Collective Leadership Certificate Program

Take Your Leadership to the Next Level

Northern California

@ Earthrise

Petaluma, California

Kick off: May 2, 2021 6:00 pm
Send off: May 6, 2021 2:00 pm

Register Here

New England

@ Knoll Farm

Fayston, Vermont

Kick off: TBD 2021 6:00 pm
Send off: TBD 2021 2:00 pm

Register Here

A transformational executive coaching & training experience that applies cutting-edge leadership theory to you, your context, your practice, & your needs.


WhY Collective Leadership?

Traditional models of command and comply leadership will not work to solve today’s problems. Leaders now must learn to co-create collaborative teams with shared power. The Collective Leadership Certificate Program will prepare you for this shift.

The complexity of the world’s current challenges will not be met by an individual heroic leader, but rather by groups of people working together at their best in pursuit of change. With rises in technology, globalization, culture shifts, and complex economies, the demands on leadership have fundamentally changed.

The world needs more people who are equipped to co-create the collective leadership structures that will meet the needs of our time.

We invite you to become one of those leaders this year!

The Certificate Program

Over the course of the program, you will:

>> Find ways of putting transformation, healing, and justice into action through your life and leadership.

>> Develop a new level of self-awareness about your own patterns of leadership behavior and learn how to transform old habits into new alignment with your vision for creative, collective leadership for impact.

>> Receive transformative feedback via your Leadership Circle Profile, a cutting edge 360 degree assessment.

>> Practice the essential leadership elements of trust, communication, self-awareness, systems-awareness, and collective achievement.

>> Learn the latest in leadership theory that informs the structures and models of collective leadership.

>> Understand the relational dynamics, processes, and broader structures inherent to successful approaches to collective leadership.

>> Conceptualize the broader systemic dynamics that influence shared meaning-making, communication, purpose, and values in collective leadership.

>> Workshop and apply your own leadership cases in order to envision what leading with a collective leadership frame would mean in your own unique context.

>> Relax, connect, and reflect with an amazing group of leaders.


A professional development experience that yields profound Healing & personal growth.

At the end of our time together, you will be more equipped to:

>> Achieve wider impact through new, collective-based models

>> Lead yourself and others to more effective collective impact

>> Align your actions to your aspirational values

>> Be more aware of yourself, others, and the systems you are in

>> Enable a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment

>> Cultivate transformative justice & healing justice in your life & work

>> Inspire others to engage in more accountable and satisfying work

>> Be a model of conscious, intentional collaboration

>> Distribute leadership & decision-making

>> Mentor and develop others

>> Promote long-term sustainability, resilience, and growth

Join us in one of our beautiful venues for the leadership transformation you have always wanted. 

Who is this program for?

Although it is more clear than ever that collective leadership is needed to meet the demands of the world around us, collective leadership is still counter-cultural.

We need leaders who are ready to be trailblazers in this rising movement.

Whether you are running a large multi-lateral or a small start-up, whether you are seeking to lead as a volunteer in your community or formally in your career, this certification is for you if…

You desire a model of leadership that challenges “top-down” approaches and relies on the wisdom and strengths of the group, team, and greater community of impact.
You are committed to your own development, growth, and self-awareness in your life and leadership.
You find yourself overwhelmed by the level of complexity of the challenges you are confronting and want to develop strategies that can support you and your colleagues in rising to the opportunity together.
You want models of leadership in our institutions and communities that support transformation, healing, justice, and connection.
You are ready for and open to change.
Perry Dougherty

Perry Dougherty


Perry is the founder and CEO of Rootwise Leadership, LLC. She is an author, spiritual coach, and instructor of leadership based in Boston, MA. Read her full bio here.

Eliza Ramos

Eliza Ramos


Eliza is the Founder and CEO of Circles International (CI). She is an award winning social entrepreneur, activist, healer, and advocate for social justice based in Oakland, CA. Read her full bio here.

Our Approach

Our approach to learning is human-centered and rooted in experiential consciousness-raising, liberation-based theories and practices of healing and transformation. We invite your whole being—not just the role you play at work—to be present in your learning.

We rely on our experience that suggests the deep work of inner growth, healing, and cultural transformation must be interwoven with leadership theory and praxis to truly make any kind of leadership development intervention “stick”. Therefore, day one we call on our clients to experientially explore how much stronger we are together when we are leveraging our strengths and pursuing growth rooted in our ability to connect and thrive interdependently.

What is included with my registration?
  • The Training Retreat: Four-day all inclusive retreat (all meals, four nights of accomodations, and material fees)
  • 360 degree Assessment: Valuable feedback on your leadership through the industry leading 360 degree assessment tool – The Leadership Circle Profile – you and a group of self-selected evaluators will complete a survey that gives you a snapshot of how you are doing as a leader in your context.
  • Two 1:1 Coaching Calls: Pre-training 1:1 coaching call to review your Leadership Circle Profile assessment in advance of the Collective Leadership Certification Program. And a post-training 1:1 coaching call to further develop and workshop your own leadership case.
  • Ongoing Support: Optional ongoing quarterly group coaching calls with The Collective Leadership Network (graduates of the program).
  • Membership in Our Professional Network: Ongoing access to members of The Collective Leadership Network to share resources, seek collaboration, find mentors, and more.
  • Professional Development Resources: Ongoing access to personal and professional development resources, including journal prompts, meditations, online workshops, supplemental readings, and more.
  • Tools & Materials: Program workbook, readings, materials, and resources to implement your learnings on the job in your community or organization.

We are committed to the financial accessibility of our programs. There are multiple ways to make this program affordable to you.

Your employer

We encourage you to ask your employer about professional development funds that might be available to cover all or some of the cost for your and/or your team!


We are offering 25% off packages for teams of two or three! Even if you are not on the same team, consider bringing a friend or two! Enter discount code: “COVID DISCOUNT” at checkout.


Multiple scholarships are available for each program. Scholarship nominations and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Email us at for details.


@ Earthrise

Petaluma, California

Kick off:
May 2, 2021 6:00 pm

Send off:
May 6, 2021 2:00 pm

$3950 individual
$6400 team of two
$7850 team of three
(Northern California)
All meals, four nights of private accommodations, and material fees are all included. You may arrange to arrive early or stay late directly with the venue directly.


@ knoll farm

Fayston, Vermont

Kick off:
September 19, 2021 6:00 pm

Send off:
September 23, 2021 2:00 pm

$3550 individual
$5600 team of two
$6650 team of three
(New England)
All meals, four nights of shared accommodations, and material fees are all included. You may arrange to arrive early or stay late directly with the venue directly.

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No sales or pressure. Just a conversation to figure out if this is the right program for you at this time, and if it is, how to make it possible for you to participate.

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