With Charles Vogl, M.Div. 

Exec. Coach, Speaker & Author 

Sunday Evenings 5pm PT Live Online Sessions

  • Nov. 19 - 90 min. interactive experience
  • Nov. 26 
  • Dec. 3 
  • Dec. 10 
  • Dec. 17

How can we create a culture strong enough to attract and retain the best teammates, colleagues, and collaborators?  

Many organizations struggle to attract and keep effective and brilliant people. This often happens when the best people show up and don't feel a sense of belonging. This missing element can weaken organizations by forcing them to spend time and money rebuilding trust among teams that feel more like a revolving door than a settled force to be reckoned with. 

This online master class will give participant insight, skills, and practicle tools to create a culture of belonging and deeper connection in any organization, field, or movement.  

Think. What would change if the right people felt a sense of belonging with you, and in turn, with each other? 

In your profession, philanthropy, faith or family?

This course goes deeper into the foundational ideas in the book The Art of Community.

After each session I felt both motivated and empowered to immediately effect change in my team. Charles’s online master class gave valuable insights in a particularly challenging moment in my management career keeping a sense of belonging in my department through very rapid organizational growth. I wish more leadership content was available in this format and with this access to a masterful coach. 

- Emily Levada

 Director, Product Management - Wayfair

What do I get from the course?

Grow skills, insight, and effectiveness to create a culture of belonging in an organization, field, or movement. Develop a sophisticated lens for understanding what ties a culture together and how to invest efforts with time tested principles. 

Participants will take away practical language and steps to work with their teams, members, and stakeholders.

Tools to create a culture of belonging in an organization, field, or movement. 

Practices to take new relationships to a more connected level within minutes.

Connection with other leaders creating belonging in their work and phlanthropy. 

Discernment to see how new members bounce away.

This class changed my life. It was empowering, and Charles' powerful teaching and weekly assignments provided much-needed inspiration to create belonging with folks I'd intended to reach out to. Engaging with the other participants led to relationships that will continue to resonate while I'm re-envisioning the next five years of my life. 

 - Bidisha Banerjee

Author & former Director -The Dalai Lama Fellows

"This course has alredy made real impact on my career and how I develop business. When I meet with collegues I can see what is missing in the conversation and how to make the time a richer and deeper experience right away. I'm already sharing the lessons with my team."

- Home Nguyen, PhD.

CEO & Founder, MindKind Institute

Instructor: Charles Vogl, M.Div

Author | Speaker | Executive Coach 

Charles Vogl, M.Div. (Yale) works with leaders in tech, finance, media, government, and social good organizations to make the world safer and more just. 

He draws from the realm of spiritual traditions to understand how individuals build loyalty, strengthen identity, and live out shared values. These principles apply to both secular and spiritual leadership. 

He guest lectures at the Yale Leadership Institute and Yale School of Management. He has presented in numerous venues from Google Headquarters to Harvard Law School and the San Francisco City Hall. 

His book The Art of Community: 7 Principles for Belonging (Berrett-Koehler 2016) is distributed internationally and slated for a forthcoming China release. www.charlesvogl.com/aoc

The Art of Community

Winner | Nautilus Book Award for Business & Leadership

The Art of Community is a powerful, practical, and modern articulation of, and advancement on, timeless wisdom. Emerging or veteran leaders who integrate these principles will build communities that are more resilient, passionate, and harmonious in the face of adversity and uncertainty. Flip to any page to find insight and inspiration.” 

—Alan Price

Founding Director, Global Leadership Initiative, Harvard Business School

A brilliantly intentional, well-composed plan for engaging and developing communities. This book is both an inspiration and a field guide for those who wish to connect deeply and build the communities our world so desperately needs.” 

—Thomas A. Kolditz, PhD, Brigadier General, US Army (ret.)

Director, Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders

 “This book is full of rich wisdom and simple tools to help make community real. I never truly understood what it meant until reading this book.” 

—Jason Jay, PhD.

Director, Sustainability Initiative, MIT Sloan School of Management

Who is this for?

This course is only for those in formal or informal leadership roles whose success depends on bringing others together around shared values or goals.


All participants must act to encourage connection between members of an organization or group. 

This can include areas of: 

  • Professional success 
  • Faith 
  • Philanthropy 
  • Social Good 
  • Political change 
  • Family


 Preparation: Getting Ready for Leadership Growth for Belonging  

Live Online Interactive Sessions:

Session 1: Distinguishing Community & Belonging (90 min) 

Session 2: Boundary I - Gatekeeper Emotion (75 min)

Session 3: Boundary II - Gatekeeper Invitation (75 min)

Session 4: Boundary III - Gatekeeper Acknowledgement (75 min)

Session 5: Boundary IV - Gatekeeper Requests (90 min)

The course is truly life-changing. I now have a number of tools I can use professionally to develop our global social entrepreneurs community. Further, I took the course in a time of personal transition, including a move to a new city and the lessons helped me navigate new challenges and build my new communities with purpose, and clarity. 

- Laura Yates

Program Coordinator - Byron Fellowship Educational Foundation


What is it worth to make the most important people in your organization feel they belong?

What would change?


  • 6+ hours live online training time with instructor Charles Vogl 
  • Digital download of The Art of Community book 
  • Real world exercises to immediately strengthen community in your life and organization  
  • Connection with other leaders building belonging in their organizations

5 Live Online Sessions

5 weeks growing your leadership

Regular Registration: $295

Winter Special $95


Mendy Medina, Registration Coordinator - mendy@charlesvogl.com

In beautiful Oakland, CA