An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Leadership on the Commons: Lessons for Government, Corporations, and NGOs

Presenter: Randal Joy Thompson

Date: 21 May 2021

Hosted by the International Humanistic Management Association

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In this webinar, ILA Member Randal J. Thompson discusses her forthcoming book Reimagining Leadership on the Commons: Shifting the Paradigm for a More Ethical, Equitable and Just World – part of ILA’s Building Leadership Bridges series.

The commons has become an important contemporary phenomenon as individuals have increasingly desired to join together to self-organize and self-govern resources outside the state and the private sector. Commons are based on an ethic of care, responsibility, mutualism, autonomy, and self-provisioning and were extremely important vehicles for meeting community needs during the pandemic. In our forthcoming 2021 book Reimagining Leadership on the Commons: Shifting the Paradigm for a More Ethical, Equitable and Just World, authors explore both the ethical foundations of the commons and the approaches most suitable for leading the commons. Valuable lessons can be derived from leadership on the commons for government, corporations, and NGOs who are devoted to more humanistic and environmentally responsible leadership. This presentation will share findings of the authors and provide take-aways for all of us working together to make the world more humane.

Speaker Information

Randal Joy Thompson

Randal Joy Thompson, PhD is a scholar-practitioner with 40 years professional experience in international development, serving in countries around the world. A Fellow with the Institute for Social Innovation, Fielding Graduate University, her research focuses on the commons, gender, education, evaluation, and organization development. Her publications include Proleptic Leadership on the Commons: Ushering in a New Global Order (2020), Leadership and Power in International Development: Navigating the Intersections of Gender, Culture, Context, and Sustainability (co-edited with Julia Storberg-Walker, 2018) which won the Human Resource Development R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award, and Reimagining Leadership on the Commons: Shifting the Paradigm for a More Ethical, Equitable and Just World (co-edited with Devin Singh and Kathleen Curran, in press, 2021).

Co-Hosts

Jennifer Hancock is the author of several award-winning books and the founder of Humanist Learning Systems. Jennifer is considered one of the top speakers and writers in the world of Humanism today. Her professional background is varied including stints in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. She has served as Director of Volunteer Services for the Los Angeles SPCA, sold international franchise licenses for a biotech firm, was the Manager of Acquisition Group Information for a ½ billion-dollar company and served as the executive director for the Humanists of Florida before founding her own company. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. (https://humanistlearning.com)

Elizabeth Castillo is an associate professor at CISA – Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University and affiliated faculty at the Center for Behavior, Institutions, and the Environment. Castillo’s scholarship is focused on how we can create a sustainable economy that works for everyone. Dr. Castillo addresses this problem by investigating capitalization of organizations, particularly the role that intangible assets (e.g., social, cultural, and political capital) play in producing social, financial, and environmental returns (the triple bottom line). Her interdisciplinary research is inspired by two decades of management experience in the nonprofit sector, including the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. You can find her at: https://cisa.asu.edu/node/5817

Continuing Education

Humanist Learning Systems is our learning partner for this series. This program has been submitted to HRCI and approved by SHRM for 1 hour continuing education credits and participants will be able to receive certificates of completion at the end of the session. To learn more about Humanist Learning Systems visit: https://humanistlearning.com