Leadership and Race Publication Launch

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Leadership and Race Publication Launch

  1. 1. Leadership and Race Publication Launch<br />November 2010<br />www.leadershiplearning.org<br />
  2. 2. Publication Overview<br /> Leadership programs can help solve racial inequalities in access to education, healthcare, income and wealth, but many current approaches to leadership development actually maintain and promote racial inequalities.<br /> The report, How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice, suggests that a large number of leadership programs associate leadership with equal opportunity and individualism. This thinking does not recognize that current systems (i.e. policy, culture and institutional practices) can cause racial identity to limit one’s access to life opportunities. It also focuses too narrowly on changing the behavior of individual leaders. Instead, leadership programs should: 1) make their programs more accessible for people of color; 2) help participants understand how race limits access to opportunities – in other words, the impact of structural racism; and 3) promote collective leadership. This approach will help participants work together to tackle the systems that maintain racial inequalities.<br />
  3. 3. Download Now!<br />http://bit.ly/LeadershipRaceForm<br /> The publication is co-authored by: 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, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University; and Hanh Cao Yu, Ph.D., Social Policy Research Associates (SPR).<br />
  4. 4. The publication was launched on September 2010. After one month we received…<br />1,030 downloads<br />430 newsletter signups<br />150 webinar participants<br />60+ mentions in Twitter<br />30+ online placements/mentions<br /><ul><li>Based on form responses, as of 10/25/10</li></li></ul><li>Results & Analysis<br />
  5. 5. Top Referral Sources<br />Based on form responses (400) as of 10/13/10<br />
  6. 6. Traffic Insights<br />Based on form responses, bitl.y and google analytics. As of 10/13/10<br />
  7. 7. Timely & Relevant Webinar<br />Allowed us to learn what ideas/questions are more relevant:<br />How to talk about structural racism<br />How to deal with issues of resistance<br />Context of ethnic groups<br />Role of professional development<br />Application to youth leadership and organizing<br />Applications to higher education<br />Leveraging white allies<br />150 participants<br />70 visits to webinar page*<br />*Source: bitl.y<br />
  8. 8. Examples of Coverage<br />Partner Strategy<br />
  9. 9. Secured Reviews<br />Other reviews by…<br />“We have a rich history in community leadership development and we know the criticality of addressing structural racism and promoting racial healing to remove barriers to opportunity.  We are excited because this is an important report that proactively addresses the impact of structural racism on leadership development.”<br />
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  12. 12. Examples of Coverage<br />Audience Engagement<br />
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  14. 14. Examples of Coverage<br />Forums<br />
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  16. 16. Examples of Coverage<br />Media Outreach<br />
  17. 17. Targeted Blog Placements<br />
  18. 18. Insightful Thought Pieces<br />
  19. 19. “A report released this summer by the Leadership Learning Community, a national nonprofit that focuses on leadership development, calls into question the stale commitment to diversity of so many progressive Americans. How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice, co-authored by a group of the country's most cutting-edge thinkers on race and leadership, very politely points out that the left shouldn't be so quick to point fingers.” <br />
  20. 20. “A thought-provoking new report on leadership and race entitled “How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice” has just been issued by the Leadership Learning Community. The report suggests the leadership programs that simply focus upon diversity practices, equal opportunity, and individualism, do not recognize how systems such as culture, institutional practices, and policies, impact career and life opportunities for disadvantaged groups.”<br />
  21. 21. Placements in Popular Sites<br />Reach: 231.2K U.S.<br />Reach: 68.8K U.S.<br />Reach: 9.1K U.S.<br />Source: Quantcast.com<br />
  22. 22. Examples of Coverage<br />Conferences & Events<br />
  23. 23. Leadership and Race Report Webinar<br />September 28 2010<br />Featuring some of the authors of the report<br />150 participants<br />Philanthropic Strategies to Develop Culturally Inclusive Leadership<br />October 22 2010<br />Deborah Meehan was Moderator<br />35 participants<br />Leaders in a New Era: A Conversation on Leadership Development and Race<br />October 19 2010<br />Deborah Meehan was Presenter<br />15 participants<br />
  24. 24. Contact Information<br />Leadership Learning Community<br />info@leadershiplearning.org<br />1203 Preservation Park Way #200<br />Oakland, CA  94612<br />(510) 238-9080 Phone<br />www.leadershiplearning.org<br />www.leadershipforanewera.org<br />

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