Idelisse Malavé is an organizational consultant and coach committed to supporting social justice leaders, groups and networks. She has worked on a range of organizational effectiveness projects, including crafting strategic thinking processes, planning, change management, team-building, mediation, meeting design and facilitation, leadership transitions and governance. She ran the Tides Foundation for many years, served as Vice President of the Ms. Foundation and was a civil rights litigator. She is also co-author of the book Mother Daughter Revolution.
The modern story of social change is unfolding within complex and unpredictable economic, political, social and cultural realities. Globalization, new media and technologies and the Great Recession are getting to be “old” news, yet the changes they bring still manage to evoke the “shock of the new.”
The power and roles of government and corporations, racial and ethnic demographics, financial systems, social and economic structures and relations, popular culture and much more are evolving rapidly and sometimes abruptly. Our ideas and strategies for achieving social change aren’t keeping pace.