03-03-20 Radical Transformational Leadership: What does this imply? Guest Speaker: Robyn McKeen
Generating results to address homelessness
BEING the leader I have been waiting for
We invite you to a discussion with Robyn McKeen. Robyn McKeen has worked for over twelve years managing social service programs, multi-sector coalitions, and systems change initiatives in the greater San Francisco Bay and Seattle areas. She has held leadership positions and made change in the areas of homelessness and youth development, utilizing the Radical Transformational Leadership approach. Currently, she is a Senior Practitioner or Impact Launch, a collective of social impact practitioners working to support game changing social change initiatives. Robyn is committed to fostering compassion and fairness through all aspects of her work and life.
Robyn will share the results of her work to address homelessness. Community members were divided on whether help should be provided at all, and further divided among advocates about what the solutions should be. By sourcing individuals’ universal values and greatness, identifying systems shifts, and generating alignment and synergy with 150 stakeholders, they created a new coordinated entry system to address the gap between the number of people experiencing homelessness and the available shelter and housing.
Robyn will also share how her approach to social activism has been completely transformed by the principles of Radical Transformational Leadership. She says “I grew up believing that being an activist meant I needed to march in a demonstration, never agreeing or seeing the humanity in my enemies (which was anyone who didn’t agree with me), and crying out angrily at the injustices of the powerful. Now I believe that demonstrations have a specific purpose and place in social change. And there is so much more work to be done. I am an activist because I care about the unnecessary suffering in the world and choose to act. I am an activist when I choose to hold courageous conversations with leadership about what is not working with our policies. I am an activist when I design my projects, editorials to the newspaper, public presentations and grant proposals and reports in a way that sources universal values, shifts systems, and generates results.” The new activism requires us to break the silence of injustice without polarizing and blaming others, by calling out actions that are unacceptable while holding the humanity of everyone.
When applied systematically, Radical Transformational Leadership templates and tools enable us to transform personally in order to generate powerful results that can transcend embedded destructive social norms and systems and create a new future. People have created inequitable systems and with the appropriate tools we, as people, can change them.
Bio: Robyn McKeen Senior Practitioner Coach, Impact Launch
Robyn McKeen has worked for over a decade managing social service programs, multi-sector coalitions, and systems change initiatives along the West Coast, including the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle area. She has held leadership positions in the areas of homelessness, information and resources, and children and youth development. Robyn is a Senior Practitioner for Impact Launch, a collective of social impact practitioners working to support game changing social change initiatives. Most recently as the Smart Path Coordinated Entry Director, she led the strategic planning and implementation process of Santa Cruz County’s homeless coordinated entry system to redesign the assessment and referral process countywide.
Robyn has practiced the Radical Transformational Leadership framework since 2013, designing and implementing multiple initiatives for equitable and sustainable social change. As a practitioner coach, she has supported the training of over 300 leaders through the Leadership for Community Transformation Santa Cruz County and Leadership for Equity and Opportunity Bay Area. Robyn earned her BA in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is committed to fostering fairness and vibrancy through all aspects of her work and life. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA with her partner, daughter, and a whole lot of aquatic creatures. Email: email@example.com
Learn more about Dr. Monica here: www.radicallytransform.org