We offer fully online as well as in-person programs focused on three key areas of change: self (the Change starts with you - CSWY practicum), inter- and intra-personal (the Change & Teaming program), and systems/organizations (the Change & Systems program). And nce every couple of years we offer all three of these programs above as a 9-month online masterclass, the WAOC.
In addition to these for-more-than-profit programs, we offer free webinars and learning experiences thanks to the generosity of WAOC faculty, alumnae, friends and our extensive network of women change agents.
CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU, EMBODIED - 90-day online
JULY - SEPTEMBER 2019 - CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU, EMBODIED - FREE ONLINE LEARNING JOURNEY OFFERED TO THE WAOC COMMUNITY AND FRIENDS. SOMATIC PRACTICE, NUTRITION, HEALTH, WELLNESS, NATURE, THE BODY.
Consider joining us through our community on a closed Facebook page or via our WhatsApp group. And if you would rather travel solo, then learning resources will be shared every Wednesday starting July 10th on https://www.womenagentsofchange.com/somaticembodied
make it so: begin - 30-day online
MAKE IT SO: BEGIN. An online creative co-working squad. SEPT 2019 - FREE ONLINE - The first few steps can be the hardest Getting started feels daunting. Procrastination is seductive. Alone time feels lonely.
This online ‘co-working/co-creating/co-getting it done’ squad is for your own goal setting and goal initiating. Sign up. Show up for 4 working zoom videocalls where we will check in at the start and then get on with the work that matters to each of us, in community, for 1 hour. Clarify a priority goal. Get the proposal going. Write the next chapter.me fun in the process. (more info coming soon)
CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU (CSWY) - ROME - 60-day online + offline
CSWY - Rome, Italy - 3 months - Dates TBD - Our foundational online + offline 60-day change practicum - for women only
The best of both worlds (online and in person). Starts with 2 online sessions + an in person weekend + 2 more online sessions. With faculty guidance from Dorian Baroni of WAOC, Myriam Ines Giangiacomo and Daniela Mattia.
Dates to be announced but likely November 2019
CSWY - New York City - 3 months - Jan-Mar 2020 - Our foundational online + offline 60-day change practicum - for women only
The best of both worlds (online and in person). Starts with 2 online sessions + an in person weekend + 2 more online sessions. With faculty guidance from Dorian Baroni of WAOC, and Lilia Abreu Mawson of Princetong Labs.
Dates to be announced: starting January 2020
thailand voyage of discovery - late 2019 / early 2020
Thailand Voyage of Discovery - early 2020 - for women only
A week long retreat, a gentle service project, an exploration of how travel and slowing down nurtures a clearer sense of self.
Why travel as an enhancer to learning? Because when we are in a new place we cannot rely on our usual routines and a part of us that is usually dormant wakes up to notice, not only the beauty of another geography, but also the promise of a our own full presence to what is. And for this particular trip location, we also know that we will be able to not only learn and restore ourselves, but also donate much needed funds to the local Center for Girls. In fact, you don’t have to travel with us to do so. Just click on the link above and tell them Women Agents of Change sent you! :-)
Dates to be announced but likely in 1Q2020. If intrigued, please let Dorian know with a quick email.
WAOC - Online program - 9 months - January - Oct 2020 - WAOC is our pioneering once a year online masterclass. We will cover all three areas: self, interpersonal and systemic - for women only
Starting in January of 2020 and completing in September of 2020, this program invites us to upgrade our capacity to bring about changes in ourselves, our teams and our organizations. The program is delivered via live videocalls guided by WAOC founder and lead faculty, Dorian Baroni. Other change experts, entrepreneurs and our very own WAOC alumnae also join us in the journey to share their expertise, insights and inspiration. This will be the third masterclass offered and is open to all, and ideal for managers, coaches and consultants who want to upgrade their systemic impact.
Coming Into Your Own (CIYO) in person leadership retreat program for women - September 20-21-22, 2019 + up to 2 months of individual coaching
The CIYO women’s leadership retreat will be guided by Tanya Monsef Bunger, Joselyn DiPetta and Dorian Baroni in Los Gatos, California.
INSIDER PEEK / i.e. some CHANGE SUPPORTING OR ENHANCING RESOURCES we cover in our programs and we are making AVAILABLE TO YOU FOR FREE:
Your mindsets will impact your capacity to learn, grow and flourish. One mindset continuum that is particularly important and has been highlighted by Carol Dweck is whether you are more of the time at the Fixed Mindset or at the Growth Mindset end.
Below is a video by Trevor Ragan of Train Ugly regarding the same concept.
Even if you cannot attend one of our Thrive 101 free seminar, you may find value in reviewing some of the resources that has informed the session. Enjoy discovering some of the wisdom about self-compassion, the inner critic and letting go of limiting assumptions.
Each week we practice the power of Check Ins to accelerate the capacity to trust within and between us. Why bother with trust? Because it is foundational to self-development and is the only way to ensure sustainable high effectiveness teamwork. See the books by Patrick Lencioni or Amy Edmondson for more information on the importance of Trust in team efforts.
In both Change Starts With You and the Women Agents of Change masterclass, we encourage participants to become more intentional about which areas of our life we are focusing on and which areas may be at risk of being neglected.
A US website with video resources and articles where men talk about the constraints of a certain model of masculinity, the rules in use, the cultural parameters that men are bound by. Very interesting for us as women agents of change to consider how we are shaped by gender cultures and for men who are agents of change to consider how they are shaped, limited, enabled, or supported by how they take on their own gender culture.
The Third Space practice is a way learned from top athletes on how to find your calm in the eye of the everyday busy-ness storms. Our thanks to our program partner Lilia Abreu Mawson of Princeton Lab coaching and consulting for bringing this practice into the Women Agents Of Change portfolio!
A PERSONAL GROWTH PLAN DOCUMENT to help you plan out your own forward development and to learn from the recent past
COMPLETED/CLOSED 2019 PROGRAMS
Change Starts With Your Body
COMPLETED - Online program- Starts January 7, 2019 - A first in 2019! Online 90-day program focused on self care and exercise - for women only
Starts Jan 7th and end April 7th - includes a strength and movement app for our group specifically tailored by personal trainer Evan List of A-List Training + the gift of a DailyOm online yoga course by master yogini Sadie Nardini + an essential oils information session by Nousha Salimi of Asha-NYC + facial care and rejuventation information session by Kelly Muzall of Downtown-Faces, body-centric reflections and much more.
- A w&m alumni sponsored webinaR
COMPLETED - Live Webinar - FREE WITH REGISTRATION - January 24, 2019 - Thrive 101 1-hour webinar
In a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world, it's key to know how to thrive. In this W&M Alumni network sponsored webinar Dorian will share practical information about the Trimotive Brain (Threet, Drive and Safe) so that we can improve our range of actions and key decisions. Dorian will also share some resources and simple practices that can help anyone identity and quiet their inner critics/gremlins, and help us reframe mislabeled signals of worry into signals of growth.
thrive collage 2hr workshop - 11am to 1pm at sewhip Feb 24 2019
CLOSED - In person at SewHip* in Tucson, Arizona - February 24, 2019 - Intention Setting & Fabric Collage
If you want your intentions to flourish, register for this crafty, fun, creative (yet scientifically proven) framework that will recenter your 2019 goals. Intention setting meets upcycling meets collage. Dorian-Patrizia Baroni and Jane Bosman will guide this two-hour hands on workshop. Sewing skills not required. Jane is originally from South Africa, attended Brown University and Parsons, spending many years in NYC and Rhode Island before finally settling in Tucson. She is passionate about upcycling, sustainability in fashion and teaches in the fashion department at Pima Community College. *SewHip was founded by creative sisters Brittany and Kristin
intention setting & Vision Board - 9AM us pACIFIC fEB 25 2019
COMPLETED - Live Webinar - FREE WITH REGISTRATION - February 25, 2019 - Intention Setting & Vision Board
Most new year's resolutions are forgotten by the end of January. Many goals languish throughout the year.
If you want your intentions to flourish, show up for this learning and collageing videocall to experience a fun, creative (yet scientifically proven) framework that will recenter your 2019 goals. Dorian-Patrizia Baroni and Lilia Abreu Mawson will guide the hour to get you started in fuller directions. Bring your dreams, your change goals, however fuzzy, and a bunch of old magazines (scissors optional). No craft savvyness needed.
Change Starts With You (CSWY)
- 8 SESSIONS/60 to 90 days/ Online MAR-MAY
COMPLETED - CSWY - Online program - 3 months - 8 sessions + your own action experiments + individualized coaching support - “Change Starts With You” practicum starts March 4 2019 through May - for women only
Clarity + Ease + Action Experiments. You know you want to change but don’t know where to start. Or you’ve tried to change in the past and it simply hasn’t stuck. You are ready to find better frameworks, tips and the secrets to lasting change.
Develop a stronger sense of personal agency and self-awareness, so you are able to make clearer decisions, implement changes with greater ease and discover the catalysts that let you have the life you actually want. Our focus is on practices, research and action experiments focused on “changing self” through shifts in mindsets, behaviors and ingrained habits that keep us stuck, with faculty coaching guidance from Dorian Baroni of Women Agents of Change and Lilia Abreu Mawson of Princeton Labs.
There’s no flight or hotel room to book when you register for our foundational online practicum. We have designed this practicum for generosity. (Thank you Nipun Mehta for your Ted Talk) If you can afford the $750 tuition, please do so when you register. If you cannot pay at this time, for whatever reason, you can choose to register at no cost now and then consider what type of payment you would like to make at the end of the program - whether through a cash contribution (any amount deeply appreciated with no judgment. truly) or with no cash at all but by helping us in our journey to fulfilling our mission of reaching 100,00+ women by sharing elements of the program with other women for free or by introducing us to foundation grants or other creative out-of-the-box ways of spreading the word and the knowledge we have to share.
COMPLETED - In person at SewHip* in Tucson, Arizona - April 28th, 2019 - Intention Setting & Fabric Collage
If you want your intentions to flourish, register for this crafty, fun, creative (yet scientifically proven) framework that will energize your goals. Intention setting meets upcycling meets collage. Dorian-Patrizia Baroni and Jane Bosman will guide this two-hour hands on workshop. Sewing skills not required. Jane is originally from South Africa, attended Brown University and Parsons, spending many years in NYC and Rhode Island before finally settling in Tucson. She is passionate about upcycling, sustainability in fashion and teaches in the fashion department at Pima Community College. *SewHip was founded by creative sisters Brittany and Kristin
Tara Mohr’s Playing Big book and her online program is an invaluable resource to women who are wanting to focus in on the Inner Critic dynamics that are getting in the way of their playing as big as they actually are.
Dorian is a Playing Big facilitator program alumna and she leverage Tara’s work in her own executive coaching and consulting. Attending an online Playing Big program in 2016 gave Dorian the inspiration to create Women Agents of Change, and the inner mentorship to keep working at making the initiative a legacy contribution.
Dorian is on the board of the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation because she wants to support the amazing initiatives that Eileen Fisher has created (in addition to her wonderful clothing company).
Clever Girl Finance
Clever Girl Finance was founded by Bola Sokunbi who is on a mission to empower women to achieve financial success. The organization is focused on leveraging their online educational platform to help women become accountable for their finances, ditch debt, save money and build real wealth. Our thanks for letting us know about their work to WAOC alumna Roshi Givechi who, in addition to being an innovation design consultant and documentary creator, is also an advisor to the organization.