This field guide presents seven pathways designed to help teams on their journeys of learning and transformation.

Each pathway is goal-oriented, packed with tools to help you and your team. To dive in, select the pathway that matches your goal and choose a concept. You can also use the search bar or reach out to us at

Addressing Root Causes

Purpose and Action

How the World Works

Improving Team Health

Testing Ideas

Preparing for Change

UWC Resources


A problem is a sign of what is blocking our impact or progress—it is the symptom. An issue is the underlying cause of one or more problems that we can directly address. We must take time to fully understand our problems and issues, and the root causes of both in order to choose the most strategic focus for our learning.


Teams often begin change projects before they have clarified language, aligned their intent, and determined how a change project will connect to their larger strategic goals. Spending more time clarifying frameworks, developing personal and professional commitment to change, as well as better understanding the outcomes of the project will set a stronger foundation for success.


Major strategic initiatives need the solid foundation of a healthy organization to flourish. This includes effective internal communications, focused decision-making, useful performance evaluation, life-giving management, and conflict resolution.


Breaking the status quo and opening up new possibilities for equity and freedom in our work requires innovative experiments. Teams must ensure that all members have the ability to act on the vision and goals they are co-creating.


Our minds cannot move toward racial justice, equity or transformation if our bodies are not prepared for change. This pathway offers those preparations that we have found most beneficial to adult learning.


Explore the interviews, frameworks, templates and articles created and published by Up With Community. Some of these resources have been distributed by our team and others published by partner organizations. We continue to add to this collection regularly.

Useful initial assessments

Initial assessments that can be useful at the start of a learning project.


Where Does it Hurt? Health and Disharmony in
Organizational Ecosystems

Assess organizational challenges and opportunities, then design appropriate interventions to foster, create, or restore organizational harmony.

Just Works Consulting
Assessment Example

Organizational Audit Checklist: Diversity

Assess how the “culture of diversity” is functioning within your organization, and build more diverse, inclusive teams to deepen impact.

Koya Leadership Partners
Assessment Example

Racial Equity Impact Assessment: Overview & Guide

Assess “racial equity impact” and its purpose within your organization.

Race Forward
Assessment Example

Organizational Survey on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Measure the progress of equity, diversity, inclusion, and environmental justice work in your organization, and identify related challenges and opportunities.

Island Foundation
Assessment Example

Equity in the Center: Assessment & Action Plan (Planning Form)

Assess the current “race equity culture” in your organization and initiate an action plan to center equity within your work.

Equity in the Center
Tools & Resources

Getting Clear: Start With the End in Mind

Clarify your purpose and your motivation for creating the future and the results you want.

Laura Peck


Giving thanks: We share these resources in gratitude to all of our teachers and with appreciation for the value they have brought us. The field guide is a living resource that we are consistently adding to. We receive no payment or kickbacks for sharing. Access and use of these resources should be done at one’s own discretion. If you see a resource you like, we encourage you to reach out to the author.

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