Dave Soleil

Dave Soleil is a leadership education consultant specializing in the philosophy and methodology of Nonviolence. Dave has eighteen years of experience designing and delivering leadership development programs for educational institutions, nonprofits and corporate groups. Most recently, Dave was appointed to the Presidential Task Force for Leadership Curricula at Agnes Scott College (ASC) to assist in the design of ASC’s four-year SUMMIT leadership program. Previously, Dave was the Chair of the Leadership Education group for the International Leadership Association (ILA) as well as the Associate Director of the Center for Global Leadership and Team Development in the business school at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He has worked with the Interfaith Youth Core, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the Emory Center for Advancing Nonviolence, PeaceJam, Erin Gruwell’s Freedom Writers Foundation, Patch Adams’ Gesundheit Institute, Marquette University’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning, the Emory University Scholars Program and more. Dave received his Masters degree in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University and holds a certificate from Emory University in the Nonviolence philosophy and methodology of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has also completed coursework through the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace. His writing is syndicated by PeaceVoice, a project of the Oregon Peace Institute.

Leadership Is a Process of Community

One of the most paradigm-shifting concepts I teach in leadership is that leadership is a process of community.  Most people come to understand the concept but it does not fit within the traditional American model of leadership. The traditional model...