Make Your Leadership Resolutions a Reality
Do your New Year’s resolutions include more leadership, learning and collaboration in your organization? RCLA's resources offer insights from our partnerships with exceptional public service leaders and organizations on research and leadership development programs.
- Help others become more strategic, conceptual and creative in their thinking.
Don't Just Do Something, Sit There
- Create the space for shared leadership that empowers some to step up and others to step back.
A Dance That Creates Equals: Unpacking Leadership Development
- Give the people your nonprofit serves, advocates for or organizes the opportunity and skills to have a stake in the organization, based on case examples.
From Constituents to Stakeholders
- Learn how social justice organizations can build the power necessary to create change, based on stories of success.
Transforming Lives, Changing Communities
- Develop talent as the driving force behind your organization's success.
Engaging Your People and Driving Your Mission: Human Capital Strategies for High-Performing Nonprofits
- Read an overview of the latest scholarly thinking about leadership diversity in US public service.
Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion: Insights from Scholarship
- Build, strengthen and sustain movement-building organizations led by people of color.
Taking Back the Work
- Learn about leadership programs in the US that support leaders of color or are committed to diversity.
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Public Service: A Review of Leadership Development Programs in the US
- Learn more about current scholarship on leadership and race-ethnicity.
A Critical Review of Race and Ethnicity in the Leadership Literature
- Develop inclusive leadership at the individual and organizational levels.
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Public Service: New Guide to Leading Change
- Learn more about how social change organizations approach race and leadership in their work.
Weaving the Color Lines: Race, Ethnicity and the Work of Leadership in Social Change Organizations
- Use storytelling to help people connect, build relationships and generate insight from experience.
Tapping the Power of Narrative through Story Circles
- Address power dynamics and facilitate effective learning in racially and ethnically diverse groups.
Power, Safety, and Learning in Racially Diverse Groups
- Design, manage or support learning communities that increase nonprofits' or funders' impact in communities.
Learn and Let Learn
- Facilitate peer-to-peer learning that can be applied "back home."
Designing Peer-to-Peer Learning Exchanges
- Host sessions for leaders to exchange knowledge and resources in under 90 minutes.
Rapid Peer-to-Peer Resource Exchange (Speed-Dating)
- Design memorable trainings filled with creative ways of learning.
Training for Trainers
- Enable individuals to “workshop” leadership challenges with a group, offering everyone who participates ideas and insights.
Peer Consultations: Developing Reflective Leadership by Giving and Getting Expert Advice
- Build resilient organizations through practices that draw on experimentation, courage, values, and reconnecting with the artistic spark.
Creative Courage: Leadership Practices to Build Resilience and Vitality in Performing Arts Organizations
- Strengthen relationships and create knowledge from experience as pathways to personal and social transformation.
Time for Change: A Toolkit for Transformation
- Build community through giving people a chance to express gratitude.
Facilitating Experiences of Appreciation
- Foster rich small group discussions from which larger conference themes emerge.
Using World Cafe in Complex Conversations
- Transform a panel presentation into a collegial discussion among experts that participants can join.
Spurring Dynamic Dialogue through "Fishbowl"
- Invite participants to create their own conference agenda based on issues that matter to them most.
Co-Creating Conference Agendas through Open Space Technology
- Engage leadership program participants in gathering data, making sense of their experience, and determining program impacts.
Using Participatory Research for Leadership Program Evaluation (Webinar)
- Use action-based research to foster connections between scholars and practitioners.
Cooperative Inquiry for Learning and Connectedness
- Invite leaders who would have been the subjects of research to co-inquire about their experience.
Taking the Action Turn: Lessons from Bringing Participation to Qualitative Research
- Learn more about the process and paradoxes of co-inquiry in action research.
From Consent to Mutual Inquiry: Balancing Democracy and Authority in Action Research
- Access models for what is working in city innovation, based on experiences of the Bloomberg Innovation Delivery Teams.
Getting to Innovation: How Cities are Rethinking Municipal Governance
- Build a shared organizational vision and the leadership to create and implement strategy.
A Four-Point Plan for Delivering High-Impact Strategy