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2014 Webinar Series | Leadership & Equity

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Increasingly, equity is an issue leaders of community-based organizations and institutions must consider as they deploy precious resources, advocate for their constituents, and provide social services. But what does it really mean to be an equitable leader? Is there a difference between equity and equality? And how do you know if your decisions, policies, and practices are truly equitable? As our population becomes more diverse and competition steepens, it is imperative for leaders to focus on closing opportunity gaps. 

This webinar will engage participants in exploration and thoughtful reflection about the role equity plays in the contemporary practice of leadership. After examining equity in a variety of real-world situations, participants will be invited to consider how equity factors into their everyday lives as leaders. Finally, the co-presenters will introduce some of the resources and strategies they've found useful for those seeking to enhance their abilities to plan and act more equitably in their roles as first-responders, advocates, thought-leaders, and/or pioneering social innovators.
 
Co-presenters:
Cheryl D. Fields, executive vice president, Langhum Mitchell Communications
Mary Stelletello, principal, Vista Global Coaching & Consulting 
 
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Collaborating from the Place of Common Ground

Written by Beth Tener

Case Study of the Energy Action Network of Vermont

While the news is full of partisan politics, an alternative model is emerging for how to make progress in addressing large scale challenges: collaborative networks. Through network initiatives, parts of a system can come together, find common ground, and pursue solutions and collective action from those points of agreement. The Energy Action Network (EAN) in Vermont is a compelling example of this approach. EAN not only created a way to find common ground among people/organizations with divergent views, but also created a structure for on-going collaboration toward a goal that is decades away. At the December 2013 Leadership Learning Community Boston Learning Circle, Jennifer Berman shared the story of EAN’s formation and Andi Colnes, the Executive Director of EAN, shared how collaborative work has continued in a networked way. Their story and the discussion offered many valuable insights about how networks can affect change in a large system and what collaborative leadership means.

Jennifer shared the impetus for EAN. As Executive Director of Maverick Lloyd Foundation, a family foundation in Vermont, she received many proposals for similar and overlapping work, by organizations that were not connected. As the Foundation explored how to fund work focused on environmental issues, “we talked to about 40 people across the state and no one had same interpretation of the problem and no one agreed on a solution.” The foundation took an innovative approach to EAN logoinvest in a process to bring together diverse people who had not worked together from across the energy system, build a common sense of the problem, set an audacious goal, and align the work of many players to move toward the goal. Today, EAN is a collaborative network of over 70 non-profit, business and government leaders working to ensure that 90% of Vermont’s 2050 energy needs come from renewable energy and energy efficiency. read more »

Guest Blog Post: “Leadership Development Unleashed – The Power of Local Programs” ...and, BECAUSE SOMEONE ASKED!

By Mary Ann Hennen, Program Leader for the Leadership and Civic Engagement programs at the Center for Community Vitality University of Minnesota Extension

 

Leadership learning opportunities take on all shapes and sizes across our country, some more powerful than others, yet all delivered with good intention to build the capacity of others and help learners’ make the difference’ they seek in the world. This mission has driven me since I was one of those earnest undergraduate and graduate student leaders. In 1980, one of my undergraduate advisors, Dr. Kathy Allen, encouraged me to attend a summer leadership retreat at University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and I was hooked. The retreat was marvelous, and by its end, I was encouraged by another eventual mentor, Dr. Sara Boatman, to apply to their graduate program. Today, I work as Program Leader for Leadership and Civic Engagement (LCE) programs at the Center for Community Vitality (CV) at University of Minnesota Extension. In this role I have the opportunity to realize my lifelong interest in making leadership opportunities accessible to those of all backgrounds, stages and sectors. With the complexity of our society today, we know that mindful and skilled leadership is critically necessary to help us all move forward with success, and nowhere can this need reveal itself than in our local communities.

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Join the Boston Learning Circle: Hear the Energy Action Network (Vermont) Story

Join the Boston Learning Circle:
Hear the Energy Action
Network (Vermont) Story

Friday, December 13, 2013 read more »

Register for the Bay Area Learning Circle: Star Power

 

                                       Bay Area StarPower Simulation
                                                     February 27, 2014

We look forward to sharing and dissecting the process of this powerful tool with Leadership

                                             Development Practitioners in the Bay Area! 

 

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Bay Area Learning Circle: Star Power

  
Date:February 27, 2014
  
Location:The California Endowment
1111 Broadway (7th Floor)
Oakland, CA 94607
  
Note:Brown Bag Lunch- Please bring your own lunch. 

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2013 Webinar: Realizing the Collective Conscious - Multi-Sector Leadership Development for the Public’s Health

  

Realizing the Collective Conscious -

Multi-Sector Leadership Development for the Public’s Health 
 

Monday, October 21, 2013 12pm – 1pm PDT
 

Karya Lustig, MA, ISS, and Leticia Pagán, MS of the Public Health Institute (PHI)

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Leadership in Transition: Ceasar McDowell at Creating Space X

Leadership in Transition: Ceasar McDowell at Creating Space X
from Leadership Learning Community on Vimeo.

 

In this clip, Ceasar discusses the challenge of existing in a transitional state of leadership between the world that we live in and the world that social justice change makers wish to see in the future. Tawana Petty responds by discussing the New Leadership Mindset that is required to recognize and develop leadership that is more collective, networked, and inclusive. 

Ceasar McDowell's Show at Creating Space X featured June Holley, Alvin Starks, Kenny Bailey and Deborah Meehan as panelists. 

 

 

 

 

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