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Center for Ethical Leadership

  • Seattle, WA
  • www.ethicalleadership.org

Mission Statement

We cultivate leadership and build the capacity for change, helping communities tap collective wisdom in service of the common good.
We invite people to reach across boundaries, build trust, and lead from their core values to advance change.

Main Programs

  1. Leadership Development and Capacity Building
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We work with organizations and communities across the U.S. Our office is located in Seattle WA, so we give extra focus to the Pacific NW.

ruling year

1995

Executive Director since 2015

Self-reported

Ms. Hla (Waing Waing) Yin Yin Waing

Keywords

Self-reported

ethics, leadership, common good, moral courage, hope, gracious space, collective leadership, network, healing, peacemaking, culturally fluent leadership, healthy

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Also Known As

CEL

EIN

94-3154539

Physical Address

1401 E. Jefferson St. STE 505

Seattle, WA 98122

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Leadership Development (W70)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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By convening diverse perspectives--especially those historically excluded--we are creating healthier, more just, and inclusive communities in the Pacific NW and across the country.

Programs

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Program 1

Leadership Development and Capacity Building

The mission of the Center for Ethical Leadership (CEL) is to cultivate leadership and build capacity for change, helping communities tap collective wisdom in service of the common good. Part think tank, incubator, and change agency, we invite people to reach across boundaries, build trust, and lead from their core values to advance change. Our vision is one of healthy, just, and inclusive communities, where people and groups collectively define and create social change.

Alongside our partners, we have developed local and national programs that utilize pedagogies that promote the wisdom of community, the power of place, storytelling, team-building, deep relationships, action planning, network weaving, and collective leadership. All of our programs share the common goals of building community resilience, identifying and supporting leaders from within the community, and regaining a sense of balance and agency in marginalized communities.

Our core programs include:
Peacemaking and Healing Circles: Based on a Tagish Tlingit First Nation tradition, Circles bring diverse groups of people together to share their stories, heal from past trauma, and strengthen relationships.
Community Learning Exchanges: A national network of community change agents committed to collective leadership. CLE is the successor to the Kellogg Leadership for Community Change (KLCC) program.
Network Leadership: The Center has sponsored seven Confluences -- peer-learning gatherings that bring together participants to share successes, address challenging issues, and learn how to build, strengthen, and utilize networks in every sector of the community. We also incubated the Nourishing Networks Institute, utilizing a network leadership approach to spread community ownership of addressing hunger.
Innovation and Incubation: Our work is responsive to the desires of the community and emerging opportunities. We endeavor to plant the seeds, provide support as necessary, and empower people to turn their deep work and personal transformation into collective transformation.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We work with organizations and communities across the U.S. Our office is located in Seattle WA, so we give extra focus to the Pacific NW.

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CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Center for Ethical Leadership

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Hla (Waing Waing) Yin Yin Waing

BIO

Waing Waing provides leadership to shape the strategic direction, impact and sustainability of the organization. She specializes in multicultural organizational development, and has over 15 years of training experience including conducting needs assessments, curriculum design and development, presenting and facilitating workshops, and managing training programs.

Born in Burma, raised in Botswana and now maturing in the heart of Seattle, Waing Waing is deeply committed to promoting social justice and passionate about creating, supporting and influencing opportunities and experiences that build trust, deepen relationships, and facilitate inclusion across cultural boundaries.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Roger Erskine

Thurston County Volunteer, WA Education Association

Term: Jan 2010 -

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan