Community Leadership Program (CLP)
The CLP is the foundational Unity Lab social learning journey. It equips you and your community to communicate effectively and with empathy, empowering you to build trust and solidarity with your diverse community members.
Unity depends on people feeling safe, connected and aligned. It means being able to communicate in a way that others feel heard, seen and honored. It means being a good listener, speaking powerfully, cleaning up our mistakes, and expressing gratitude.
The CLP guides you to activate powerful communication skills and develop empathy and trust with your diverse peers.
You'll meet with your group over videoconference (Zoom, Facetime, Skype, Google Meet, etc.) for 1-hour every week or every other week. You'll need a computer with a camera, strong wi-fi, solitude and good lighting for these sessions.
Each of the 5 modules takes 1-hour.
In the first 15 minutes, you'll read a short article, watch a short video and complete a written reflection question. In the next 45 minutes, you'll take turns practicing new skills and sharing your perspective on the conversation prompts.
Module 1: Getting Related. You'll get to know your peers, explore your personal values, and form shared agreements for future sessions.
Module 2: Active Listening. You'll learn the most important communication and leadership skill, active listening, so that people you care about feel heard by you and more deeply related to you. You'll also explore your vision for the world and develop a draft of your purpose statement.
Module 3: Communicate Powerfully. You'll learn the second important communication tool, "I statements", and learn to speak with others who might disagree with you in a way they can hear.
Module 4: Repairing Relationships. You'll learn the third most important communication tool - how to take responsibility for the impacts of your choices on others. This is the foundation of building and repairing trust.
Module 5: Gratitude + Next Steps. You'll discover the power of gratitude, review the skills you learned in program, reflect on the experience of building connections with diverse peers and envision the next steps on your leadership journey.
What You'll Experience
When you begin Unity Lab, here is what you'll experience. You will:
Each quarter you'll have another
5-module social learning journey
to choose from
to develop new skills,
build diverse friendships and
activate your purpose.
Core Community Journeys:
Communit Leader Program (CLP)
Community Activation Program (CAP)
Shared Values Program (SVP)
United States Leadership Program (USLP)
Launching Your Purpose Project
Living Your Purpose at Work
Finding Your Ideal Job
Creating Family Rituals
Creating a Marriage + Family Purpose
Writing Your Family History
Managing a Career, Home and Homeschooling
Building a Food Lawn (Vegetable Garden)
Advanced Community Journeys:
Creating a Neighborhood Barter Network
Activating an Inclusive Spiritual Community
Building a Grassroots Movement
Launching a Mutual Aid Network
The History and Healing of the USA
Building a Community Garden
Launching a Childcare Network
Building a Network of Neighborhood Libraries
Building a Tool Lending Network
Have an idea for a journey that creates greater empathy, trust and unity? Send us a note!
SPOTLIGHT: United States Leadership Program