RCLA E-News November 2010
In This Issue:
RCLA’s Social Change Leadership Network is proud to announce a Leadership Advisory Circle of distinguished nonprofit leaders to provide guidance and feedback on the program’s leadership development and capacity-building programs. Circle members, who have received national recognition for work in communities in New York City and beyond, will help shape the training, leadership development and networking SCLN offers to help grassroots leaders and organizations succeed.
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An upcoming report offers an analysis of Web trends in the context of an increasingly networked society and new collaborative approaches to leadership. The study identifies the implications of these combined trends for organizations - and for organizing - to enable leaders in all sectors to anticipate and adjust to new realities and leverage emerging possibilities to become more effective.
The study, written by Grady McGonagill, EdD, with Tina Doerffer will be available on the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Web site in mid-November. Ms. Doerffer presented an overview of findings at an informal discussion at RCLA on November 2 as part of the lead-up to the study’s release.
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An article in the journal Leadership by RCLA Faculty Director Sonia Ospina and Visiting Scholar Celina Su, “Weaving Color Lines: Race, Ethnicity, and the Work of Leadership in Social Change Organizations," has been selected to appear in a new academic collection in early 2011 as part of the Sage Library of Business and Management. Sage’s four-volume “Leadership” collection is designed to be a “resource for universities worldwide, especially in countries where academic holdings are relatively less comprehensive.”
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At the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) conference, RCLA faculty member Erica Gabrielle Foldy will present a paper co-authored with Tamara R. Buckley on "Color Minimization: Understandings of Race in Public Service.” RCLA Faculty Director Sonia M. Ospina will chair a session on “Motivating, Developing and Leading Human Resource Management,” at which RCLA faculty member Dennis Smith will be a discussant. November 4-6, 2010
RCLA, NYU Wagner’s Office of Career Services, and New York University’s Office of the President are offering a White House Fellows Program Information Session. The event will offer insights from program alumni into one of the nation's most prestigious public service programs and the opportunities it offers to work at the highest levels of federal government. December 8, 2010
“Connecting Across Differences: Cross-Race and Cross-Cultural Dialogues for Social Change,” the latest learning session from RCLA’s Social Change Leadership Network, will provide the tools for developing the relationships across racial and cultural differences that undergird larger social justice networks. Participants will emerge better equipped to reach out to those from different backgrounds, build trust, and engage issues of race, ethnicity and culture. December 9, 2010