Welcome to the Transformational Leaders Collaboratory

A conversation not a lecture ...

Experience not just expertise ...

Application, action, impact.

Transformational Leaders Collaboratory 2015

The Transformational Leadership Collaboratory (TLC) is an intentional leadership inquiry, that has been maturing for the past 14 years, exploring how personal and professional transformation occurs within a community of leaders who are committed to practicing and growing together. Think TED Talks with a deeper dive.

Transformational leadership transforms people as well as organizations creating breakthrough results. 

The TLC is a powerful platform to broaden your horizons, create peer relationships and networks, and expand your leadership through:

 Exploring leading-edge content      • Learning through essential conversation
• Co-creating a unique community    • Being in service to the planet

We explore topics such as Human Relationships, New Organizational Models, The Emerging Economy, Ecological Wisdom, and more, coupled with best practices, such as convening, wisdom-sharing, and tools for replicating and applying the learnings to you gain to your life and work.

What is a Collaboratory?

Our definition of a collaboratory is: a networked organization/community that aids collaboration among leaders who believe their impact can be enhanced exponentially by working interdependantly with other leaders who are committed to developing the field of transformational leadership from the individual level all the way up to the global level. 

Value to Your Organization or Community

  • leading-edge content
  • best practices, new leadership behaviors, shared outcomes
  • learnings from Case Studies, collaborative action
  • support for your leadership within your organization.
The TLC is a participatory and generative conversation among organizational leaders, cultural and paradigm innovators, and thought leaders of the emerging economy. Together, we will have a larger impact by co-creating conversations of consequence to leverage individual actions through collaboration, heart- and knowledge-sharing, and collective impact.

The Community of Practice

As a Community of Practice we collaboratively define the emerging discipline of Transformational Leadership. We share stories and insights from our workplaces and community organizations with the intention of building common wisdom and transformational strategies.

Building on the highly successful structure of the Thought Leader Gatherings (since 1998)the Transformational Leaders Collaboratory (TLC) has convened over 205 sessions with 2600 leaders in corporate, non-profit, and independent organizations.

The TLC conversation is intentionally designed: Each TLC session incorporates the traditional TLG format and a new feature: a deeper dive in an exciting, new collaboratory setting to draw out the wisdom of the group.

The Invitation

We invite you to consider joining us as a Member or Sponsor of this dynamic community. Click on the link below to find more information about membership:

Our Promise

We promise that you will leave each gathering rejuvenated and inspired about the future of our planet, as well as filled with insights for your personal journey. 

As you recall your time at the TLC, you will remember the quality of conversation and exchange you experienced.  Bringing the learnings from the session to your work and life, you will see benefits showing up in your personal relationships, organizations and communities. 



Thank you to our Members

10th Dot - Aveda Corporation - Barry-Wehmiller Inc. - BWBR Architects, Inc. - Capella University - Cultural Wellness Center - Data Solutions, Inc. - Environmental Initiative - Eureka Recycling - Fullistics, LLC/Right Management Consultants - HealthPartners Institute for Education & Research - Imago Consulting - Korn Ferry - Laurel Consulting - LIN PR - Local Initiatives Support Corporation - Menttium Corporation - Minnesota International Center - Mounds View Public Schools - Park Nicollet Health Services - ProHealthSpot.com - Raeheart Financial - RedSparkler Communications and Strategy Scheele Learning Systems - SPS Commerce, Inc. - Students Today Leaders Forever- Todd Photography - University of Minnesota - Wells Fargo & Company - Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA - Wells Fargo International Group - Wold Wide Group




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