RCLA’s Global Social Change Leadership Institute, from July 10-23, 2011, offers university student leaders and recent graduates a chance to develop practical knowledge and skills to advance social justice in their communities. In-depth interactive workshops are paired with site visits throughout New York City to learn from leaders at the forefront of policy reform and advocacy, coalition building and direct service. Participants emerge with an action plan and a network of other advocates committed to making change in their communities.
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Second only to the challenge of reforming public organizations is sustaining performance gains over time. In the last decade, New York City government has undertaken initiatives to reduce poverty, improve school performance, achieve a "greener" city, and keep residents safe in a post-9/11 world. How are City leaders working to ensure that these changes last?
The first Leading Large Scale Change briefing event in 2011 will feature experts including: Linda Gibbs, deputy mayor for Health & Human Services; Adrian Benepe, Department of Parks & Recreation commissioner; Raymond Kelly, Police Department commissioner; Shael Polakow-Suransky, Department of Education senior deputy chancellor & chief academic officer; and Veronica White, Center for Economic Opportunity executive director. The by-invitation-only event on January 19 is sponsored by Accenture and RCLA.
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RCLA Faculty Director Sonia M. Ospina will serve as a co-editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, a top-tier journal in public administration.
As the official journal of the Public Management Research Association, it serves as a bridge between public administration or public management scholarship and public policy studies. Having served as an active reviewer, Dr. Ospina will now be one of six co-editors shaping the articles submitted and selecting what is published.
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At the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference on January 8, arts administrators from across the US shared discoveries and practical tools for bringing presenting organizations’ missions alive and fostering resilience in today's turbulent environment.
The interactive discussions drew on insights and strategies for building adaptive organizations developed through the year-long APAP Leadership Development Institute designed and facilitated by RCLA Executive Director Bethany Godsoe and Senior Fellow Theresa Holden. The workshop was part of APAP-NYC, an event which gathers more than 3,900 performing arts professionals from 49 states and 30 countries annually.
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Save the Date! On March 22, RCLA welcomes Dr. Eduardo Salas to NYU Wagner as part of the “Vanguard of Leadership” event series. Dr. Salas is the University Trustee chair and Pegasus professor of Psychology at the University of Central Florida. Previously, he was a senior research psychologist and head of the Training Technology Development Branch of the US Naval Air Systems Command – Orlando for 15 years.
RCLA Deputy Director Amparo Hofmann-Pinilla is serving on the Steering Committee for Cornell University’s Leadership Development Professionals’ Conference from June 7-8, 2011. Conference details are forthcoming.
The NYU Wagner Public Service Career Expo on March 10, 2011 will bring together representatives of public service organizations to meet with hundreds of Master's degree candidates and alumni and to increase their organizations' visibility among industry peers. The Expo is hosted by NYU Wagner and four other leading public policy institutions. Early bird rates are available until January 21.