This edition of Making the Case features Dale Nienow. Dr. Dale Nienow is Executive Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership. He creates Gracious Space where people can work across boundaries to form collective leadership. He is known for helping people open up to deeper dialogue and new relationships that will move groups and communities forward on their compelling issues. Dale co-led the national Kellogg Leadership for Community Change program on behalf of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and is one of the founders of the national Community Learning Exchange. He is co-editor of “The Collective Leadership Storybook: Weaving Strong Communities” and the monograph, “Kellogg Leadership for Community Change: Crossing Boundaries, Strengthening Communities,” and is one of the primary authors of the book, “Courageous Collaboration with Gracious Space: From Small Openings to Profound Transformations.”
He serves on a variety of community boards (the Bush School, Saint Andrew’s Housing Group – now Imagine Housing, Organizational Systems Renewal Northwest, Student Development Administration Graduate Program), consults frequently with a broad range of organizations across sectors, and connects social change agents nationally.
Dale has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern California, a Master’s degree in Administration from Pacific Lutheran University, and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Olaf College.