How do leaders and organizations across the field of public service plan to break new ground in 2010?
Deans of NYU schools join the heads of NYC's United Way, the Charter School Office, and Coro Leadership Program, as well as leaders of organizations including Human Rights Watch, Aramex, and the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in sharing their resolutions.
» See Leaders' 2010 Resolutions
Reflections on Social Justice Organizing and Leadership, a new report by David Cohen, Margo Hittleman and Jennifer Dodge, focuses on elements of organizing often overlooked in conventional discussions of models and methods. They examine the ways cultural practices and symbols can be important resources to strengthen cohesion, galvanize people to act for social justice, and serve as tools for liberation. They also explore the ways women-centered approaches place personal relationships and healing at the forefront of their work to have a transformational impact on both the public and personal lives of the people they organize.
» Read the Report
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and RCLA will kick off a Leadership Development Institute at the APAP Annual Conference. As part of the institute, RCLA Fellow Theresa Holden and Executive Director Bethany Godsoe will facilitate collaborative inquiries to help leaders of arts organizations innovate and shape missions that are responsive to the changing environment. At the conference from January 8-12, Bethany Godsoe will also facilitate a session, “Looking to the Future Leaders among Us,” featuring Sue Hoyle, director of the Clore Leadership Programme.
The Social Change Leadership Network's learning sessions in 2010 include workshops on how nonprofits can effectively collaborate and build alliances to increase their impact; the basics of community organizing; and ways to connect across differences of race and ethnicity. Workshops also include a training for trainers on designing and hosting interactve sessions for different learning styles.
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With the increasing need for multicultural competence, questions have emerged about classroom strategies to cultivate growth in this area. In an upcoming issue of The Counseling Psychologist, RCLA affiliated faculty member Erica Gabrielle Foldy and Tamara Buckley offer “A pedagogical model for increasing race-related multicultural counseling competency,” which focuses on race, racism and racial identity development. The premise is that both psychological safety and identity safety must be present.
RCLA Executive Director Bethany Godsoe and Senior Fellow Shifra Bronznick will teach a course on Strategic Leadership for NYU Wagner’s new Executive Master of Public Administration program in Spring 2010. Applications are now being accepted for the Executive MPA program in Fall 2010.
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» Get info. on the Executive MPA
Faculty member Erica Gabrielle Foldy is conducting trainings with MDRC, a research organization that aims to improve policies and programs that affect the poor, on building cultural competence in field research.
RCLA and NYU Steinhardt are hosting a two-week leadership training for college students from Puebla, Mexico. The workshop will introduce students to key concepts, skills and tools related to public service leadership, while encouraging communication, team work and the ethical use of power; January 5-15, 2010.