Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Project

Abstract

This project explores the impacts of an organizational development process in a non-profit domestic and sexual violence program. The organizational changes documented in this initiative illuminate a disconnect between the process for organizational development and the quality of relationships among staff and the larger community. This project also explores the practice of Circle as a sacred gift from Indigenous peoples that has the capacity for creating individual, organizational, and community transformation in ways that can bring healing, love, authenticity and belonging to other initiatives working to end violence. The experiences from this project have led to a further exploration of how organizations might embody their core values and align with their mission, while examining the implications and applications of these insights on non-profit social change organizations.

Advisor(s)

Matthew Kolan, Ph.D.

Cynthia Reyes, Ph.D.

Sayra Pinto, Ph.D.

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