The Research Center for Leadership in Action explores and broadly shares new
knowledge and ideas about public service leadership. Below are updates about our latest research and programs.
We invite practitioners, researchers, scholars, students, and the public to participate in our full slate of convenings, inquiries, panels, dialogues, seminars, and other learning opportunities. Visit the calendar for a list of recent and upcoming events.
NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action is now accepting applications for the IGNITE Fellowship for Women of Color in the Social Sector, a nine-month program that celebrates and builds the leadership skills of mid-career women of color in nonprofits across the US. The fellowship offers exposure to best practices, processes for building personal and organizational leadership, opportunities to build and strengthen core management capacities, and a national network of women of color in the sector. Applications are due by noon EST on Friday, May 24.
NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action and Fundación Mujeres por África are now accepting applications for the Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program, a one-year leadership development program is for women working in mid-level positions in civil society organizations or on public and social issues in Ghana.
RCLA is thrilled to announce the launch of the initiative, “Religion, Civic Leadership and Democracy in the Public Square: Exploring and Advancing the Role of Faith in Civility.” Directed by RCLA affiliated faculty member David Elcott and with support from the Ford Foundation, the two-year program will examine how civics and democracy are addressed within religious communities. It aims to equip a new generation of religious leaders to constructively promote greater civil discourse and pluralist democratic values.
Advocacy Lab, a unique NYU Wagner course, offers students a chance to work on a campaign to make housing more accessible to people reentering communities after incarceration. In the process, the students are learning how to affect public policy through advocacy, lobbying, issue branding, coalition building and community organizing.
NYU Wagner’s Research Center for Leadership in Action is thrilled to announce new programming through the People of Color Leadership Network. The Network aims to strengthen communities of color by supporting leadership by and for people of color. It will play an important role in connecting people of color to exchange best practices and support each other, in strengthening their development as leaders and managers at all levels within organizations, in promoting their engagement in relevant diverse networks where they can collaborate around common visions, and in expanding the impact they have individually and collectively within organizations, systems and on a global scale on issues of public importance. The Network begins with the launch of the IGNITE Fellowship for Women of Color Leaders in the Social Sector.
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- Sonia M. Ospina in Huffington Post