RCLA works with individual nonprofit leaders, small nonprofits, community organizations, and foundations and 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.
Our 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 customized programs and original solutions.
Rather than a single model for leadership development, we draw from across the rich traditions of leadership and management theory and directly from the expertise and experiences of people who make change happen every day.
One important result of our programs is that individuals at all levels of nonprofit organizations are able to take up leadership as a collective endeavor.
By Joan Minieri, March 2010
This handbook provides a step-by-step guide to designing trainings that engage participants in creative ways of learning. It includes fundamentals on different learning styles, the six steps for designing a training, facilitator tips for keeping participants energized, and a variety of sample activities. It is based on the Social Change Leadership Network's successful Trainings for Trainers.
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These practical guides offer facilitation tools, peer consulting strategies and techniques for leadership development.
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RCLA's Social Change Leadership Network offers a guide to using social media to advance a social justice mission.
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A workshop hosted by OnRamps, Korn Consulting and RCLA
offers strategies for handling common challenges nonprofits face, including: managing shifts in culture when your organization undergoes dramatic change, maintaining effective communications in a dispersed and growing organization, motivating and retaining staff in a cost-constrained environment, and determining what professional development opportunities to invest in for staff.
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A series of reports from the Leadership for a Changing World Research and Documentation program offers insights from nonprofit leaders into building leadership capacity at the personal, organizational and community levels. From enabling others to become more strategic, conceptual and creative, to looking at how organizations can engage in successful collaborations or use arts to transform communities, the reports are written by nonprofit leaders for nonprofit leaders.
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