Please read: What is Leadership Council?
The all-leadership meeting gathers 1x per month, using a “Spokes Council” model
All team leads and members, staff, and board members are invited
One person represents their team as the Spokesperson for their team (the “Spoke,” like on a bike wheel)
The meeting is open for any team member to attend, and only the team’s designated Spoke acts on behalf of their team for decision-making. Occasionally during the meeting we will have time for teams to talk amongst themselves. In this way, team members are mostly quiet but not disconnected from their representation. In this way, the content of the meetings is transparent to the active members of the organization. This also provides opportunities for leadership development, as more people will experience the leadership spaces and have an understanding of the conversations that take place.
Teams can be represented by their leads, with other people also encouraged to take on the Spoke role in rotations (maybe of 3 months each, if possible?), and so there is a representative even if team leaders can’t attend. The meetings go best when the Spoke, if not a team lead, has attended at least one Leadership Council before.
Agendas and notes are found in the Leadership Council google drive folder (email firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t have access to Google Drive)
1820 NE 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97212
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