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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.