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We are a global community of emerging leaders advancing
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Social justice (IDEAS) 

to create thriving communities and organizations. 

We are
Ideas generation

Our name is a reflection of the concepts central to who we are:

A next-generation, future-focused, innovative community, collaboratively working towards a new vision of a world anchored in IDEAS.

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Our Foundation:

The IDEAS Framework 

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What We Do

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Create Community

We believe that relationships and solidarity are the building blocks of social change. 

By connecting leaders who are personally and professionally committed to IDEAS, we advance our collective capacity to create a world anchored in these principles together.

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Grow Next-Gen Leaders

Healing a polarized society requires bridge-builders who can lead and collaborate across difference. 

Our community and leadership development programming equips both formal IDEAS practitioners and advocates with the skills needed to drive change in their communities and organizations.

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Elevate New Perspectives

Our generations bring new insights and energy to address the systems of inequality and injustice we’ve inherited.

Through research, thought leadership, and content development, we provide a platform for these fresh perspectives to expand and deepen the IDEAS field.

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Cultivate IDEAS-Centered Organizations

The perspective of next-gen leaders are crucial to catalyze institutional change. 

We use an innovative next-gen team model to advise organizations on holistically embedding IDEAS principals into their workplaces and cultures.


Upcoming Events

  • Healing Circle
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Sep 29
    Sep 29, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Extrapolating from Native American, First Nations, and indigenous practices, healing circles promote healthy relationships, foster open communication, and celebrate unity. 12:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am PT/11:00 am CT
  • Plenary
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Oct 06
    Oct 06, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Join us for our bi-weekly Plenaries where we explore how to use IDEAS as a framework for change, mobilizing in solidarity with others, maintaining self-care, and addressing systems of oppression. 12:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am PT/11:00 am CT
  • IG Social Hour
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Oct 17
    Oct 17, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Please join us for an exciting opportunity to connect with others, celebrate successes, and have fun!

I truly can’t speak highly enough about Lead for America’s time with IDEAS Generation. Thanks to the care and specificity IG imbued throughout the training, folks walked away with a tangible understanding of how these realities manifest in their own work and tools for taking action to uphold IDEAS principles.

Maya Pace, Chief Program Officer - Lead for America