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Nonprofit Leadership Newsbrief: August 2013

In this month’s newsbrief we honor the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 Historic March on Washington.  At LLC, we continue to bring together resources to address how leadership development can play a role in advancing a society where leadership is more equitable, collective and networked. 
 

On Racial Justice and Leadership

 

To celebrate the historic 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington we feature several racial justice articles meant to inspire and motivate the Leadership Development field to work for racial equity so that we might have a country with leadership that is more inclusive and committed to eliminating structural racism and oppression. This month we feature Rinku Sen, from the Applied Research Center who calls for “Building A New Racial Justice Movement”.  Rinku calls us to apply central principles to a new racial justice movement 1. to push past the goals of simply multiculturism and diversity and aim for racial justice 2.to understand the difference between justice and civil rights because they are not the same and 3. lastly, she calls for a multiracial and multiethnic paradigm of collaboration.   A book by PolicyLink and The Center for American Progress titled, The All in Nation: An America that Works for All,  describes how building strong and thriving communities of color are critical to America’s economic future. The book offers a policy agenda for building an equitable economy where fast-growing communities of color, can participate and thrive.  The All- In Nation Project will be hosting a “Primer” webinar in preparation for their webinar Series on 8/ 27/13.  Here in Oakland, the Untraining, organizes folks to end racism and social injustices  to all levels of experience and activism for white people and people of color. The Untraining will be hosting an Introductory Public Workshop on healing personal and social oppressions this September 28, 2013.
 

Image Source: Ann Harkness/Wikimedia Commons, ColorLines Archives

 

Leadership and Evaluation

 

The American Evaluation Association shared an interesting tip this month in their “Tip A Day by and for Evaluators” series. To  improve the process by which evaluators collect data in diverse populations, Pat Campbell of Campbell - Kibler Associates, advises evaluators to remember that all populations are diverse and heterogeneous. She recommends that when collecting demographic data evaluators allow participants to define their own race/ethnicity.  She also shares an interesting checklist for evaluators at the beginning of a project that is designed to help an evaluator be inclusive of diverse populations.

 

Next Generation Leadership:

 

The Center for Creative Leadership published a working paper, “Expanding the Leadership Equation: Developing Next Generation Leaders”. Based on hundreds of surveys, their findings are interesting and valuable for the leadership development field and are a highly recommended read. They polled diverse organizations asking the central question, “When should leadership development begin?  One finding from the survey demonstrates that many organizations believe that leadership development should be incorporated into school wide curriculum for all youth.

 

Top Articles:

 

On Racial Justice and Leadership…

 

Title: Building a New Racial Justice Movement

Author: Rinku Sen, Colorlines

Date: August 2013

Source: http://colorlines.com

 

Title: All in Nation: An America that Works for All

Author: Policy Link and Center for American Progress

Date: August 2013

Source: http://allinnation.org/

 

Title: All In Nation Webinar: An All-In Primer: Demographic Change and the Economic Imperative of Equity

Author: Policy Link and The Center for American Progress

Date: August 2013

Source:  http://allinnation.org/

 

Title: The Untraining Introductory Workshop: Healing Personal and Social Oppressions

Author: The Untraining

Date: August 2013

Source: http://www.untraining.org/

 

 

On Leadership and Evaluation…

 

Title:  A Tip A Day by and for Evaluators

Author: American Evaluation Association

Date: August 2013

Source: http://aea365.org/blog/?p=9839

 

Title: Universal Design for Evaluation Checklist 2013, 4th ed.

Author: June Gothberg

Date: August 2013

Source:  http://aea365.org/blog/?p=9839

 

 

On Next Generation Leadership...

 

Title: “Expanding the Leadership Equation: Developing Next Generation Leaders”

Author: Ellen Van Velsor, Ph.D. and Joel Wright

Date: October 2012

Source: http://www.ccl.org