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.
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.
The Research Center for Leadership in Action has extended the application deadline for the Global Social Change Leadership Institute to noon EST on March 29, 2013.
The summer program brings together university and graduate students and recent college graduates from across the United States and around the world to New York City from July 7-19, 2013. They build the practical knowledge and skills to advance social justice in their communities, a strategic action plan and an international network of advocates for change.
A new webinar delivered in February as part of the Communities in Schools Executive Leadership Development Program co-designed and managed by RCLA offers an overview of key social media platforms and how nonprofits are using them to influence stakeholders and build support for their work. The webinar features presentations from Michael Keithly, chief information officer for Creative Artists Agency, and Mike Bento, executive vice president of Marketing and Communications for Communities in Schools' national office.
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- Sonia M. Ospina in Huffington Post