Jeder… at the heart of change!


Jeder Institute is a not-for-profit Collective of approximately 30 domestic and international members, based mainly in Australia.  We are an innovative, international, strengths-focused organisation with extensive experience in creating collective action throughout the world specialising in:

  • Building individual and community capabilities and resilience (pre and post disaster)
  • Facilitating community conversations and events on critical social and environmental issues
  • Supporting family capacity building (people with a disability, their families and carers)
  • Identifying individual and community assets and strengths (e.g. mapping, recording)
  • Engaging and connecting with a diverse range of communities (economically vulnerable communities)
  • Co-developing change management frameworks with organisations and institutions
  • Co-creating robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks for action


Jeder’s Pillars

The 4 pillars provide a solid foundation for the way Jeder works – internally and externally. They are:

Participatory Leadership

Participatory Leadership are a set of foundational practices and principles that are based on relationships, respect, compassion and human-to-human engagement. It is an effective model of shared leadership which harnesses diversity, pays attention to equity, inclusiveness and fairness, builds community and creates opportunities for shared responsibility for authentic action.

Co-creation for change

Co-creation for change encourages Jeder Institute members to build on their blended practices and invite stakeholders to collectively address issues, discover opportunities for social change and offer their assets, strengths and skills into the collective design of high quality work. Peer to peer support encourages courageousness and a willingness to adapt for personal and professional growth.

Generosity of spirit

Generosity of spirit shows up in Jeder Institute members readiness to give more of something than is necessary or expected and it is more than merely the actions of an individual. It is a way of being in the world, to create positive change and impact through openly sharing resources and by operating transparently as an organisation.

Self organising

Self organising is a non-hierarchical and transparent way of co-creating for change and has the ability and authority for individuals to make decisions and for groups to readily adapt to changing demands. It is based on passion, trust, integrity and open communication.

jeder pillars 

Our commitment: to explore what structure best serves the organisation and its purpose as we move to a more self-organising structure, with our new pillars. So this structure will stay for the next 12 months as we explore what is needed.

The Jeder Institute aims to create positive change for individuals and communities around the world by bringing people together to realise their full potential, build on their existing networks and community strengths and to empower individual’s choice and control. To achieve this, the Jeder Institute works towards building the capacity of communities, services and organisations, including the sustainability of project work undertaken by our collective members, by involving key people in the planning, organising and running of training and events to ensure work is relevant to their organisation and/or community.

Jeder … at the heart of change