Hi. Nikki Dinh here, writing my first Leadership Learning Community blog as the new Co-Executive Director. This network represents some familiar faces as well as new ones. I’m eager to (re)connect with many of you in the upcoming months.
I am very happy to announce that Nikki Dinh has joined the Leadership Learning Community as our new Co-Executive Director. An accomplished lawyer, advocate, and mother of two, Nikki is a welcomed addition to the LLC team. She brings to LLC a wealth of knowledge and experience related to diverse change models, networks, and leadership development.
The Leadership Learning Community’s search for a new Co-Executive Director continues. So far, we have reviewed all submitted applications and conducted initial interviews. As our group debriefed after the interviews to determine who we would advance in the process, I was internally chastising myself for being indecisive, as I really liked so many of the people I had the opportunity to meet.
LLCs search for a Co-Executive Director continues. As we began to receive applications and other expressions of interest, I realized that the process didn’t fully account for the intimacy of the Co-ED relationship. As I revisited the mechanics of the recruitment process- ultimately the process felt, well, mechanical. I realized that I’d assumed, but not named, a core component of the search process, personal connection.
February calls to mind three distinct things for me, Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and my mother’s Birthday. As I reflect on these events, my mind comes to the challenges of Black leaders, especially Black womxn and the degree to which these leaders are, or are not, shown love. These reflections are sparked by my experiences as a Black leader, as well the experiences of my peers gleaned from conversations in both formal convenings and informal venting sessions.
December 31st was Deborah’s last day as LLC’s Co-Executive Director, and marked her transition as an LLC Senior Consultant. This was not how I imagined her sendoff (virtual celebration).
Happy New Year!
Like many of you, LLC is kicking off the year with a set of new goals and an emerging vision for the future. We hope you are as excited about LLC’s future as we are, and we invite you to be our partners as LLC sets out to realize our goal of advancing leadership for liberation.
We are happy to announce that the networkweaver site will soon become a project of the Leadership Learning Community. The networkweaver site has been an invaluable resource for beginners wanting to learn about networks and experienced network weavers eager to deepen their skills or connect with others. Networkweaver has also been at the forefront of supporting BIPOC and innovative network voices.