The CKX Cohort Experience


PURPOSE

Cohort experiences emboldening the people and communities leading our collective transition to just futures.

STATUS

CKX Cohorts is in a partnership development and resourcing phase. Contact us to collaborate, partner, co-create, co-deliver or resource the experience.


 

HOW

Our paradigm of leadership for social change is stuck. It replicates the values we seek to transition from: valuing masculinity, independence, efficiency, extraction, heroism, short-termism. These values are reflected not only in who leads, but in how we define, value and foster leadership.

We need a different paradigm of leadership to thrive, one that is already alive in communities and movements across Canada currently underrepresented across the leadership landscape: feminist, interdependent, human, collaborative, community-rooted, long-term, rooted in social and environmental justice.

With the CKX Cohort Experience, we seek to create and nurture more intentional spaces for this alternative paradigm of leadership to thrive, creating a platform for leaders and their communities embodying this paradigm shift to strengthen and deepen their individual and collective impacts.

Over the course of 9 months…

Leaders will enter a cohort, committing and being compensated for one fifth of their time.

Together, the cohort will have space for and access to the reflection, training, deep personal and community inner work and co-evolutionary friendships required to seed and grow the alternate futures we believe are both possible and demanded in light of the complex and interconnected challenges we face.

As our first iteration of these cohort offerings, we will be testing the refining and evolving the experience with the inaugural cohorts.

By emboldening leaders (re)centring differing ways of being at the radical edge of our just futures, we can play a part in nurturing those futures into being.

2019 COHORTS

Cohort +

Recentring BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) Leadership


SCALE

Regional

SIZE

4 — 6 leaders

STARTING

Late 2019


 

The leadership, knowledge and experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPoC) leaders — as well as cis and trans women and 2SLGBTQIA+ peoples — continues to be marginalized, tokenized and usurped within social change movements and organizations.

Cohort + aims to counter this dynamic, creating a space that recentres BIPoC leaders and leadership. The cohort will be delivered in partnership with Inner Activist, a leadership education program grounded in the principles and practices of diversity, equity, and social justice. Over the course of the experience, leaders will have the spaciousness to focus their energy upon nurturing and developing their visions of just futures, strengthening community leadership and modelling the types of shifts required to truly transform our world.

The inaugural cohort will centre the work of leaders working on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in Vancouver, B.C. 

JOIN

Cohort + is invitation-only for the inaugural cohort. Please contact Program Director Alexander Dirksen for more information.

SUPPORT

Contact Managing Director Lee Rose.

 

Cohort x

Nurturing leaders at the intersection of climate and gender justice.


SCALE

National

SIZE

4 — 6 leaders

STARTING

Late 2019


 

The climate crisis and gender inequity are indelibly linked - we cannot address climate change without addressing gender inequity and we cannot address either without nurturing different leaders and models of leadership.

Cohort x will bring together people and communities working across the domains of climate action and gender equity to nurture their community leadership, deepen the intersection across their movements, strengthen their approaches, and advocate based upon the lessons and insights we develop together through the experience. 

JOIN

Cohort x is invitation-only for the inaugural cohort. Please contact Program Director Alexander Dirksen for more information.

SUPPORT

Contact Managing Director Lee Rose.


Why CKX?

For 30 years, the Carold Institute and CKX have worked to support and embolden social change leaders through cohort-based experiences, fellowships and platforms for knowledge exchange, including the Alan Thomas Fellowship and the CKX Philanthropy Fellowship.

This cohort space is the next and necessary evolution of our work, making explicit our recognition of the urgency to work in service of those who are making shift happen through radical social change.

As an agency, we have begun to realize where our systemic privileges have not only served us, but also contributed to how we define, value and foster leadership and leading for social change in Canada.

We are committed to:

  • Continual learning with and shifting resource flows to community-rooted leaders working at the radical edge of our just futures

  • Centring trauma-informed facilitators and facilitation

  • Democratizing our learning and our power

  • Advancing co-leadership and co-delivery models to feed into the growing movement of those embodying and emboldening how we move forward together in respectful and equitable ways.