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Community Leader Development & Support

Community Leader Development and Support

Primary components:

  • Heart to Heart - Compassionate Communication Training
  • Community Grassroots Development 
  • Community Capacity Building 
  • Community Sustainability
  • Community Organizing
  • Friend-raising
  • Mentoring




Women in all parts of the world suffer from violence and discrimination. They are grossly under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.

The FUSION Foundation is committed to being a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, particularly indigenous women, providing opportunities for individuals to discover their powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels. This can be accomplished by ensuring the consistent and serious inclusion of Indigenous women as well as advocates of women’s community perspectives in all discussions of human rights. This action can unite Indigenous women leaders and emerging leaders to share information and knowledge, coordinate agendas, build unity and develop leadership and advocacy skills.


Community Organizing

The FUSION Foundation is a bottom up grassroots community organization that operates at a different pace and a different rhythm then normally experienced. The FUSION Foundation is guided by a council who spends a good deal of time doing, discussing, evaluating, engaging, reviewing and in deep conversations. We seek what is genuine and real. Members of the Council have the opportunity to experience a different way of "doing community and being community".


The FUSION Foundation Mentoring Program has been an informal circle of friends since the inception of FUSION. As the years have progressed, The FUSION Foundation Council has placed more focus, invested more time and human capitol toward mentoring as a direct result of listening to leaders in the community and responding to their stated needs.

The FUSION Foundation is not your corporate mentoring business model. At The FUSION Foundation you learn, often, by doing!


Friend-raising Training

One of the most challenging areas for many community leaders is creating self sustaining funding resources. At the FUSION Foundation we know that it begins and ends with building, developing and nurturing strong relationships. Knowing our primary purpose, and how and why we serve is crucial to improving our leadership capacity. Clarifying our needs and learning how to articulate our requests improves our ability to communicate with our team and supporters. With the cooperation of great community resources and dynamic leaders such as Jackie Wszalek, Carolyn Sechler and Elena Thorton we are always excited to share our experience with those who seek us out and are willing to learn from us.

Compassionate Communication Training

Creating a Culture of Peace with Heart to Heart Communication Fundamentals Course:

This is a three session class. Participants are expected to attend all three (3) sessions. Recommended text for the class is Nonviolent Communication - A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., book is available for purchase at The FUSION Foundation library and during the classes.

It may sound like a simple solution yet we really believe that learning to resolve conflicts through healthy communication breaks the cycle of violence and creates a safer community. 

The FUSION Foundation is pleased to support Chris Dove, LCSW, Founder of the Institute for Conscious Connection as facilitator for Heart to Heart Communication, the Fundamentals of Compassionate Communication, her work is based on the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model developed by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.

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How to get involved

Jane Seybold greeting guestsWe host several events and have a presence at various philanthropic events through the year and rely heavily on our volunteers to help with activities prior to and following the event. If you'd like to meet more people and become inspired, educated and empowered, we create an environment for you to find your purpose and take action toward fulfilling your dreams of a better world.

To become involved in The Fusion Foundation, or to learn more about what we do in the community, please feel free to email us.