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Author: Deborah Meehan
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- The Role of Leadership in Place Based Strategies
A number of foundations have dedicated significant resources to place based initiatives that seek to support partnerships that link organizations and residents of targeted communities in aligning their work, learning together, and implementing creative strategies to improve their communities. Leadership is a critical element in these initiatives. The California Endowment has a strong interest in place based work to increase the health of Californians and commissioned the Leadership Learning Community to learn from leadership strategies in place based initiatives.
- Structural Racism and Leadership
The election of our first African American president has sparked debate over how far we have come as a nation on issues of race. Some suggest that we are in a post-racial society, but this assumption has not been supported by recent census statistics. While one in seven people in the U.S. are now living in poverty, statistics show that African Americans and Latinos have fared worse during the recession.
Authors: Deborah Meehan
- Learning-Circle Partnerships and the Evaluation of a Boundary-Crossing Leadership Initiative in Health
This article describes an initiative developed by The California Endowment (TCE) to explore how best to support leadership capacity development in low-income communities and communities of color to create health. TCE’s investment strategies were developed in response to growing disparities in health outcomes and a recognition that there would be little improvement in those disparities without effective, engaged, and connected leadership among underrepresented populations. With the changing demographics in California, TCE is committed to amplifying and aligning the voices of immigrant, youth, and ethnic communities so that they can more effectively influence the systems that affect the health quality of low-income communities and communities of color.
- A New Leadership Mindset for Scaling Social Change
Over the past 50 years our thinking about leadership, whether in communities or board rooms, has been heavily influenced by heroic models of leadership. We traditionally think of leadership as the skills, qualities and behavior of an individual who exerts influence over others to take action or achieves a goal using their position and authority. Leadership for a New Era was launched because we believe this way of thinking about leadership is only one part of the story -- one that does not fully recognize leadership as a process grounded in relationships that are fluid, dynamic, non-directive and non-unilateral. Understanding leadership as a process requires us to think very differently about how change occurs and how we work with others. We will never mobilize leadership at the scale needed for significant progress on social justice or any other complex issue without expanding our thinking about what leadership is, how it works and how we can support it.
- A question of leadership: What are the key challenges that for-profit and nonprofit organizations face in evaluating leadership development?
Exploring evaluation in leadership development.
- Developing a Racial Justice and Leadership Framework to Promote Racial Equity, Address Structural Racism, and Heal Racial and Ethnic Divisions in Communities
In early 2009, the Leadership Team at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation commissioned a scan to identify promising strategies for supporting and enhancing leadership that can make significant progress on undoing structural racism; and healing, repairing and reconciling communities. This public document shares some of the core insights from the scan and highlights a number of national programs that are doing leading edge work in these areas.
- A Scan of Reproductive Health Resources in California
The Leadership Learning Community (LLC) was invited to conduct a scan of California based reproductive health leadership development resources for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The foundation, through its "Domestic Reproductive Rights" portfolio, invests in both policy and community leadership development. The foundation is especially interested in engaging "...young people and diverse constituencies, at to foster leadership that can speak to these groups."
- A Scan of Leadership Development Efforts in the Greater Washington Region
The production of this scan is an outgrowth of meetings of Greater Washington region grantmakers to explore opportunities for working together to accelerate positive changes in the region. The funders group identified the need to build the leadership capacity in the region and collectively decided to commission a scan to better understand the leadership needs and the strengths and limitations of local leadership and capacity building efforts. They partnered with the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington, an organization committed to building the strength, visibility, and influence of the nonprofit sector. The Roundtable invited the Leadership Learning Community (LLC) to conduct the scan.
- Leadership Outcomes Across Programs
This piece documents LLC's early attempts to learn more about the leadership outcomes that programs are seeking for individuals, organizations, and communities; and the tools and methods programs are using to evaluate these outcomes. This document reflects and honors some of the important work that the Community completed as of April 2001, and provides a point of departure for the learning thereafter.
Authors: Deborah Meehan
- Leadership Matters: An Evaluation of Six Family Planning and Reproductive Health Leadership Programs
This evaluation assesses the design, implementation and outcomes of six leadership development initiatives.