Circles are a tried-and-true practice in the professional development community. Our early partners have circles at the very core of how they support leaders: examples include Harvard Business School’s Living Groups, Young Presidents’ Organization’s Forum, and The Aspen Institute’s Fellowship.
Join other leaders to share stories and challenges, network, and learn.
Circles are small groups gathering regularly for meaningful, facilitated conversation, creating community across an organization. Participants connect and grow together as their conversation bridges gaps and uncovers learning opportunities, which fosters engagement, belonging and trust.
Most organizations start by using the CircleSpace platform and services to layer inclusive social learning into leadership development, onboarding, DE&I or group coaching programs. Companies like Glassdoor and DuPont have gone on to deploy CircleSpace widely to cross-pollinate ideas, mend rifts and silos, and support wellness. At the Aspen Institute and Young Presidents Organization, circles are the beating heart of their learning communities.
Along with our partners, clients, and growing community of practice, we are working to bring out the best in humans in #circlesnotrows.
Joining a Leadership Session is free of charge.
Leaders who have participated in a Circl.es experience or been nominated, and have a desire to connect and grow with organizational leaders doing similar work.
Our target is 6-8.
Circles Learning Labs has built technology that makes it easy to scale a consistently great circle experience virtually. The warm and welcoming video space itself has purpose-built features that easily facilitate inclusive and engaging dialogue. Our platform, process, and people are intentionally built to engineer for impactful small group conversation.
Years of hardening has made the space reliable. Overwhelmingly, companies have no issue with our videospace – it is just a website. It is built for confidential and secure conversations. We’ve passed rigorous security checks from some of the world’s largest companies. However, from time to time institutions restrict outside websites and do need to white list us. If that happens, the easiest answer is usually to connect from a personal device. Otherwise, we are glad to instruct your IT department how to quickly unrestrict circl.es.
No. The session time will be spent on your actual challenges, so any work you do will be up to you and directly relevant to your “work” work. Your faciliator and other engaged participants often recommend reading and other resources to each other that you might want to check out.
After joining a Circles Leadership session, you’ll be invited to the Circles Leaders Community.
By joining with others in the same effort, you’ll unlock the opportunity to share challenges, questions, stories, best practices, articles and ideas, all in the ongoing practice of creating unique spaces for impactful small group conversation in your organization and non work life. Together we’ll deepen the power of peer learning with a brand-new community aspect to Circles’ mission and purpose. (for example: joining a Circles Fellowship).
In a circle, 3-12 participants contribute equally, share openly, and push each other to act.
We spent years with academics and practitioners, honing best practices and building a technology platform. Our circles have helped scale peer learning, sustain manager and leadership development, move live training online, onboard new employees, support career development, teach collaboration, and build community.
We’ve been grateful for the support and the referrals from our large corporate partners, schools, and communities who have been hiring us to help design, facilitate and manage Circles programs.
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