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Submitted by Lauren Rodriguez on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 15:11
This month’s News Brief is centered on our theme for this month, about examining leadership as a process and examining the unusual suspects in leadership development. The following stories were selected to begin a dialogue with our learning community and present some ways about thinking about leadership that aren’t usually considered leadership development.
2013 Webinar: Promoting Equity in Healthcare: Evaluating the Impact of the Disparities Leadership Program | Tues. July 23, 2013Submitted by LLC Staff on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 14:43
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
The Disparities Leadership Program (DLP) is a one year executive leadership program designed to equip a cadre of leaders in healthcare with in-depth knowledge in the field of disparities, cutting-edge quality improvement strategies for identifying and addressing disparities, and leadership skills to facilitate the organizational transformation necessary to advance health care equity. With support from The Aetna Foundation, The Leadership Learning Community (LLC) conducted an external evaluation of the DLP and the program's impact on participating organizations’ efforts to address health inequities. In this webinar, Dr. Joseph Betancourt, Director of the Disparities Solutions Center, Dr. Roderick King, Senior Faculty at the Disparities Solutions Center, and Dr. Claire Reinelt, founding member and former Research and Evaluation Director of LLC, will provide an overview of the DLP, present the findings of the evaluation and discuss lessons learned for the development and implementation of successful executive leadership programs focused on organizational transformation.
Submitted by LLC Staff on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 14:04
Author: William M. Snyder, Ph.D., www.worlddesign.org
Author: William M. Snyder, Ph.D., www.worlddesign.org
Note: This is a follow up article for the recent webinar Systematic Civic Stewardship: An Organizing Model for Leading Change in the Social Sector, featuring William M. Snyder of the Social Capital Group.
My interest in “systematic civic stewardship” started 35 years ago when I was an undergraduate interested in social change, but disenchanted with the options at hand. The 1960’s talk of revolution was long gone; local non-profits were making little headway; and working with gang members at a neighborhood community center reinforced my belief that we needed system-level change.
Submitted by LLC Staff on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 14:11
We invite you to complete this short survey by June 28th and help us learn more about how to best support your learning. We welcome your feedback and are looking forward to learning about what worked and what could be improved for next year's Creating Space. We have also included a section on self-organizing opportunities, so you can indicate if you are interested in participating in learning clusters of your choice. The survey should only take approximately 10 minutes to complete. *Additionally, by completing the survey, you can opt in to participate in a raffle to get a 50% discount on next year's Creating Space.
Those of us who have been here in Honolulu at the Engaging Communities in Education/Community Learning Exchange this past week had the opportunity to visit Ma'O Organic Farm yesterday. Th read more »
2013 Webinar: Systematic Civic Stewardship: An Organizing Model for Leading Change in the Social Sector | Monday, June 3, 2013Submitted by LLC Staff on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 14:44
Presenter: William M. Snyder, Ph.D. of the Social Capital Group
Topic: Systematic Civic Stewardship: An Organizing Model for Leading Change in the Social Sector
Date: Monday, June 3, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Cities are becoming the most prominent context for social change in the world today, and they offer exciting opportunities for participative governance. A model of “systematic civic stewardship” frames the city as community-based, action-learning system. Leaders play key roles in neighborhood teams focused on local challenges (graduation rates, health outcomes, etc.), while learning and working with peers via city-wide communities of practice. We have much to learn about learning systems in any context—understanding how they work in communities and cities draws on organization experience and provokes new insights.
Submitted by Lauren Rodriguez on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 08:59
I was excited to attend my first Creating Space at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore Maryland earlier this month. I was especially looking forward to meeting folks that make up our learning community and to take my understanding about leadership to the next level. The theme of this year’s Creating Space was breaking new ground as leadership development practitioners, evaluators, researchers and community organizers gathered to discuss what this means for social innovation.
But how do we strengthen ourselves in order to create change and break new ground? At Creating Space we learned the leadership development field is at a point of transition; that old leadership development frameworks are shattering, and that we are beginning to recognize and implement new community-led leadership models.
Submitted by Natalia Castaneda on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 08:51
This is my first month as the Managing Director at LLC, after the board approved the decision to promote me a few weeks ago. As some of you may know by following our articles on the LLC transition, this has been an interesting process for me and for the entire organization; exploring LLC’s goals for the future and the team that we need in order to get there. I received a great welcome to this new role from the board and the community during Creating Space and I would like to thank everyone for their support! I would also like to share some of my ideas for the vision of LLC and what I hope to bring to the community to compliment the leadership team.
Submitted by Natalia Castaneda on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 08:43
A while ago, I wrote an article introducing the design thinking methodology and its core elements. I have continued to explore this methodology since then and have found it to be extremely relevant to our work in leadership development. For instance, at our latest Creating Space meeting, one of our Design Team participants – Kenny Bailey, who is an expert on design thinking for social innovation – had an idea about the design for the 3rd day of the convening. He suggested that we move the group to an action oriented exercise and invite them to collaborate with teams to design solutions for a particular leadership problem, such as getting those who have not traditionally been at the table to participate in discussions about leadership. The group came up with some pretty innovative ideas and the room felt energized and ready to take action. As I continue to explore design thinking I would like to share some of my learnings with the community.