Power & Leadership (sliding scale registration fee)

By Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (other events)

Monday, October 30 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”  - Alice Walker

What's this workshop about? 
In order to use power to effect positive change in our organizations, we have to develop a good relationship with it.  Yes, power can be abused, corrupting, and hoarded.  Power can also be helpful, edifying, and shared.  What’s your relationship to power in your organization?  What do you know about your own power?  How can you shift your understanding of power to better equip you to lead?

This workshop is designed to motivate leaders to stand responsibly in their own power.  To do so, participants will:

  • Explore how different types of power function resulting in deeper organizational awareness
  • Identify how formal and informal power show up in their own experiences and how to leverage those to lead better and help others step up into power
  • Recognize barriers to acquiring power so as to identify opportunities for organizational shifts away from bias and discrimination

Is this workshop for you?
This workshop will be for you if:

  • You want to think critically about how you access and use power and where you need it to shift
  • You want to assess how power shows up in your organization to create a more leader-ful and just environment
  • You are willing to practice using new tools and learning new concepts in a group setting to become a better leader

How much does it cost?  
PACA is making this workshop available on a sliding scale basis.  We recognize that this kind of learning experience is often cost prohibitive for individuals, particularly  leaders of color, low-income/low-asset individuals, and those from grassroots and small organizations. 

PACA is offering this workshop as a part of its Cooperative Leadership Institute (CLI) in partnership with CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia.  However, PACA is not fully funded to offer these workshops so if you can afford to pay at the high end of the scale, please do! 

For more information or to ask questions, please send an email to [email protected] If you want to attend but can't pay, please contact us.  We have funding for a few reserved slots. 

About PACA
The Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) is a cooperative whose members are co-ops in the Philadelphia region. PACA is also a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to growing the cooperative economy.  Our mission is to improve the lives of people in the Philadelphia region by supporting democratically organized businesses, promoting the principles of the international cooperative movement, and growing the cooperative economy. 

To learn more about PACA, visit