MassCircles offers customized organizational development consulting services with an emphasis on:

  • Fostering organizational alignment with vision, mission, values, and desired organizational ethics
  • Program planning and implementation
  • Program evaluation
  • Strategic planning
  • Team management
  • Long term community/constituent engagement
  • Collaboration development

We commit to deep change community processes and so we work only with people with whom I have established relationships of trust and respect based on the processes of change they have taken on in their own communities.

We draw from the following traditions to ground and inform our work with communities:

  • Indigenous circles process
  • Women of color theory
  • Integral diversity maturity
  • Systems thinking
  • Collaboration studies
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Indigenist leadership
  • Complexity leadership

We have worked with nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, hospitals, police departments, public schools, churches, and private businesses.  We are primarily focused on building a discipline of being and doing in organizational life that brings together circle practice with anti-racist intersectional approaches to systems change.

Based on our professional experience, we believe that circles process can be effectively used in the following ways:

  • Conflict resolution between individuals, gangs, and ethnic and racialized groups
  • Build relationships between city governments and their constituents, in particular, those most disenfranchised
  • Strengthen neighborhoods as a way to decrease incidences of domestic, gang, and other neighborhood-level violence
  • Strengthen the effectiveness of community justice practices in partnerships with courts, other law enforcement, survivors of violence, and those who have caused harm
  • Address systemic racism and other forms of oppression in communities
  • Improve organizational management practices in order to increase staff retention, especially in organizations working to address community crisis
  • Develop and maintain cross sector collaborations
  • Develop systems change interventions

Through MassCircles, we seek to develop a powerful network of change makers who use circles to improve the lives of communities through cross sector collaborations.  We hope you will join us in this effort.

If you are interested in working with us please contact us by filling out the form below:

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