Deep Democracy Institute

Our Strategy

The Deep Democracy Institute teaches leadership models that  include expertise in facilitation, organizational and personal development, coaching, conflict resolution, and self-management using an awareness based leadership approach. We  develop these programs in collaboration with the participants, based on their cultural beliefs, personal and organizational goals,  and their personal learning styles.

Deep Democracy Institute's approach is based on the belief that leadership must assist organizations, communities, and individual members in discovering their natural potentials, unique beauty, and power. As a result of this process, individuals, communities, and organizations can access and use inherent strength, develop wholesome community experiences, and gain success on many levels, which results in more sustainable development.

Increased productivity and economic success is not our main goal, but a necessary byproduct of the process. The question "Does It Grow Corn?" - is a Native American Navajo standard by which to scrutinize new models and approaches - and is a key concern for DDI in all endeavors.

The purpose of the Deep Democracy Institute is based on our underlying vision: that the systematic and consistent development of local leadership is the central issue in developing regions, communities, and constituencies. We believe that supporting and training leaders across the entire strata of society is the key to forming civic societies, finding balance in the complex process of globalization, and forming lasting sustainable relationships. Of the many non-profit organizations that work towards better collaboration, more sustainable international relationships, developed civic societies, and reduction of poverty, only a small few focus on developing local leadership.

The Deep Democracy Institute strives to be a role model and champion in this approach, develop cutting edge leadership programs, and educate organizations and the mainstream about the importance of leadership.

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