There is ample evidence that senior leaders wish they had more access to safe, thoughtful and structured environments for exploring the leadership challenges they face daily in their work. While individual coaching is a traditional model for meeting this need, we have seen how peer learning can be a powerful approach in philanthropy. Over the last few years, TGP has led leadership cohorts of CEOs and trustees advancing DEI. To date, over 50 leaders around the country have participated in these cohorts. Our cohorts blend leadership work with diversity, equity and inclusion work. They offer senior leaders and trustees an opportunity to learn from the experience and confidential advice from peers; wrestle with complex professional challenges; and build a community of trusted peer advisors.
Meyer Memorial Trust
We engaged with Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT)’s board and senior staff in a deep exploration of strategy, values, and defining impact. At the time, MMT was shifting its focus to the lens of equity as a core tenant of its work. Our team facilitated several retreats and planning sessions, developed a strategy narrative to document the new strategic direction, and continued to work with the staff through implementation.
Group Health Foundation
We worked closely with the Group Health Foundation board during its inception to help them develop core values and norms that define the foundation’s commitment to equity. We continue to work closely with the foundation as they grow and live into their equity agreements.