RCLA E-News December 2010

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RCLA Announces Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service Class of 2011

RCLA is proud to announce the selection of a diverse group of 30 promising leaders for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service Class of 2011. The program helps recent college graduates strengthen their leadership abilities, deepen their understanding of the public service landscape and engage in strategic career planning. It also offers a unique opportunity for professionals early in their careers to build a network of accomplished mentors and peers from a diverse cross-section of organizations including local and national nonprofits, legislative offices, government agencies, and philanthropic organizations.
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RCLA Scholars to Present Findings on Race and Leadership at National Urban Fellows Summit 

RCLA scholars Sonia Ospina and Waad El Hadidy will present findings from a review of the scholarship on diversity and leadership at the National Urban Fellows National Summit in Washington, DC this December. NUF has held eight regional summits culminating in this national event to serve as a call to action on public service leadership diversity.

The review of scholarship that will be finalized in early 2011 builds from an analysis by RCLA professors Sonia Ospina and Erica Foldy of race and ethnicity in the leadership literature. It offers an integrated framework for considering how race and leadership intersect.
» Read an overview of key findings

Social Change Leadership Network to Offer Training on Cross-Cultural Dialogue

As part of RCLA’s work to support boundary-crossing leadership, the Social Change Leadership Network will host “Connecting across Difference,” a workshop led by a diverse team of facilitators including RCLA faculty member Erica G. Foldy.

The workshop will provide the tools for developing the one-on-one relationships across racial and cultural differences that undergird larger social justice networks. Participants will come away better equipped to reach out to those from different backgrounds, build trust and engage the sometimes thorny issues of race, ethnicity and culture. The December 9 day-long event is at capacity; however you can learn more and join the waiting list.

RCLA Faculty and Fellows to Premiere NYU Wagner Course on Advocacy

"Advocacy Lab: How to Make Change Happen," a new NYU Wagner course offered by David Elcott, Taub Professor of Practice in Public Service and Leadership and long-time organizer, and RCLA Fellow and award-winning organizer Joan Minieri will debut in Spring 2011. Erica Gabrielle Foldy, Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management at NYU Wagner will participate, along with Tony Thompson, Professor of Clinical Law at NYU Law School, and the Innocence Project, a litigation and policy organization dedicated to exonerating innocent prisoners and reforming the criminal justice system.

The course is designed for those interested in working for national, state or local advocacy organizations or anyone who wants to understand the art of issue advocacy as a method of social change.
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News and Events

The White House Fellows program offers exceptional women and men first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. RCLA, the NYU Wagner Office of Career Services and the Office of the President of New York University are co-sponsoring an information session with former White House Fellows including Diane C. Yu, Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President of NYU and Past President of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association, and Robert Reffkin, Vice President, Principal Investment Area, Goldman, Sachs & Co. on December 8, 2010
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RCLA will participate in the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network NYC Professional Development Fair on December 10, 2010. » Learn more

RCLA faculty member David Elcott recently presented his research findings on Baby Boomers and public service at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America. His findings on the potential opportunities and challenges of engaging the 77 million American Baby Boomers poised to retire were featured in an article by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA).

As an international advisor for the doctoral program in Management at the Andes University School of Management in Bogotá, Colombia, RCLA Faculty Director Sonia M. Ospina participated in the annual meeting of the International Advisory Committee on November 22, 2010.

RCLA Deputy Director Amparo Hofmann-Pinilla offered insights from the Center's research and programs as a respondent at “Leaders in a New Era: A Conversation on Leadership Development and Race,” the Leadership Learning Community's release event for the report Leadership & Race: How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice.

The Bertelsmann Foundation's new study "Web 2.0 and Leadership: The Leadership Implications of the Evolving Web," previewed at RCLA, is now available online. It aims to highlight "the trends, potentials, consequences and challenges that the new Internet technologies present for management."

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