Joan Minieri is a Senior Fellow with the Research Center for Leadership in Action and an Adjunct Professor at NYU Wagner and the Columbia University School of Social Work.
In addition to designing and facilitating training sessions with the RCLA Social Change Leadership Network, Joan has collaborated in several RCLA social change initiatives and co-authored several RCLA publications for practitioners.
These publications include:
- Training for Trainers: A Guide to Designing Interactive Trainings Using Popular Education Techniques;
- From Constituents to Stakeholders: Community-Based Approaches to Building Organizational Ownership and Providing Opportunities to Lead;
- Transforming Lives, Changing Communities: How Social Justice Organizations Build and Use Power; and
- “It’s Hands-On…” Cultivating Mentors and Emerging Social Justice Leaders through Shared Project Development.
Joan is the also co-author of the award-winning book Tools for Radical Democracy: How to Organize for Power in Your Community (Jossey Bass 2007).
She co-founded Community Voices Heard (CVH), for which she received a Leadership for a Changing World award from the Ford Foundation. Joan was also the founding co-director of the New York City Organizing Support Center, where she trained community organizers and grassroots leaders in organizing techniques and helped them develop new training skills.
Joan holds an MS from Columbia University.
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