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For 30 years, Berrett-Koehler has been connecting people with ideas that make a difference in their organizations, in their communities, and in their lives. These days, though, books are just one way that people can engage with the new ideas we so urgently need.

That’s why we are going beyond the printed word to connect people and ideas through virtual events and courses.

Online Courses

Hi yall!https://radicalpermission.org/#o6d6c9a02407cThe Institute for Radical Permission

Sonya Renee Taylor, the activist and educator who wrote the NY Times bestselling book The Body Is Not An Apology, joined forces with adrienne maree brown, the writer and visionary behind Emergent Strategy and Pleasure Activism, to present a radical new offering: The Institute for Radical Permission.

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The purpose of The Institute for Radical Permission is to help you deepen your love for yourself and others, make peace with your shadow self, and gain a radical new understanding of your life purpose. When you find those things for yourself, you inspire others to find them, too. Cumulatively and collectively, the impact is generative and transformative.

For each of the six units in this course, you will receive:

  • a video dialogue between Sonya and adrienne
  • an instructional video from one or more of our 15 integration practitioners chosen carefully by Sonya and adrienne to help you integrate what you learn into your daily life
  • daily questions in your bonus digital journal to guide you in your work
  • accessible content: video recordings have professional closed captioning and are also available as audio and transcripts
  • lifetime access to all course content

To keep this course as accessible as possible, we offer payment plans, an inclusive pricing model, scholarships, and Found Family Discounts starting at 30% for those who want to do the course together with their friends or family.

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Self to Systems Training Course

Self to Systems is a multimedia training course that explores how to create a more just and equitable world. Using a whole-systems approach, six expert trainers share how to cultivate change across every dimension, beginning with the impact of systems of oppression on ourselves and then expanding outward to examine the impact on communities, organizations, and institutions.

With refreshing candor, this course teaches concrete strategies for cultivating more inclusive leadership practices in your organization, challenging structural oppression, and decolonizing systems by centering the needs of the most marginalized.

The 3-part course includes three core video trainings from Edgar Villanueva, Jennifer Brown, Tiffany Jana, Lily Zheng, plus five bonus trainings with Patrisse Cullors and Mary-Frances Winters and more. To ensure broad access to this important course, we offer inclusive pricing and team discounts. 
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Eat That Frog! Video Training Program with Brian Tracy

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In this video training, renowned author and speaker Brian Tracy presents the lessons of his bestselling book Eat That Frog!. Using “eat that frog” as a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task―the one you are most likely to procrastinate on but that will also most likely have the greatest impact on your life―Tracy explains that tasks must be prioritized because there just isn't enough time to do everything on your list.

This 2.5 hour course features 23 segments including a special welcome, lessons from all 21 chapters of the international bestselling book Eat That Frog!, and an inspiring conclusion. Each video lesson invites viewers to reinforce their learning in the Eat That Frog! Action Workbook.


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Dare to Serve Online Training: A Master Course in Servant Leadership with Cheryl BachelderD2S-social-square-mastercourse



When Cheryl Bachelder was named CEO of Popeyes in 2007, she faced a big challenge. The brand was stagnant, the team was discouraged, and the franchisees were just plain angry. 

Nine years later, restaurant sales were up 45 percent, restaurant profits had doubled, and the stock price had skyrocketed. What was her secret? Servant leadership.

In this 5-week course, Cheryl shares the ins and outs of organizational transformation through her special servant leadership model, the Dare-to-Serve Leadership Framework. This course is designed to catalyze your development as a servant leader, transforming the concept from a pie-in-the-sky philosophy into an integrated approach to leadership—one that drives results



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Free Online Workshops

Becoming A Dare To Serve Leader

D2S-splash-email-3Have you ever wondered why some managers and leaders can create incredible results while others always struggle?

Why do some teams always hit their targets while others hit obstacle after obstacle?

It all comes down to one thing: leadership.

This free video workshop was designed to open you up to a different, more effective way to lead — through service. Former Popeyes CEO and bestselling author Cheryl Bachelder shares an actionable framework that empowers leaders to put the tenets of servant leadership into practice. By the end, you’ll understand servant leadership as more than just a pie-in-the-sky philosophy. You’ll be ready for action with an integrated, practical approach to leadership—one that drives results.


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Online Summits & Events

Leadership for a Changing World Online Summit

Be a Leader Who Serves, Unifies, and Empowers Others


Learn from leading experts on developing a vision and strategy to emerge from crisis

The world is undergoing a massive transformation. Forces of complexity, ambiguity, and volatility are not only on the rise - they’re on an exponential upward trend. 

Visionary leaders don’t simply react to the most imminent threats confronting them; they also look beyond the dark horizon. They are guided — and guide their people in turn — by their vision for a better future.

This online program brings together leading experts - including business leaders, futurists, technologists, and leadership experts - to offer a pathway to thrive now and in the future.  These leaders share practical tools and strategies for both triaging imminent threat and laying the groundwork for the future, for sparking the creativity and innovation, and insight on how to tap into the forces that shape the future. By the end of this program, you will have the tools and mindsets you and your business needs to thrive, now and in the future. 

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The People-First Economy Online Summit 

How to Build a Business That Creates Prosperity and Equity For All

People-First Economy Online Summit


Co-hosted by diversity and inclusion expert and founder of TMI Portfolio Tiffany Jana and Consicous Capitalism co-founder Raj Sisodia, The People-First Economy Online Summit gathered 30 amazing speakers, activists, and experts on the frontlines of economic and social change.

This event explored the practical ways businesses can build an economy that works for everyone, building on the progressive business movement driven by B Lab (the nonprofit organization behind the B Corp movement), Social Venture Circle, and Conscious Capitalism.


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Women's Leadership Online Summit

Eight Days to Grow Your Influence, Transform the Workplace, and Rewrite the Rules of Power

Women's Leadership Online SummitIn 2018, we brought together a powerful and diverse group of leading CEOs, authors, and social justice advocates to educate, equip, and inspire women to expand their leadership capacity. To cohost, we tapped Berrett-Koehler’s very own vice president of international sales and business development, Johanna Vondeling, and former executive director of Race Forward and publisher of Colorlines.com, Rinku Sen.

Speakers discussed a range of topics including purpose at work, coaching and mentoring, silencing your inner critic, building the confidence to take on big risks,  and proving the triple bottom-line impact of having more women leaders.

More than 25 experts spoke at the event, including bestselling authors like Liz Wiseman (Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter), nonprofit leaders like Ms. Foundation for Women CEO Teresa Younger, business leaders like Linkage executive vice president Susan MacKenty Brady, and visionaries like Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors.


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Servant Leadership Online Training Summit

Ten Days to Better Relationships & Results

Servant Leadership Online SummitIn the fall of 2017 we launched our first online training summit: the Servant Leadership Online Training Summit.

Taking its inspiration from Ken Blanchard’s bestselling book Servant Leadership in Action, released earlier in 2017, it was the largest global convening of the BK community in our twenty-five-year history, with 40 subject-matter experts and 20,000 participants from around the world gathering virtually for a ten-day broadcast.

More than 25 experts spoke including Ken Blanchard, Tony Robbins, Liz Wiseman, Michael Bush (CEO of A Great Place To Work For All), Jon Gordon (Bestselling author of The Energy Bus), Beverly Kaye (Bestselling author of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go), James Ferrell of The Arbinger Institute (Bestselling author of Leadership and SElf Deception), Jim Kouzes (Bestselling Coauthor of The Leadership Challenge), and John Hope Bryant (Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE)


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