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April 2012
In This Issue

  • Leadership Development Institute Welcomes 14 National Arts Professionals 
  • How Learning Communities Amplify the Work of Nonprofits & Grantmakers: New Resource 
  • Join an Innovative Research Project on Diversifying Leadership 
  • Connect with RCLA on Facebook & Twitter
  • News and Events

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APAP NYC 2012

LDI participants shared the findings of their year-long research in an interactive session at APAP|NYC 2012. Photo: APAP

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE WELCOMES 14 NATIONAL ARTS PROFESSIONALS

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters and RCLA have announced the 14 mid-career professionals selected for the prestigious Leadership Development Institute. They represent organizations including Carnegie Hall; the Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX; and the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. Together they will deepen their leadership capacity and strengthen relationships within their communities.  » Learn More

HOW LEARNING COMMUNITIES AMPLIFY THE WORK OF NONPROFITS & GRANTMAKERS: NEW RESOURCE 

As part of understanding how grantmakers can employ learning communities to support grantee learning, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) selected RCLA to conduct an internal study. The research draws on six case studies to highlight the different types of learning communities, common challenges they face and their role in helping scale effective practices. It also offers guidance on designing to create maximum value, implementing with evolution in mind, and recognizing and communicating multiple outcomes.
» Read the Executive Summary

» Request the full report from GEO

JOIN AN INNOVATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT ON DIVERSIFYING LEADERSHIP 
 
As part of ongoing work with National Urban Fellows to advance diversity and inclusion in public service organizations, RCLA is seeking a large nonprofit or government agency partner for an innovative research project.

From May 2012 to January 2013, the organization will work with RCLA on an “embedded case study” in which RCLA will develop rich narrative histories with 8-12 leaders within the organization, while looking at its systems, procedures and dynamics around diversity and inclusion. It will be an opportunity for leaders and staff to gain new insights and engage in reflection and dialogue around a topic essential for organizational effectiveness, as well as help build knowledge for the field.
» Learn more

CONNECT WITH RCLA ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

As part of a networked approach to moving beyond the traditional “heroic” image of a leader to investing in and facilitating leadership as a collective achievement, RCLA is now sharing resources and updates on Twitter (@RCLAWagner) and Facebook. We look forward to connecting with you.
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    RCLA NEWS AND EVENTS    

  • NYU Wagner soars to #6 in the nation for public affairs master's programs in the new US News and World Report rankings. Wagner is also top-ranked in six of the specialty categories: #2 in City Management and Urban Policy; #5 in Nonprofit Management; #8 in Health Policy and Management; #8 in Public Finance and Budgeting; #8 in Social Policy; and #9 in Public Management Administration.

  • RCLA affiliated faculty member David Elcott served on the Editorial Board of the first-ever special issue of the Journal of Communal Jewish Learning dedicated to Jewish Service Learning. The issue is cosponsored with RepairLabs, which offers resources and strategies for volunteer engagement and Jewish service learning. Dr. Elcott also co-authored an article, “Service Learning and Jewish Baby Boomers: An Emerging Opportunity or a Best-Missed Chance?”

  • A new Wall Street Journal video features Professor David Elcott discussing work priorities for Baby Boomers in light of data showing that while overall workforce numbers declined due to the recession, the number of people ages 55+ in the workplace has actually increased in New York. 

  • RCLA Executive Director Bethany Godsoe is featured in the Brighton-Pittsford Post for the Leadership Development Institute with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

  • RCLA faculty member Erica Gabrielle Foldy will present “Color Bind: Talking (and not Talking) about Race” for the Diversity and Social Justice Committee and for students in the graduate program in Public Policy at Mills College. 

  • The “Women Creating Change” panel at NYU Wagner's International Public Service Association conference, "REVOLUT!ON: People, Politics and Change" will be moderated by RCLA Communications Director Colleen Coffey. Panelists include Dr. Sylvia Maier, Professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs; Yassine Fall, Acting Director of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women at UN Women; and Solmaz Sharif, Iranian journalist and BBC correspondent; April 13.
    » Learn more & RSVP

    NEWS YOU CAN USE

  • NYU Wagner’s Women of Color Policy Network is now accepting applications for the Lead the Way Fellowship for women of color mid-level managers and emerging executive directors in US nonprofits. Each year, the Network selects two national cohorts for an intensive five-day leadership retreat and learning throughout the year. Apply by 3:00pm EST, April 26.
    » Learn more & apply now
  • The NYU Wagner Capstone program organizes teams of graduate students to research important issues and address complex organizational challenges. If you are interested in engaging a Capstone Team over the 2012-2013 academic year, NYU Wagner invites you to submit a Capstone Project Proposal for consideration by May 25.
    » Learn more
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