businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in an approach that is dynamic, responsive, and strongly grounded in substantive theory with clear, practical applications. Inquiry & Learning for Change’s work supports innovative leadership, team development, and positive, planned organizational change.

Our work focuses on:

Inquiry & Learning for Change works…

…hands-on and over the long term with all of your organizational members. We help develop leadership, engage in strategic planning, and create the emergent organizational systems necessary for your organizational improvement initiative to be effective. We support your implementation of a fundamental, transformational change agenda. Our work is designed to enable your organization to achieve sustainable and wise growth, resilience, and accomplishment.

Inquiry & Learning for Change uses…

Innovative Coaching and Facilitation Techniques and broadly participatory inquiry processes to work with leaders, leadership and other teams, stakeholder groups, and whole organizations, in small or large group settings, to address organizational change agendas. Some of those techniques come from Open Space Technology, World Cafe, Future Search, Meg Wheatley’s work on identity, information, and relationship, Tim Dalmau’s Process Enneagrams, Peggy Holman’s work on emergence, Chris Corrigan’s Chaordic Stepping Stones and Convening processes, Jung’s ideas about the Hero’s Journey, and a host of tools from new and old organizational development literature. Also we love using sticky notes for problem framing, concept mapping, and problem solving!