2010 Leadership & Race: How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice


  • Terry Keleher, Applied Research Center (ARC).
  • Sally Leiderman, Center for Assessment and Policy Development (CAPD).
  • Deborah Meehan, Leadership Learning Community (LLC).
  • Elissa Perry, Think. Do. Repeat.
  • Maggie Potapchuk, MP Associates.
  • Professor John A. Powell, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.
  • Hanh Cao Yu, Ph.D., Social Policy Research Associates (SPR).
  • Lori Villarosa, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE), participated as a reviewer.

Date Published:

July 2010


The Leadership and Race publication “How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice” is part of the Leadership for a New Era series. This publication explores the ways in which our current thinking about leadership often contributes to producing and maintaining racialized dynamics and identifies a set of core competencies associated with racial justice leadership. Recommendations are included for helping leadership programs develop and support leadership that furthers racial justice in organizations, communities, and the broader society.