Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 20

How To Make Meetings Work for Your Nonprofit (whether you are sitting,standing, or walking!)

Organizational Culture, Training Design, Walking

Last week, I co-presented a Guidestar webinar with Andrea Kihlstedt on the topic of healthy and productive meetings who talked about the basics for making meetings highly effective. I spoke about standing and  walking meetings.   This post shares some reflections and additional resources about both topics.… Read More

I-WE-IT Framework: Transformative Leadership for Social Change


On April 6-8th, I’m co-facilitating a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and Justin Ferrell.   The retreat curriculum is built around the ALF’s “I-WE-IT” – skills that today’s social change leaders need as we move towards more collective approaches.  … Read More

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from a Culture of Sitting? How To Change It


On February 12th, I’ll be presenting on a FREE Guidestar Webinar on healthy and productive meetings and talking about walking meetings (register here).    There is much research out there about why sitting at work is downright dangerous for your health.  … Read More

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership


I’m facilitating a peer learning course on practical networked leadership skills with a group of community foundation leaders for the Knight Digital Media Center and part of the “practice” is having conversations and sharing thought provoking ideas with our professional networks via social media.  … Read More

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th


Flickr Photo by Lynn Friedman

A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences. As Nilofer Merchant points out in this TED talk, people are sitting 9.3 hours a day, which is more than we’re sleeping, at 7.7 hours. … Read More