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January 2013
In This Issue

  • Resources for Your Leadership Resolutions:
    Develop Leaders & Leadership 
    Nurture Diverse Leadership 
    Facilitate Breakthrough Learning 
    Build Resilience 
    Host Interactive Events 
    Make Research Participatory 
    Innovate 
  • Advancing Relational Leadership Research and Practice: RCLA Event 
  • News and Events

Building Knowledge & Capacity for Leadership to Transform Society

2013 Leadership Resolutions

MAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP RESOLUTIONS A REALITY: RCLA RESOURCES   

Do your resolutions for this year include more leadership, learning and collaboration? Below we offer some of RCLA's most popular resources to help you develop yourself and those around you through transformational learning and leadership.
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DEVELOP LEADERS AND A LEADERSHIP CULTURE 

  • Help others become more strategic, conceptual and creative.
  • Create shared leadership by encouraging some to step up and others to step back.
  • Learn how social change nonprofits give the people they serve, advocate for or organize a stake in the organization.
  • Learn how social justice organizations have built the power to create social change.
  • Develop talent as the driving force behind your nonprofit's success.

NURTURE DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP 

  • Learn about current scholarship on leadership and race-ethnicity. 
  • Build, strengthen and sustain movement-building organizations led by people of color.
  • Learn about leadership programs that support people of color or diversity.
  • Develop inclusive leadership in your organization.
  • Learn about how social change organizations approach race and leadership in their work.
  • Use storytelling to help people build connections and insight.
  • Address power dynamics and facilitate learning in diverse groups.

CREATE BREAKTHROUGH LEARNING EXPERIENCES 

  • Support or host learning communities that increase nonprofits' or funders' impact. 
  • Facilitate peer-to-peer learning that can be applied "back home."
  • Enable leaders to exchange knowledge and resources in under 90 minutes.
  • Design memorable trainings filled with creative ways of learning.
  • Help individuals “workshop” leadership challenges with a learning group.

BUILD PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL RESILIENCE 

  • Build resilient arts organizations.
  • Engage in personal and social transformation through strengthening relationships and building knowledge.
  • Build community through gratitude.

HOST LIVELY, INTERACTIVE EVENTS 

  • Foster small group discussions from which larger event themes emerge.
  • Transform a panel presentation into a collegial discussion among experts.
  • Invite participants to create their own conference agenda based on what matters most.

MAKE RESEARCH AND EVALUATION PARTICIPATORY 

  • Engage leadership program participants in the evaluation.
  • Use action-based research to connect scholars and practitioners.
  • Invite people who would have been the subjects of research to co-inquire.
  • Learn about the process and paradoxes of co-inquiry in action research.
INNOVATE 
  • Access models for what is working in city innovation.
  • Build the organizational vision and leadership for high-impact strategy.
ADVANCING RELATIONAL LEADERSHIP RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

Complex webs of relationships in today’s work environment open up exciting possibilities for leadership and organizational performance, but for leadership theories to be relevant, they must reflect an understanding of relational dynamics and how people connect. A February 25 event with University of Nebraska Professor Mary Uhl-Bien and RCLA Faculty Director Sonia Ospina, editors of a new book with renowned scholars, will offer an engaging discussion about the theoretical, research and practical questions of developing a relational view of leadership.
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MORE NEWS AND EVENTS

  • RCLA and NYU Wagner are hosting the opening session for the National Council for Research on Women and American Express Fellowship Program “Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector,” with insights from RCLA Executive Director Bethany Godsoe on leadership, and from Toni Harris, NYU Wagner’s director of Career Services and Alumni Relations, on networking strategies, January 8. 
  • Participants in the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and RCLA Leadership Development Institute will present community engagement strategies on January 13 at APAP365, a global forum that draws more than 3,500 members of the performing arts field to New York City. The group’s findings are based a year-long inquiry facilitated by RCLA Executive Director Bethany Godsoe and Fellow Theresa Holden
  • RCLA Faculty Director Sonia Ospina and Senior Visiting Scholar Barbara Kellerman will join other leading scholars in discussing changes in the field of leadership studies over the last two decades at a 20th anniversary symposium hosted by the University of Richmond’s Jepson School, the nation's first school of leadership studies.
  • In “The Skills an Innovation Team Really Needs” in Governing magazine, NYU Wagner’s Neil Kleiman shares insights from the Bloomberg Innovation Delivery Teams.
  • Through RCLA’s Global Social Change Leadership Institute, from July 7-19, emerging leaders from across the globe can gain the practical knowledge and skills to effectively advance social justice in their communities. The deadline to apply for Early Admission is 12:00pm EST on February 15.
  • NYU Wagner Adjunct Professor and RCLA Fellow Robertson Work has been invited by the East-West Center to facilitate an Asian regional seminar on local democracy to be held in India. He is also preparing a book for publication on "Decentralizing Governance for Human Development: Innovative Policy Perspectives."
  • In the latest issue of The European Business Review, RCLA Senior Visiting Scholar Barbara Kellerman examines seismic shifts in the relationship between leaders and followers in “Closing The Gap … Between Leaders And Followers.”   
  • Read about 2012’s Best and Worst in lame leaders and fed-up followers according to Barbara Kellerman, one of Forbes' “Top 50 Business Thinkers.”
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