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Leading Systems Change: (re) Designing the future of Stanislaus County*

“Leading Systems Change” will include an interactive design session facilitated by the Designing for Social Systems team from the Stanford d.school. The purpose of Designing for Social Systems is to empower leaders and practitioners in the nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and social impact fields to work in more effective, human, and strategic ways.

“Leading Systems Change” will include an interactive design session facilitated by the Designing for Social Systems team from the Stanford d.school. The purpose of Designing for Social Systems is to empower leaders and practitioners in the nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and social impact fields to work in more effective, human, and strategic ways.

Book Launch!  The event will include a share out from the forthcoming book, “Leading Systems Change.”

Book Launch! The event will include a share out from the forthcoming book, “Leading Systems Change.”

What does design have to do with community change? Why should community civic leaders focused on complex social challenges care about the world of design?

Leading Systems Change: (re) Designing the future of Stanislaus County is a gathering intended to bring together key Modesto community civic leaders alongside our creative design community to explore opportunities to drive significant community change in our city and county.

The program will include:

  • MADWEEK Welcome - Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) and New Leadership Network Stanislaus member;

  • New Leadership Network Welcome & Introduction: Kate Trompetter, New Leadership Local Network Coach: Stanislaus;

  • Book Launch: Sharing excerpts from the forthcoming book “Leading Systems Change: A Workbook for Community Practitioners and Funders,” by co-author Adene Sacks, Program Director & Co-Facilitator, New Leadership Network, with lessons learned from the New Leadership Network Stanislaus;

  • Designing for Social Systems: an interactive design session with Thomas Both, Director, Designing for Social Systems, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school)

  • Drinks & Networking

This is an invitation-only event.

Organizer: New Leadership Network Stanislaus

* Note: This is a third-party event. Please contact the organizer directly for further information. 


About the New Leadership Network

The James Irvine Foundation New Leadership Network brings together diverse emerging leaders across issues, sectors and generations to learn, build relationships, collaborate and innovate for a better future for their region. The Network launched in Fresno County in 2013 and in Stanislaus County in 2016. The goal of the New Leadership Network is to create a network of connected civic leaders who can help drive significant community change.

About the Stanislaus Community Foundation

Since 2002, Stanislaus Community Foundation has been a catalyst to transform local resources into common good. The Stanislaus Community Foundation serves as the backbone of the New Leadership Network and a convener of community initiatives like Cradle to Career. They continue to invest heavily in leadership throughout our community, pushing us to think bigger and to act in bold, more courageous ways.