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June 2012
In This Issue

  • Social Change Advocates from 13 Nations
    to Attend Summer Institute 
  • Eliminating Barriers for Young Men of Color through Public-Private Partnership 
  • Fellowship Offers Unique
    Development Opportunities
    for Next Generation Leaders
  • Design Memorable Trainings
    with RCLA Guide 
  • News and Events

Developing Leadership at Every Level

Global Social Change Leadership participants
Participants from the 2011 Institute at
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol in Harlem
 

SOCIAL CHANGE ADVOCATES FROM 13 NATIONS TO ATTEND SUMMER INSTITUTE 
Thirty-one students from 13 different countries will learn about climate change and water issues, large-scale changes in public health, and current social movements at RCLA’s Global Social Change Leadership Institute from July 8-20. They will also focus on leadership skills, from working from personal strengths and values, to community organizing, public speaking and creating a purpose-driven career.   
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ELIMINATING BARRIERS FOR YOUNG MEN OF COLOR THROUGH AN AMBITIOUS PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

An executive briefing for City officials hosted by RCLA and Accenture on June 6 examined the progress of the Young Men’s Initiative, “the nation’s most comprehensive effort” to tackle the disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men.

The panel of experts included: Richard Buery, President and CEO of The Children's Aid Society; Robert Doar, Commissioner of the Human Resources Administration; and Melanie Hartzog, Family Services Coordinator for the City of New York. Gordon Campbell, President and CEO of United Way of New York City, moderated, with opening remarks by Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, and closing remarks by Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation.
» Learn more about the Initiative

FELLOWSHIP OFFERS UNIQUE  DEVELOPMENT FOR NEXT GENERATION LEADERS

In May, a diverse group of 29 early-career professionals completed the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service with a greater understanding of the public service landscape and their own leadership and career plans, as well as a network of mentors and peers.

The graduation coincides with the release of a Bridgespan survey showing that while nonprofit directors and senior staff see developing future leaders as mission critical, only 42 percent agree that they invest sufficient resources in leadership development, and less than a third have development plans for individuals. Applications for the 2013 fellowship will be online in Summer 2012.
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DESIGN MEMORABLE TRAININGS WITH RCLA GUIDE

RCLA's Training for Trainers offers a step-by-step guide to designing interactive trainings using popular education techniques. It includes the six steps for designing a training, reaching people with different learning styles, facilitator tips for keeping participants energized, and a variety of sample activities. 
» Download the guide

 

RCLA NEWS AND EVENTS

  • RCLA Faculty Director Sonia Ospina has published a chapter in Spanish, “Leadership for Social Change: Contributions for a Contemporary Theory about Leadership as a Social Construction,” in Governance, Institutions and Development: Homage to Joan Prats, a Spanish-language publication from Editorial Tirant lo Blanch in Valencia, Spain.
  • RCLA faculty member Erica Gabrielle Foldy and Erick Guerrero, assistant professor at USC’s School of Social Work, will speak at an invitational keynote on “Leveraging Differences among Diverse Work Group Members: Building Innovation through  Cultural Competence in Human Services” at the Annual International Symposium for the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, held at Adelphi University, June 15.
  • Congratulations to Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker eyewear and alumnus of the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service, for being recognized by Fast Company as "one of the 100 most creative minds in business!"
  • In May, RCLA and Bloomberg Philanthropies convened the Bloomberg Innovation Delivery Fellows in Memphis as part of supporting bold reform efforts by Innovation Delivery Teams in five cities. This video provides an up-close look at the program, the cities and their Mayors.
  • As part of the Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Amsterdam’s Business School, Professor Sonia Ospina presented her work on leadership for social change to the School’s Organizational Behavior group on May 14.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

  • Impact Forum 2012: Igniting Capital Markets for Social Good, a global conference hosted by IIX and Shujog, the Asian Development Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation, will focus on the latest developments in impact investing and social enterprise in Asia Pacific; Singapore, June 25-26, 2012.
    » Learn more
  • The White House's new Presidential Innovation Fellowship will "pair top innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, or academia with top innovators in government to collaborate on game-changing solutions that aim to deliver significant results in six months." Five projects will  launch in DC in July 2012. 
    » Learn more
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