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How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice PDF file [download] [more info]

Leadership programs can help solve racial inequalities in access to education, healthcare, income and wealth. But according to the report, many current approaches to leadership development actually maintain and promote racial inequalities. This is the first report to analyze the link between major philanthropy investments in the racial equity and leadership development fields. The report, How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice, suggests that a large number of leadership programs associate leadership with equal opportunity and individualism. This thinking does not recognize that current systems (i.e. policy, culture and institutional practices) can cause racial identity to limit one’s access to life opportunities. It also focuses too narrowly on changing the behavior of individual leaders. Instead, leadership programs should: 1) make their programs more accessible for people of color; 2) help participants understand how race limits access to opportunities – in other words, the impact of structural racism; and 3) promote collective leadership. This approach will help participants work together to tackle the systems that maintain racial inequalities.

Authors: Think.Do.Repeat.; Maggie Potapchuk, Terry Keleher, Social Policy Research Associates (SPR), Ph.D., MP Associates; Professor john a. powell, Leadership Learning Community (LLC); Elissa Perry, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University; and Hanh Cao Yu, Center for Assessment and Policy Development (CAPD); Deborah Meehan, Applied Research Center (ARC); Sally Leiderman

Subjects: race, leadership

09/07/2010 - 23:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Natalia Castaneda

The Results of an Evaluation Scan of 55 Leadership Development Programs External website [view] [more info]

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has had a long history of investing in leadership development programs. Recent changes in the way that the Foundation thinks about leadership have been accompanied by questions from our leadership team about how to evaluate leadership programs. These questions led the Foundation to commission the Development Guild/DDI, Inc. to conduct a scan to determine the current status of efforts to evaluate change-oriented leadership programs. The scan provided information about desired and unintended outcomes, approaches to evaluation, data collection methods, and data sources. We believe that funders and those who run programs will benefit from understanding the variability across programs.

Authors: Craig Russon and Claire Reinelt

Subjects: leadership, evaluation

01/01/2004 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments - Posted by Natalia Castaneda

Social Media and Leadership - Bay Area Gathering Notes PDF file [download] [more info]

The Social Media and Leadership Learning Circle had an initial meeting on May 16, 2008 in the Bay Area. The conversation was broad and began to develop a common understanding of what we mean by social media. The gathering also created a foundation for going deeper on the questions of social media and it's relationship to social change and social justice leadership. Brief notes that include some of the questions we will be pursuing are available here.

Authors: Elissa Perry

Subjects: bay area, social media, learning circle, leadership

05/28/2008 - 09:39 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

Leadership and Social Media, New Architectures of Change PDF file [download] [more info]

The social web is a brand new way of doing very old things with still emerging implications. The nature of change has always been connected and collective but our recent history and the infrastructure of the nonprofit sector and our social change organizations has been much less so. This essay begins to examine the factors of this shift and it's implications, posing questions about moving forward.

Authors: Elissa Perry

Subjects: collective leadership, leadership, networks, social media, self-organizing, technology

04/13/2008 - 23:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

Learning for Sustainability External website [view] [more info]

The Learning For Sustainability website has been substantially revised and updated over the past few months. This site focuses on sustainability issues, and provides an online guide for government agency staff, NGOs and other agency or organizational leaders working to support multi-stakeholder learning processes. Here this support is used to refer to building the capacity of those many individuals in agencies, organizations and communities that directly or indirectly take the lead in initiating and supporting the many social process strands that support a learning society. The site provides links to key information sources on each strand - include networking, dialogue, adaptive management, knowledge management and evaluation. A short introduction to each section outlines the nature of the resource links provided, and provides pointers to other topic areas which are closely related in use. Other pages provide links to guides, manuals and checklists that address issues such as participation and engagement. A new section points to resources on underpinning social research methods including systems thinking, interdisciplinary and action research. One page lists on-line resources for both post-graduate research students and their supervisors. Topics include thinking about the supervisory team, as well as tips for structuring and writing a thesis or dissertation.

Subjects: leadership, development, learning, sustainability

09/11/2007 - 13:29 - 0 comments - 0 attachments - Posted by Elissa Perry

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Excellence External website [view] [more info]

A study was conducted on three hundred and fifty-eight Managers across the Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Care Group (JJC&PC Group) globally to assess if there are specific leadership competencies that distinguish high performers from average performers. Participants were randomly selected, then coded for performance rating, potential code, gender, functional group and regional area. More than fourteen hundred employees took part in a one hundred and eighty three question multi-rater survey that measured a variety of competencies associated with leadership performance including those commonly referred to as Emotional Intelligence. Results showed that the highest performing managers have significantly more "emotional competence" than other managers. There was strong inter-rater agreement among Supervisors, Peers, and Subordinates that the competencies of Self-Confidence, Achievement Orientation, Initiative, Leadership, Influence and Change Catalyst differentiate superior performers. The high potential managers received higher scores in the emotional competencies by Peers and Supervisors, but not by Subordinates. Some gender difference was found, with Supervisors rating Females higher in Adaptability and Service Orientation, while Peers rated Females higher on Emotional Self-Awareness, Conscientiousness, Developing Others, Service Orientation, and Communication. Direct reports scored Males higher in Change Catalyst.

Authors: Kathleen Cavallo PsyD, Dottie Brienza MA

Subjects: leadership, theory, development, business, emotional, intelligence

07/10/2007 - 23:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments - Posted by admin

Leadership Development and Multi-Cultural Evaluation PDF file [download] [more info]

These are the notes from the meeting that was held at American Evaluators Association (AEA) to look at the intersections between leadership development and multi-cultural evaluation. Included are next steps to consider.

Authors: Claire Reinelt

Subjects: Community Seed Fund, multicultural, leadership, evaluation, development

12/11/2006 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

Boston Learning Circle Notes on Youth Development PDF file [download] [more info]

Notes from the Boston Learning Circle gathering on Youth Development Initiatives.

Authors: Claire Reinelt

Subjects: youth, leadership, development, learning circle, boston

06/18/2007 - 09:07 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

Annie E. Casey Foundation Leadership Development Initiative External website [view] [more info]

The Foundation and its partners are working to build a field well resourced with leaders capable of creating better futures for disadvantaged children and families. We do so by identifying emerging leaders and improving the skills of managers who can oversee cutting-edge organizations, implement complex system reforms, and lead struggling community-based groups. Visit our knowledge center at the link below.

Authors: Annie E. Casey Foundation

Subjects: Annie E. Casey Foundation, resources, leadership, knowledgebase, knowledge, development,