Developing Leaders

At GLIDE, we believe in the concept of "leading from within." That means creating a work environment where staff at every level develop and embody their unique value to GLIDE's mission.

GLIDE's staff development programs emphasize empowerment, self-awareness, intercultural skills, and the ability to collaborate in teams. We are becoming the beloved community we seek to promote.

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The Cultural Journey

A three-day intensive experience of GLIDE's mission, culture, and practice for all new employees. Through storytelling, serving meals, engaging with leadership, and participating in recovery circles, the Cultural Journey invites staff to join as co-creators of GLIDE's story of inclusion, acceptance, and liberation. Over time, each of us also discovers a unique synergy between GLIDE's mission and our own personal stories of transformation.



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The Zone Groups

Each month, selected working groups throughout GLIDE meet to broaden their capacity to create, build, and implement critical services. By focusing on the emergence of an authentic and powerful self in the context of a working team, The Zone groups let people develop the true functional intimacy, unleashing creativity and letting go of repressive or dysfunctional behaviors.

Men in Progress Facilitator Training Program

Each year selected members of the GLIDE staff are nominated to train as facilitators for Men In Progress, an anti-violence group that helps men unlearn their controlling, manipulative, and violent behaviors. Because we believe that emotional and verbal violence are common, not only on the streets, but also in American office culture, our Men In Progress Facilitators are key trainers in GLIDE's own organizational development, teaching staff the self-awareness and non-violent engagement techniques that we believe can transform a workplace.

If you are a non-profit group, church, or corporation seeking technical assistance related to GLIDE's internal leadership development programs, please contact our Organizational Integration Department at

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