Customized Leadership Solutions
RCLA works with public service leaders, small nonprofits, community organizations, foundations and public agencies through one-of-a-kind leadership development and capacity-building programs. These offerings range from day-long staff workshops to facilitating deep learning in teams to ongoing work with leaders within a specific field such as youth development or healthcare.
RCLA scholars and practitioners work with partners to develop new approaches, to improve their systems, to advance collaborations with other groups, and to integrate effective leadership practices into their work. It's the strength of these partnerships that leads to original and actionable solutions. An important result is that individuals at all levels of organizations are able to take up leadership as a collective endeavor.
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Program Design & Enhancement
We help organizations conceptualize and develop programs to produce significant measurable outcomes, leverage current success into future opportunities, better meet the needs of stakeholders and constituents, and foster sustainability and growth. Our aim is to not only help organizations better achieve their missions but to build capacity to surmount challenges in the future.
Research & Evaluation
Program Design and Enhancement: We help organizations conceptualize and develop programs to produce significant measurable outcomes, leverage current success into future opportunities, better meet the needs of stakeholders and constituents, and foster sustainability and growth. Our aim is to not only help organizations better achieve their missions but to make them ready and able to handle challenges in the future.
Workshops & Learning Sessions
RCLA's workshops marry the latest scholarly findings on effective leadership practices with the innovative approaches that emerge from the daily work of nonprofit, government and philanthropic endeavors. These immersive sessions are based on a peer-learning model, in which participants share insights with colleagues and counterparts at other organizations and ground new leadership theories and models in their own experiences.
Fellowship Design, Management & Evaluation
One of RCLA's signature strengths is our expertise with fellowship design, management and evaluation. We develop and implement curricula for fellowship programs and alumni networks that not only to equip individuals with knowledge and skills, but enhance leadership in the organizations and fields where they work.
Convenings & Networks
RCLA provides spaces for reflection and action learning among social scientists, practitioners and others active in community and public service leadership nationally and internationally. Leaders can share their thoughts on often provocative issues in the field, explore the complexity of the challenges they face, and together advance efforts to make change possible. Convenings include roundtable discussions, conferences, as well as ongoing events and inquiries organized around strategic leadership and managerial questions.
Teaching and Training
RCLA teaches and trains current and future leaders through undergraduate and graduate coursework and through partnership programs with other educational institutions and organizations both nationally and abroad. We also provides training programs on various participatory and facilitation methodologies to help practitioners and organizations hone the leadership skills that are vital to making change in their fields of work.