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

  • Relationships-driven: tribe gathering, shared leadership, respect, engagement, human-centred, powered by partnerships
  •  Practice: gathering, we all matter, compassion, equity, inclusiveness, fairness, a dignified living, patience, together, authenticity, vulnerability

Co-creation for change

  • Blending of practices
  • Collective wisdom: Collective design, collective intelligence
  • Quality work: High standard, being and working well together
  • Innovation for change: collaborative innovation, driven by change, a fearless approach to change
  • Adaptability to a courageous path to growth: willing to adapt, courage to grow, personal and professional growth, learning, building capacity, common purpose, community, synergy, joy and fun!, connection, magic, feeling powerful, open discussions and tribe gathering

Generosity of spirit

  • Generosity: sharing, openness, transparency, attentive
  • Forward-leaning
  • Open Source
  • Fun!!!

Self organising

  • Non-hierarchical
  • Transparency
  • Co-creation
  • Open and regular communication: freedom to speak
  • Our work matters: passion
  • People are trustworthy: we trust with openness and integrity, open, belief in goodness

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